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Petrol Girls Release New Song On International Women’s Day Featuring Janey Starling

The song, Fight For Our Lives, pays tribute to the global fight against femicide and gender based violence.

All proceeds from the sales of the song go to UK based Level Up. This feminist organisation is building an interactive, virtual database of femicide victims across the UK and Chile, aiming to scale up in the future.

See also: Femicide And The Punk Rock Scene In Chile: Interview With Sin Lenceria

This time around the band brought in reinforcements. Janey Starling, former lead singer of Dream Nails and co-director of Level Up, is a perfect fit and she lends her furious voice and lyrical wizardry to the feminist anthem.

Janey wrote about the origins of the International Women’s Day for the Guardian in 2019 and how it’s rooted in “working-class and migrant women’s protests against life-threatening conditions in sweatshops”.

She will be joining the band on stage on the 19th of March as they perform at the Punks Against Sweatshops show in London.

Cover photo credits: Martyna Wisniewska


“We Are Rising”: A New Protest Anthem by Taína Asili (video)

Puerto Rican musician and activist Taína Asili has made sure that 2020 starts off with a protest bang and just where last year left off.

“We Are Rising” is a collaboration with One Billion Rising, an activist movement that strives to raise awareness of violence against women.

Taína states that “Music has always been the heartbeat of our movements for liberation. With “We Are Rising” I offer women around the world a new anthem to help us tap into the energy, strength, courage and wisdom needed to usher in a new era of justice and healing.”

“The Violator Is You”: Women In Chile Perform A Protest Chant

Protests in Chile are ongoing and one part of it is women voicing their frustration for the lack of action taken by the government when it comes to femicide and sentencing violators of women.

A large group of women protested the government’s failure to protect them with a chant and dance. According to this article “The song was created by Chilean feminist collective ‘Lastesis’ and is based on Argentinian theorist Rita Segato’s work that argues sexual violence is a political problem.”

See also: “Nueva Canción Protest Music Sung During Chile Protests (Videos)

“The patriarchy is a judge
that judges us for being born
and our punishment
is femicide
impunity for my killer
is the disappearance
is the violation

the fault was not mine, not where I was, nor what I was wearing

the violator was you
the violator is you

they’re the cops
they’re the judges
the state
the president

the violator was you
the violator is you

the oppressive state is a masculine violator

sleep gently, innocent girl
don’t worry about the thieves
who for your sweet dreams
come as friends who look like cops

the violator was you
the violator is you”