Controversial hip-hop duo Test Their Logik released their newest music
video "No One is Illegal" today, to commemorate so-called Canada Day. The
music video, directed and produced by film-maker Amy Miller of "Wide Open
Exposure", takes a strong stand against Canadian nationalism. Demanding the
abolition of all borders while calling attention to Canada's current system
of exploiting migrant labour for its own economic gain, the song's lyrics
unravel the root causes of immigration while pointing out the genocidal and
colonial underpinnings of the Canadian state.
"We 're releasing this video on Canada Day in an attempt to rain on your
racist parades," said Testament. "Today in every city across 'Canada'
millions of people will join together in the false unity of nationalism and
unknowingly be celebrating the genocide and theft of native land, the
exploitation of migrant workers, the jailing and deporting of refugees, and
Canada's imperial agenda overseas. We pledge allegiance to humanity as a
whole and the earth itself. Not to the queen or the flag or the nation."
The music video was largely shot during this year's May Day "Status For All"
demonstration, which was organized by No One is Illegal Toronto (NOII). In
support of NOII's organizing goals and principles Test Their Logik roamed
through the crowd performing, eventually making their way onto a rooftop for
a hip-hop set that erupted in to a street party. NOII is a strong
nation-wide radical migrant justice organization which also played a central
role in organizing resistance to both the Vancouver Olympics and the G8/G20
summit last year.
"I pledge allegiance to humanity not Canada" said Illogik. "The Canadian
state brands people as illegal immigrants to this land. In doing so they
create an easily exploitable and expendable underclass of people, generally
people of colour, who serve the needs of the capitalist system without
receiving any of the benefits of citizenship. Status For All! Stop The
The video can be viewed at www.testtheirlogik.com as well at
http://vimeo.com/25691257 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrGluMzWgec
The song is also available on Test Their Logik's debut album "A", which can
be ordered online at crimethinc.com
Press Contact: Illogik 647-292-5172 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Test Their Logik have been featured on AW@L Radio a bunch of times, here is the last one:
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