This video is called Massive Attack & Blur Protest Iraq War In London In January 2003. It says about itself:
A Sky News piece with a short story about Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack and Damon Albarn of Blur, jointly protesting the US/British led invasion of Iraq in Westminster, London on the 22nd January 2003.
From British daily The Morning Star:
Don’t ignore the war
(Friday 20 June 2008)
MARK WAGER says that Bristolian trip-hop duo Massive Attack have come out of the shadows to deliver a political message.
Supported by Riz MC, who himself secured a radio ban on his single Post 911 Blues – “Bush and Blair sittin’ in a tree, K.I.L.L.I.N.G” – and introduced by the lawyer who campaigns for the human rights of Guantanamo Bay detainees Clive Stafford Smith, Massive Attack could now be happily accused of purposefully attracting attention to the second Gulf war.
Last Saturday’s performance at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the Meltdown festival was aided by a fantastic light show centred around a large screen.
Their protest is presented on-screen through sobering facts and figures on the war displayed through a mesmerising display of light and dark.
It could be said that the current climate has become Massive Attack’s reason for coming out of the shadows and working on their first album since the disappointing 2003 release 100th Window. If this gig is anything to go by, they are clearly back on form.