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Countdown to Arizona's SB 1070: the artistic response to AZ’s immigration law

by Patt Morrison

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Among the many responses to the tough immigration law passed in Arizona were a number of proposed boycotts of doing business in the state, most of them with potential little impact. One area that might affect both the economy and culture of Arizona is a possible music boycott of the state this summer, something for which a number of prominent bands and musicians are advocating. The infamous activist band Rage Against is the Machine is organizing a “sound strike” against Arizona, which will lead to a number of bands boycotting shows in the state. Rage plays a benefit concert this Friday in L.A., donating proceeds to fight Arizona’s immigration law. Even if musicians avoid the state, is there any potential for overturning a law that remains popular in Arizona?

Guests:

Tom Morello, lead guitarist for Rage Against the Machine

Dolores Huerta, co-founder of United Farm Workers. She is president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, which focuses on community organizing and leadership training in low-income under-represented communities.

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