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Red and black on both sides: interview with radical hip-hop duo QELD

Interview with Bristol radical hip-hop duo, QELD, discussing their new album, the European militant rap scene and Westbury-on-Trym.

Punk rock's silver jubilee

Sex Pistols - Pistols at the Palace

From Socialist Standard June 2002

The little red song book

PDF version of the "little red songbook": songs to fan the flames of discontent, first published by the revolutionary Industrial Workers of the World union in 1909.

Reflections on "Straight Outta Compton"

I just saw Straight Outta Compton near my home, in a tiny theater that dates back to the silent era (1913) and which has miraculously survived the wrecking ball. It brought up so many vivid memories and thoughts since N.W.A.'s music was kinda the soundtrack of my life as I grew into adulthood and was politicized by events depicted in the film.

Farewell, Fellow Worker: Joe Glazer

An obituary of labor folk singer Joe Glazer.

A Sideways Look – Sounds Like London

A short review of "Sounds LIke London" by Lloyd Bradley.

Black Circle Records: Reflections on the consequences of conflict in light of the ongoing Israeli offensive in Gaza

Black Circle Records have released a compilation of underground noise/electronic/abstract/weirdo sounds reflecting on the Israeli states current offensive in Gaza.

Haden, Charlie, 1937-2014

A short obituary of the seminal jazz bassist and anti-war activist Charlie Haden, who died last week.

Werqin’ 9 to 5: cursory notes on antiwork politics from Dolly Parton to Shangela Laquifa - Spitzenprodukte

Spitzenprodukte considers autonomist anti-work politics through the lenses of songs by Dolly Parton, Le Tigre and Shangela Laquifa.

Pussy Riot convicted: Britain rails against “disproportionate” sentence - hypocritically

The UK also has no qualms over disproportionate sentencing or criminal sanctions for occupational protest.