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Mix: Fight for Your Rights

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Yesterday was Human Rights Day, a holiday that promotes awareness of social issues around the world. This week’s mix is inspired by the artists who have used their status and music to enlighten people about current issues and encourage action.

Listen to our selections for socially conscious tunes and share some of your own in the comments below…

ALEXIS’ PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNkr86zZaP4?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Bob Marley | Song: Redemption Song

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svTuSRiFPoc?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Beastie Boys | Song: Fight for Your Right

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlVBg7_08n0?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Macklemore | Song: Same Love

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFTLKWw542g?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Billy Joel | Song: We Didn’t Start the Fire

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f39Zs0gB87c?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Marvin Gaye | Song: What’s Going On


DEE’S PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1xmXOP3lhM?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Curtis Mayfield| Song: (Don’t Worry) If There’s Hell Below, We’re All Going to Go

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCX3ZNDZAwY?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: John Lennon | Song: Imagine

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9FZMHNhJ80?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Billie Holiday | Song: Strange Fruit

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nbaaU-J08s?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: The Roots | Song: Dear God 2.0 (Monsters of Folk Remake)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_mLxEw6XGE?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Tom Waits | Song: Day After Tomorrow

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