Anti Cuts Protest Charity Song To Be Launched Monday
In a further week that has seen police violence toward inocent students as well as aimed at those using needless violence against the police during this weeks education protests, the organisers and artists under the name of Captain SKA have issued details of the charities and anti-cuts campaigns that will benefit from sales of their charity single.
YouTube sensation "Liar, Liar", the catchy anti-cuts song from Captain SKA, is to be released on December 13th in a bid to become the Christmas number one.
Already a viral hit, passed on by thousands wanting to show their opposition to the new government's spending cuts, "Liar Liar" will go into a head to head fight with X-factor winner for the number one slot this Christmas.
The song and video entitled 'Liar, Liar, Liar' attacks the Con-dem coalition for lieing to the electorate in order to deliver a permanent blow to health and safety law, the privatisation of everything and the mass unemployment being pursued by the Tories and their bed fellows, the Liberal Democrats.
With quotes from key government officials over a catchy repetitive tune and lyrics, the video features cameo appearances from David Cameron, Nick Clegg and George Osborne – each met by "Liar, liar; can you trust him no, no, no."the song's aim is to highlight the fact that this government is not being truthful with their reasons for introducing the worst cuts in public services in memory.
The Trade Union movement has not been slow to also realise that by making tens of thousands and perhaps as many as 1.5 million people unemployed, it is also an attack on the TU movement as people lose their jobs and their Trade Union membership. Indeed support is being planned for the next student demonstration against education changes and tuition fees.
The tune and video can be viewed by clicking on the picture from the You Tube website.
All proceeds from the sale of "Liar, Liar" will go to charities helping victims of the cuts and a new campaign website False Economy (available here ) that will both gather information from around the country on the effects of the cuts and link up the numerous local anti-cuts campaigns that have already been set up.
A launch event for the single and the web-site will take place at "Captain SKA v the cuts" on Monday Dec 13th at London's Vibe Bar where the identity of Captain SKA will be unveiled. Captain SKA will play a full set and will be joined by the foot stomping Hackney Colliery Band and DJ Jamie Renton (Chilli-Fried). Tickets are available from this website
Captain SKA said:
"I've never much been into politics before, but the spending cuts are going to really hit millions of people who did nothing to cause this recession. And ska can be the soundtrack for the campaign, just as two-tone was one of the few good things to come from the 1980s – the last time we had a government that did so much to rip the country apart."
The charities and campaigns that will benefit from downloads of “Liar, Liar” between 12/12/10 to 01/02/11 will be:
Crisis (23p from each sale)
Crisis is dedicated to homelessness by delivering life changing services. As the cuts bite the need for their services will become ever greater.
Disability Alliance (23p from each sale)
Disability Alliance aims to break the link between disability and poverty. A third of disabled people in the UK live in poverty. The Government aims to cut over £3 billion from disability benefits - which risks further disadvantaging and impoverishing hundreds of thousands of disabled people and their families - with some of our most disadvantaged disabled citizens cut adrift from the entire welfare state.
False Economy (16.5 p from each sale)
False Economy is a new campaign website for everyone concerned about the impact of the government’s spending cuts on their community, their family or their job. False Economy’s supporters, which include the TUC, local campaign groups and on-line activists, want to build the broadest possible movement that can get the government to change direction. It is not a charity.
Women's Health Matters (16.5 p from each sale)
Women's Health Matters are a women’s charity working with some of the most excluded women, living on the edges of society. The impact of the cuts has already had a impact on their ability to deliver services.
For more info contact: Captska@gmail.com
You can join the FaceBook campaign group Captain Ska "Liar Liar" for Xmas 2010 No1 here
Source: Capt SKA /Unionsafety