Rage Against the Machine, Conor Oberst to Play Benefit Gig
Fri, 16 Jul 2010 09:58:39
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The LA Times is reporting that Rage Against the Machine will perform in Los Angeles to support the ongoing campaign against Arizona's controversial immigration bill. The bill is set to become a law in just two weeks, despite the uproar created by locals, residents and artists who have refused to play the state because of the law, which grants cops the right to racially profile those they suspect of being in the country illegally. RATM, who built a career speaking out against political injustices, will be joined by Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst. The show is scheduled at the Hollywood Palladium on Friday, July 23.
The gig will raise money for immigrant activism, with proceeds going to sustain organizations like the Florence Project, which offers legal counsel and social aid to immigrant communities, and the human rights group Puente, Arizona. The show is expected to raise approximately $300,000 for the cause.
If you are an Angelino, are you attending this concert? What are your thought about the Arizona law? Can the artists help to overturn it with their benefits and boycotts?