This Week with David Rovics
Taking On Spotify:  Why We Need A Global Campaign

Taking On Spotify: Why We Need A Global Campaign

May 16, 2019

How should independent musicians survive in the streaming age?  There seems to be mostly a lot of hopelessness, along with a few dead-end ideas.  I have another idea:  demand streaming justice.  Fight back against the vulture capitalists of Stockholm.  How did we get to this point?  Here are my two cents.

Somewhere On Spotify:  My Own Industrial Collapse, Part 2

Somewhere On Spotify: My Own Industrial Collapse, Part 2

May 8, 2019

Spotify is not single-handedly responsible for my relatively impoverished financial state as a working musician.  But it is certainly one of the most prominent reasons for it.

Pete Seeger Was A Movement Musician

Pete Seeger Was A Movement Musician

May 1, 2019

Who was Pete Seeger?  Some reflections on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Pete's birth.

For All the Bicycles in Denmark

For All the Bicycles in Denmark

April 24, 2019

Of ghost bikes and bike lanes.

If I Had A Hacker

If I Had A Hacker

April 18, 2019

After Julian Assange's arrest and the resulting explosion of the internet last weekend, I attempt to pick up some of the pieces. 

How Do You Strangle A Corporation?

How Do You Strangle A Corporation?

April 11, 2019

In this week's missive we explore the question: how do you strangle a corporation, when it doesn't have a neck?

Before the Flood

Before the Flood

April 4, 2019

I am, it might reasonably be said, a climate refugee – though a very comfortable one. Escaping the forest fires to run a little cafe in Denmark is hardly a sacrifice. But if the cafe might be a good retirement plan for me, it won't be for my children – far too soon, the whole country in which Cafe Hellebaek is located will likely be underwater.

To Brexit or Not to Brexit?

To Brexit or Not to Brexit?

March 29, 2019

The main problem with the question of Leave or Remain is that it's not the question most people in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland are really interested in.  It's just a very fraught proxy for the real question.

Why Did This Just Happen Again?

Why Did This Just Happen Again?

March 22, 2019

Ethnic Cleansing 101.

Blowing the Whistle in 1943

Blowing the Whistle in 1943

March 14, 2019

In 1943, Georg Duckwitz blew the whistle on Nazi plans to deport and kill Denmark's Jews. In 2010, Chelsea Manning was arrested for blowing the whistle on US war crimes. Now she's back behind bars.