Political injustice has long spurred on some of the greatest musicians of our time and inspired some true classics along the way

Protest songs have long been part of our musical culture, dating all the way back to at least the 18th century. Inspired by political wrongdoings like the Vietnam war, corruption, police brutality and more, they’re designed to make us think about the world around us and provoke social change. Here are some of the best protest songs of the last few decades, from Bob Dylan to MIA.