This compilation was compiled to show solidarity with the Khulumani Support Group legal action against several multi-national corporations who supplied the apartheid regime with the military equipment it used to suppress the majority of South Africa’s people. The core message of this CD is that social justice should never be subordinated in the pursuit of profits. Global society is confronted with a serious dilemma - our personal and national economic goals very often contradict basic human rights in other parts of the world. Should we throw our hands up in despair, or stick our heads in the sand? No, we must constantly strive to transform human society and human systems such that they sustain life and freedom. The artists represented on this CD come from all over the world (South Africa, Ghana, Congo, Togo, Uganda, Mozambique, Iran, the UK, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Chile, the US and Canada) and in a variety of languages – put one message across - that the powers that be must be held accountable for their actions! Peace. Defboyz, Grahamstown, South Africa.
The Khulumani Support Group is a membership-based organisation of 58,000 survivors of apartheid-era crimes. The Red Card Campaign, was started in support of Khulumani's lawsuit against multinational corporations (IBM, Daimler, Ford, GM, Rheinmettal) that aided and abetted the commission of apartheid crimes by selling equipment to the apartheid security forces.
This CD was only possible through an organic collaboration by hip-hop headz and social justice activists around the world. First up we must thank the Khulumani Support Group for trusting us and funding the project. Heavenly approved production (HAP) – Geel the president and fam on TRUTH MUSIC – Noah for your time and skills behind the desk, Rush for connecting headz globally, Words for art, Janet for web, Nomalanga,Marje, Farouk and other SOSAC fam, Biz, M.I.F, Ewok for getting the ball rolling faster than we could blink an eye. A very big thank you to all the headz at Nomadic Wax for connecting likemindz and doing all the international work to make this a truly global project. Big up! And most importantly, to all the Mceez and artists who contributed a track and made this a strong compilation. We’re humbled and honoured by your courage and readiness to make a moral stand with us in South Africa.
Mixed and Mastered by – N. Jamieson and Geel
Compiled by – X. Madinda
Cover Design – Wordsuntame
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