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Check out your justice playlist!

We’ve been dancing and singing around the office all week here at OneJustice.

Thank you for the amazing song suggestions!

You all are so inspiring! What a fantastic collection of songs – from Billie Holiday to the Clash, and from Pete Seeger to Green Day – you filled up our week with rousing melodies and inspiring lyrics.  What a treat – and we just had to share them back with all of you.  Check out the list below, in alphabetical order by song title, of the 32 suggestions.  Enjoy building your playlist!

And the winner is . . . (drum roll please . . .)  Ok, wait, first we have to say that we know the winner is a perhaps a bit predictable – but so many of you included it in your submissions – it was the most frequently posted song across all our social media sites.  And maybe it’s because we’re feeling a bit mushy so close to Valentine’s Day, but we thought the lyrics really speak to exactly what makes OneJustice so unique.

“You, you may say
I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will live as one.”

OneJustice only exists because we are a network of people who all believe that by working together we can bring more justice into the world.  OneJustice is truly just a container for the work done by all of you – the network of individuals who join together as volunteers, supporters, and donors because you believe that no one should suffer from solvable legal problems – that no one should lack basic access to legal advice and assistance.  We’re all dreamers – dreamers for a better day, when low-income Californians no longer face legal barriers to basic life necessities.  OneJustice’s entire job is to bring us all together to imagine that day – and then put our feet on the ground to make it a reality.  So how could we not choose John Lennon’s “Imagine” as the winning song?

Congratulations to Claire Axelrad (blog), Cynthia Luna (facebook), Tam Ma (facebook), and Tanya Cobb (facebook via board member Diego Cartagena), who all posted “Imagine.”  They will each get a super cool OneJustice water bottle – kudos!


The OneJustice 2013 Change, Love, Power and  Justice Playlist – Created by the OneJustice Network!

A Change is Going to Come” by Sam Cooke

American Idiot” by Green Day

Behind the Wall” by Tracy Chapman

Blowin’ in the Wind” by Bob Dylan

Change the World” by Eric Clapton

Equal Rights” by Peter Tosh

Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman

Get Up, Stand Up” by Bob Marley

Give a Little Bit” by Supertramp (Roger Hodgson)

Help Save the Youth of America” by Billy Bragg

Hurricane” by Bob Dylan

I Am Woman” by Helen Reddy

Imagine” by John Lennon

It Takes Time To Build” by Beastie Boys

Johnny 99” by Bruce Springsteen

Justice” by Cassandra Wilson

Know Your Rights” by The Clash

Living for the City” by Stevie Wonder

Look for the Union Label” produced by the International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union

The Mercy Seat” by Johnny Cash

Natural Woman” by Carole King

One” by U2

Ooh Child (Things are Gonna Get Easier)” by The Five Stairsteps

People Get Ready” written by Curtis Mayfield, particularly as performed by Aretha Franklin

Redemption Song” by Bob Marley

Strange Fruit” performed by Billie Holiday and written by Abel Meeropol

Sunday Bloody Sunday” by U2

There is Power in The Union” by Billy Bragg

Truth” by Ruthie Foster

Wake Up” by Rage Against the Machine

We Shall Overcome” by Pete Seeger

What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye

2 responses to “Check out your justice playlist!

  1. claireaxelrad February 12, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Imagine? You picked Imagine! Great playlist. Can’t wait to start singing and dancing in support of one justice for all. 🙂

  2. Pingback: We have a winner – the best of 2013 | OneJustice Blog

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