Classic Themes Never Get Old

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Since 9/11 and "the crisis" in 2008-2009 it seems as if terrorism and the financial markets are the only two topics worth talking about. Even in the political/activist scene there are trends and hypes. Since the late nineties globalization is the number one theme to discuss and criticize. And even though it's extremely important to stay in touch with current affairs, classic themes should never be overlooked. Besides that, they form the basis for current movements.
Animal and human rights, homophobia, environmental protection and economic problems among lower classes are subjects that have been around for ages. So they might not be very "sexy". Yet, there is a reason they've been around for this long. They have proven to be important over time. This is a tribute to activism in the fields of Anti-fascist action, Gay-positive activism, Animal liberation, Environmental activism. Yes, Subjects in Capitals.

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You might think it is old fashioned
To preach about the bio industry

You might think it is not hip
To worry about nuclear waste

You might think it is politically correct
To fight discrimination

You might think it's simply boring
To use words like capitalism

Old fashioned, not hip & politically correct
But in this changing world there are certain rights worth fighting for
Human, animal and environmental rights
Of all times, of all places, always of value

Anti-globalism, climate change
Making politics sexy again
It's getting hot in here
Trim your sail to the wind of change

A weather beaten dusty squat our foundation
The maxims on its walls our inspiration

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from Start From Scratch! (2010), released November 1, 2010

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Antillectual Nijmegen, Netherlands

Antillectual from Nijmegen, the Netherlands plays a socially conscious, melodic blend of music, ranging from ‘90’s skate punk to ‘00’s emo and ‘10’s orgcore. Creating their own unique blend of stolen riffs and borrowed song titles, while carrying the torch of European punkrock. ... more

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