What is the most beautiful song that summarizes the libertarian-communist sentiment?

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Sep 6 2011 16:45

A little bit cheesy but fuck it, it gives me a warm glowing feeling inside smile
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTvUs4rY4to
p.s. how do you embed videos on here?

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Sep 6 2011 19:15
jura wrote:
I like Dirty Old Town, as done by the Pogues.

'T'was a Euan MacColl song, originally about my home town, Salford. Talking about Euan MacColl, his Ballad of Accounting with Peggy Seeger is ace... and even though he was a stalinist fellow traveller, in revolutionary terms, this song is still as near perfect as it gets.

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Sep 6 2011 19:41

he's basically a latter day durruti if you think about it.

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Sep 6 2011 19:50

Thank you, Serge, I didn't know that.

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Sep 6 2011 20:07

read marx here being seriously pissed about socialism is love (@Manic):

http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1846/05/11.htm

i found this pretty agitating:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNmJuKQsuI8

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Sep 6 2011 21:21

Figli dell' officina

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Sep 6 2011 22:10
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Sep 6 2011 23:48

CHARIS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8AwVI7daX8&feature=related

We were all together
Unfolding tirelessly our hours
We were singing in a low voice
Of the days that were to come
Charged with multicoloured visions
Charis was singing
We kept quiet
His voice sparked small fires
Thousands of small fires that set our
Youth in flames
Night and day he played hide and seek
With Death
In every corner every back street
He longed
Forgetting his own body
To offer a Spring to the others
We were all together
But you could say
That he was all of us.

Words that we heard every day
No one had seen him
It was in the dusk
He must have had his fists tight as usual
In his eyes was unfadingly engraved
The joy of our new life
But all that was simple
And time is short ...
One doesn't manage to ...
We are not all together any longer
Two or three have emigrated
Another has retired far away
With an equivocal attitude
And Charis was killed
The ones have left and others came
The streets are full
An uncontrollable crowd pours out
Banners are being waved again
The wind whips the banners
Songs float in the abyss
If among the voices
That pierce inexorably the walls by night
You distinguish one, it's his
It sparks small fires
Thousands of small fires
That set our untamed youth in flames
It is his voice
That buzzes round the crowd like a sun
That embraces the universe like a sun
That strikes at despair like a sun
That reveals to us like a sun
Radiant cities
Stretching before us bathed
In truth and fair light.

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Sep 7 2011 16:35
Ed wrote:

kills a great soul tune angry

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Sep 7 2011 18:00
nastyned wrote:
I like the old anarchist and wobbly songs and MDC have their moments as far as more recent stuff goes.

Loved MDC till i read a interview with lead singer Dave Dictor back in the 90's calling for people to vote democrat. Contradicted everything in there songs, guess that's anarcho-punk for you roll eyes

NoMeansNo - All The Little Bourgeois Dreams
http://youtu.be/xtsqgtKA2IY

Conflict-The Ungovernable Force
http://youtu.be/uqseRMYVTRw

A//Political - Stop thinking and pogo
http://youtu.be/_qIDtwWep4Y

Active Minds : An Alarm Call For a Sleeping Population
http://youtu.be/7eHjB5CcpC4

Poison Girls - Persons Unknown
http://youtu.be/3GXtkAJOZ1s

The Mob - No Doves Fly Here
http://youtu.be/P9E6ReBy3Yo

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Sep 7 2011 19:47

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxiMrvDbq3s&feature=related

Good old Guthrie.

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Sep 8 2011 11:36

Bonus points for appealing to children

and

and for some full-blown militant shit, I have to go with Chicho

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Sep 8 2011 12:07

[youtube]http://youtu.be/N9pn_dH15uU[/youtube]

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Sep 8 2011 12:09

but really the song that FULL COMMUNISM makes me think of usually is this one:

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Sep 8 2011 21:30

dont pay any poll tax
stick it up their arse

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Sep 8 2011 22:14

For Choccy

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Sep 10 2011 11:54

S Club 7 - Proles, Reach for the Stars

White Lies - Farewell to the Capitalist Fairground

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Sep 10 2011 18:19

Dick Gaughan's version of the poem "Revolution".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Nf1mtMMdt8

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Sep 12 2011 20:27

How about Imagine by John Lennon?

But if we are talking about beautiful songs, the lark ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams captures what libcom strives to achieve.

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Sep 20 2011 11:39

Allen Ginsberg + The Clash
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyUQ0Z5hyU0

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Sep 22 2011 05:37

Wow, there's so much beauty here.

I def got the glow from "socialism is love" too. ^_^

"but I've grown older and wiser, and that's why I'm turning you in" is the perfect description of SO many people I grew up around.

But I would like to offer Joan Baez's rendition of the following:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFsL5CMK0aI

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Sep 22 2011 08:21
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Sep 22 2011 13:47

A really fuckin good version of A Las Barricadas!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czek1CMHXlc&feature=related

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Sep 23 2011 18:20

Has anyone posted Takin' These by the Coup?

'You try to be the Mack to me you can't we got agility
We takin' factories, production plants and all facilities"

+5 million ways to kill a CEO

grin

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Sep 25 2011 11:31
armillaria wrote:
I would like to offer Joan Baez's rendition of the following:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFsL5CMK0aI

Some more renditions of Joe Hill

Also

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Sep 26 2011 23:21
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Sep 27 2011 04:11

CHARIS 1944

We were all together
Unfolding tirelessly our hours
We were singing in a low voice
Of the days that were to come
Charged with multicoloured visions
Charis was singing
We kept quiet
His voice sparked small fires
Thousands of small fires that set our
youth in flames
Night and day he played hide and seek
With Death
In every corner every back street
He longed
Forgetting his own body
To offer a Spring to the others
We were all together
But you could say
That he was all of us.

Words that we heard every day
No one had seen him
It was in the dusk
He must have had his fists tight as usual
In his eyes was unfadingly engraved
The joy of our new life
But all that was simple
And time is short ...
One doesn't manage to ...
We are not all together any longer
Two or three have emigrated
Another has retired far away
With an equivocal attitude
And Charis was killed
The ones have left and others came
The streets are full
An uncontrollable crowd pours out
Banners are being waved again
The wind whips the banners
Songs float in the abyss
If among the voices
That pierce inexorably the walls by night
You distinguish one, it's his
It sparks small fires
Thousands of small fires
That set our untamed youth in flames
It is his voice
That buzzes round the crowd like a sun
That embraces the universe like a sun
That strikes at despair like a sun
That reveals to us like a sun
Radiant cities
Stretching before us bathed
In truth and fair light.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8AwVI7daX8&feature=related

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Sep 27 2011 11:05
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Oct 2 2011 08:09

I implore you all, to tell me to STFU!.....But seriously, while I ride my euphoric carpet, I offer the antithesis, Marilyn Mansons 'The Nobodies'.
The society must be musically attacked from all directions, angst and euphoria are the options, the analysis of the binary mechanisms produces the revolution...Creation rides on honesty in all social dimensions.

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Oct 4 2011 10:13