US punk band Anti-Flag interviewed


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)

INTERVIEW: Anti-Flag
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.

8 thoughts on “US punk band Anti-Flag interviewed

  1. IRS Persecution of Pasadena Ca.Church
    Posted by: “GUY SMITH” guycsj3@yahoo.com guycsj3
    Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:40 am (PST)
    In my Forever War blog dated 060922 there is a link to
    an article about a church being investigated by the
    IRS for an Establishment clause violation.I have read
    the sermon in question,and find it to be a very well
    done criticsm of Bush administration policies.
    *
    There is one thing that is glaringly absent in the
    sermon.Nowhere in the sermon is there an advisory to
    not vote for G.Bush,nor is there an advisory to vote
    for J.Kerry.The sermon is a strong indictment of
    Bush admin policies,and nothing more than that.
    *
    I fear that this is an example of McCarthyist style
    harrassment of a church based soley on its liberal
    position.
    *
    Write your congressperson and request an
    investigation into the IRS’s action against this
    church.Below is the link to the All Saints Church’s
    website.Please read the sermon of 2004.
    All Saints Church Will Challenge IRS Summons
    http://www.allsaints-pas.org/all_saints_church.htm
    *
    The right to thought and assembly are central rights to our national identity.We must come to the support of any person or persons who are being harrassed by big government.
    – Guy

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