Excerpts from a discussion among Solidarity readers about the using the phrase "The Witch Is Dead" about Thatcher's death.
The Stretch, Goldsmiths College Students Union
Come and listen to some of the best in live music and spoken-word poetry - including from campaign supporters, south London residents, and Goldsmiths students - and help raise funds and awareness for the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign.
More details, including line-up and ticketing information, is on its way. For now – save the date!
Facebook event here.
This is the text of a speech given by hip-hop artist and spoken-word poet The Ruby Kid at a Workers' Liberty meeting at Goldsmiths University in November 20
Sixto Rodriguez is a Mexican-American singer-songwriter from Detroit.
After re-forming in 2010 for a series of live shows, Godspeed You Black Emperor! (GYBE!) returned to the recorded music scene after a decade of silence, slipping their latest album “Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!” on to the merchandise table at a gig in Boston on 1 October.
The Star of Kings, York Way, London, N1 0AX
Beats, Rhymes, & Picket Lines IV - musical and poetic dispatches from the frontlines of industrial unrest.
Saturday 24 November at The Star of Kings - York Way, N1 0AX, Kings Cross. Doors at 8pm. £5/£3 (waged/unwaged) on the door.
With words and other sounds from...
The Ruby Kid & Dan Angell - alt.rap, inc. material from new EP 'Strange, Lively, & Commonplace'. (http://www.therubykid.com/)
Hibaq Osman - spoken-word from the 2012 Roundhouse Poetry Slam Champion (http://hibaqandtheweb.wordpress.com/)
Skribbo - Franco-American hip-hop cooked in Glasgow from tHe bEiNg MCs stalwart (http://soundcloud.com/skribbo)
Sarah Weston - performance poetry from BlueDragonFly Productions member (http://bluedragonflyproductions.wordpress.com/)
AltTrack - trip-hop/punk from West Yorks beat combo (http://www.facebook.com/alttrack)
Hosted by The Ruby Kid. Brought to you by Workers' Liberty and Women's Fightback. More info at http://www.workersliberty.org and http://www.therubykid.com
Facebook event here.
Miriam Makeba's song Soweto Blues, written by her ex-husband Hugh Masekela, is a lament for the victims of the 1976 Soweto uprising in South Africa.
On 19 July, Simon Harwood, the policeman who killed Ian Tomlinson, was found “not guilty”.
Jade Baker looks at the life of Bob Marley and how it is portrayed in a new biopic of the musician, directed by Kevin MacDonald.
While perhaps less accessible than some of hip-hop’s more obvious “protest songs” (Public Enemy’s ‘Fight The Power’ or KRS-One’s ‘Sound of da Police’, for example), this brooding, imagery-heavy piece from Aesop Rock’s seminal album ‘Labor Days’ finds the rapper in his most explicitly “political” register.