We’re excited to announce the release of a new hip-hop track to benefit the State Street 29 in Olympia, WA. This collaboratively produced song, titled “Great Lakes to Cascades,” is a free download for those who donate $1 or more to the State Street 29 Support Committee. To donate more than $1, simply increase the quantity in the shopping cart—100% of your donation goes directly to the Support Committee.
It features Testament & Illogik of Raised Fist Collective (Ontario) and Strife, MK Ultra and Unrest of Thought Crime Collective (Olympia) and recorded in Olympia in early February 2010 during Raised Fist’s Empowerment Tour. It’s a simple but fierce narrative on preparedness and strength emphasizing the aggressive spirit of mutual aid and collectivity. [256kbps VBR MP3]
The State Street 29 is a group of individuals who were arrested on the night of April 8th, 2010. They were arrested at a march consisting of over 60 people that took place in downtown Olympia. The march was done in solidarity with the West Coast Days of Action against State Violence to draw attention to the fact that police everywhere are perpetuating and fostering fear among our communities. Our goal as the State Street 29 Support Committee is to encourage others to view the arrestees, from the perspective of those who rely on and care about them, as loving, well intentioned, and active people concerned about the safety of our community.