Rage Against the Machine have voiced their opinion on the recent tragic airstrikes targeted at Palestinians.
They took to Instagram to stand in solidarity with Palestine. They wrote, “The violence and atrocities we are witnessing in Sheikh Jarrah, the Al Aqsa compound and Gaza are a continuation of decades of Israel’s brutal apartheid and violent occupation of Palestine. We stand with the Palestinian people as they resist this colonial terror in all its forms”.
The tweet reads, “The Biden administration position: the Israeli government, a nuclear power with sophisticated weapons and a powerful military, can ethnically cleanse Palestinian neighborhoods, the Palestinians do not have a right to self defense, and Israel can kill children with impunity.”
Having never shied away from asserting political statements in their music or their work in general, earlier this year the band revealed that they would be releasing a new doco which delves into the context behind 1991’s ‘Killing In The Name.’
The 15-minute film, dubbed Killing in Thy Name, was produced in collaboration with art collective the Ummah Chroma and it investigates the history of racial and social oppression and inequality in the United States.
Zack de la Rocha said on the film, “Living in the States, you’re living in one of the most brutal societies in the history of the world. The country who inherited the genocide of the Native American people. A country which participated in slavery.”
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He continued, “Any society or any government or any system that is set up solely to profit a wealthy class while the majority of the people toil and suffer and sell their labor power, so long as that system’s only true motive is profit interest and not the maintenance and the betterment of the population, to meeting human needs, then that society should not stand. It should be challenged and questioned and overthrown.”