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Kanye West, Rage, Sonic Youth Rally Against Arizona
Rolling Stone ^ | May 27, 2010 9:01 AM EDT | Daniel Kreps

Posted on 05/28/2010 11:28:55 AM PDT by a fool in paradise

Kanye West, Sonic Youth, Rage Against the Machine and many more artists rallied to boycott Arizona after the state passed a controversial law that encourages police officers to target residents they "reasonably suspect" to be undocumented. Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha is leading the boycott, dubbed "The Sound Strike," which finds the large group of artists refusing to perform in Arizona as long as the law is in place.

"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," de la Rocha said of the racial profiling promoted in law SB 1070. "People who are poor like some of us used to be could be forced to live in a constant state of fear while just doing what they can to find work and survive. This law opens the door for them to be shaked down, or even worse, detained and deported while just trying to travel home from school, from home to work, or when they just roll out with their friends. Some of us grew up dealing with racial profiling, but this law 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."

Other musicians who have joined in the Sound Strike include Serj Tankian, Conor Oberst, Tenacious D, Spank Rock, Joe Satriani, Cypress Hill, filmmaker Michael Moore and many more. (Check out the full list of artists and sign the Sound Strike's petition demanding the repeal of SB 1070 at their official Website.) The Sound Strike is also encouraging other artists to join the cause, so expect so more acts to align themselves with the Artists Call to Boycott Arizona movement in the coming weeks.


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizonalaw; conoroberst; cypresshill; douchebag; hollywoodreds; illegalimmigration; jackblack; joesatriani; kanyewest; michaelmoore; procrime; rageagainstmachine; reconquista; sb1070; serjtankian; sonicyouth; soundstrike; spankrock; tenaciousd; zackdelarocha
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1 posted on 05/28/2010 11:28:56 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise

I wouldn’t worry too much about anything Kanye West has to say. He is on such a path of self-destruction that I doubt he will live much longer.


2 posted on 05/28/2010 11:30:29 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: a fool in paradise
...said of the racial profiling promoted in law SB 1070.

Oh yeah, that's unbiased journalism at its best.

3 posted on 05/28/2010 11:30:34 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: a fool in paradise

lol.........more from the stupid one.


4 posted on 05/28/2010 11:30:58 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: a fool in paradise

Wow. That list of “artists” boycotting Arizona sounds like a who’s-who of a**holes. How do we get them to boycott California? Can we pass Prop 187 again?


5 posted on 05/28/2010 11:31:02 AM PDT by fr_freak
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To: 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; Big Guy and Rusty 99; Brian Allen; cgk; ...

Hollywood Reds and Rablerousers ping


6 posted on 05/28/2010 11:31:10 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I’m going to need a list of these ‘artists’. Since they don’t seem to care about laws passed by the electorate, I guess they would be okay with me illegally downloading their music.


7 posted on 05/28/2010 11:31:25 AM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (0bama is my President...and he's out to get me!)
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To: nolongerademocrat

Love Rage’s hypocrisy though. Commie lovers that make a boatload of $$$ via Capitalism.


8 posted on 05/28/2010 11:31:31 AM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

lol great point!


9 posted on 05/28/2010 11:32:26 AM PDT by jackspyder
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To: a fool in paradise

Kanye West likes fish sticks.....in his mouth.....


10 posted on 05/28/2010 11:32:39 AM PDT by BigBlueJon ("And shepherds we shall be....For Thee, my Lord, for Thee....")
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To: The Iceman Cometh

Can’t say I see any I’d want to download on that list anyway.

But it was my intent to help them circulate their names in association with this campaign.


11 posted on 05/28/2010 11:32:56 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Tom Petty / ZZ Top to play Phoenix 9/26/2010
http://www.examiner.com
12 posted on 05/28/2010 11:33:44 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: a fool in paradise

Perhaps they will persuade illegal aliens to boycott Arizona.


13 posted on 05/28/2010 11:33:49 AM PDT by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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To: a fool in paradise
"People who are poor like some of us used to be could be forced to live in a constant state of fear while just doing what they can to find work and survive. This law opens the door for them to be shaked down, or even worse, detained and deported while just trying to travel home from school, from home to work, or when they just roll out with their friends. Some of us grew up dealing with racial profiling, but this law takes it to a whole new low.

It's not racial profiling, it profiles citizen vs. non-citizen. Same as other countries would do to me if I travel (or attempt to travel) inside their borders.

14 posted on 05/28/2010 11:34:21 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I’d love to boycott these boycotters, but I’ve never patronized any of them.


15 posted on 05/28/2010 11:34:40 AM PDT by Rocko
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To: a fool in paradise

Sorry Kanye, but you don’t represent mainstream America.


16 posted on 05/28/2010 11:35:01 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: a fool in paradise

The Hasbeens speak!


17 posted on 05/28/2010 11:35:11 AM PDT by BossLady (No More Corona in Arizona!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: a fool in paradise
Kanye West, Rage, Sonic Youth Rally Against Arizona

Gee, who's left to bring the potato salad to the MENSA picnic?

18 posted on 05/28/2010 11:36:01 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: a fool in paradise

Looking at that list this sounds like a gift to Arizona. AND this costs the ‘artists’. I have a feeling that eventually lost ticket sales will win over. Michael Moore? Oh, gosh not that! What does that schlub do for anyone’s economy but his own?


19 posted on 05/28/2010 11:36:30 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: a fool in paradise

The Has Beens Tour 2010?


20 posted on 05/28/2010 11:36:55 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: The Iceman Cometh
I guess they would be okay with me illegally downloading their music.

Provided they actually MADE music.

21 posted on 05/28/2010 11:37:10 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: a fool in paradise
He likes fish sticks .


22 posted on 05/28/2010 11:37:19 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: a fool in paradise

Sounds like the only business in AZ that will suffer from this boycott will be dope dealers.


23 posted on 05/28/2010 11:38:10 AM PDT by albie
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To: mrmeyer

I always thought that was amusing. They gripe about eeeevil corporations, but they are corporate music hacks.


24 posted on 05/28/2010 11:38:17 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: a fool in paradise

I haven’t heard one person against this law who actually has read and understood the law. Everybody seems to be against some non-existent leftist version of the law.


25 posted on 05/28/2010 11:38:26 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: a fool in paradise
Can’t say I see any I’d want to download on that list anyway.

You see I would download their music, then take out the hard drive and set it on fire.

26 posted on 05/28/2010 11:39:20 AM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (0bama is my President...and he's out to get me!)
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To: mrmeyer

You can always count on Rage Against the Trustfund to be on the politically correct side of an issue while raking in the cash off album sales.

“FIGHT THE POWER! DOWN WITH THE PIGS! BOYCOTT AMERIKKKA! BUY OUR T-SHIRTS AND ALBUMS! DON’T DOWNLOAD OUR MUSIC!”

}:-)4


27 posted on 05/28/2010 11:39:25 AM PDT by Moose4 (November 2, 2010--the day that "YES WE CAN" becomes "OH NO YOU DIN'T")
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To: a fool in paradise

Kanye, please boycott Virginia, too! Put us on your do-not-enter-ever list!!!


28 posted on 05/28/2010 11:40:01 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: a fool in paradise

I’m listening to Frank Zappa.

The record companies must love the lost revenue when idiot musicians alienate their fan base.


29 posted on 05/28/2010 11:40:36 AM PDT by Eddie01 (All we every really knew was it was crazy to be doin' it any other way)
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To: mrmeyer

Considering RAM’s vocal anticapitalist stance, I guess they should be “cool” with kiddies illegally downloading their music (I mean, isn’t RAM “just makin’ music for The People”?).


30 posted on 05/28/2010 11:41:35 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: a fool in paradise

Sonic Youth Rally Against Arizona

50 year old Yoots...


31 posted on 05/28/2010 11:42:08 AM PDT by jessduntno (If someone calls me a racist I tell them, "you're just saying that because I'm white.")
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To: Army Air Corps

...or in my world, “The Never Was” tour.


32 posted on 05/28/2010 11:42:20 AM PDT by Eddie01 (All we every really knew was it was crazy to be doin' it any other way)
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To: a fool in paradise

What is a “Kanye,” and why should I care?


33 posted on 05/28/2010 11:42:31 AM PDT by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Who would pay attention to those who no one has ever heard of?


34 posted on 05/28/2010 11:42:55 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: a fool in paradise

SB 1070 hasn’t gone into effect yet, and it’s already benefiting Arizona.


35 posted on 05/28/2010 11:43:16 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Just another day in Oceania.)
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To: Moose4
Bingo! You have to hand it to RAM, they found a way to make a swift buck off of kids too stupid to realize that they are buying pre-packaged, commodified “rebellion.”
36 posted on 05/28/2010 11:43:20 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: a fool in paradise

Yet another unintended benefit because of 1070.


37 posted on 05/28/2010 11:43:28 AM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Hey de la Rocha; al ratero perdono pero al traidor jamas! (A robber I can forgive, but a traitor never.) Remember, that’s the “Zapatista” Way. And we’re clear where you stand.


38 posted on 05/28/2010 11:43:42 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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*sigh* rock stars... Is there ANYthing they don’t know....


39 posted on 05/28/2010 11:44:01 AM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!!!!!)
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To: The Iceman Cometh
You see I would download their music, then take out the hard drive and set it on fire.

No, no, no. What you do is download the music, then burn a bunch of discs and hand them out for free to their fans. That way, their loyal fans don't have to part with any money in these hard economic times. I'm sure these "artists" would understand.
40 posted on 05/28/2010 11:44:20 AM PDT by fr_freak
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To: a fool in paradise

Yo Yo, Arizona; I know you being overrun with illegal aliens and Is gonna let you finish, but I just gotta say that Mexico has one of the greatest illegal immigration policies of all time, of ALL TIME!!!


41 posted on 05/28/2010 11:44:26 AM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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I wonder if my governor, Jan Brewer knew that this bill would sevrve to keep out.....

SF homos

Leftist actors

Leftist musicians

Race pimps

I hope all you FReepers get a bill like we have!!


42 posted on 05/28/2010 11:45:34 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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Awww, the pukey commie talentless man-children refuse to trash hotels in Arizona...

What a friggin' loss.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

43 posted on 05/28/2010 11:46:07 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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Has been nobody gangster trash.

LLS


44 posted on 05/28/2010 11:47:24 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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Hang on, wait a second, whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa hold on slow up, just cool your jets and hold the hearse there....

A state where Kanye West AND Michael Moore can't go? I'll start packing.

45 posted on 05/28/2010 11:47:55 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: jessduntno

"What's a Yoot?"

46 posted on 05/28/2010 11:48:51 AM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!!!!!)
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To: a fool in paradise
Sonic Youth

I guess "Sonic Menopause" doesn't have the same ring to it, eh Kim?

47 posted on 05/28/2010 11:50:08 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: a fool in paradise

They should show solidarity with these parasites by illegally crossing over into Mexico.


48 posted on 05/28/2010 11:50:11 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Boycott PA 12!)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

“Since they don’t seem to care about laws passed by the electorate, I guess they would be okay with me illegally downloading their music.”

###

In which case they would have a sudden respect for the law and its enforcement.

Liberal hypocrisy is exemplified most sharply when their cash is on the line. The ignorant platitudes just seem to melt away.


49 posted on 05/28/2010 11:53:47 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: a fool in paradise

The full list:

Cypress Hill
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

The only one I’ve both heard of and give a damn about is Joe Satriani.


50 posted on 05/28/2010 11:55:10 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Just another day in Oceania.)
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