Anti-Flag and Tom Morello issue a rallying cry with “A Dying Plea Vol. 1”

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on November 4, 2020

The compelling call to action features contributions from DE’WAYNE, Marcia Richards (The Skints), and Jalise Della Gary.

In the wake of one of the most divisive elections in modern history, coupled with the turmoil of an ongoing global pandemic and an international focus on police reform and social equality, punk band Anti-Flag have enlisted the help of Tom Morello for “A Dying Plea Vol. 1.”

The track, coupled with the visual that depicts incendiary instances of protest, upheaval, and wide-spread civil unrest serves as a call to action amid what continues to be a very tumultuous time in history.

The band has issued the following statement along with the release of the track.

The 2020 election has highlighted the heightened divide between so many Americans. It has also clearly defined the unity among the ruling classes, who hand pick 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 militarized 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

Among the contributors on the track include Hopeless Records’ standout De’Wayne whose “National Anthem” release from early this year served as a breath of fresh air among the alternative rock ranks. Marcia Richards of London’s reggae, ska, punk flag bearers The Skints loaned her efforts to the track as well. Rounding out the roster of talent included emerging vocalist Jálise Della Gary and the veteran voice of resistance in Tom Morello.

Fans can also pre-order “A Dying Plea” on a limited edition 7” through A-F Records Store – HERE

All proceeds from“A Dying Plea” will benefit sisTers Pittsburgh, SARI, Justice LA Now and My Block, My City, My Hood Chicago.