Friday, June 13, 2008

Morello + Tankian = Guess What? — Activism.

Axis of Justice is "a non-profit organization formed by Tom Morello and Serj Tankian. Its purpose is to bring together musicians, fans of music, and grassroots political organizations to fight for social justice. They aim to build a bridge between fans of music around the world and local political organizations to effectively organize around issues of peace, human rights, and economic justice."

Check the main web site here and the MySpace page here, and don't miss the Axis of Justice Radio Network and podcast/mp3 section here.

Always good to see some wealthy musicians out working for "the little people" who helped to make them wealthy. You can buy yourself a stable full of cars and guitars, or you can launch a nonprofit organization and use your power for something other than yourself. (You listening, Metallica?)

Okay, that last dig wasn't fair. The Metboys have contributed to a lot of causes, including the Bridge School benefit concerts. But that's another post for another day....

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