Acts unite to protest against the US state's controversial new immigration law
Launched by Rage Against The Machine singer Zack de la Rocha, the group are protesting a controversial new immigration law which allows police in Arizona to challenge anybody they suspect of being an illegal immigrant to prove their status officially. Failure to do so will result in arrest.
Writing in on the site, de la Rocha outlined his reasons for forming the group.
“Some of us grew up dealing with racial profiling, but this law (SB 1070) takes it to a whole new low,” he wrote. “If other states follow the direction of the Arizona government, we could be headed towards a pre-civil rights era reality. This unjust law was set into motion by the same Arizona government that refused to acknowledge Martin Luther King Jr day as a national holiday.”
As previously reported, the likes of Massive Attack, Sonic Youth and Kanye West had already confirmed their support for the campaign.
The list of acts who have signed up to support the group already are:
Los Tigres del Norte
Rage Against The Machine
One Day as a Lion
Street Sweeper Social Club
My Morning Jacket
Sweet Honey And The Rock