That's all I could think while watching M.I.A.'s new video "Born Free." Already censored by YouTube, this video directed by Romain Gavras is a chilling allegory of the logical consequences of policies like Arizona's recent legalization of racial profiling. Fiercely critical of US military action, and unapologetic for the matter-of-factness with which she displays the hatred and violence of that military action, M.I.A. defiantly spits:
I throw this shit in your face when I see ya
cuz I got something to say
I was born free!
Watch it. Share it. Be on the streets this Saturday to defend immigrant rights.
M.I.A, Born Free from ROMAIN-GAVRAS on Vimeo.