Punk around the world

Here is an article about the emergence of different national forms of punk music. In particular it tracks the use of punk as a form of resistance to various forms of oppression. It notes the way punk has become part of the establishment over its thirty odd year history in the UK, whilst it is highly controversial and provocative in its newer national contexts (leading in some cases to violent responses). Here’s a short excerpt about the value of the music:
Towards the end of our conversation, I ask him the inevitable question: what appeals to him about a music and subculture that will soon be 40 years old? His answer is spoken with the same passion you would have found in London during the hot punk summer of 1976. “It’s simply an expression of freedom,” he says. “It has those do-it-yourself values. And it’s always opposed to the dominant culture. That’s why people like it.”

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