Chomsky Allstars feat. Prince Blanco: Know Your Riots

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Sent to DS from Martin Chomsky

May 3, 2012 by

Brixton Riots 1981

Image by Kim Aldis via Flickr

From the forthcoming ‘Spy Guy’ EP

KNOW YOUR RIOTS

This is a public service announcement – in a Molotov style

Know your riots … insurrections, too many to mention

1791 – Birmingham, England, 1793 – New York

1812 – Baltimore, 1849 – Montreal

1863 – Richmond, Virginia, 1886 – Belfast

1891 – Valparaiso in Chile, 1905 – Hibiya, Japan

Know your riots

1919 – Bow Street, 1924 – Bhagalpur

1929 – Palestine, 1935 – Harlem, Regina and Ballantyne

1942 – Brisbane and Wellington, 1943 – LA

1958 – Notting Hill and Nottingham, 1968 – Kingston, JA

Know your riots

It’s your birthright

Oh, in a Molotov style

1969 – the Battle of the Bogside, 1976 – Soweto

1981 – Toronto, Ontario; Moss Side, Handsworth and Brixton

30 years on and it’s still going strong

In Athens, Tottenhamand beyond

Know your riots

Stand up and fight

In a Molotov style

Know your riots

It’s a worldwide insurrection

And it has been suggested in some quarters that we have had enough

Well … take to the streets

Take to the streets

Take to the streets

Know your riots

In a Molotov style

Take to the streets

Take to the streets – run!

Copyright: Martin Chomsky 2012, with thanks to Joe Strummer

Chomsky Allstars feat. Prince Blanco – ‘Know Your Riots’

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