As one of our most inalienable rights as free citizens, protest is a vital a function of democracy – a medium through which the disenfranchised can speak loudly as one. And through marches, rallies, sit-ins and demonstrations, there has always been the song to keep the masses moving. The vital combination of freedom of speech and anger toward political and social injustice has spurred some of the most powerful songs ever written. This playlist is a tour de force of mainly Anglo-American protest music from the 20th century and onwards, covering topics like anti-war, civil rights, the feminism and more. While a huge chunk of these songs stems from the counterculture heyday of the 1960s, the political turmoil of 2016 and 2017 at least seems to have paved way for a whole new resurgence of the noble art of protest songs.