Boots Riley of the Coup Speaks on Zimmerman Verdict & the Tone of Recent Protests

Boots Riley of the Coup

Boots Riley of the Coup

HKR 07-17-2013: Yesterday we caught up with long time activist and artist Boots Riley of the Coup and had a great dialogue on Hard Knock Radio about the George Zimmerman verdict and the subsequent demonstrations that have kicked off all over the country in the aftermath.

Boots laid out his thoughts on this and connected it to larger pictures that are in play all over the planet.. We talked at length about the protests and the tone they have taken and how they compare to protest in other parts of the world. We also talked about what should be some possible end goals especially if one perceives the justice system to be beyond repair. Boots of course noted the importance of not seeing the issues around seeking justice for Trayvon Martin in isolation, but instead as something that is systemic requiring us to have deeper analysis and long-term goals for fundamental change.

We also talked about Boot’s new album ‘Sorry to Bother You’ and his upcoming shows in the Bay Area this weekend..

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HKR Boots Riley-on Trayvon and Demonstrations

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaFQw52wJug

Comments

  1. great conversation. really appreciated it.

  2. I want to see George Zimmerman and Debra Neson end up the same way Griselda Blanco did and the jurors and the defense team should meet the same future/fate as well

    It’s not against the law to have my personal feelings

    May death and sorry follow them and their families until they all terminate

  3. man smh still

  4. crumbling #3

  5. this guy is real i used to see him at all the protests in oakland and he sounds great as well wow the better part of mos def whom i know as well

  6. lol thats crazy #12

  7. it is what it is

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