Friday, August 28, 2015
Boots Riley Interview on Hip-Hop, Radical Politics & Movement Building | Video
Web-only interview with legendary hip-hop artist Boots Riley, author of the new book, "Tell Homeland Security–We Are the Bomb." Riley, a founder of The Coup, has been deeply involved in political activism for decades, from taking part in protests against police brutality to supporting Occupy Oakland to speaking out on Palestinian issues. TRANSCRIPT AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with part two of our conversation with Boots Riley. His new book, Tell Homeland Security—We Are the Bomb. That’s right. It’s by the legendary hip-hop artist Boots Riley, best known for his work with the Oakland group The Coup and the band Street Sweeper Social Club. Riley has been deeply involved in political activism for decades, from taking part in protests against police brutality to supporting Occupy Oakland, to speaking out on Palestinian issues. Last week, Boots Riley joined more than a thousand black activists, artists, scholars in signing on to a statement supporting, quote, "the liberation of Palestine’s land and people." Boots Riley joins us again today here in studio.