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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Iraq Veterans Against The War

I am honored to stand with some of my fellow musicians in donating all of my Veteran's Day touring, record sales, and merchandise proceeds to Iraq Veterans Against the War. It is the epitome of courage for a soldier to stand up against an unjust war and that is exactly what these brave men and women have done. They have served their country bravely on the battlefield and now they are serving their country bravely at home by demanding an end to the US military occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. It is the heroic voices of these soldiers and veterans who cannot be denied and must not be ignored.

- Tom Morello


For more information on how you can contribute to IVAW visit http://ivaw.org/support.

20 comments:

Rock And Rollo said...

Hi Tom, just wanted to say that your my favorite guitarist, you solos are sick! I just felt like sending a message to my hero.

Jamie.

dA storyteller said...

Declare war against Warren Anderson. To know who he is and what he did please refer to this link.
http://www.greenpeace.org/india/campaigns/toxics-free-future/the-bhopal-legacy
One of the most heinous criminal acts man kind has ever faced..and probably this is the epitome of such an instant where money and power didn't talk...they screamed together.
Please Mr Morello. Write a song for the people of bhopal. Every single human being with a conscience must rage against warren anderson and dow chemicals who are the present owners of union carbide. I have posted this same thing on Zack De La Rocha's profile just to draw the attention of you guys.

Carlitos said...

No tv at madrid!
public popular tv, with no comercials,

you just want "money for the machine"

Raphael Callou said...

Hey pal!
Why, as you did in Chiapas, don't you do a concert in Brazil to support some important social moviments like "MST", the landless group that fights for more equal land distribution in a huge country with several disparities.

As I heard you are coming to Brazil, I thought it would be a good opportunity once "MST" has been suffering a massive attack from the elite that wants to criminalize that social organization.

Andres said...

Sorry for my english but I try….. because it´s very important!!!!!
FIRST! Thanks for come to play in CHILE for first time the next october 2010….
Sadly the ticket for your concert is too expensive this cost $85.000 pesos , this price is nearly 2/3 of minimum salary here in Chile!…..it´s a big problem because the music producer called “Transistor” doesn´t want to change this price… they have a monopoly of the concert..
Please do something for people like us ( with no much money) can go to the concert…
I hope that you read this…thank rage against the machine!


VIVA ALLENDE!!!

Pachi said...

Hi, a came here for the same reason.
We need your help!, we need to contact someone of the band!

The concert producer in Chile is ABUSING with the prices of the ticket for the RATM concert.

They have divided the public between VIP and "the rest" and the tickets cost from US$60 to US$95 .. thats A LOT for the people here in Chile!!

please help us to contact someone from the band!! they have to know this.

Thanks!!!

Daniel Fuentes C. said...

I`M SO HAPPY THAT YOU COME HERE TO CHILE BUT THERE`S A FUCKING PROBLEM. THE PRODUCERS SOLD THE TICKET FOR THE MAQUINARIA FESTIVAL SAYING THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE ONE DAY OF FESTIVAL AND THAT MAYBE YOU RATM WILL CONFIRM ASISTANTE, I WITH MANY OTHERS PURCHASED THE TICKET FOR YOU GUYS BUT NOW THEY COME UP WITH A NEW DATE WITH YOU AND THE TICKETS ARE REALLY EXPENSIVE, FROM 70 UP TO 120USD AND THATS A ROBBERY CONSIDERING THAT IN CHILE THE MINIMUN SALLARY IS 300USD. ITS TO MUCH AND WE NEED YOUR HELP, WE NOW THAT YOU HATE CAPITALISM, WE DO AS WELL.
PLEASE DO SOMETHING

THANKS

DANIEL FUENTES CARRASCO

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=119802318067699&v=wall&ref=ts

Nicolas said...

Hi guys, Im Nicolas Leon from Chile (16 years) and I just wanna say that the price of your concert is very expensive, and so many people is angry for that. The Chilean people its very excited to see you guys, Chile loves you, and also I have the ticket and now I cant wait to see you. I hope that you read my comment and sorry for my inglish :)

FREEDOM FOR MUMIA!

THE BATTLE OF SANTIAGO,ALL HELL CANT STOP US NOW!

fabtoro said...

Hey Tom, I write you from Chile (Sorry for my bad english). I'll know than RATM will come to Chile the next 9th October for the "Festival Maquinarium", well, the reason why I write is to inform you that this production is abusing priced (charging around of USD 70). I think and very more the price is absolutely exceeded, showing anger on social networks. In short I wanted to ask if possible to negotiate again with the producer to the ticket price is lower. Or that production is changed, there are many people who want to go see them but they may not if this is the price. Especially people who have suffered from the earthquake that we live so recently. Greetings from here

fabtoro said...

and.. I can not pay for the ticket.



burn to pigs production "festival maquinaria"

deasko@hotmail.com

Rock&Futbol said...

Is sad what is goin on in Chile right now, just the rich people can go to see the band that fight for the rights of the people of the sun, the band that spit again capitalism.

Diego said...

I'm from chile and i won't go to the show cause the cheapest ticket is like 80 dollars, what the fuck that does mean? Where is the "Rage Against The Machine"

Guitarrero said...

Hey guys, I'm writing from Chile. Well, I just want to let you know that tickets for your show at Chile are too much expensive. The price goes from USD 80 to USD 270...
As you may see, this is an ABUSE. A lot of people here are great RATM fans, but they don't have the money for buying a ticket. As you may understand, only the rich people will be able to see your live performance. I really hope you can do something, talk to promoters, etc. Regards and keep rockin' and defending the people's rights.
Here is the ticket-sale web site:
http://www.puntoticket.com/Evento.aspx?EventoID=TRAN08

spacejungle said...
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spacejungle said...

Hi RATM! I need tell this. "RATM" will playing in Argentina in a PEPSI MUSIC FESTIVAL....

WHEREs THE ACTION????????????


where's the rock???????


Where's The Rage
"Against the MACHINE" playing in a PEPSI MUSIC FESTIVAL???

IDEOLOGY??? DISAPPEARED???????

narrira said...

Hi Tom!,
I am from Brasil and I would love to go to RATM concert in the SWU/Sao Paulo. But it is quite expensive!! I can not believe that such a great concert of a band which is very important for all of us (media activist) will be so expensive to see. I don't have that money to go, and as I heard that you said in a national television that you're going to give some tickets for your concert, I would like to ask you a ticket to get in and enjoy the time with you all!

Also, I am part of a group of media activism and we would love to interview you all, but I don't feel comfortable talking about it in the 'blogger'.

Hope to hear you back!,

Salut

Olga said...

Hello Tom!!!Hello everybody in the band RATM! pardon the bad English ...
First, congratulations for the work, both by sound as by ideology and social policy that you take the youth of the world!
I'm Brazilian, and was on the show ... SWU was fantastic!!
I wonder of you, what they thought of playing in Brazil? What did you think of the public?
We have no post-show news, after the boycott of the tv show amid ... once again the fucking system!
Please respond .... and come back soon !!!!!
I love you!!

Olga Tendeiro - São Paulo - Brazil
olgatendeiro@gmail.com

Rafael Antúnez said...

hi tom. I just wanted to thank you for the great show on buenos aires. it was unbelivable. the gratest show of my life, and i'm not the kind of person that over reacts. Thanx.
Come back as soon as possible. Rafael from Uruguay.

Virulent said...

Hey Tom. I was injured at the Download gig last year, first time I got to see you play. I now have something called hemiplegic migraines and I gotta take pills every day because it can lead to stroke and put me in a coma.

I've started up an organisation called Mind Your Fists - Mosh with a Conscience.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Fists-Mosh-with-a-Conscience/173262762713092

If you'd support this, it would be great. I don't want people to end up permanently injured. People have stopped caring. It's time to change that. I think I can make something of an impact.

Peace out.

The Source said...

Great article on RATM and great blog overall

Article:
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Blog:
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Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Get-to-know-the-Source/145259065531024?v=wall

I know it’s a pain but please “Like” the FB page, I know they’ll appreciate the support!!