Sound Strike-A coalition of musicians ban Arizona for SB 1070!

May 28, 2010  
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“Fans of our music, our stories, our films and our words can be pulled over and harassed every day because they are brown or black, or for the way they speak, or for the music they listen to. Some of us grew up dealing with racial profiling, but this law (SB 1070) takes it to a whole new low.” Zach de la Rocha-Rage Against the Machine.

A new organization, a confederation of music groups, has formed, Sound Strike, to boycott all performances in Arizona, and rally against Arizona`s new anti-immigration law (SB 1070). Others who join Zach de la Rocha in this cause include: Massive Attack, Kenye West, Conor Oberst, Sonic Youth and Joe Satriani.

Especially, Spanish-speaking artists are rallying against this new Draconian Law, that obviously encourages racial profiling. Reggaetón artists Los Tigres del Norte were shocked by the chilly climate there, when they arrived at an Az airport. I have a feeling many others will join Sound Strike in a effort to have this Un-American Law repealed. Is Arizona still a state in the U.S. of A.? (Source-The New York Times-Performers to Stay Away From Arizona in Protest of Law by Larry Rohter-May 27, 2010) *Interesting video-Students arrested at Az State Capitol opposing SB 1070.

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One Response to “Sound Strike-A coalition of musicians ban Arizona for SB 1070!”

  1. Brent Cobb on June 10th, 2010 2:04 am

    I just read the little snippet in Rolling Stone about your Sound Strike in AZ. I agree you should stay out of Arizona, but I think you should go a step further and call every radio station in AZ and tell them to stop playing any music by any bands on your list. Oh, and call every Walmart and every other retail outlet in AZ and tell them to stop selling your CD’s. And tell iTunes to not let anyone buy your music that has an AZ address on their credit card. Really, if you are serious about this then you will do this. Of course you are not THAT serious about it, so I won’t hold my breath. Just like Los Angles shut the fuck up after AZ asked if they wanted to boycott the power from AZ, every one of the bands on your list should SHUT THE FUCK UP. You can also boycott Las Vegas as I have this list of bands and I will not be buying or listening to any of them ever again. How’s that for a boycott? Oh and if you’re saying “Big deal, who gives a shit what this guy from Vegas thinks…” well, then, you know exactly what I think about your stupid little boycott.

    Brent Cobb in Las Vegas, NV USA – An AMERICAN Citizen

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