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Rage Against the Machine reunites: ‘Abort the Supreme Court’



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The members of Rage Against the Machine have at all times carried a message with their music. In 2022, they’ve a lot to be mad about, and after an 11-year break from performing collectively, they didn’t maintain again over the weekend.

Throughout their pandemic-delayed return to the stage Saturday night time, the rap-rock band was sometimes abrasive, performing its high-octane catalog to greater than 30,000 individuals at Wisconsin’s Alpine Valley Music Theatre.

Per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the band members hardly talked between songs, however that didn’t imply they weren’t vocal. As an alternative they screened pictures of real-world violence, together with an El Paso police automobile engulfed with flames, together with messages associated to the Supreme Courtroom’s reversal of Roe vs. Wade.

“Pressured start in a rustic that’s the solely rich nation on the earth with none assured paid parental depart on the nationwide degree,” an onscreen message learn. “Pressured start in a rustic the place Black birth-givers expertise maternal mortality two to 3 occasions greater than that of white birth-givers. Pressured start in a rustic the place gun violence is the primary reason behind dying amongst youngsters and youngsters.”

“Abort the Supreme Courtroom,” the next screen read in all caps.

Rage Towards the Machine beforehand introduced its displeasure with the Roe vs. Wade ruling when it got here down on June 24. In a black-and-white message posted to the group’s Instagram, they introduced their charity concert events at Alpine Valley and Chicago’s United Heart had raised $475,000, all of which might be donated to reproductive-rights organizations in these states.

“We’re disgusted by the repeal of Roe V. Wade and the devastating impression it would have on tens of thousands and thousands of individuals,” the band’s Instagram post learn. “Over half of the nation (26 states) is prone to ban or critically prohibit abortion very quickly, if not instantly, which could have a disproportionate impression on poor, working class and undocumented BIPOC communities.”

“Like the numerous ladies who’ve organized subtle railroads of resistance to problem these assaults on our collective reproductive freedom, we should proceed to withstand,” the assertion continued.

Rage Towards the Machine final carried out at 2011’s L.A. Rising festival, staged on the Los Angeles Coliseum. In 2019, they introduced the Public Service Announcement Tour for the spring of 2020, which was pushed again to 2021 after which delayed till 2022 due to the pandemic.