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7/21 in #LosAngeles: @TheSoundStrike Artists hold Press Conference Regarding Benefit Concert to Support Organizations Fighting Arizona’s Racial Profiling Law SB1070

July 20, 2010

via the Sound Strike: For Immediate Release // Excuse Cross Postings // Please Forward

Contact: Javier Gonzalez, javgonz@mac.com. Phone: (213) 598-8907

What: The Sound Strike Press Conference and Media Availabilities

When: Wednesday, July 21st 11am

Where: Hollywood Palladium,   6215 W. Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028

Who: Zack de la Rocha and Tom Morello, Rage Against the Machine, Coner Oberst Vocalist Mystic Valley Band,  Salvador Reza, PUENTE Movement of Phoenix, AZ,  Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder (UFW), Chris Newman, General Counsel, National Day Laborer Organizing Network.

**Please RSVP. Media setup begins at 10:30 AM. Media planning to broadcast live need to reserve a parking space today by calling the contact above.  LAPD/Sheriff media credentials will be required.

(LOS ANGELES, CA July 21) Rage Against the Machine will play their first concert in Los Angeles in 10 years at the Hollywood Palladium Friday with all proceeds going to benefit Arizona organizations fighting SB 1070. Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band will also perform.

Benefit concert performers will be joined by long time civil and immigrant rights activists Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder of the United Farm Workers (UFW), Chris Newman Legal Director and General Counsel of Legal Challenge to SB 1070, and Arizona grass roots leader Sal Reza of Puente. This will be the Soundstrike’s first official press conference.

Soundstrike participant and Rage vocalist Zack de la Rocha said, “SB 1070 if enacted would legalize racial profiling in Arizona. This law runs counter to music’s essential purpose, which is to unite people and not divide them. We want to thank the artists of conscious that have joined the Soundstrike throughout the world who use their role as artists to stand for civil and human rights.”

About The SoundStrike:

The mission of The Sound Strike is a call for Artist’s to Boycott Arizona due to the passage the Sb1070 law. For more information please visit our website www.thesoundstrike.net. The SoundStrike artist boycott of Arizona has gained international attention and support. Hundreds of artists have committed to exercise their conscious and their collective power to reverse the punitive and discriminatory Arizona law and to help lead a more productive national debate on diversity and unity.

ARTISTS THAT HAVE JOINED THE SOUND STRIKE (PARTIAL LIST):

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE • NINE INCH NAILS • KANYE WEST • CALLE 13  • CHRIS ROCK • MAROON 5 • GOGOL BORDELLO • MY MORNING JACKET • BEN HARPER • RY COODER • PITBULL • STEVE EARLE • BILLY BRAGG • MIA • SWEET HONEY AND THE ROCK • ANTI-FLAG • THROWING MUSES • STATE RADIO • AZTLAN UNDERGROUND • DJ SPOOKY…AND HAVE JOINED • CYPRESS HILL • JUANES • CONOR OBERST • LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE • CAFE TACVBA • MICHAEL MOORE • JOE SATRIANI • SERJ TANKIAN • RISE AGAINST • OZOMATLI • SABERTOOTH TIGER • MASSIVE ATTACK • ONE DAY AS A LION • STREET SWEEPER SOCIAL CLUB • SPANK ROCK • SONIC YOUTH • TENACIOUS D • THE COUP

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