Category: Peace

Seattle Times: Activists hold May Day ‘pop-up’ block party in Seattle to protest youth incarceration

The May Day event included hip-hop performances, food, live-painting and speakers MAY 2, 2017 – May Day marches, rallies and even “pop-up parties” to celebrate worker’s rights, and to protest issues such as war and mass incarceration took place all across America yesterday. Neal Morton of The Seattle Times has a cool piece up about […]

JTMP Attends DC National Cannabis Festival

420 Event Brings Music, Education, Advocacy and Entrepreneurs Together APR 24, 2016 – JTMP attended the first annual National Cannabis Festival here in DC that brought cannabis activists and entrepreneurs together for a day of music, education, advocacy, munchies and 420 fun. It was held in DC, for DC is setting the tone for the East […]

The Story Behind Bernie Sanders Reggae Version of “We Shall Overcome”

MAR 1, 2016 – JTMP supporter James Napoli turned us on to his cool blog, that is an Oral History going into detail about how Bernie Sanders ended up doing a reggae version of “We Shall Overcome” and other musical-activist songs way back in 1987, with 30 other Vermont musicians. People involved share their stories, with all […]

TheGuardian: Ukraine’s Eurovision entry takes aim at Russian oppression

Tatar Singer Chosen to Sing About Mass Deportations of Tatars FEB 22, 106 – Ukrainians have chosen a singer of Tatar descent, “Jamala”, for their representative at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. She will sing her song “1944”, the year the Tatar ethnic group from the Crimea were mass-deported in crowded trains to central Asia […]

TheConversation: Woody Guthrie, ‘Old Man Trump’ and a real estate empire’s racist foundation

Nick Lehr With Post up About Guthrie and Trump Connection “In December 1950, Woody Guthrie signed his name to the lease of a new apartment in Brooklyn. Even now, over half a century later, that uninspiring document prompts a double-take. Below all the legal jargon is the signature of the man who had composed “This […]

Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” Set to Cinematic Video

Director Colin Tilley Makes Epic-like Video Worthy of Award DEC 28, 2015 – Rapper Kendrick Lamar has teamed up with director Colin Tilley for a music video of his song, “Alright“, and it is a great production you must watch, and in JTMP’s opinion worthy of nominations and awards, specifically for any activist or social […]

Willie Nelson Performs “Imagine” at John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert

Singer-Activist Gives a Powerful Performance of John’s Signature Song DEC 22, 2015 – AMC recently aired “Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert” featuring many different musicians in a tribute to what would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday, and Willie Nelson was there and gave a moving rendition of John Lennon’s signature song, “Imagine”, watch […]

Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq” Creating Controversy

Chicago Rapper “Chance the Rapper” Attacks Film With Tweets DEC 9, 2015 – Spike Lee’s new movie “Chi-Raq” about gun violence in America, based on the old Greek play Lysistrata where the women hold back sex to try and end the Peloponnesian War, is creating quite a buzz and even a feud between the director Spike […]