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WATCH IT: Decemberists "Why We Fight" (Aaron Stewart-Ahn, dir.)

The video for The Decemberists "This Is Why We Fight" plays down whatever militaristic fight song jingostic rah-rah bullshit that you might want to imagine. Instead, the video stars a group of bedraggled kids playing out a story of oppression and passive resistance. Consider it a higher-stakes version of "Sixteen Military Wives," the last video Aaron Stewart-Ahn directed for the band, in which a model UN devolves into chaos. --> watch "This Is Why We Fight"