We’re All Troy Davis – Local Music Video

From Utopia Or: Bust:

From The Art of Struggle album –> “New Ab” by Son of Nun, Rev1 & DJ Mentos. {.mp3 download link.}

IN MEMORY OF

Associated Press photo, 1991

TROY DAVIS

EXECUTED IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA

ON SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2011

{…} I’m in a coffee shop and see a friend on Facebook posting about something that’s unfolding in real-time. A white dude and a black dude next to me are having a heated discussion about the very same thing. Then it starts appearing on other computer screens around the cafe – the image of a man who’s story you already know because you’ve heard it hundreds of times before, and pretty soon everybody’s talking about it again. And then you wonder whether history, maybe this time, has repeated itself enough already that we are creating a dynamic consciousness to stop and change the course. But the unconscionable happens anyway. Even as millions of people around the world are saying in their own languages “No!” for the sake of this one person who is now representing all of us, it happens anyway right before your eyes {…}

The music video I dedicate

to all prisoners and to all unnamed victims of the prison systems

and to those detained indefinitely by systems of social control

in prison societies everywhere.

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