CORRECTION: The Video of Tom Morello speaking on false flag terror
was recorded in Denver on August 27th, not in St. Paul as previously
Tom Morello, guitarist with rock protest band Rage
Against the Machine, spoke out against false flag terrorism in
the week before an impromptu performance by the band was shut
down by police outside the RNC.
Morello spoke briefly to Alex Jones just
before appearing at an event being held by independent candidate
Ralph Nader in Denver during the DNC.
"When the media speaks of terrorism it tends
to be in the context of lone bandits from middle eastern countries
when most of the terrorism that occurs in the world is government
sponsored." Morello told Change reporters.
"Whether it's the Bush administration or the
Putin administration, terror is not something that is unfamiliar
"It is nothing new," Morello continued,
"From Gulf of Tonkin to the Maine, in the Spanish American
war, it is something that is embedded, unfortunately, in the DNA
of American politics."
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Fast forward to Tuesday evening and Rage announced they would
make an unscheduled appearance and perform at the Ripple Effect
Day Festival at the Capitol in St. Paul.
However, as soon as police got wind of the plans,
state troopers were dispatched to the scene, the power was cut
and the band were barred from the stage.
An official quoted in reports claimed that Rage
were prohibited from performing because they were not included
on the festival's permit, however the Ripple Effect website insisted
that permit "held no artist-specific provisions."
As the crowd grew restless, Morello and frontman
Zack de la Rocha took to a megaphone and led the protesters in
a sing-a-long of some of their hits anyway:
Last night the band were allowed to play a pre-arranged
show at the Target Center in St. Paul. After the concert ended
at 10.30pm riot police had surrounded
the building in waiting for protesters who emerged
and took to the streets to march and chant.
used batons, pepper spray and fired bean bag rounds
and tear gas to disperse the demonstrators, in scenes more akin
to the streets of communist China. After whittling the crowd down
to around 75, police surrounded them, ordered them to the ground
and arrested them all.
"We are free citizens of America, and we are
here because we love our country," said a girl who was leading
the crowd, who refused to give her name. 102 people in total were