Tag: pacifism

Joan Baez: Human Being, Pacifist, Folksinger

Before there was Ani DiFranco there was Joan Baez. Bob Dylan’s former muse was pilloried as “phony Joanie” in the American press because of her public protests against America’s involvement in Vietnam and then for visiting Hanoi. Numerous causes later, the folk-singing pacifist, 68, is enjoying a late-game surge of interest with last year’s Steve…

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New Radiohead Single Celebrates Pacifist WWI Vet Harry Patch

Radiohead’s new single, “Harry Patch (In Memory Of)” was written in honor of the United Kingdom’s final veteran of World War I, who died in July at the age of 111. As Thom Yorke explains on the band’s website, where it can be downloaded, the stately and somber tune reflects Patch’s pacifist beliefs. Proceeds from…