Author Archives: protestfolk

`New York City Refugee’

  A folk song about how real estate developers, landlords, and their political allies gentrified New York City after 1971; and created a native New Yorker refugee population. lyrics I was born in the Bronx  And I grew up in … Continue reading

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Remember Lumumba

An historical protest folk song from 2017 about role of Belgian and U.S. governments, UN and former Columbia University administration officials in eliminating democratically elected Congolese PM Patrice Lumumba, between July 1960 and January 1961.

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`In Hibbing and Minneapolis’

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`Orlando Massacre’

An anti-war topical folk song about mass shootings in USA and endless U.S. drone wars abroad that was written after the 2016 massacre in Orlando, Florida. (lyrics) (chorus) On Virginia Tech’s campus In a Sandy Hook school And in California … Continue reading

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`Equal Pensions For All’

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`The Asbury Park Rebellion’ folk song

A public domain historical topical protest folk song about the July 1970 youth revolt in Asbury Park, New Jersey that demanded summer jobs for local youth that was brutally suppressed by local and state police:

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`Equal Pensions For All!’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hL3dE2oRBQ A protest folk song from 2015 that explains why all retired workers in the United States should receive an equal and adequate amount of pension money from the U.S. economic system and U.S. government in the 21st-century. (lyrics) See … Continue reading

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