Rage Against the Machine Performs at RNC
How could we NOT post this at Les Enragés.org? This is the kind of in-your-face activism that we live and breathe for.
From Crooks & Liars:
The Guardian UK: (h/t uglycasonova)
After police banned them from playing a political rally in Minnesota yesterday, Rage Against the Machine whipped out the loudspeaker and went a cappella.
The band’s original plan was to play an impromptu gig at left-wing rally Ripple Effect. Sadly, the police had other ideas, leaving Zack de la Rocha to address some angry fans.
“Rage Against the Machine is a band that has never, ever advocated violence,” he, er, rages. “We’ve always advocated a direct opposition to unjust wars like the one started by John McCain and the Republicans and Bush and all of them.”
He continues: “Why the F@#% are these cops so afraid of us? Are they afraid of us?”
Rage Against the Machine RNC - 09.02.08
C & L omits De La Rocha's closer. "They're not afraid of four musicians. They're afraid of YOU!"
HUGE tip of the tin-foil headgear to Above The Fold Blog. Nice going guys!
TAGS: PEACEFUL Protest, RAGE Against The Machine