Anti-Flag slam Trump, donating money from LPs pressed w/ burnt American flags
Perhaps you've seen the Donald Trump tweet (embedded above) that suggests "loss of citizenship or year in jail" for anyone who burns an American flag. It has outraged many, including a band whose very name references this kind of activity, Anti-Flag. Because of the tweet, the political pop punk vets are once again selling records that have burnt or torn pieces of American flags pressed into the vinyl, and donating "to a LGBTQ advocacy center in Pittsburgh, PA and also the Sacred Stone Camp legal defense fund." Here's their full statement:
we're launching the second round of our Wax Mage Records "Live Vol. 1" LP auctions today on the heels of Donald J. Trump calling for jail time and/or loss of citizenship for anyone who burns an american flag. These LPs contain burnt/ripped/blown out pieces of american flags pressed inside of the actual record. ONLY 10 OF THESE EXIST!
100% of the proceeds of this auction will be donated to 2 charities chosen by A-F Records and Wax Mage Records. the last 2 auctions raised over $1200, lets see if we can top that!
the band had this to say about the release:
"In times of bigotry and injustice, the artist community has always stood on the side of marginalized people. With the election of Donald Trump bigotry and injustice now stand center stage. When Donald Trump, his inevitable cabinet of political and corporate Washington insiders, and the rest of the Alt-Right burn the constitution, we burn the American Flag.
While symbols and fabric feel no pain, people do.
The forth coming administration will hurt the poor and their inclusion of the Alt-Right will hurt the LGBTQ community.
100% of the proceeds from this auction will go to a LGBTQ advocacy center in Pittsburgh, PA and also the Sacred Stone Camp legal defense fund.
"No One Is Free When Others Are Oppressed." - Anti-Flag
more details / pre-order info / etc for "Anti-Flag - Live Vol. 1" will be announced on December 1st.
Anti-Flag first sold these records earlier this month.