The oldschool Industrial Workers of the World detourned popular music into Anarchist propaganda

Submitted by GrimWillow in detournement (edited )

With every union card, they also handed out a little red songbook. The cover carried a motto: "To Fan the Flames of Discontent." Inside were the words to about fifty songs, usually parodies of well-known melodies -- pop songs of the day, hymns, or older tunes commonly sung....

It's a long time tradition!



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