March 8, 2012

Hello Friends!
OUR NEW VIDEO IS HERE! We shot the video for “This Is The New Sound” a couple of weeks ago at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, OH – the same place The Shawshank Redemption was filmed. The AMAZING folks at Amnesty International USA are debuting the video today at

The National Defense Authorization Act makes it more likely that anyone–including you–could be held indefinitely without charge or fair trial. You could be like Shaker Aamer. He’s been held by the US government at Guantanamo for over 10 years without charge or fair trial, despite the British government’s request that he be released to his wife and children in London. Like all people held without charge by governments around the world, he should be charged and fairly tried or released. The right to a fair trial protects all of us from abuse.

“The erosion of human rights should always be taken seriously. We wanted to find a creative and clever way to introduce these ideas into the discourse about our new record “The General Strike”. This video is
a culmination of that idea, yea, maybe we’ll talk about how funny it is to see puppets beating the hell out of us, but we’ll also discuss the idea that people are being held in prisons without fair trials, and the promise Obama has made to shut down Guantanamo Bay has yet to be fulfilled.” –Anti-Flag

Amnesty International and Anti-Flag have worked together on a number of important causes, taking campaigns on tour with the band in the United States and overseas, and now they have teamed up together to speak out against indefinite detention with Amnesty International premiering the new video.

“The passage of the NDAA represents a further erosion of human rights in the United States and we are excited to be partnering with Anti-flag to help get this message out to a wider audience.” Tom Parker, Policy Director for Terrorism & (Counter)terrorism and Human Rights for Amnesty International USA

Take action now at:

In addition you can also find information about (NDAA) and sign the ACLU’s petition HERE.

Keep fighting the good fight! (And keep an eye on those puppets in Washington and beyond…)