Why we need a movement: Stop the War at Lowkey's concerts - video
The Stop the War Coalition supported Lowkey's recent tour around the country, this is a video of National Officer Shabbir Lakha speaking at the London concert
Theresa - the powerful new song from Cabinet of Millionaires
Unlike the Prime Minister, Cabinet of Millionaires'
is reliably good, with a catchy tune and a powerful message, writes Graham Lockwood
The Making of a Two Tone Nation
40 years on, Mark Perryman celebrates the debut release from The Specials
Nostalgia for the future: Luigi Nono - book review
This excellent edition of Luigi Nono’s writings offers an invaluable insight into the unity of thought of one of the twentieth century’s greatest musical minds, writes Thomas Gibbs
Israeli Eurovision boycott: let the battle begin
With the contest taking place in Tel Aviv this year, we must supercharge campaigners’ demands for a full boycott, argues Dave Randall
Ten radical Christmas songs
Tis the season to be radical with Morgan Daniels' pick of Christmas songs
Stick in the Wheel in Dublin - gig review
Stick in the Wheel are an urban folk group rooted in the tradition but with a hard, forward-looking sound and attitude, reports Josh Newman
Restoration Tragedy review - an experimental encounter between early music, punk and politics
This celebration of 'the world turned upside down' is a perfect blend of folk, punk, and English radical history, writes John Rees
To be called a political artist is no insult - Rachid Taha tribute
An obituary for the iconic Algerian singer who stood up against war and racism
The Rhyming Guide to Donald Trump
Potent Whisper makes the case for protesting against Donald Trump
Childish Gambino: This is Trump’s America
Sean Ledwith argues Childish Gambino's latest track and video,
This Is America
is the new voice of the American musical resistance.
Obituary of anti-apartheid jazz legend Hugh Masekela (1939-2018)
Hugh Masekala, the jazz legend and anti-apartheid activist from South Africa, passed away last week. Dave Randall looks at his extraordinary life and pays tribute.
Another world is possible: Download new anti-Tory track today
Just one day left to get Captain Ska's "Sons and Daughters" onto the Official Christmas Charts and ensure the anti-austerity message is mainstream
Anti-Theresa May song could be No 1 at Christmas
We don't want the Tories relaxing over the holiday period, so let's get this to number one this Christmas
Phony Beatlemania has bitten the dust: Joe Strummer remembered
The punk pioneer and agitprop legend would have been 65 this week, this is what John Rees wrote when he died in 2002
Why Radiohead are wrong to play in Israel
By ignoring the pleas of Palestinians, the band will help the Israeli government’s propaganda effort, writes Dave Randall
Sound System: The Political Power of Music
is a wide ranging and highly engaging discussion of politics and music that you just can’t put down, finds Sofie Mason
Jeremy Corbyn conquers Glastonbury Festival as millions watch worldwide
The Labour leader received a welcome ordinarily reserved for rock stars, writes Kara Bryan
'There have always been exciting political artists'
Dave Randall, activist, musician and writer, talks about the politics of music and his recently published book
A riot of our own
Next weekend marks the 40th Anniversary of The Clash’s debut album. Mark Perryman asks what the 1977 punk and politics mix was all about.
Trump up the volume
Now is the time to get creative and infuse our music and culture with politics, argues Dave Randall
Tupac Shakur: Rap Revolution
A look at the political life of Tupac Shakur, and the implications for today's black movement, from Sean Ledwith
The Letters of Joe Hill
The collected writing of a folk balladeer, Wobbly and activist inspires workers and scares the right in equal measure today, finds Adam Tomes
Where have all the flowers gone?
Mark Perryman of
reviews the new wave of rebel music
Beyonce, black lives and the Super Bowl
Musician Dave Randall looks at the furore surrounding Beyonce's performance at the Super Bowl
We can be heroes: remembering David Bowie with a purpose
Philosophy Football's Bowie shirts are a fitting memorial for the late artist, writes Mark Perryman
Rock against racism: when black and white united
Jim Aindow looks at the history and impact of an inspirational anti-racist movement told through the photos of Syd Shelton in an exhibition at the Rivington Place gallery
Rock against what?
Mark Perryman welcomes the release of the
Orgreave Justice Double CD
of rebel music, old and new
Taken for a Ride: has Mark Gardener been tricked by the pro-Israel lobby?
Ride frontman Mark Gardener has agreed to perform in Tel Aviv. Tommy Mack looks at the arguments around the cultural boycott of Israel
‘All Together Now’ - how should we remember the 1914 Christmas truces?
Britain seems to have gone truce-mad. But this extraordinary moment in World War One is interpreted in very different ways. Nick Megoran explains why it matters
Video: Captain SKA - War Crime
Captain Ska couldn't wait any longer for the Chilcot enquiry to be released, so he's published his own verdict
A breath of fresh air
Mark Perryman reviews an exceptionally strong list of autumn political reading
Cassetteboy's latest video: Cameron's conference rap
Based on David Cameron's speeches, this video by Cassetteboy accurately sums up Conservative policy - contains swearing