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Anti-Flag make a ‘Dying Plea’ as the world awaits election outcome

Today Anti-Flag has unveiled “A Dying Plea Vol. 1,” – a protest song featuring DE’WAYNE, Marcia Richards of the British reggae punk band The Skints, Jalise Della Gary and Tom Morello.

In a press statement, the band says: “The 2020 election has highlighted the heightened divide between so many Americans. It has also clearly defined the unity among the ruling classes, who handpick and present political candidates who have no intention of challenging an unjust structure of power which protects and enriches the nation’s economic elites.

“Their unwillingness to waver on the marginalization, persecution and murder of BIPOC whether by economic isolation, environmental disaster or militarised and racist police forces. Their inability to break from the corporations that buy, sell and trade their policies and platforms allowing them to devour our planet, make us sick and create endless war for the sake of their economies.

“With the civic duty of voting behind us and while the world waits to see the electoral outcome, we must turn our attention to the next phases of the work we all need to be doing. Working to hold these people accountable, fighting racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and all bigotry. The change we seek doesn’t come from presidents, prime ministers or popes. It has historically and will always come from The People.

“Our hope is that A Dying Plea Vol. 1 & 2 serve as a reminder to stay focused on these goals.

“Vote. Strike. Boycott. Protest. Win!”

100% of the proceeds from A Dying Plea, which is available digitally as well as a limited 7-inch record, benefits four causes close to the band’s heart.

SIStersPGH:  a transgender centred drop-in space, resource provider and shelter transitioning program based in Pittsburgh, PA.
SARI a UK based community-oriented agency that provides support and advice to victims of hate
The JusticeLA Coalition: which is working to reduce the footprint of incarceration in Los Angeles County and reinvest county dollars into alternatives to incarceration.
MY BLOCK MY HOOD MY CITYThat provides underprivileged youth with an awareness of the world and opportunities beyond their neighbourhood

You can stream the song and pre-order the limited edition 7-inch HERE 

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