AP46691353751
0

Young Sanders and Clinton supporters say armchair activism won’t work

Bernie Sanders had a large amount of support in the Lone Star State during his run for the Democratic presidential nomination. Many of his supporters are part of the Texas delegation at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week. Around a third of the Texas pledged delegates are Sanders supporters. The national convention began with…

993601_1_0722-music-trump_standard
0

Is politicians’ use of music at conventions legal?

The use of the Beatles song ‘Here Comes the Sun’ at the Republican National Convention Thursday led to an angry response from the estate of George Harrison. “It seems like years since it’s been clear,” the Beatles sang in their 1969 hit “Here Comes the Sun.” Unfortunately for musicians upset at the uses of their songs…

rsz_gettyimages-531122730
0

Inside the politics of music at the GOP and Democratic conventions

Musicians get political when they seek to change the world around them. Politicians turn to pop music to pump up a crowd with communal spirit and underscore their message, loud and clear. It’s often an unhappy marriage. Preachy pop stars risk being seen as hectoring and lecturing when they make music that aims to do…

Russian President President Vladimir Putin holds up a glass during a toast at a luncheon hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
0

Paul Manaforts Association with Foreign Powers especially Russia…Troubling

More from Democratic Underground on this troubling story which seems to be gaining global traction. Paul Manafort has worked for a pro-Russian Ukrainian Candidate and pursued business deals in the old Soviet Union and now works for Donald Trump… last week at the Republican National Convention language was removed from the Republican Platform critical of…

Third_Eye_Blind_at_SUNY_Geneseo
0

RS: Third Eye Blind Pisses the Republicans Off

July 25, 2016 – One of my favorite bands, Third Eye Blind, spoke out about politics the other night at one of their shows, showing the absurdity of the Republican party to accept science. Singer Stephen Jenkins said to the crowd, “Let me make this clear. We are in direct opposition to everything the Republican…

0

Sufi Musician Amjad Sabri Killed

Popular Pakistan Musician Gunned Down June 23, 2016 – Amjad Sabri, a practicer of the Sufi devotional music Qawwali, was gunned down and killed yesterday by religious nuts. Read more on CNN below. JTMP condemns this brutal murder. Watch a video below of Amjad performing. http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/22/asia/amjad-sabri-singer-killed-pakistan/index.html

0

“No More Lines” Rises From Refugee Camps

June 20, 2016 – An anthem “No More Lines” has arisen from the refugee camps across Greece. The BORDERLESS TEAM of guitarist/singer Stephen Said and producers Anushay Said and Rory O’ Connor told us about their great video in an email, and we knew we had to get this up; watch the video below. The BORDERLESS…

0

The Rolling Stones Tell Trump to Stop Using Their Music

MAY 5, 2016 – The Rolling Stones have issued a statement telling the Donald Trump presidential campaign to stop using their music at his rallies. Trump has been playing several of their songs such as “Brown Sugar” and “Start Me Up”. According to BBC the band issued a statement saying , “The Rolling Stones have never given permission…

0

HuffPo: Jordan Backtracks on Decision to Ban Lebanese Indie Rock Band Mashrou Leila

Popular Arab Band Accused by Conservatives as “Contradicting Christianity and Islam” MAY 2, 2016 – Although it came too late and they still couldn’t play the concert, popular Arab band Mashrou Leila that was at first banned from playing at Amman’s Roman Amphitheater were invited back to play by the Jordanian authorities, due to a massive public backlash….

Copyright Justice Through Music 2014. All rights reserved.