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    PunkAid 2012 – Aceh Calling

    • Release date: 2012-03-21
    • Label: PunkAid
    • Catalog #: 1
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      Aceh Calling


      locked away for nothing more than freedom of expression
      heads are shaved, and forced to pray
      for aceh punks, it's just another day
      so now it's time to stand together
      because the punks are under attack -
      and there is strength in numbers
      now it's time for us to fight back
      punk stands for freedom
      and that's why they hate you
      but it's in your heart
      they can't take that from you
      and it's in your mind
      it is in your soul
      until the day you day
      it will never grow old
      rise up! we're gonna stand with you
      rise up! we are gonna see it through
      fuck with one - fuck with us all
      don't live with your back agains the wall
      rise up! we're gonna stand with you
      rise up! we are gonna see it through
      fuck with one - fuck with us all
      don't live with your back against the wall
      individualtiy is dealth with in force
      religious extremism - is the only course
      shariah - the only way that they know
      and the aceh punks stand up and say no!
      the banner of punk - the flag we all wave
      the aceh punks - they all must be saved
      your way of life - is our way too
      the aceh punks - we all stand with you
      so now is the time - to raise your fist in the air
      because if we don't act, then no one else will care.

      Aceh Calling

    From ValleyOfSteel:

    Punks are getting arrested in Indonesia, being forced to shave their heads, being forced to pray, and having their clothes burned.

    That’s the story behind Punk Aid and Aceh Calling, the massive (72 bands!) benefit compilation that’s on-sale now to support the underground punk scene in Indonesia.

    The compilation was originally released in March 2012 as a digital download, and you can still grab a copy of this titanic collection from Bandcamp for just six bucks. But since that time, enough money has been raised to have CDs made, as well.

    This is a three-disc set, and there were only 200 copies produced — at least half of which will stay inside Indonesia for all the punk kids there who may not be able to download the MP3 version. But there are a handful of them available for sale to the rest of the world, so if you want to help out a struggling pocket of the worldwide punk community AND get some new CDs packed full of great music in the process, you should hurry up and take advantage of this!

    Movement Records in Jakarta is receiving all of the profits from the album sales, so they can distribute the money to those who need it locally. The bands included on the compilation will receive no money, and neither will the folks who brought it together or those who are selling it. “This is being done for one reason — it’s the fucking right thing to do,” says Punk Aid organizer Michael “Mike Virus” Rothstein.
    More information, courtesy of Punk Aid:

    Banda Aceh, Indonesia is a strict Islamic Shariah region. Deputy mayor Illiza Sa’aduddin Djamal proudly claims that she personally supervised police raids in cafes and city parks.

    On Tuesday December 13, 2011 police took 64 detainees to the Aceh State Police Camp, shaved their mohawks and dyed hair off, and forced them into a lake.

    Djamal also has been quoted as saying “Punk is a new social disease” and that “Aceh is a Shariah region. Everyone should obey it and the punk community is clearly against Shariah.” These people are being jailed for being punk; they have not been charged with any [actual] crimes.

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