Shining Soul at Rise Up! Tear Down!

a1525802596_10Shining Soul is a set of rising suns who’ve been on a steady path of ascension to a high thrown over the independent music scene in Phoenix since 2011. Emcee Liaizon and The Bronze Candidate deliver a needed fresh dose of social consciousness, inspired artistry, and skilled performance to the doorstep of the redundant parody-pop gated community known as the mainstream music industry. Too often we, who are trying to envision a path to a just world, have to shield our senses from the onslaught of soulless repeats that have no awareness of working class struggle; and nothing to offer the future but a gun and a smile.

These two ain’t pullin punches, and they’re coming straight-on at the immigration debate with a Red and Brown combo punch that shatters cultural barriers and nurtures fledgeling alliances within the diverse fabric of our youth.

We’ll be posting our interview here shortly, but until then you should check out their new album, Sonic Smash, which they just dropped on Sept. 10th…and then you should buy it.

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21st Century American Militarism

21st Century American Militarism

Friday, August 2nd, 7:00pm @ The Chicago Temple, 77 West Washington, Chicago, IL

Our friends the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) sent along an invitation to attend this extremely timely and critical panel on US militarism in the 21st Century.

On Friday, August 2nd, a panel will discuss the context and consequences of our growing military presence and ongoing war theaters; along with how we can organize together to resist this violent and expensive trend. Panelists and attendees will consist of people who have experienced the chaos of it from all sides. Joining the panel will be:

  • Christian Parenti, writer of Tropic of Chaos
  • Historian and writer Nick Turse – author of “Kill Anything That Moves”
  • Michael Rakowitz
  • Suraia Suhar

Be a part of this dynamic discussion regarding the past decade and the future of militarism. Please share this invitation on. Full details below.

21st Century American Militarism: Occupation Abroad and Resistance at Home
Friday, August 2nd, 7:00pm
@ The Chicago Temple, 77 West Washington

Featuring speakers: Nick Turse, Christian Parenti, Michael Rakowitz, Suraia Suhar

$10 Suggested Donation, no one turned away
Visit the Facebook event page here.

Visit the IVAW Event page here.

Event Endorsed By:

Afghans United for Justice, American Friends Service Committee, Anti-War Committee- Chicago, Catalyst Project, Center for Constitutional Rights, Chicago Area Peace Action, Chicago Grey Panthers, Civilian Soldier Alliance, Four Star Anarchist Organization, Gay Liberation Network, Haymarket Press, Illinois Coalition Against Torture, Iraq and American Reconciliation Project, Labor Beat/Labor Express, Mental Health Movement, Military Law Task Force, National Nurses United, National Writers Union, Near West Citizens for Peace and Justice, Peace Action, Third Unitarian Church Social Action, UE- Western Region, U.S. Labor Against the War, Veterans for Peace- Chicago, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Voices for Creative Non-Violence, War Resisters League-Chicago, Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ

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