Music Themes — Politcal Activists

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Loreena McKennitt The wind that shakes the Barley

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVcD8MgpkyY

The Wind That Shakes the Barley film

In 1920, rural Ireland is the permanent battlefield of republican rebels against the British troops and their well-paid, local collaborator militia, a recipe for mutual cruelty. Medical graduate Damien O’Donovan always gave priority to his socialist ideals and simply helping people in need. Just when he’s leaving Ireland to work in a highly reputed London hospital, witnessing gross abuse of commoners changes his mind. he returns and joins the local IRA brigade, commanded by his brother Teddy, and adopts the merciless logic of civil war, while Teddy mellows by experiencing first-hand endless suffering. When IRA leaders negotiate an autonomous Free State under the British crown, Teddy defends the pragmatic best possible deal at this stage. Damien however joins the large seceding faction which holds nothing less then a socialist republic will do. The result is another civil war, bloodily opposing former Irish comrades in arms, even the brothers.

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“ONE MORE TIME!!” Idle No More 2nd song- Saskatoon, SK Flash Mob Round Dance video 2 of 2

IDLE NO MORE This is the second video of two. The flash mob round dance, in Midtown Plaza, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 1400+ aboriginals & non-aboriginals, joining together, in unison. Joining together, to fight against the Harper governments omnibus Bill C-45.

Joanne Shenandoah-You Can Hear Them Dancing

Lakota Thunder – Sitting Bull Memorial Song

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Morehouse College – We Shall Overcome

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Freedom for the BASQUE COUNTRY – Askatasuna

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Mari Boine – Vuolgge mu mielde Bassivárrái

Vuolgge mu mielde Bassivárrái” (Come With Me To The Sacred Mountain) is a dream of freedom from Western civilization’s oppression of minorities.  A woman tries to escape from the darkness, the bleak conditions of the Sami people after the Norwegian colonization.

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2nd South Carolina String Band – Dixie’s Land
I wish I was in the land of cotton,
Old times there are not forgotten;
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!
In Dixie’s Land where I was born in,
Early on one frosty morning,
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!

Then I wish I was in Dixie! Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie’s Land I’ll take my stand, to live and die in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down South in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down South in Dixie
Old Missus married “Will the Weaver”;
William was a gay deceiver!
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!
And when he put his arm around her,
Smiled as fierce as a forty-pounder!
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!

Then I wish I was in Dixie! Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie’s Land I’ll take my stand, to live and die in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down South in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down South in Dixie!

His face was sharp as a butcher’s cleaver;
But that did not seem to grieve her!
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!
Old Missus acted the foolish part
And died for a man that broke her heart!
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!

Then I wish I was in Dixie! Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie’s Land I’ll take my stand, to live and die in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down South in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down South in Dixie!

Now here’s a health to the next old missus
And all the gals that want to kiss us!
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!
But if you want to drive away sorrow,
Come and hear our song tomorrow!
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!

Then I wish I was in Dixie! Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie’s Land I’ll take my stand, to live and die in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down South in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down South in Dixie!

There’s buckwheat cakes and Injin batter,
Makes you fat or a little fatter!
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!
Then hoe it down and scratch your gravel,
To Dixie’s Land I’m bound to travel!
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!

Then I wish I was in Dixie! Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie’s Land I’ll take my stand, to live and die in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down South in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down in Dixie

Shirley Temple-Way Down South In Dixie 

Did you know that this child actress grew up to be a United States Ambassadress to south Africa?

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Soweto Freedom Song

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Set-son & The Mighty Dreads: Twakala Moupongekwa (We Have Been in Exile)

Set-son Wahengo & The Mighty Dread’s, moving musical tribute to the hero’s, shero’s, martyrs and the Children of Namibia’s Independence struggle, who endured great struggles and sacrifice to ensure that Namibia would and remain FREE . Taken from their latest CD: WAR MAKE NO PEACE

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots”. (Marcus Garvey)

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Outlawed Tunes On Outlawed Pipes

Albannach

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Zum Gali Gali/Pioneer Song (Israel)

Eek-A-Mouse – Zum Galli

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Johnny          http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/music-theme-politicalactivist-music-for-10913/

Bear               https://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/music-themes-politcal-activists/

Willow            http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/theme-political-and-protest-songs/

Eva                 http://47whitebuffalo.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/political-active-musical-thematic-oooo-johnny-what-have-you-done/

An offering from Indonesia:       http://pleisbilongtumi.wordpress.com/

There are some political activist themed musics here, but it is usually in the political context of the time it was made and then not so popular when time has changed. You can listen to one of the song created and sung by an activist musician (he has passed away) to revive a sense of national unity, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnmQf1h3dG8

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2012: A Deadly Year for Environmentalists

Earth First! Newswire

With activists killed in Brazil, Cambodia, the Philippines, and elsewhere, 2012 may have been the worst year yet for violence against those working to protect the environment. So far, little has been done to halt this chilling development.

by Fred Pearce / Yale Environment 360

Where is Sombath Somphone? With every day that passes, the fate of one of Southeast Asia’s most high-profile environmental activists, who was snatched from the streets of Laos in December, becomes more worrisome.

His case has been raised by the State Department and countless NGOs around the world. But the authorities in Laos have offered no clue as to what happened after Sombath was stopped at a police checkpoint on a Saturday afternoon in the Lao capital of Vientiane as he returned home from his office. It looks increasingly like state kidnap — or worse, if recent evidence of the state-sponsored killings of environmental campaigners…

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