This music video is called Anti-Flag – One Trillion Dollars (on military expenses).
From London daily The Morning Star:
Bang to rights
(Friday 22 September 2006)
by WILL PORTER
INTERVIEW: Angry US punk rockers ANTI-FLAG sing about political justice and human rights. They demand that you stand up and listen.
“The politics, for me, are more interesting than the music.”
This is a fairly bold statement when you’re sitting in the middle of a music festival. It’s even bolder when you’re one of the acts.
For a musician, this might seem like confused priorities, but for Anti-Flag’s lead singer Justin Sane, as a political activist, punk rock is his weapon.
Ten years into their DIY career, US punk rockers Anti-Flag speak about music and politics with such confidence and enthusiasm that they come across as both veterans and fresh blood.
More Anti-Flag here.
Anti-Flag in Australia: here.
Anti-Flag album review: here.
More anti war music here.
Military recruiters are already scrambling to enlist enough soldiers to meet wartime demands. Now they’re facing a new obstacle: punk rockers. With militaryfreezone.org, an antiwar band from Pittsburgh, Anti-Flag, has started a campaign against an obscure provision of the No Child Left Behind Act dictating that public-school districts supply high-school students’ names, phone numbers and addresses to military recruiters. According to the Department of Defense, info about potential enlistees can significantly reduce recruiting costs, which have nearly doubled, from $6,500 to $11,600 per recruit, in the past decade: here.