The single “Streets of London”, by Ralph McTell featuring The Crisis Choir and Annie Lennox, is available now for download at https://ada.lnk.to/hgkbRAW
All proceeds to the homelessness charity Crisis.
'Let’s make homelessness No.1 this Christmas.’ Thank you Jeremy Corbyn for backing Streets of London by Ralph McTell, The Crisis Choir and Annie Lennox. Join him and thousands of others who’ve bought the single in support of homeless people this Christmas: Link: https://ada.lnk.to/hgkbRAW
Posted by Jeremy Corbyn and Socialist News on Monday, December 18, 2017
If you enjoyed the GE17 anti-Tory song “Liar Liar” making #4 on the UK singles chart, Captain SKA will be launching a new single on December 15th, just in time for the Christmas chart. All proceeds to food banks and The People’s Assembly Against Austerity.
Anti-Theresa May song joins race for Christmas No.1. Here's the teaser for the new Captain SKA Christmas single! Available for download on December 15. Remember that BBC Radio 1 refused to play #LiarLiar due to "Election Rules"? Nothing to stop them this time..right?? We might even give Simon Cowell a run for his money!! You know what to do!! #ToriesOutForXmas
Posted by The People's Assembly Against Austerity on Tuesday, November 28, 2017
A Spotify playlist by vinylwally of “anti-Tory songs from the Thatcher era through to the 2017 general election. Mostly fairly unsubtle.”
From the Daily Telegraph: Theresa May has admitted she is “not very happy” about a song which labels her a “liar”.
Speaking to BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat, she said: “Well, I’ve heard bits of it and to be perfectly honest I’m not very happy about it. I don’t much like it, I don’t think anybody would when they heard a song about themselves like that.”
From Sky News: A song describing Prime Minister Theresa May as a “liar” and calling the country “broken” has become the most downloaded on iTunes.
The song samples clips of Tory speeches and has the chorus “She’s a liar liar, you can’t trust her, no, no, no”.
Another lyric talks about the NHS, saying: “When there’s nurses going hungry and schools in decline, I don’t recognise this broken country of mine.”
Other lyrics by the London-based ska band focus on poverty levels, schools and police cuts.
This in from Frazer…
“Hey guys! Hope you’re all good 🙂 So my #punk band Foreign Flag just put out a track called Theresa On The Guillotine and I thought you guys might be able to do something cool with it!
“We’re aiming to put any profits back into the Labour Party but struggling to get a decent reach at the moment! Turns out most publications won’t share anything with a political agenda haha!”
From the Guardian: Last Sunday, Snapchat users seeking the latest updates from Jeremy Corbyn were greeted with something unexpected. “It’s JME on Jeremy’s Snapchat and I’m here right now to tell you to register to vote!” grinned the Tottenham-based grime MC, while the words “Jeremy Corbyn” hovered in the background.
A month later, Stormzy did an interview with the Guardian in which he declared the leader of the opposition to be: “My man, Jeremy!”.
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Posted by Gail Ward on Monday, May 15, 2017
From Daily Mirror: Grime artist Jamie Adenuga, known as Jme, took time out from promoting his new album to have a sit down chat with Jeremy Corbyn, speaking about why so few people actually vote. He has made a point of emphasising the importance of registering to vote ahead of next Monday’s deadline.
Akala, a Mobo award-winning hip-hop artist and founder of the Hip-hop Shakespeare Company, writes in the Guardian: “I have a confession to make: I have never voted in a general election in my life. Despite attending more demos with my parents than I care to remember, I have never yet cast a vote. I can hear the voices of disapproval. Don’t bother; it has been a conscious choice. Many people have been trained to see the Houses of Parliament as the only site of political activity and their vote as their only, or at least primary, obligation. I was, thankfully, not raised with such a narrow view of political engagement.
“However, I will be voting for the first time in June and I will – I am shocked to be typing this – be voting Labour. I am not a Labour supporter; I do not share the romantic idea that the Labour party was ever as radical an alternative as some would like to think. Despite building the welfare state, Labour has been an imperialist party from Attlee to Wilson to Blair, thus as a “third world” internationalist I have never been able to vote for them.
“So why will I be voting now? Jeremy Corbyn. It’s not that I am naive enough to believe that one man (who is, of course, powerless without the people that support him) can fundamentally alter the nature of British politics, or that I think that if Labour wins that the UK will suddenly reflect his personal political convictions, or even that I believe that the prime minister actually runs the country. However for the first time in my adult life, and perhaps for the first time in British history, someone I would consider to be a fundamentally decent human being has a chance of being elected.
From Red Pepper: “We are calling for visual artists to help articulate the aspirations of Britain’s progressive majority for a future defined by anti-racism, public investment, freedom and democracy to give a boost to movements for social justice in the UK.”
“We welcome submissions NOW to a gallery of poster designs that will be freely available for campaigns to use under a Creative Commons licence, online and in print. A selection of designs will be published in Red Pepper Magazine, chosen for poster print-runs and featured in a special exhibition.”