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UNITY: Syd Shelton Photo Essay! 1970s UK Anti-Racism Punks

Rock Against Racism was a UK-based organization that used music to fight the fascists by putting together showcases where punk and reggae bands shared the stage. The idea was to bring people together, to get to know each other and each other’s music culture, and it was a big success. Photographer Syd Shelton was one of the founders of Rock Against Racism, and today we have an awesome collection of his photos of the time, including shots of the RAR concerts and anti-racism protests. So step back in time through these rad photos!

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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