#Factivist Mission No. 4: Feel the power of protest through music

#Factivist Week is a week-long effort to show world leaders at the UN General Assembly next week that ONE members support fact-based activism in our drive to end extreme poverty. Read Mission 1Mission 2 and Mission 3 here – it’s not too late to take action!

Yesterday, we asked you to watch Bono’s TED Talk, “The Good News on Poverty (Yes, There’s Good News)” to learn where the term “Factivism” came from. Today, we ask you to channel Bono’s rock-and-roll spirit by looking at global protest movements through the lens of music. 

Here are five incredible covers of classic protest songs by contemporary artists Elvis Costello, Mumford + Sons, Freshlyground, Christina Grimmie, The Lone Bellow and David Crowder, made exclusively for ONE’s protest songs project, #agit8.

Music will play a big role in our work in New York City next week. We’re hosting a panel discussion with Spotify and YouTube at the Mashable Social Good Summit on our #agit8 project, and inviting Christina Grimmie to do a live performance. So, we’d love for them to see ONE’s support on social before the big day. Listen through these songs, pick a favorite, then share on your social networks using #Factivist and #agit8. 

Elvis Costello and Mumford + Sons: The Ghost of Tom Joad

Freshlyground: Revolution/Redemption Song

Christina Grimmie: Respect

The Lone Bellow: For What It’s Worth

David Crowder: This Land Is Your Land

Check back to ONE.org tomorrow for your fifth and final #Factivist action.