Musicians, Including Kanye West, Boycott Arizona to Protest Anti-Immigration Law

A group of musicians, including Kanye West, Cypress Hill  and Sonic Youth, have signed onto the Sound Strike, a movement to boycott the state of Arizona over its controversial anti-immigration legislation, also know as SB 1070, which calls for racial profiling. The movement was organized by Zack de la Rocha, frontman for Rage Against the Machine.

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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,” de la Rocha wrote in a press release announcing the strike. “We are asking artists the world over to stand with us, and not allow our collective economic power to be used to aid and abet civil and human rights violations that will be caused by Arizona’s odious law.”

Read more:  Musicians Boycott Arizona to Protest Immigration Law | CBS News

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 Musicians, Including Kanye West, Boycott Arizona to Protest Anti Immigration Law
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.