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Bobby Darin wrote this about the Vietnam War

Simple Song of Freedom

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvY99BJzN-M

Booby Darin worked Robery Kennedy's 1968 presidential campaign. He was with Kennedy the day he traveled to Los Angeles on June 4, 1968 for the California Primary. Darin was at the Ambassador Hotel later that night when Kennedy was assassinated. Afterwards, Darin sold his house and most of his possessions and lived in seclusion in a trailer near Big Sur for nearly a year. Coming back to Los Angeles in 1969, Darin wrote "Simple Song of Freedom".

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Rage Against The Machine

Wake Up

Lyrics:

Come on!

Uggh!

Come on, although ya try to discredit

Ya still never edit

The needle, I'll thread it

Radically poetic

Standin' with the fury that they had in '66

And like E-Double I'm mad

Still knee-deep in the system's xxxx

Hoover, he was a body remover

I'll give ya a dose

But it'll never come close

To the rage built up inside of me

Fist in the air, in the land of hypocrisy

Movements come and movements go

Leaders speak, movements cease

When their heads are flown

'Cause all these punks

Got bullets in their heads

Departments of police, the judges, the feds

Networks at work, keepin' people calm

You know they went after King

When he spoke out on Vietnam

He turned the power to the have-nots

And then came the shot

Yeah!

Yeah, back in this...

Wit' poetry, my mind I flex

Flip like Wilson, vocals never lackin' dat finesse

Whadda I got to, whadda I got to do to wake ya up

To shake ya up, to break the structure up

'Cause blood still flows in the gutter

I'm like takin' photos

Mad boy kicks open the shutter

Set the groove

Then stick and move like I was Cassius

Rep the stutter step

Then bomb a left upon the fascists

Yea, the several federal men

Who pulled schemes on the dream

And put it to an end

Ya better beware

Of retribution with mind war

20/20 visions and murals with metaphors

Networks at work, keepin' people calm

Ya know they murdered X

And tried to blame it on Islam

He turned the power to the have-nots

And then came the shot

Uggh!

What was the price on his head?

What was the price on his head!

I think I heard a shot

I think I heard a shot

I think I heard a shot

I think I heard a shot

I think I heard a shot

I think I heard, I think I heard a shot

'He may be a real contender for this position should he

abandon his supposed obediance to white liberal doctrine

of non-violence...and embrace black nationalism'

'Through counter-intelligence it should be possible to

pinpoint potential trouble-makers...And neutralize them,

neutralize them, neutralize them'

Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!

Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!

How long? Not long, cause what you reap is what you sow...

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"Ohio"

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming, We're finally on our own.

This summer I hear the drumming, four dead in Ohio.

Gotta get down to it, soldiers are cutting us down.

Should have been done long ago.

What if you knew her?

And found her dead on the ground?

How can you run when you know?

Gotta get down to it,

Soldiers are cutting us down.

Should have been done long ago.

What if you knew her

and found her dead on the ground?

How can you run when you know?

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,

We're finally on our own.

This summer I hear the drumming,

Four dead in Ohio.

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Spanish Civil War songs - Wiki

Seeger had been a fervent supporter of the Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War. In 1943, with Tom Glazer and Bess and Baldwin Hawes, he recorded an album of 78s called Songs of the Lincoln Battalion on Moe Asch's Stinson label. This included such songs as "There's a Valley in Spain called Jarama", and "Quinte brigada". In 1960, this collection was re-issued by Moe Asch as one side of a Folkways LP called Songs of the Lincoln and International Brigades. On the other side was a reissue of the legendary Six Songs for Democracy (originally recorded in Barcelona in 1938 while bombs were falling), performed by Ernst Busch and a chorus of members of the Thälmann Battalion, made up of refugees from Nazi Germany. The songs were: "Moorsoldaten" ("Peat Bog Soldiers", composed by political prisoners of German concentration camps), "Die Thaelmann-Kolonne", "Hans Beimler", "Das Lied Von Der Einheitsfront" ("Song Of The United Front", written by Hans Eisler and Bertold Brecht), "Der Internationalen Brigaden" ("Song Of The International Brigades"), and "Los cuatro generales" ("The Four Generals", known in English as "The Four Insurgent Generals").

Peat Bog Soldiers - by the great Paul Robeson

''This song was created by the prisioners of Concentration Camp of Bogermor, Nazi Germany.

Most of prisioner were communists, socialists and other groups considered as dangerous for Hitler.

The Nazi Germany eliminated most of communists from the country, till it was defeated and liberated by the Red Army, when a new and democratic country arose, the Democratic Republic of Germany(DDR).

This song, originally in German, is here sung by Paul Robeson, a famous athlete, activist, intellectual, singer and actor (exiled) from the United States.'' Swordman85 (with a bit of edit)

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''This song was created by the prisioners of Concentration Camp of Bogermor, Nazi Germany.

Most of prisioner were communists, socialists and other groups considered as dangerous for Hitler.

The Nazi Germany eliminated most of communists from the country, till it was defeated and liberated by the Red Army, when a new and democratic country arose, the Democratic Republic of Germany(DDR).

This song, originally in German, is here sung by Paul Robeson, a famous athlete, activist, intellectual, singer and actor (exiled) from the United States.'' Swordman85 (with a bit of edit)

Thank you for this. Do you know the work of Charlie Haden and the Liberation Music Orchestra?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-kCoy4e6Ik

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Thank you John. I now know some.

Unusual bass style, especially the long solos, as well as (because I'm familiar with the stories the music tells), very clever, evocative.

Partway into Sandino I awaited the same somberness as the first evoked after a joyful moment. It's the story of Sandino.

Che' was harder because I didn't know how he would treat it. but, again, a story, in music, of Che', and, as I was hoping for, ending with an optimistic legacy mirroring the triumphant part in the first half.

I'll keep my eyes open for any visit to Perth.

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"Ohio"

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming, We're finally on our own.

This summer I hear the drumming, four dead in Ohio.

Gotta get down to it, soldiers are cutting us down.

Should have been done long ago.

What if you knew her?

And found her dead on the ground?

How can you run when you know?

Gotta get down to it,

Soldiers are cutting us down.

Should have been done long ago.

What if you knew her

and found her dead on the ground?

How can you run when you know?

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,

We're finally on our own.

This summer I hear the drumming,

Four dead in Ohio.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - "Ohio" (1970) Kent State University

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnOoNM0U6oc

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viva från vi arbetare som har hoppet på en bättre värd

Nathalie Cardone - Che Guevara

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Victor Jara - Comandante Che Guevara

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

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