aoj April 02 2012
Via Tom Morello:
“Below was written by George Lynch, the great guitarist of Dokken, a friend, and one of my guitar heroes growing up. Check it out:
JIM CROW CONTINUES TO DRAW THE THIN BLUE LINE
The murdering of trayvon martin by Zimmerman is indicative of the larger problem that exists both in human nature and in the [...]
aoj May 17 2011
Check out ‘Welcome to Union Town’, the New EP from The Nightwatchmen/Tom Morello
aoj February 28 2011
By: Tom Morello
I met my friends at a local townie bar across the street. At this bar were two big, burly, drunken Packers fans. The kind of fellas I might normally avoid if I ran into them on tour, but things are different here in Madison. These big, teddy bear Packer fans were even [...]
The Clash Legacy
by Tom Morello
I had the good fortune to see the Clash play at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago when I was a teenager. It was an experience that changed my life. Even before the first note was played the transformation began. I bought a t-shirt in the lobby. I was used to buying [...]
aoj December 15 2010
via CHRIS HEDGED at alternet.org
Hope and justice live when people, even in tiny numbers, stand up and fight for them.
I stood with hundreds of thousands of rebellious Czechoslovakians in 1989 on a cold winter night in Prague’s Wenceslas Square as the singer Marta Kubišová approached the balcony of the Melantrich building. Kubišová had been banished [...]
An odd British campaign has popped up this season to protest manufactured musical culture. It was expected that the #1 single in the UK for Christmas week would be a track by Joe McElderry, winner of Britain’s hugely popular TV talent Contest “The X Factor”.
Every year around this time in April a battle is waged in the White House and Congress; a unique battle because it is – at its heart – over one word, genocide. The roots of this struggle lie in the dying days of the Ottoman Empire in the midst of World War I…
The first time I heard of the Clash was in high school. I was working on the school newspaper, and one day a fellow named Dave Vogel came in with a copy of London Calling that he was showing off to anybody who was willing to listen. I thought the cover of the album was really cool, and asked him “is it heavy metal?” He said “no, but it’s really great.”
The L.A. Forum is a huge arena venue for sports and concerts in Inglewood, CA. Several years back, new owners of the venue hired powerful management corporation SMG to run the venue. SMG pushed deep, deep cuts in the salaries of the stagehands and janitors of the facility, and when these workers sought a new, fairer contract, they were fired. Over 120 workers continue to fight to get their jobs back, at a decent wage.
He yearned to bridge the understanding between Armenians and Turks to get over the pains of the past stemming from the Armenian Genocide by the Ottomans in 1915.