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Songs Of Activism And Revolution: Workers' Song

The Boston-based Dropkick Murphys are an American Celtic punk band, union supporters and a prominent voice of the Rust Belt's white working class.

The Murphys are a high-energy live band who packs every venue they play. Wiki:

Dropkick Murphys have been known for supporting working class and union causes, and have a strong relationship with the AFL-CIO.

The band has said that they are all Democrats, and during the 2004 United States presidential electionwere part of Punkvoter,[43] a political activist group dedicated to defeating George W. Bush.

That year they also appeared on the Rock Against Bush, Vol. 2 compilation contributing the song "We Got the Power".On February 22, 2011, in support of Wisconsin workers' rights, the band released their song "Take 'Em Down" from the album "Going Out In Style" on their website along with creating a limited edition "Take 'Em Down" t-shirt which will benefit the Workers’ Rights Emergency Response Fund.

Two days later on the MSNBC news show, The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, "Take 'Em Down" was used as an intro song to a news story on the Wisconsin workers protest.

On Saturday August 13, 2011, Dropkick Murphys issued a statement of solidarity with the 45,000 Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) on strike from Verizon Communications, Inc.

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