Tagged Anti-Flag

MJ: Anti Flag’s Pat Thetic Talks About Art For Amnesty and Coachella

April 21, 2014 – Pat Thetic of Anti-Flag discusses his new project Art For Amnesty and Coachella with Mother Jones in a great article. Pat talks about how the driving beat of punk music when he was young gave him a channel to release his political and activist energy, and talks about the song "Toast to Freedom" and his recent campaign to help the members of Pussy Riot and other artists persecuted for their free speech. They also discuss how the Coachella crowd is not their typical crowd they play too, and the festival is criticized (and rightly so) for costing $400-700 for tickets, travel, etc. and is obviously a crowd with disposable income. Check out Gabrielle Canon's column on Mother Jones here.

Anti-Flag Releases New Anti-NDAA Music Video “This is the New Sound”

MAR 12, 2012 – Punk music activist band Anti-Flag, who have been interviewed and featured on the Justice Through Music's website and "Rock Your Rights" DVDs over the years, has teamed up with Amnesty International and released a powerful new music video called "This is the New Sound" speaking out against the NDAA, or National Defense Authorization Act. The act gives the President power to detain and hold American citizens indefinitely without a charge or a trial.

The song is from their upcoming album "The General Strike" to be released on March 20th. Anti-Flag has been one of the most political musical activist bands ever, with lyrics such as "You gotta Die for Your Government, That's shit!". Drummer Pat Thetic is an outspoken critic of the use of depleted uranium by US, UK, Israeli and other militaries in their bullets. They have teamed up and supported PETA, Greenpeace, and Democracy Now! and numerous causes over the years.

If you want to learn more check out  Wiki and to sign a petition against the NDAA there is one at Petition2Congress, and Change.org. Watch the new video "This is the New Sound" from Anti-Flag below:

SuicideGirlsBlog: Justine Sane Gets Hope From Occupy Movement

In an interview with SuicideGirlsBlog.com, Anti-Flag guitarist Justin Sane says the Occupy movement "gives me a lot of hope."  He adds, "I think in America there’s a sense of fairness – that everybody has an opportunity to get ahead and that’s based on an assumption that there’s a level playing field that we all start out on. Now people are looking around and seeing that there isn’t a level playing field, things are vastly out of balance, and people with a lot of money are actually breaking the law in many cases and doing things that should be illegal to make more money – all this while the rest of us are just trying to scrape by. I think Americans are pretty fair minded – most people are just saying that they want a level playing field and that’s why we see a lot of protests popping up recently."

To read the whole interview check out SuicideGirlsBlog.com.

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