first_imgJust over a year ago, Prophets of Rage–a politically-charged supergroup comprised of Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Chuck D and DJ Lord of Public Enemy, and B-Real of Cypress Hill–burst into existence with an angry bang. The outfit, described by Morello in 2016 as “an elite task force of revolutionary musicians determined to confront this mountain of election year bullshit,” came together for a string of summer amphitheater shows following their widely buzzed-about maiden shows in LA and Brooklyn featuring a mix of material by RATM, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill. The band also promised that they would be recording original music.The promise was fulfilled last month with the Michael Moore-directed “Unfuck the World,” the first single from the upcoming self-titled debut LP Prophets of Rage–due out September 15. Last week, the super group released the second single, “Living on the 110.” Today, the band has released the official music video for “Living on the 110,” which features some of the wealthiest and most impoverished places in Los Angeles and New York City. Watch it below:Additionally, the band announced four surprise shows at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club on 9/7, Asbury Park’s Stone Pony on 9/9, Philadelphia’s TLA on 9/10 , and New York City’s Apollo Theatre on 9/12. Prophets Of Rage will unleash their fury at special limited club gigs to mark the upcoming release of the debut album, out September 15.More information about their tour schedule can be found here.last_img read more

first_imgNewsRegional Guyanese death row inmate stages hunger strike again by: – May 29, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img Share 39 Views   no discussions Death row inmate Ganga Deolall resorts again to hunger strike to protest his conditions.GEORGETOWN, Guyana– Three years after staging a hunger strike in protest against alleged threats by his jailors to poison him, death row inmate Ganga Deolall is off food again.This time, Deolall has reportedly taken the action in protest over the lack of proper medical attention he is receiving from personnel at the penal institution.According to local media, his relatives are calling on the relevant authorities to investigate what they claim is the unfair treatment being meted out to the diabetic inmate.Deolall, 48, has been serving out a death sentence for the 1993 murder of 29-year-old Yvette Lall, whose mutilated body trussed to a crankshaft and slab of concrete was found at La Grange, West Bank.Relatives of Deolall have reportedly stated that the inmate has been refusing meals for the past four days to force authorities to provide him with diabetes medication which he needs but is not being given. There is also a charge from the family that since being diagnosed with the chronic illness during his incarceration, he is supposed to be getting special foods and lots of cranberry juice, but these provisions were not being looked after; nor is Deolall always allowed to make his scheduled clinic visits.It is also alleged that on May 16, Deolall awoke to find the left side of his body numb and despite reportedly being assured by the prison medic that he would be allowed to visit the doctor, but that did not occur that day nor the following day when the inmate reportedly requested for a second time to go to the doctor. This has been identified as the event that pushed the prisoner to go back on hunger strike.Director of Prisons Dale Erskine has reportedly stated that he was unaware of the hunger strike, but would launch an investigation into the matter.This stand-off between the convicted murderer and the Guyana penal system comes just days after damning reports circulated in the Guyana media of the scathing criticisms that the State Department of the United States has made of human rights injustices in Guyanese prisons.According to the recently released 2011 report on Human Rights Practices by the State Department, the most serious human rights abuses in Guyana involved complaints of mistreatment of suspects and detainees by security forces, unlawful killings by police, and poor prison and jail conditions.Caribbean 360 Newslast_img read more

first_imgBy Gary SmeeNOTTS Outlaws won their first domestic 20-over title with a 22-run victory over Birmingham Bears in the T20 Blast final at Edgbaston.A magnificent 132-run stand between Brendan Taylor (65) and Samit Patel (64 not out) propelled Notts to 190-4 after they had slumped to 30-3 early on.Harry Gurney’s 4-17 restricted the Bears to 168-8, despite Sam Hain’s 72.Notts now hold both domestic limited-overs trophies after their One-Day Cup success at Lord’s in July.And Peter Moores’ side are well-placed to complete a treble-winning season by claiming the Division Two title in the County Championship.The Outlaws’ chances in the final looked bleak after they lost their top order cheaply, including England opener Alex Hales for a second low score of the day – bowled by international team-mate Chris Woakes (3-29).Woakes also removed Tom Moores and Riki Wessels to leave Notts reeling, before an excellent recovery.Once former Zimbabwe international Taylor, 31, and all-rounder Patel, 32, settled in they turned the final in Notts’ favour.Patel was the more destructive batsman, smashing four sixes in his 42-ball knock, while Taylor used a mix of deft touches, reverse sweeps and pure timing to find the boundary nine times.Patel’s innings was one of high class under the most extreme pressure – he used his feet superbly against a fine bowling attack to clear his front leg out of the way and hit regular boundaries.Taylor fell at the start of the 19th over, but Outlaws captain Dan Christian finished the innings in style with 24 off eight balls, including 23 off paceman Olly Stone’s final over.Birmingham Bears transformed their T20 top-order halfway through the competition – bringing in youngsters Dominic Sibley from Surrey, Adam Hose from Hampshire and Ed Pollock from university cricket.Pollock shone in their semi-final win over Glamorgan, with 50 off 27 balls, but this time he managed only 14 before being brilliantly run out by Patel.And it was only 22-year-old Hain, their leading run scorer in the competition, who produced in the final with some wonderful straight hitting into the stands.All-rounder Aaron Thomason, 20, provided some lusty blows in his brisk innings of 26, but Notts’ experienced seam attack held their nerve.(bbc)last_img read more