Friday, January 21, 2011
Smells Like Sulphur Here - John Sinclair
John Sinclair was invited to preform at celebration of The Permanent Peoples' Tribunal: 2nd Session on the Philippines in Den Haag, The Netherlands.
The Permanent Peoples' Tribunal: 2nd Session on the Philippines is a major part of the campaign of the Filipino people to expose, condemn and fight the crimes of the Gloria Macapagal - Arroyo regime and its principal foreign accomplice. The United States, particularly the Bush administration, is the force behind the intensification of exploitation and oppression of the Filipino people as well as the peoples of the world.
The Permanent Peoples' Tribunal is an international opinion tribunal, independent from any State authority. It examines and judges complaints regarding violations of human rights and rights of peoples that are submitted by the victums themselves or groups representing them.
John Sinclair is legendary as the manager of the rock-and-revolution MC-5 and as the political prisoner in the early days of the War on Drugs whose 1971 release from a 9-1/2-to-10-year sentence for possession of two joints was secured by high-profile supporters like John Lennon and Stevie Wonder.
A marijuana activist since 1964, Sinclair has served as the High Priest of the Cannabis Cup and has recently had a potent strain of Dutch marijuana named in his honor. He was also honored in Foggia, Italy, as the International recipient of the Targa Matteo Salvatore for 2006.