March of Death
“Without just cause or reason, without legal or moral justification, and without a thread of proof that Iraq directly threatens the security of the United States, the Bush administration has headed to war. As I am writing this, bombs are raining upon the defenseless civilians of Baghdad in a continuation of a policy that has already claimed the lives of over 1 million innocent Iraqi people. People just like us who want democracy but find themselves cornered by a dictator on one side, naked U.S. aggression on another, and the oil beneath their country; for which it appears they are to be massacred.
Lies, sanctions, and cruise missiles have never created a free and just society. Only everyday people can do that. Which is why I’m joining the millions world wide who have stood up to oppose the Bush administration’s attempt to expand the U.S. empire at the expense of human rights at home and abroad. In this spirit I’m releasing this song for anyone who is willing to listen. I hope it not only makes us think, but also inspires us to act and raise our voices.” - Zack de la Rocha
“Artists, be they painters, actors, writers or musicians, have a responsibility to reflect and interpret the world around them. Our current administration’s foreign policy strikes me as being reckless, inhumane, and hopelessly out of step with the so-called “values” it claims to defend. We, the world’s only superpower, have immense capacity to ease human suffering throughout the world, yet we instead choose to inflict it upon those we deem a threat to our agenda of empire.
As an American, my government’s actions give me cause for great concern. I’m proud to support Zack de la Rocha in giving a musical voice to that concern.” - DJ Shadow