Rage Against The Machine, Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib


This video from the USA is called Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name – 1993.

From Dutch daily Sp!ts, 2 June 2008, page 14, paper edition:

[The annual rock festival] Pinkpop attracted for three days in a row over 60,000 visitors to Landgraaf; this had never happened in the 38 previous editions …

Rage as furious as ever

The most spectacular set on Pinkpop was by headliners Rage Against The Machine. The foursome, reunited after a breakup in 2000, get on stage to the sound of sirens, in orange prison clothes, with hoods on their heads, like prisoners in Guantanamo Bay.

The hoods on the photo with this Sp!ts article remind one more of Abu Ghraib torture prison in Iraq; while the orange clothes are like in Guantanamo Bay.

They even have to search a bit for their instruments before starting off well right away with their blockbuster Bombtrack. And when the suits get off a bit later, the old socialist fighting song, The International, sounds from the PA.

Also on Guantanamo Bay: here. And here.

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