Billie Holiday – Strange Fruit (Song Of Protest)

This song is a commentary upon the lynching of two black men, J. Thomas Shipp and Abraham S Smith, in the town of Marion, Indiana on 7th August, 1930. Both had been accused of robbing and murdering a white factory worker, and raping his girlfriend. They were being held in the local jailhouse. A mob […]

Top 20 Simpsons Running Gags

The Simpsons has become a cult classic. Since its inception in 1989, 662 episodes have been broadcast making it the longest running US sitcom. Viewers have been entertained to the exploits of characters such as Bart, Moe, Lisa, Krusty and, of course, Homer. It even predicted the election of Donald Trump to the US presidency. […]

State Of Fear – Thriller By Michael Crichton

State of Fear by Michael Crichton (2004) Peter Evans is a lawyer for a prestigious LA firm. He handles the account of billionaire philanthropist, George Morton, a man committed to tackling environmental issues, most especially climate change. But Morton has been having second thoughts about the issues he has been campaigning for. After meeting with […]

Jewish Anti-Zionist Speaks Out Against Israel

In the ongoing struggle for the rights of the Palestinian people to live in peace and equality, the enemies of such noble aims regularly attempt to portray the search for justice in Palestine as somehow anti-Jewish or, even more inaccurately, anti-Semitic. This sickening approach by apologists for the Israeli death machine ignores the fact that […]

In The News – Kris Kristofferson (Folk)

Kris Kristofferson might well be the coolest person on the planet. Rebel Voice has long been a fan of this folk and country legend, and this song of his from his 2006 album, This Old Road, just goes to show how thoroughly decent and talented he is. Kris will be 83 on 22nd June of […]

Luke Kelly – School Days Over (Working Class Ballad)

This is a beautifully poignant song about the terrible way many children were deprived of the chance to enjoy their youthful innocence. It speaks of the young boys who were sent down the mines from a very young age. Many boys were, perhaps, enthused with the idea of joining their fathers, and uncles and older […]