India based Indie Hip Hop band NO FLAG, led by bombastic rap artist Raoul Kerr (Bloodywood), has released the third and final single, “Raise No Flag,” off of their debut EP, The Guerrilla Games.
The movement uses music videos to unite people for a cause, with the help of individuals and organizations that offer real world solutions, and the strength of an audience ready to help; No Flag is ultimately going to go beyond the music to create a long lasting, real world impact.
Their latest video “Raise No Flag” is a rallying cry for the world to continue to work together after we overcome COVID19. It’s an international call to arms against the climate emergency and every global injustice faced by humanity today. It also marks the Official Launch of the No Flag movement.
The Guerrilla Games is a three track EP by Raoul Kerr. It derives its name from “guerrilla warfare” which is “the engagement in a war fought by small groups of irregular soldiers against typically larger regular forces”. In the context of the EP it describes the nature of the No Flag movement as a digital army of people across the world that is using pop culture, the internet and focused mass action to dismantle the current system that serves a few, in order to create a new system that benefits everyone.
The first track, “Exhale,” draws attention to the air pollution crisis of New Delhi and is an appeal to the government to take serious action.
The second track, “The Nation Needs To Know,” uses a rabid news anchor to highlight the systemwide corruption of India that extends beyond politics, and is a call to action for everybody to take responsibility and build a better nation.
The third and final track, “Raise No Flag,” marks the launch of the No Flag movement. It is a rallying cry for the world to continue to work together after we defeat COVID19 as well as an international call to arms against the climate emergency and every global injustice faced by humanity today. The EP highlights different levels of an individual’s responsibility. The three songs progress from issues at state level, to national and then international level. The message is that we have to work together at all three levels in order to comprehensively reshape the world. This EP is a blueprint for the movement.
No Flag Clothing / Merchandise:
Launched off the back of The Guerrilla games EP, No Flag’s clothing and merchandise include the black and white No Flag Original, and limited editions in the form of the Guerrilla Games edition and One Love edition.
The No Flag Original is a 100% certified, environmentally responsible t-shirt and certified by Fair Trade and the Global Organic Textile Standard, made using Fair Trade, organic cotton which is grown using natural seeds and no toxic chemicals such as chemical fertilizers or pesticides. This results in energy and water saving, maintenance of soil health and less financial burdens on the farmers. It also ensures they are paid fair prices for their crops, along with an additional premium that they can use to build infrastructure for their communities or invest in new technology for their fields.
The factories that manufactured the t-shirts are also certified by Fair Trade, meaning better wages, no child labor or unsafe working conditions.
The No Flag Original was manufactured by an environmentally responsible t-shirt company: No Nasties.
Both limited editions (Guerrilla Games and One Love) are made from Fair trade organic cotton as well and are stepping stones on the way to a completely environmentally responsible line up. All of t-shirts are packaged in an organic cotton pouch which is sealed in a recycled paper box. The logo on the box is printed using water based ink.
Fair trade is an arrangement designed to help producers in developing countries achieve sustainable and equitable trade relationships. Members of the fair trade movement add the payment of higher prices to exporters, as well as improved social and environmental standards.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognized as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.
The No Flag Original