Lest we forget — Chris Wood song about the police murder of Jean Charles de Menezes, London, July 22, 2005

Posted: July 22, 2016 by Admin in 'Mainstream' media, 'Race' and 'difference', At the coalface, Capitalist ideology, Creepy stuff, Democracy movements, Internationalism, Miscarriages of justice, Morbid symptoms, Police, State repression, State terrorism

On this day eleven years ago, Jean Charles de Menezes was shot dead by the London Metropolitan Police at Stockwell underground station.  This is a beautiful song about a horrific murder.  Chris Wood is a leading figure in Nu Folk in Britain, both as a solo artist and as a leading participant in the Imagined Village project.  We picked this up from the left-wing Irish site, The Cedar Lounge Revolution.  The song won Song of the Year at the prestigious British Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2011.  Chris won Folk Singer of the Year at the same awards.

 

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