Within the framework of the support of a series of international leaders to the proposals of Union for the Homeland facing the runoff that will define the next president of the Argentinaan iconic rock band positioned itself in favor of the formula Sergio Massa and Agustín Rossi.
The support came from Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldomembers of Sonic Youthmusical group born in NY that transcended borders since the ’80s with 16 studio albums. The musicians echoed a design from a fan of the city of Cordova (the artist Lautaro Alincastro), which parodied the album Goo with images of Massa and Rossi.
In a publication on their social networks, they highlighted “this beautiful version” in which the formula of Union for the Homeland “turning to save democracy from the neoliberal extreme right. We turn to all of you to share and help make this viral peaceful militancy“.
Afterwards, American musicians listed a series of slogans: “No to fascism. No to denialism. No to the loss of rights. No to the extreme right. There were 30,000 missing companions. Memory, truth and justice. Yes to democracy, now and always. On 11/19 we voted for democracy. “Argentine Force!”
The original cover of the album included a text in English that was replaced by the adaptation of the Cordoban artist with the following sentence: “There is a storm of denialist wigs. On November 19 we voted against the neoliberal extreme right.”
Union of Independent Musicians expressed support for Massa
The Union of Independent Musicians (UMI), organization that represents self-managed artists distributed throughout the national territory, called to vote for the presidential candidate of Unión por la Patria (UP), Sergio Massa, and were critical of Javier Milei: “A state present in public policies in favor of cultural diversity is not the same as a state that is totally absent.”
The document, which bears the signature of Argentine music leaders such as Pedro Aznar, Gustavo Santaolalla, Teresa Parodi, Kevin Johansen and León Giecoreleased the statement under the hashtag “it is not the same” and compared the two presidential candidates ahead of the runoff.
“Dissent is not the same as the fervent defense of our ideas in a democratic framework than the disqualification and insult of those who think differently. Being clear that from 1976 to 1983 we lived in a genocidal dictatorship with 30 thousand Argentinian compatriots missing is not the same as denying, relativizing and distorting our history,” the text maintains.
Elections 2023: music leaders against vouchers
The musicians also placed special emphasis on the educational proposals and targeted the libertarian for the voucher initiative. “Is not the same the right to free public education than giving vouchersencouraging only market logic as an educational policy,” the text states.
Finally, the musicians pointed out that “Today history puts us in the place of ‘electing’ those people who are convincedand in ‘opt’, to those others who, not entirely convinced, prefer one option to another.”
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