An Activist’s Playlist

An Activist Playlist

As we know, activists don’t have iPods. Their playlists are written on note paper made of pressed husks of corn. All of these songs would be favourites, but only played if a vinyl edition made of pure local beeswax could be found.

No.

Track

Artist

Key Quote

1

Blowin’ in the Wind

Bob Dylan

“How many deaths will it take till he knows /

That too many people have died?”

2

Revolution

John Lennon

“If you want money for people with minds that hate / All I can tell is, brother, you’ll have to wait”

3

Dreams

Gabrielle

“They can come true”

4

Get Up Stand Up

Bob Marley

“Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights”

5

Peace Train

Cat Stevens

“Oh peace train sounding louder”

6

What’s Going On?

Marvin Gaye

“Picket lines and picket signs / Don’t punish me with brutality”

7

It’s Not Right But It’s Okay

Whitney Houston

“Pack your bags up and leave /

Don’t you dare come running back to me”