Known as one of the most outspoken activists in the music community, Serj Tankian, along with the help of Tom Morello and the Axis of Justice, is launching a campaign for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide to commemorate the annual global day of remembrance for victims of the human rights atrocity on April 24th. Tankian, a solo artist and visionary frontman for multi-platinum rock band System Of A Down, has posted a video on YouTube in which he and other activists urge President Obama to affirm his pledge and officially recognize the Armenian Genocide, which took place in 1915, just after the start of World War I.
A powerful indictment of the Turkish government’s denials, the video, which also features comments from Morello, The Coup’s Boots Riley, and Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), asks viewers to call the White House to implore President Obama to put an end to Turkey’s well-funded whitewash and officially recognize the Armenian Genocide. The video, which was directed by Ara Soudjian, who also directed Tankian’s “Money” clip.
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