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Wisconsin shooting exposes ugly, hate-filled world of “White Alternative” or “White Supremacy” Music

Aug 6, 2012 – JTMP's thoughts are out to the families of the victims of the Wisconsin Sikh Temple shooting, and strongly condemn this tragedy and the hate behind it.  This tragic shooting was done by a rightwing neo-Nazi "musician" (if you want to call their vile, horrible noise they produce "music") and the event exposes the ugly underworld of white supremacy "music", or as they like to sugarcoat it, "White Alternative Music". But make no mistake, this vile noise is filled with hatred and violence, and is founded on white supremacy platforms. They use these concerts to spread their hate among young people, and often times when hate speech flourishes, tragic events like the Wisconsin Sikh Temple shooting occurs. As it turns out, the shooter was a member of  rightwing white supremacy "band" called "End Apathy". Here is a good article of this violent "music" (noise!) scene from the Anti-Defamation League's website here, and a cached website with an interview and pictures of the band is on Google's servers here.
 

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.

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