What goes through the minds of dictators, oppressors, and authoritarians? We will never know, but we can wonder. Lithuania’s Alanas Chosnau and Manchester’s Cultural Ambassador to Germany, Mark Reeder, raise the question that is impossible to answer but vital to ask.
Sweden’s Strikkland mix EBM and pop influences to great effect on their debut album, Bodypop. “Svenskt hat” [EN: “Swedish Hate”] has been given the single treatment, with a hilarious video featuring the national costume of gangster-wannabees. You might recognise some of the antiracist extras and scenarios.