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Songs Against War (Online Song Swap)

  • 05/22/2024
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • On Zoom and YouTube Live


  • Requires code.
  • If you wish to join PMN, see https://www.peoplesmusic.org/join-PMN

Registration is closed

Registration Deadline for Performers: Sunday, May 19, 11:59 PM (ET)

Every militarized society has poets and musicians who raise their voices against the senseless killing and all-consuming destructiveness such societies require. The U.S. increases its military budget every single year. Our government is largely united in spreading war and militarism to every corner of the planet -- all in a desperate and futile attempt to maintain the fading global hegemony of the U.S. Empire.

In this Zoom event, members of the People's Music Network and artists from around the world are invited to share poetry and songs of people's struggles against war, colonialism, military occupation, and imperialism. Let’s come together with solidarity and song to address how the evils imperil the planet, and what we can do to reverse course.

Free Livestream



Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 7-9pm (ET) / 4-6pm (PT)

*** Right after the show ends, the archive of the livestream will be available at this same link.

LYRICS:   https://bit.ly/2024-05-22-Lyrics


1. 7.06 PM (ET) - Hana Zara "People Against the Empire"

2. 7.12 PM (ET) - Gary Kanter "War Comes Home" https://garykanter.com/

3. 7.18 PM (ET) - Lydia Davis "Another War"

4. 7.24 PM (ET) - Clyde Leland "Not in our name" http://grampasings.com

5. 7.30 PM (ET) - Lindsey Wilson "Crimes Against Humanity"

6. 7.36 PM (ET) - Darryl Purpose "Song for Rachel Corrie" https://darrylpurpose.com/

7. 7.42 PM (ET) - Erika Kulnys "Brothers: Heed My Call" https://erikakulnys.com/

8. 7.48 PM (ET) - Robert May "Thank You For Your Service"

9. 7.54 PM (ET) - Steve Siegelbaum "River to the Sea"

10. 8.00 PM (ET) - Joanie Calem "Gotta End This Thing" http://joaniecalem.com

11. 8.06 PM (ET) - Eric Law "Boxes" https://erichflaw.hearnow.com/

12. 8.12 PM (ET) - Michael & Nell "War Machine" http://michaelandnell.com

13. 8.18 PM (ET) - Andrew Revkin "Arlington" https://revkin.bandcamp.com

14. 8.24 PM (ET) - Pat Lamanna "I Didn't Want to Leave" http://patlamanna.com/

15. 8.30 PM (ET) - William (Bill) Miller "More Than Enough"

16. 8.36 PM (ET) - Dorothea Newland/Roberts "Fear Does Not Breed Respect" -Poetry

17. 8.42 PM (ET) - Paul Kaplan "Just Another War" http://paulkaplanmusic.com

18. 8.48 PM (ET) - Marcie Boyd "TBD"

19. 8.54 PM (ET) - Fred Louis "1000 Candles, 1000 Cranes"

20. 9.00 PM (ET) - Sally Campbell "There is no way to peace, peace is the way"

21. 9.06 PM (ET) - Fred Stollnitz "How I Long for Peace" (by Peggy Seeger)

22. 9.12 PM (ET) - Ben Grosscup "Shutdown the System Now!" https://youtube.com/bengrosscup

Eligibility to Perform:

Performers in this swap must:

1)   Be invited artists and/or PMN members in good standing.* 

2)   Register using the online form.

3)   Have a computer with functioning video camera and microphone.

* If you are not a PMN member, you may join here: https://www.peoplesmusic.org/join-PMN

How to Participate

Using the "Register" button in the upper left area of the registration web page, PMN members are invited to sign up to share a song or a poem and/or to be part of the audience for this event. After registering, you receive an e-mail message containing the Zoom Meeting link. Due to time constraints and a vibrant community of performers keen to participate (400 active PMN members in total), it isn't always possible to include every interested performer in the final line up. In the event that not everyone performs, we'll make a wait list. Most people perform live, but we also welcome pre-recorded videos, immediately preceded by a live introduction. We prioritize inclusion of newcomers, young artists, and artists of color. 

Help Publicize!

Encourage your friends to tune into this online musical event for progressive culture:  Share the event on Facebook!!  https://www.facebook.com/events/360993649863231

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