Welcome to the second edition of our Songs of Protest. This month we focus on songs that protest war and its consequences.
You’ll find songs that protest specific wars, songs that protest all wars, songs about who we send to fight them, songs about those left behind. There are songs about dying and songs about whether dying would have been better than surviving. Edwin Starr, featured on our blog, sang it best:
“War. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.”
As supporters of JusticeAid, you know that we can’t end a war with a song, as only real social action leads to results. But song can prod, song can unify, song can inform.