"The Last Internationale" honors Human Rights Day with song remembering 1948 plane crash victims

The new band honors the memory of the dead with "Deportees"

Published December 10, 2013 7:00PM (EST)

   (Jared Sagal)
(Jared Sagal)

In 1948, a plane carrying 28 passengers, mostly Mexican migrant workers, crashed near Fresno, Calif. Today, on Human Rights Day, indie band "The Last Internationale" offers a song in their memory, "Deportees."

The band's debut album, executive produced by Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, will be released this coming spring.

By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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