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Musician-activist de la Rocha also launched an organization called Sound Strike in 2010. The organization encourages musicians to boycott Arizona in light of the state’s controversial legislation targeting undocumented immigrants. In a Huffington Post piece, de la Rocha and Salvador Reza said of the strike:
“The human impact of what is happening to immigrants and their families in Arizona calls into question the same moral and ethical imperatives that the civil rights movement did. Are we all equal before the law? To what extent can states and local law enforcement officers engage in human and civil rights violations against an ethnic group that has been completely vilified in the eyes of the white political majority?”
I grew up with Zack, and with Tim Commerford (Timmy C I guess he goes by now).
Zack lived in the student housing complex I lived in.
I can't say he gave any hint of being a "genius" as some here seem to feel he was, he was a normal kid (with blond frizzy hair).
Though it always seemed strange that he would grow up to rage against the machine, because in our group, he was the richest one. He went to the private school. Tim went to the same school as us, but he was from the other side of the tracks completely- from the rich part of town.
It makes we wonder sometimes, if only those who are of the other side, but get a glimpse, can speak out for the poor and oppressed, because the poor and oppressed lose all hope and drive, or have no idea life can be different.
But in any case, how long can a person scream out against the rich and powerful, while being rich and powerful...???edit on 12-1-2014 by Bluesma because: (no reason given)