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Action For Afghanistan: Racetraitor, Disappear, Life Force, Eighteen Visions And More On New Benefit Compilation

There is moshing at home. Then there is moshing at home, knowing that you are supporting an important cause. The latter is what you can do by visiting the webpage of Another City Records and place an order for a cassette/digital version of a new compilation album, titled Action For Afghanistan.

See also: A Protest Music Interview: Racetraitor

All proceeds from the compilation, organized by Mark Bradley of Unblind and Disappear, will go directly to Women for Afghan Women and MIAAN.

“One major thing I was trying to accomplish, was to get representation from bands with diverse lineups and backgrounds (not just straight white males). A lot of time and effort went into hand selecting bands that I felt would best represent the overall message of this compilation. I think we managed to do so, and also achieved a pretty eclectic mix of bands.”
– Mark Bradley

The humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan is one of the worst in modern history. After decades of war and natural disasters, more than 20 million people are facing starvation, according to the United Nations. Women and children are especially vulnerable, so even if it is something small then still consider hitting up Another City Records and grab your copy. Many small things add up to something bigger.

Full list of participating bands can be seen below:

Change⁣
Snuffed⁣
Direct Measure⁣
Ill Communication⁣
Life Force⁣
Overstep⁣
Bystander⁣
No Longer at Ease⁣
Unblind⁣
Rejection Pact⁣
Bitter Truth⁣
Racetraitor⁣
Optimal Crime⁣
Disappear⁣
Prison Suicide⁣
The Geeks⁣
FAIM⁣
Terminal Nation⁣
Si Dios Quiere⁣
Berthold City⁣
Soul Charge⁣
Eighteen Visions⁣
Tuning⁣
Discourage⁣
Last Gasp⁣
Miracle Drug⁣
Moral Law⁣
One Up⁣
Bull Cult⁣
Godhead⁣
Second Life⁣
Despair


Rage Against The Machine Still Use Their Voice, Taking A Stand Against US Emperialism

In the wake of the Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan it is uncertain what new atrocities the US government (and its funders) will now throw onto the Afghan people. There are very few people who have benefitted from the last 20 years. Mostly the people who make weapons. And their politician friends. From the USA. Without war, they don’t make that money. Simple as that.

Many years after calling it quits as a band, Rage Against The Machine still use their voice and now they have posted a few words about the situation for the voiceless in war-ridden Afghanistan.

Their message is clear and concise and they also put blame on the US media for their direction these past decades: “Mainstream media is repeating the same tropes that were used to justify an illegal invasion 20 years ago. Little to no air time is being spent discussing the 4 decades of US imperial intervention that have reduced this nation to rubble. The victims of U.S. empire have been sounding the alarm for a long time. Whenever we hear the drums of war beating, we must shut them down.”

While the band was active they obviously used all their means to help spread ideas of peace and unity, as art is capable of:

“music has the power to cross borders, to break military sieges and to establish real dialogue.”

Zack de la Rocha in a 2007 interview with Juice Magazine

Cover photo: Dusan Vranic/AP Photo

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Women In Afghanistan Banned From Singing In Public – Protests Ensue

Only 2 days after the International Women’s day of 2021 the Afghanistan government placed a ban on women over the age of 12 to sing in public. Why it is dangerous for women to sing in public is something only said government can answer.

We here at Shouts plead to the Afghanistan government to think again about their decision. If women singing in public is something that brings them fear then perhaps they all need to see a psychologist.

We should all participate in sharing this. The hashtag #IAMMYSONG is trending and there are many more articles out there about the issue.

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