To Bruce Et Al: Time to Hold Power to Account

Abby Zimet

With his angry new album "Wrecking Ball" out next week, an open letter to Springsteen and other rock star supporters of President Obama questioning "your silence during the death and destruction of Obama's first term." The U.K.'s Ian Sinclair suggests that Obama's escalation in Afghanistan, drone attacks in six countries, "Wall Street government" and other profoundly disappointing actions stemming from what was Obama's "political con-trick" warrant, finally, public criticism.

"Isn't it time you, as popular artists with huge audiences and all the influence this suggests, began to give a voice to the victims of the Obama administration?"

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