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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2004 5:06 pm    Post subject: ROCK AGAINST BUSH Vol's. 1 & 2 Reply with quote


"About a year ago I decided to use my influence to get bands together to speak out about the president," NOFX's Fat Mike said. "I think it's our responsibility as citizens and musicians to do so. He's wrecking the country and the world. He's starting wars for no reason, our economy is in the toilet, he's ruining the environment, and he does things like cut taxes when we need money."

Californian punk band NOFX were more renowned for their practical jokes and immature antics than political seriousness, but all that's changed. Basically horrified at what Bush Jr. has done to the USA and the world, Fat Mike organised the two Rock Against Bush CDs/DVDs, in which anti-Bush punk and other bands contributed a song each to voice their disdain at the present US administration. Not to mention the all-important

"We're trying to build a coalition of kids 18 to 25," Fat Mike said. "We want punks and other disenfranchised young people to vote as a block, which no one has ever done before. Kids are the biggest group of people that don't vote. We want to change that."

The two CDs are jammed packed with bands from across the punk/alternative spectrum, from Ministry, Social Distortion, Anti-Flag, Jello Biafra & D.O.A. on the first CD to Foo Fighters, Green Day, Rancid and Bad Religion on the second. Each disc comes with a DVD of political documentaries and satire, as well as written facts why you should hate George Bush Jr.

To name but 7:

Bush campaign shirts were made in Burma under sweatshop conditions. Interestingly enough, in 2003 Bush Jr. signed legislation banning products from Burma effictive September 1st, 2003.

Under Bush Jr. there are more than 43 million Americans with no health insurance.

He has taken 11 official executive actions to undermine reproductive rights ... how long will it be before a woman is stripped of her right to choose?

Despite a 13% unemployment rate among those aged 16-24, Bush Jr. proposed to eliminate youth opportunity grants - a program that provides job training to America's youth. A $225m program in 2002 is now being done away with so Bush can have more money for the war in Iraq.

He is a religious fanatic that believes in the apocalypse and that ONLY Evangelical Christians are eligible for the afterlife. Catholics, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, and everyone that isn't in Bush's flock are all doomed to Hell. To see the full extent of his extremist views, watch the (thoroughly scary) PBS documentary "The Jesus Factor".

Against Colin Powell's advice, Bush Jr. chose not to recognize Afghanistan's statehood, therefore making it's people not protected by International Law and vulnerable to human rights abuses and torture.

Bush Jr. authorized the use of cluster bomabs and 'Daisy Cutters' (the world's biggest non-nuclear bomb) in populated areas of Iraq. These have contributed to the deaths of over 10,000 innocent civilians, more than three times the number of casualities suffered in the tragic 9-11 attacks.
Note: NO Iraqis were involved in the 9-11 attacks.

These two CDs represent a collective movement not seen since the Vietnam War demonstrations. It's aim is to enlighten those who couldn't give a fuck about politics to sit up and take notice. Took a punk to do it - could we have Rap Against Bush, or Thrash Against Bush? Let's hope we won't have to for the next 4-years.

Come the presidential elections in November, the world will hold its breath ...

Smile (or Sad , depending if Bush gets back in ...)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right on!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Goatkeeper?

We have tons of that album here in S. good link! Exclamation
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