London, April 11: The people of Gilgit Baltistan are victims of Pakistan’s 'oppression and disregard'. It is an irony that even with an abundance of natural resources, the people in Gilgit Baltistan lives in poverty and have no access to education, proper healthcare and sanitation. Those who are educated remain jobless. The gross violation of human rights and discriminatory policies of Pakistan in Gilgit Baltistan are a cause of great concern. A London based think-tank - `Democracy Forum’ recently organized a seminar at the House of Commons to raise issues concerning Gilgit Baltistan.
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The Danglers 'Ascend' Into Political Anarchy with New Single and Video
"Let there be an end my friends to the politics of blindness and the message that it sends"
'Ascend' by the Danglers:
July 11, 2008 -- MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee-based progressive-rock trio, The Danglers, have just released a powerful musical statement in response to the U.S. Government's continuing oppression of its people, with their new single "Ascend." "Ascend" addresses the issues of wiretapping, gay rights, women's rights, the religious right, high gas prices, and the Iraq War. It is an anthem that will tear into the souls of non-complacent Americans everywhere.
"Recently there has been a lot of bands receiving praise for their sociopolitical lyrics, but nothing as strong or pointed as songwriters from the late 60's and early 70's. This moment in time requires less ambiguity and more responsibility by musicians to prove that music is still relevant," said Jason Loveall, violinist and singer for The Danglers.
This political anthem and it's video seen, heard, purchased, and the full lyrics read now at The Danglers website at *******myspace****/thedanglers.
About the Danglers:
The Danglers include members of Violent Femmes and The Tossers. The Danglers have been known for over 10 years as a mind-blowing live act, see them! The Danglers is Jason Loveall, violin/vocals, John Sparrow, drums/percussion and Dave Gelting, contrabass/vocals. *******myspace****/thedanglers. Self Proclaimed Heavy Wooden. One of a kind original trio of electric violin, standup bass, and drums. Think a cross between Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Buckley.
'Ascend' (Gelting,Loveall,Sparrow) Performed and written by The Danglers
Let there be an end my friends to the politics of blindness and the message that it sends
When the richest nation in the world doesn't care about its poor
They spin the press and don't address their reasons or their wars
Let there be an end my friends to the religious right and the morals it pretends
Will save us from the rapture that I fear will never come
Stealing rights from women and gays...at least we still have guns
We're drowning in a cesspool of such unforgiving hands
What's happened to this new world, what's happened to this land?
Let there be an end my friends to the mercenary armies and the greed that they defend
When I was young they told me of a red impoverished land
That spied and tortured people, spreading lies across the sands
We're better and able to what we have succumbed
We voted in these people and their lies on which we're hung
Let there be an end my friends to wireless tapping and the creed that it offends
We have a cozy green zone right here in our backyard
Full of angry people feeling tired and working hard
We're willing and able to work toward better days
But back off from that oil boys and end your killing ways