VideoPropagandhi singer recommends Green is the New Red
Posted by Chris Hannah, lead singer Propagandhi | Monday September 24, 2012
Chris Hannah of Propagandhi (Mandy Malazdrewich)
Green is the New Red tells the story of what happens to citizens who dare to organize to put these anti-environment-extremists out of business.
—Chris Hannah, singer of Propagandhi
Even though you might not hear them on mainstream radio, well...ever, Propagandhi is one of Canada's most successful punk rock bands. In twenty years, the band has at least twenty recordings to their name.
And the band members live in Winnipeg, though lead singer, Chis Hannah grew up in Portage la Prairie. They are celebrated internationally and are incredibly politically aware.
So SCENE wasn't particularly surprised by Chris Hannah's book recommendation:
We live in a time where politicians are little more than indentured servants to the corporations that buttress their petty political ambitions. The prime directive of those corporations is to maximize quarterly earnings and it doesn't matter at all to the sociopaths in charge if the natural world -- the one that sustains us all -- has to be annihilated to do it.
Green is the New Red tells the story of what happens to citizens who dare to organize to put these anti-environment-extremists out of business. It is a harrowing account of the arrival of a full-fledged corporate police state, where mere criticisms of the prevailing economic order are now being considered acts of "terrorism" by the courts.
Written before the backdrop of the U.S. legal system, Green Is The New Red has serious and obvious implications for related social movements in Canada.