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2:43 pm, July 5th, 2020 - 11 comments
Categories: accountability, boycott, class war, Culture wars, Deep stuff, democratic participation, discrimination, Economy, movie review, Politics, Zionism - Tags: documentary, give nothing to racism, movies, the clash, white riot
Go see this film.
A documentary about the formation of the Rock Against Racism movement in the late seventies, White Riot is a reminder that much of your favourite rock music was stolen from black slaves by white men.
You’ll never look at Eric Clapton the same way.
David Bowie and Rod Stewart don’t come out of it too well, either, but at least they apologised for their stupidity.
Clapton, on the other hand, is still a proudly unapologetic racist. Who shot the sheriff? Not you, mate.
Nick Cave and the dimwits from Radiohead are also on my shitlist for supporting Zionism, when they really should know better.
On the upside, I’d like to give a big shout out to Christchurch punk band Carradine Choke, who took the proceeds from a recent gig which was meant to be a fundraiser for their new album and instead donated the money raised to a community ethnic support project.
That’s brilliant. That’s punk.
Embrace the anarchically democratic traditions of punk.
Above all …
Love Music. Hate Racism.