Music and war

By paul

Submitted to us anonymously. I just wish to point out that the following views are probably not the same as those as Punktastic and we don’t neccessarily agree that this is the best way to do it either…. “‘This is what democracy looks like’ – one of the chants leading the 2 million people who marched through London yesterday. But there are other ways to make Blair listen to the democratic voice, and the music community is at the heart of it: is an international network of musicians raising funds for the global peace movement. Mass protest is making a difference and we believe musicians can inform and motivate people to stop the war. Bands are being encouraged to get in touch with each other and their local Stop The War Coalition to organise anti-war gigs, and fans to support these. A double CD compilation ‘Peace not War’ is available from HMV, Virgin, MVC, and interesting record stores, featuring anti-war tracks from the likes of Public Enemy, Billy Bragg, Massive Attack, Alabama 3 and Asian Dub Foundation. On March 17 a AAA single will be released, going under the name of ‘Change & Conflict’ or ‘Salt in the Wound’ (see – order it for this first week: if we can make it chart we can shake the entire music community. If interested in further action visit On the day that war breaks out a worldwide walkout will be called – I intend to walk out of lectures with my fellow students and hold a protest at the heart of the university, if you want to show your support I urge you to do the same in your school, college, university or workplace.”

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