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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

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In the process of gathering info for a short presentation on Gdansk for my Polish classes, I came across this page on the 1980 Gdansk Shipyard strikes. It's part of a larger site on non-violent protest, apparently centred around a TV series we've not had here in the UK. All well and good, and very interesting, but what I wanted to post up here was their page of Protest Songs from Gdansk. These are, without exception, really moving sound clips, studio recorded and released by Smithsonian Folkways Records, F-37251.

Elsewhere on the Force More Powerful site, you can also find a similar set of clips of freedom sings, related to the 1960 Nashville anti-segregation protests, including a huge gospel rendition of 'We shall overcome'.

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