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Immigration & SB 1070

Muscians form coalition to boycott Arizona over immigration law

Rage Against the Machine frontman organizes protest over SB 1070

Several musical acts have formed a coalition – The Sound Strike – to organize boycotts of Arizona in wake of the state's new immigration law.

Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha, whose father is Mexican-American, said on the group's website:

Some of us grew up dealing with racial profiling, but this law (SB 1070) takes it to a whole new low. 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.

The website asks other artists to sign on to the boycott of Arizona, and asks fans to sign an online petition demanding the state repeal SB 1070.

Latino hip-hop group Cypress Hill canceled their May 21 concert at Tucson's Rialto Theatre.

Other musical acts who have joined the boycott:

  • Juanes
  • Conor Oberst
  • Los Tigres del Norte
  • Rage Against the Machine
  • Cafe Tacvba
  • Micheal Moore
  • Kanye West
  • Calle 13
  • 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
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Jun 6, 2010, 1:53 pm
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I believe Los Lobos has also announced their boycott of AZ.

Jun 6, 2010, 9:46 am
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