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Equal Rights and Justice - Peter Tosh

Peter Tosh’s legendary song is still as important today as it was when it was written, explains Tamar ‘Kush’ Francis

 

In April 1977, Peter Tosh released this powerful song, addressing African people.

OBU asks the question,...Do we in 2013 have equal rights and justice?

When we consider the most recent case of Trayvon Martin who was lawlessly gunned down by George Zimmerman, and still found not guilty by 6 juror...do we really need to ask ?. Let us not forget about: Mark Duggan, Kingsley Burrell, Mikey Powell, Steven Lawrence and all the other cases of our Brothers and Sisters still awaiting the justice befitting to them.

Lets remind ourselves of Tosh’s words:

Everyone is cryin' out for peace (Yes)
None is cryin' out for justice
Everyone is cryin' out for peace
None is cryin' out for Justice

I don't want no peace
I need equal rights and Justice*3
Got to get it
Equal rights and Justice

Everybody wants to go to heaven
Nobody wants to die ( for the rest of Jesus)
Everybody want to go up to heaven but none of them, none of them want to die
I don't want no peace
I am in need of equal rights and Justice
I have got to get it
Equal rights and Justice
I really need it
Equal rights and Justice
Just give my share
Equal rights and Justice

What is due to Ceasar, u better give it all to Ceasar, and
What belong to I, u better, u better give it up

Cos I don't want no peace
I need equal rights and Justice*2
I have got to get get it
Equal rights and Justice
I am fighting for it
Equal rights and Justice

Everyone is heading for the top
They don't know how far it is from the bottom
Nobody knows but Everbody is fighting to reach to the top
How far is it from the bottom
I don't want no peace
I need equal rights and Justice*2
I've got to get it
Equal rights and Justice
I really need it, equal right and Justice

Everyone is talking about crime then,
Who are the criminals
I said everybody is talking about crime, crime
Tell me who are the criminals
I really don't see
I don't want no peace,
I need equal rights and Justice*2
I've got to get it
I don't want no peace
Equal right and justice

Everyone is fighting for
Equal rights and Justice
Palestine is fighting for
Equal rights and Justice
Down in Angola
Equal rights and Justice
Dowm in Botswana
Equal rights and Justice
Down in Zimbabwe
Equal rights and Justice
Down in Rhodesia

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