Street punk is an urban working class-based subgenre of punk rock, partly as a rebellion against the perceived artistic pretensions of the first wave of British punk. Street punk emerged from the style of early Oi! bands such as Sham 69 and Cockney Rejects, and the Oi! bands that followed them such as Blitz, The Business and Angelic Upstarts. A key band in defining the aesthetic was The Exploited.
However, street punk continued beyond the confines of the original Oi! form with bands such as GBH, Chaos UK, Discharge, The Anti-Nowhere League and Oxymoron. Street punks generally have a much more ostentatious and flamboyant appearance than the working class or skinhead image cu… Read more
Anarcho-punk is a genre of punk rock that promotes anarchism. Some use the term broadly to refer to any punk music with anarchist lyrical content, which may figure in crust punk, hardcore punk, folk punk, and other styles. A surge of popular interest in anarchism occurred during the 1970s in the United Kingdom following the birth of punk rock, in particular the Situationist-influenced graphics of Sex Pistols artist Jamie Reid, as well as that band's first single, "Anarchy in the U.K.". However, while the early punk scene appropriated anarchist imagery mainly for its shock or comedy value or at best as a desire for hedonist personal freedom, Crass along with neighbors Poison Girls m… Read more
"No justice, no peace" is a political slogan that originated during protests against acts of ethnic violence against African Americans. The slogan became associated in the late 1980s with Black protests against racist and police violence in New York City. The phrase calls attention to the persistent failure to hold police accountable. But the concern about justice also extends to education, economics, health, and more. If justice isn?t done in the face of such chronic injustice, the slogan says, we?re going to continue to disturb the peace until it is. Second, the expression speaks to a basic moral logic: Without justice, it?s not possible to have peace.