Resources: Music - for inspiration and celebration

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A list of Anti-War Songs at

The Last Chance: Eight songs on Israel/Palestine written and sung by Leon Rosselson, Reem Kelani & Janet Russell
Fuse Records 2010

All profits to Medical Aid for Palestinians.

This UNESCO-endorsed "New Songs for Peace" project is intended to encourage people to think about peace, talk about peace, and write new songs.  These songs will promote peace, cultural acceptance and understanding for those who work towards peace throughout the world.

A selection of music for free download from the Movement for the Abolition of War.
Gentle Men

Robb Johnson's "family history of the First World War and its consequences"

Neil Young's site for protest songs
Anti-war songs at
Classic anti-war protest songs at
No Masters

A song-writing co-operative, formed by John Tams and Jim Boyes, celebrating those bits of the people's tradition described as 'radical' or 'political'.
In Flanders Field - Coope Boyes and Simpson

'The more we learn about war, the more important it becomes to sing about peace'

Peace has been a recurring theme of the powerful and distinctive singing and song-writing of the English a cappella trio Barry Coope, Jim Boyes and Lester Simpson.
Prisoner of Palestine by Seize the Day

A CD of protest songs inspired by the endless vigils of Wootton Bassett for the returning war dead from Iraq & Afghanistan 
The H-bomb's Thunder

John Brunner wrote this song for the CND Aldermaston March in 1958
Like an Atom Bomb

Songs from the Cold War era.
One World - Freedom for Palestine
youtube video 2011

International musicians'  historic UK single Freedom for Palestine.
Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music
youtube videos

The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
youtube video

Liam Clancy sings Eric Bogle's classic song about the mayhem and barbarity of WW1. See also the lyrics to Bogle's Green Fields of France
Song for Bradley Manning by David Rovics
youtube video

'...this song was recorded years before Bradley became Chelsea. If I could afford to hire musicians and go into the studio and re-record the song I would...' 
This is How the War Came by Jim Page
youtube video

A song by Jim Page about his experiences at the 2008 Republican National Conventiom in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Ewan McLennan sings about Joe Glenton, who refused to fight in Afghanistan
youtube video 2013
Alice's Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie
youtube video

Arlo Guthrie's 1967 monologue describing his attempt to avoid the draft  - very much of its time (with a small amount of political incorrectness by today's standards). 
Foe by Eggroll
youtube video

Israeli anti-war rock band Eggroll singing about the wall
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