Musical interlude: Putin has made this song relevant again

Selfie: Vladimir Putin poses with Russian children. This image was taken in 2014. Does he know whether any of these children went on to fight in his Ukrainian war? Would he care if any of them died? Many millions of Russians do – don’t they?

I remember this old Sting piece from when it first came out in 1985. It is tragic that, nearly 40 years later, it has become relevant again.

The sentiment it expresses was powerful then and is powerful now, as once again Europe (and America) is in the hands of tyrants who are acting without any regard for the future of their people, or their people’s children.

Over to you, Sting:

Are there other songs out there, about the Russia-Ukraine conflict or that have been adapted to be relevant to it? If so, send links so I can put them up too.

Music, culture and the arts are powerful tools to shape political activity. 

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