Archive for the ‘protest’ Category

RATM Goes A Capella at the RNC

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

“Rage Against the Machine showed up to perform a show outside of the Minnesota State Capitol for the Ripple Effect music festival on Tuesday, but the concert was shut down. The band was set to perform at 6:30P, however police denied the band access to the stage.”

In response, the group delivered an a capella version of “Bulls on Parade.” …

Good. Now get back in the studio and record some new material…

via Prefix Mag


Alberto Gonzales Heckling

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales delivered his $40,000 speech at the University of Florida last night. Gonzales’ first stop on a nationwide college speaking tour got off to a very rocky start, as he had to endure shouts of “criminal” and “liar” throughout his speech. The St. Petersburg Times describes the scene:

Embattled former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was a few minutes into his speech Monday night when the first two protesters took the stage, their heads covered and hands tied behind their backs like Abu Ghraib prisoners.

One of the young men stood silently beside Gonzales, who looked down at his notes and waited for two police officers to lead him away. Then came a young man in a military fatigue jacket, who stood directly in front of Gonzales with a sign declaring: “Habeus corpus.” (report from thinkprogress)

I can only hope that similar protest action is taken at Gonzales’ appearance at Wash U. February 11th 2008 in 560 Music Center