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Tom Morello Sings at Occupy Los Angeles in Show of Support

Tom Morello, one of the top musical activists today, appeared at Occupy Los Angeles and sang music in a show of solidarity with the whole Occupy movement. Here is a video below of Tom leading the group in "This Land is Your Land" and speaking his mind about the Occupy movement:

*Caution: Audio is very loud.

Tom Morello “The Nightwatchman” Talks About Censorship on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher

 

Tom Morello, aka “The Nightwatchman”, was on Real Time with Bill Maher last night, and he talked about censorship, and he let his feelings known on the issue of musicians and bands, and for that matter any worker, speaking out on the issues they care about. They first discussed censorship, where Tom pointed out how after 9/11 there was a list of songs radio stations were asked not to play; like for instance “Imagine” by John Lennon, “Walk Like and Egyptian”, the Gap Band’s “You Dropped a Bomb on Me” and others.

Tom proudly proclaimed, “From that entire list, there was only one band where their entire catalogue was singled out, and that was my band, Rage Against the Machine”. The audience roared with approval and screamed out “Yeah!” He went on to say, “There was a message behind that. No one can say anything. It was a time where there should have been a great deal of debate. Why did this [9/11] really happen? What’s going on? Is there more to it than crazy guys on planes? That was a time when everyone we should have been able to speak their minds fully and completely, and let’s have a better understanding. ”

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