Musicians against racism in Arizona


This music video from the USA says about itself:

SB1070; Subsections under 11-1051 allows for any political subdivision or agency of the state to exchange data of any person for any license with the US Department of Homeland Security:

This includes:

-DPS to provide concealed carry permit information to the feds.

-AZ Game and Fish to provide hunting license information to the feds.

-MVD to provide your drivers license information, including your residence information to the feds.

By John Amato in the USA:

Hall & Oates cancel concert in Arizona over SB 1070: It’s ‘Solidarity,” Brother!

Friday Jun 11, 2010 9:00am

Checking the box score, in the Major League Props: Hall & Oates hit a grand slam as they joined in on the “Sound Strike,” tour, errr, I mean ‘cancel tour‘ of musicians standing in solidarity and vocalizing their feelings against Kris Kobach’s Arizona hate bill.

“The Arizona Diamondbacks announced that Daryl Hall and John Oates have canceled their post-game concert at Chase Field that had been scheduled to follow a game against the Dodgers on July 2.

Hall and Oates issued the following statement:

“In addition to our personal convictions, we are standing in solidarity with the music community in our boycott of performing in Arizona at this time. We would like to emphasize that this has nothing to do with the management of the Arizona Diamondbacks, who have been professional and cooperative throughout our dealings with them. This is our response to a very specific action of the state.””

Since both of us have backgrounds in the music industry, Howie Klein and I have been trying to persuade artists not to perform in Arizona since SB1070 was passed. Zack de la Rocha is really a hero here.

Howie has much more:

“Other artists who have joined suit include Cypress Hill, Pitbull, Rage Against the Machine, Kanye West, Sonic Youth, Carlos Santana, Willie Nelson, Joe Satriani, Tenacious D, Shakira, Massive Attack and Hall & Oates (who were supposed to play at a July 2nd Diamondbacks game). Rage’s Zack de la Rocha organized an Arizona sound strike.”

See also here.

The US government needs to strengthen its protection of people in immigration detention to prevent sexual abuse and to ensure justice for victims, Human Rights Watch said in a report published this week: here.

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