I've always used music to remind me why I stay in the fight or why I should even when I don't. Below the fold you can find a bunch of my fave songs of struggle available on YouTube.
I'd be interested in what other people listen to when they need the inspiration to stay in the struggle.
Rebel Diaz "Which Side Are You On?"
A union classic updated for the age of globalization and globalizing resistance.
Rita Martinson "Soldier, We Love You"
From the Vietnam-era FTA tour that played to tens of thousands of US soldiers stationed at various Pacific bases. A clip of this also appears in "Sir! No Sir!" a GREAT documentary on the GI movement against the VietNam war that is available FREE to GIs.
Welfare Poets "Sak Pase"
A salute to the Haitian people's fight against US domination.
Mavis Staples "99 & 1/2"
Remake of a classic with footage from the LAPD's attack on an Immigrant Rights march.
Jefferson Airplane "Volunteers"
Revolutionary hippie anthem. Still great.
John Lennon "Power to the People"
Need I say more?
DAM "Meen Erhabe (Who's The Terrorist)"
Palestinian hiphop from Israel.
Akon isn't always this on-target. But this is great song.
For the 2004 elections. A reminder of the stakes and of the voters lined up in Ohio.
Gil Scott Heron "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"
It won't. Oldie but goodie.
The Coup "Ride The Fence"
Fiery commie hiphop makes a critical point.
So what are you listening to?