Anti-war songs and anti-establishment peace protest music

Music speaks to our deepest feelings. Military cadences drive troops. National anthems prick conscience. We stand a little taller, united in singing the Star-Spangled Banner.

Songs commemorate historical events: oppression, war, labor struggles, violent acts. Music evokes sorrow, righteous indignation, anger at injustice. It inspires resistance as well as nationalistic conformity. Insurrections, uprisings and protests have their rallying cries. Sometimes people rally against what others sing anthems of praise to.

December 7 commemorates Pearl Harbor attacks and the U.S.'s entrance into World War II. There's protesting galore over police brutality in the shooting death

of Michael Brown and the chokehold death of Eric Garner, said Associated Press Dec. 8.

Here are anti-war protest songs to commemorate that day which will live in infamy plus anti-establishment protest songs that express sorrow over violence in our nation.  Anti-war songs and anti-establishment peace protest music - AXS