Hell Yeah! I love Anti-Flag. Think I’ll go ahead and get these tickets for my Birthday and take a nice little Road Trip down to Hollywood. Oh man I’m so excited! I’ve seen this band hella times and I can’t wait to add another one to my belt.
Obviously they are like the most political punk band out there, but they practice what they preach. Check out all this awesome info about what they do.
Anti-Flag have been involved with activism throughout their musical career. This has included starting the activism groups The Underground Action Alliance, Military Free Zone (a group to protest a clause in the No Child Left Behind Act, which gave military recruiters automatic access to students’ personal details) and The Bright Lights.
They have been involved in performing at multiple protests, including two in support of Rage Against The Machine.
They performed outside the Republican National Convention in 2008. They were supposed to be the last band to play, but when officials found out that Rage Against The Machine were going to perform after them, they shut down the stage’s power and Rage Against The Machine performed two songs using megaphones.
Most recently, the band played an acoustic set at the Occupy Wall Street demonstration in New York City on October 8, 2011.
They also regularly support political organisations which include:
- Democracy Now!, the latest headlines from which can be found on the band’s homepage.
- PETA, who were one of the sponsors of their 2010 ‘The Economy Sucks Let’s Party’ tour.
- Amnesty International, to which the band donated money from the sale of The People and the Gun, have supported for a long time and who were one of the sponsors of their 2010 ‘The Economy Sucks Let’s Party Tour’.
- Greenpeace, with whom the band worked in order to persuade world leaders to attend the climate conference in Copenhagen and who were one of the sponsors of their ‘The Economy Sucks Let’s Party Tour’.
- Useless, with whom they sold screen-printed limited-edition T-shirts to raise money for The Kandorwahun project, while raising awareness and visibility for Useless.
The band also showed their disapproval of fracking in October 2013, supporting the Clean Water Mob.
The band’s song “Die For Your Government” was sung by anti-war protesters who briefly blocked a road to prevent US troops from deploying to Iraq in August 2010. They have appeared in the 2010 music documentary Sounds Like A Revolution, about new protest music in America.