Below are some chants you can use and adapt at the next street action. Joining your voice with others gives us power we don’t have alone. A good chant translates political vision, rage and resistance into language. It can move a street full of people forward together. The best chants have a good rhythm and build excitement and energy. Clever words, humor and passion make chants fun. If you’re in a protest where a chant has gone on for too long, help save the day by starting a new one! We’ve also listed a few protest songs.
There ain’t no power like the power of the people, cause the power of the people don’t stop. Say what?
If we don’t get no justice, you don’t get no peace!
What do we want? _________! When do we want it? NOW!
We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it!
We will not be silenced in the face of ___________ violence
When _____’s rights are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back!
No means no and nothing less. How we dress does not mean ‘yes’
Get up, get down, there’s a ______ movement in this town!
1, 2, 3, 4 We don’t want your fucking war
2, 4, 6, 8 stop the violence stop the hate
The system has got to die, hella hella occupy
Fuck the _________, we don’t need them, all we want is total freedom
From Oakland to _________, fuck the police
Who’s streets? Our streets!
Banks got bailed out! We got sold out!
Hey Hey Ho Ho _______ has got to go
This is what democracy looks like
No justice, no peace
We’re fired up, won’t take it no more! No to Oil, no to War!
Two four six eight – no more chants with rhymes or meters that work!
What do we want? Brains! When do we want it? Brains!
A slogan, exhausted, should never be repeated!
Which side are you on?
This little light of mine
We shall overcome
We shall not be moved
The world turned upside down
The Diggers Song