Musical activism in the new millennium.

Every generation has its soundtrack. In the new age of terrorism, escalating wars, environmental threat and online media, who are the new musical activists? What are they saying? What is their soundtrack? There are many but few break through. Michael Franti, Ani Difranco, John Butler and many others form a new generation of musical activists. Poverty, social justice and the environment have been in their firing line but it is peace that has galvanized their focus. Protest musicians have always faced resistance and suppression. How are these musicians breaking through?