Tagged Tom Morello

Tom Morello Wants to Fund Snowden

June 28, 2013 – Activist- musician Tom Morello has offered to fund the whistleblower Edward Snowden after he uncovered the fact that our NSA is unconstitutionally eavesdropping on American's emails and phone calls in a widespread and systematic fashion, all in top secret. Speaking to TMZ, Tom Morello said, "I think he should live a happy life in Ecuador. That's what I think. He's a hero." Then he added, "He exposed the crimes of the government. That we're all being spied on, all the time by the Obama administration. If anybody deserves to be in jail, it's not Snowden." Watch the video interview of Tom Morello on TMZ.com below, and join the conversation at our Facebook Page!

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Tom Morello tells Paul Ryan, “Dude, YOU are what we Rage Against!”

AUG 17, 2012 – In an apparent "whoosh over their head" moment, Paul Ryan has been listening to Rage Against the Machine for years, and has recently said they were among his favorite bands, and did not know the whole time it was the policies he promotes and votes for that the whole Rage Against the Machine rages against! Tom Morello straightened him out in a blistering Op Ed in Rolling Stone magazine saying, "Paul Ryan is clueless about his favorite band, Rage Against the Machine." He added, "[Paul Ryan's] vision of shifting revenue more radically to the one percent is antithetical to the message of Rage".

Tom Morello also said, "I clearly see that Ryan has a whole lotta "rage" in him: A rage against women, rage against immigrants, a rage against workers, a rage against gays, a rage against the poor, a age against the environment." Read the whole Rolling Stone Op Ed from The Nightwatchman here. (photo credit: CC/Tom Morello/US GOVT)

Tom Morello Leads WalMart Protest in LA

July 5, 2012 – Tom Morello, the best music activist today, led a Wal-Mart protest in LA Chinatown this past July 1st where everyone was protesting the low wages and union busting practiced by the Wal-Mart corporation. Los Angeles Federation of Labor spokesperson Caroline O'Connor said the jobs that will be offered by Wal-Mart will have low pay, no health benefits, and local businesses point out that it will draw away customers and kill the Ma and Pa stores in the area. Read more on ABC News website here. Check out a video from EugeneDavidovich below of The Nightwatchman singing the Union Song from the Chinatown protest, one of the biggest ever!

Tom Morello, Jackson Brown and Tim McIlrath Rock the Wisconsin Recall

MAY 2, 2012 – Jackson Brown, Tom Morello and Tim McIlrath rocked the Get Out The Vote efforts along with the AFL-CIO and thousands and thousands of citizens consisting of nurses, teachers, etc. in Wisconsin, ahead of the Wisconsin's recall election on Tuesday June 5, 2012. A huge crowd showed up, all stirred up by the attacks by the Governor on teachers, firemen, cops and other workers by attacking collective bargaining rights by public union employees. Republicans have been hard at work attacking unions, and this is the dragon they awoke. Watch a clip of all 3 playing the song, "People Have the Power" from Rock of the Arts on YouTube.

Tom Morello Walks Out Into Audience When Sound System Goes Out in Chicago

MAY 21, 2012 – The top activist musician today, Tom Morello, was out in Chicago amongst the activists who were protesting NATO bombing and unnecessary wars, and was playing a concert when the sound system had a problem and cut out. No problem for Tom, just like the Guitarmy in New York last week he walked out like a troubadour and played in the audience with everyone helping him sing along. He also had a few guitarists from the audience helping him out, adding to the Guitarmy atmosphere. Iraq Veterans Against the War were also there, along with activists calling for NATO to stop bombing and creating wars such as Afghanistan, and ending the Afghanistan War which has dragged on for over ten years now. Watch the video of Tom playing in the audience below.

More of The Nightwatchman and the Guitarmy

MAY 14, 2012 – More of The Nightwatchman and the Guitarmy from cool clips I found on the Internet.The first one is from NewYorkRawVideos with a montage of May Day.

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Tom Morello leads the Guitarmy

MAY 14, 2012 – Tom Morello led a Guitarmy through the streets of New York, with everyone singing "This Land is Your Land" in support of the 99% and Artisan News Service has a great video including an interview and him leading the troops to battle with their songs. Check out the video below.

 

Fender Music Foundation has guitars signed by musicians and a President

MAY 10, 2012 – The Fender Music Foundation, whose mission is to assure "music is available to everyone in the communities that they serve", has received another signed guitar to their autographed guitar collection donated by artists and celebrities.

Tom Morello, aka The Nightwatchman, who has been active in the Occupy music arena recently has signed and donated a sweet Fender Kingman SCE dreadnought acoustic guitar. It can be yours too, all you have to do is donate $2,100 to the foundation and the bad boy is yours! All the funds will all go to benefit the Fender Music Foundation to help spread music! While you are there, you can get a guitar signed by Tom Petty, Vince Gill, and even President Jimmy Carter!

Wanna know more? Check out an intro to the Fender Music Foundation video below, and their website with testimonials of the awesome work they are doing is here.

Bruce Springsteen’s Working Class Anthem “Death To My Hometown”, gets help from The Nightwatchman

APR 17, 2012 – Bruce Springsteen, along with Tom Morello aka “The Nightwatchman”, and a 2012 version of the E Street Band considerably larger than before, has come out with a raucous Irish ballad-sounding “fighting anthem” for the working class. (Watch video below!) The song speaks out against towns that have had their factories closed down and their jobs shipped overseas by “robber barons” in the name of profit; which brings death to towns all across America. Families are devastated, homes are lost, and the American dream is kept out of reach. One of the most moving parts of the song is at the break in the middle of the song as Bruce sings out:

“Get yourself a song to sing, sing it till you’re done.
Sing it hard, sing it well. Send the robber barons straight to hell.
The greedy thieves, who came around, ate the flesh of everything they found.
Whose crimes have gone unpunished now, who walk the streets as free men now.
They brought death to my hometown.”

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