Taboo of Black Eyed Peas Takes a Stand Against Arizona’s Racist Apartheid Law

Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas.. does a song to speak out against Arizona’s SB 1070 anti-immigrant law

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaCxTO3Z3vk&feature=player_embedded

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Rage Against the Machine & Other Artist Step Up to Boycott Arizona…Benefit Concert Called Sound Strike to Suppoirt the Fight Against SB1070

SOUNDSTRIKE ARTISTS RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, CONOR OBERST AND THE MYSTIC

VALLEY BAND HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE REGARDING BENEFIT CONCERT TO SUPPORT

ORGANIZATIONS FIGHTING ARIZONA ANTI-IMMIGRANT LAW SB 1070.

Rage Against the Machine

LOS ANGELES, CA July 21: Rage Against the Machine will play their first concert in Los Angeles in 10

years at the Hollywood Palladium Friday with all proceeds going to benefit Arizona organizations fighting

SB 1070. Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band will also perform.

Benefit concert performers will be joined by long time civil and immigrant rights activists Tom Seanz,

President of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), Dolores Huerta, Co-

Founder of the United Farm Workers (UFW), Arizona grass roots leader Sal Reza of Puente, and other

community leaders. This will be the Soundstrike’s first official press conference.

The SoundStrike artist boycott of Arizona has gained international attention and support. Hundreds of

artists have committed to exercise their conscious and their collective power to both reverse the punitive,

discriminatory and misguided Arizona law as well as to help lead a more productive national debate on

diversity and unity.

Soundstrike participant and Rage vocalist Zack de la Rocha said, “SB 1070 if enacted would legalize racial

profiling in Arizona. This law runs counter to music’s essential purpose, which is to unite people and not

divide them. We want to thank the artists of conscious that have joined the Soundstrike throughout the

world who use their role as artists to stand for civil and human rights.”

About The SoundStrike:

The mission of The Sound Strike is a call for Artist’s to Boycott Arizona due to the passage the Sb1070

law. For more information please visit our website www.thesoundstrike.net.

ARTISTS THAT HAVE JOINED THE SOUND STRIKE (PARTIAL LIST).

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE • NINE INCH NAILS • KANYE WEST • CALLE 13  • CHRIS ROCK • MAROON 5 •

GOGOL BORDELLO • MY MORNING JACKET • BEN HARPER • RY COODER • PITBULL • STEVE EARLE • BILLY

BRAGG • MIA • SWEET HONEY AND THE ROCK • ANTI-FLAG • THROWING MUSES • STATE RADIO • AZTLAN

UNDERGROUND • DJ SPOOKY…AND HAVE JOINED • CYPRESS HILL • JUANES • CONOR OBERST • LOS

TIGRES DEL NORTE • CAFE TACVBA • MICHAEL MOORE • JOE SATRIANI • SERJ TANKIAN • RISE AGAINST •

OZOMATLI • SABERTOOTH TIGER • MASSIVE ATTACK • ONE DAY AS A LION • STREET SWEEPER SOCIAL

CLUB • SPANK ROCK • SONIC YOUTH • TENACIOUS D • THE COUP

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Zack de la Roca Speaks to Arizona’s Harsh Immigration Law-Congressman Gets Death Threats

In the wake of Arizona passing what amounts to an Apartheid style anti-immigrant bill Zack de La Roca from Rage Against the Machine speaks out. He lets folks know just how bad this bill is and what we should be doing…For  Zack this is not his first time speaking to the immigration battles in Arizona. It was just a few months ago (january 16th that Zack was present at a March which was broken up by police..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVOZGAbEARM

Rep. Raul Grijalva closes Tucson office after death threats

The Arizona Democrat had called for a boycott of the state over its harsh new immigration law

http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2010/04/23/raul_grijalva_closes_office_due_to_threats

Congressman Raul Grijalva

WASHINGTON — Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., closed down his Tucson and Yuma district offices Friday afternoon, after a man called the Tucson office twice threatening to “come in there and blow everybody’s head off,” and then go to the U.S.-Mexico border to “shoot any Mexicans that try to come across,” an aide says.

Grijalva, the co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, had been very critical of Arizona’s harsh new immigration law, which would require law enforcement authorities to check the immigration status of anyone they suspect isn’t in the country legally. That could, needless to say, lead to significant racial profiling and harassment in Arizona, where 30 percent of the population is of Hispanic origin. Grijalva called for conventions to boycott Arizona until the law is defeated or, if signed by Gov. Jan Brewer, overturned. (UPDATE: Brewer signed the bill into law Friday afternoon.)

“Just as professional athletes refused to recognize Arizona until it recognized Martin Luther King Jr., we are calling on organizations not to schedule conventions and conferences in Arizona until it recognizes civil rights and the meaning of due process,” he said Thursday.

So the calls Friday morning left staffers feeling uncomfortable, spokesman Adam Sarvana said. The offices were closed as a precaution, and are set to open Monday as planned. The FBI is investigating the threats.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2f6svit0tI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm7H97Qf734

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