Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Machine target Arizona law now in discussion

Militant rockers Rage Against the Machine said on Wednesday they would headline a concert to raise money for organizations challenging a new Arizona law that targets illegal immigrants.
The show, the group’s first in its Los Angeles hometown for 10 years, will take place on Friday, and will also raise the profile of a “SoundStrike” artist boycott of the state.

Boycotters include rock bands Nine Inch Nails and leftist musicians such as Billy Bragg, Steve Earle and Ry Cooder, as well as filmmaker Michael Moore. But the music industry is largely ignoring the strike, evidenced by upcoming shows from the likes of big names like Lady Gaga, KISS, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Stone Temple Pilots and Brad Paisley.

This Thursday the Obama Administration plans on taking all of this to court so that they can block the law which is also known as the SB 1070 which allows the state and the local police to investigate the status of the immigration.

There are a lot of mixed views about this and you’ll here many that agree and disagree about what they are doing. However, something needs to be done and hopefully this might be the first step of getting things fixed the right way.

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