Magazine article New Internationalist

Protest Websites [Http://www.protest-Records.com ], [Http://www.Marchofdeath.Com ], [Http://www.Rockthevote.Org], [Http://www.Remhq.Com ]

Magazine article New Internationalist

Protest Websites [Http://www.protest-Records.com ], [Http://www.Marchofdeath.Com ], [Http://www.Rockthevote.Org], [Http://www.Remhq.Com ]

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If any good has come out of the Iraqi crisis it's the way in which millions of people worldwide have protested. The web has played an enormous role in this organization. Among musicians, some have spoken out in real time - stand proud, you Texan Dixie Chicks! Others have taken to the web.

The sites listed below are among the leading antiwar sites; all of them offer free MP3 downloads. And sometimes more. Made by the people behind Sonic Youth, veteran experimentalists from New York, protest-records.com offers a slick series of stencils for neighbourhood subversives. (I'd recommend `Bush'n'Bones'.)

The music, organized in 10 volumes, is eclectic: indie rockers Mudhoney and Chumbawumba rub shoulders with turn-tablists like DJ Spooky, plus fast-rising songwriter Cat Power. The Beastie Boys number `In a World Gone Mad' - a howl of punk-rap - is its finest moment.

Smaller sites have gems, too. REM, who have rushed a mix of `The Final Straw' on to their site remhq. …

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