Rage Against The Machine Take Aim At Supreme Court During First Show In 11 Years

Rage Against The Machine Take Aim At Supreme Court During First Show In 11 Years

Rage Against the Machine, which returned to the stage on Saturday (July 9) for their first show in 11 years, took a shot at the Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade.

During their performance at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Wisconsin, Rage Against the Machine displayed several captions on a video screen, blasting the high court over its decision to reverse the 1973 ruling on abortion rights. One caption even suggested an elimination of the court, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The captions, which were in favor of abortion rights, also touched on a number of other hot-button issues, including a reference to women as “birth-givers” and highlighting the rate of child gun violence victims.

“Forced birth in a country that is the only wealthy country in the world without any guaranteed paid parental leave at the national level,” one caption read.

The band’s lead singer Zack de La Rocha yelled out “freedom” repeatedly as another caption went across the screen that read, “Forced birth in a country where Black birth-givers experience maternal mortality two to three times higher than that of white birth-givers.”

“Forced birth in a country where gun violence is the number one cause of death among children and teenagers,” another caption read.

The sequence of captions ended with one that read, “ABORT THE SUPREME COURT.”

The concert took place a little over two weeks after the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, ending the federal right to get an abortion.

(Photo: Robin Harper)

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