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Welcome back to another edition of The Rebel Beat, bringing you class war on the dance floor every week!
On this edition, our monthly collaboration with Submedia.TV is back fuckin’ on! Frank was back at the controls with us to bring us amazing sets of music – we would expect no less from our favourite purveyors of global anarchist revolt and riot porn videos. Plus, we featured an interview with a Turkish anarchist, El Cuchillo, on the situation in Rojava, a liberated Kurdish territory in northern Syria. To see the Submedia video featuring that interview, head on over here.
Rojava is particularly pertinent here, not just because the anarchist-inspired resistance against the war there is fucking badass, but also because Aylan Kurdi, the 3-year old boy who tragically drowned to death in that iconic image, was from the town of Kobani, Rojava. And so we dedicated most of the music on this show to looking at the unfolding refugee crisis (which should really be called a ‘border crisis’).
Thanks for listening.
Playlist – September 9, 2015
Rap News – Immigrants
Asian Dub Foundation – Fortress Europe
Test Their Logik – No one is illegal
Propagandhi – Fuck the border
Brujeria – La migra
MIA – Born free
Various – Back to Arizona
Shining Soul – No mercy
Jasiri X – Checkpoint
Interview with El Cuchillo, a Turkish anarchist, on the situation in Rojava, northern Syria
Tiken Jah Fakoly – Ouvrez les frontieres
KRS-One – Invaders
The Last Internationale – Deportees
Calle 13 – Pal norte
M.A.P. – La chase est ouverte
Manu Chao – Clandestino
Brown Buffalo w/ Stic Man – Corazon
Nomadic Massive – Where I’m from
Rebel Diaz – I’m an alien
Lengualerta – No border/alarma