List of political punk songs

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This is a list of notable punk rock songs that express political views.

On authoritarianism/the police[edit]

On consumerism[edit]

On drug legalisation[edit]

On environmentalism and animal rights[edit]

On government/s[edit]

On work, class and class struggle[edit]

On war and militarism[edit]

On racism and white supremacy[edit]

On religion[edit]

On feminism, gender equality and LGBT rights[edit]



  • Mark Peddelty and Kristine Weglarz, eds. Political Rock Ashgate Publishing, 2013. ISBN 9781409446224
  • Tony Bennett, Simon Frith, Lawrence Grossberg, John Shepherd, Graeme Turner. Rock and Popular Music: Politics, Policies, Institutions N.Y. :Routledge, 1993


  • Lawrence Grossberg, "The Politics of Youth Culture: Some Observations on Rock and Roll in American Culture." Social Text 3:2 (Winter, 1983) p. 104-126
  • Deena Weinstein, "Rock Protest Songs: So Many and So Few" in The Resisting Muse: Popular Music and Social Protest, ed. Ian Peddiw London: Ashgate, 2006. p. 3-16.