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Artists Lend Their Voices To A New Documentary About Protest Art

If you recall statues of a naked Donald Trump popping up across cities in the US then you might have heard of the anonymous protest art collective Indecline. For the past few years the group has been collecting footage that now has turned into a 45 minute long documentary.

One unnamed representative for the group told Rolling Stone that “What was once set up to be a deep dive into the history of resistance art, soon became a ‘call to action.’”. Via Rolling Stone’s large platform the documentary can now exclusively be streamed in full.

Throughout the film we get a reminder of the stunningly creative, elaborate and always illegal protest art that Indecline has made like renting a room at Trump tower only to create a prison inside that room filled with rats and a Trump impersonator. Lending their voices to share their thoughts on protest art are some protest musicians such as Tom Morello, Moby, Fat Mike and Nadya Tolokonnikova among many more.

Damien Echols, who was wrongfully sent to death row as one of the West Memphis Three, speaks of how protest art literally helped save him from a state ordered execution.

Art and humour have long lived together as well. The film clearly shows how humour is necessary to get a message across. After all, humour is closely related to positivity – and kindness. One of the representatives of Indecline, when interviewed, has a cop in the background who is tied up on a chair. The Indecline representative quickly asks the cop if he is ok before continuing to answer the questions.

The film is directed by Colin Day who directed Saving Banksy. Banksy is another artist who’s work is documented in the film for his creative graffiti that has caught the attention (and inspired resistance) around the whole world.

Original photo credits: ©Hannah Verbeuren

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HipHop vs Capitalism: Fresh Mixtape Out From Rhymethink

The crew behind Rhymethink music collective, based out of “the stolen lands of occupied Turtle Island”, just released a mix tape featuring artists such as Tachichi, Lee Reed, Ghettosocks, Mother Tareka, Test Their Logik, Unknown Mizery, Aquakultre, Praxis Life, NiLLa Music, Ceeb Dread and more. The tape is a collaboration with Mayworks festival and Sipsit.

See also: A Protest Music Interview: Lee Reed

Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist Metal Music Compilation Album

The title above says it all. This is a compilation album put together by Blackened Death Records in the UK and according what the organisers write on their Bandcamp page they believe that metal music is for everyone. We here at Shouts concur.

“Let’s knock fascism on its ass, spread some metal, and get medical aid to those who desperately need it.”

100% of the proceeds from the sale of this album go to Doctors Without Borders.