Tom Morello - Tom Morello Gives Away Free Music For Workers' Day
Rocker Tom Morello marked International Workers' Day on Wednesday (01May13) by giving away free music to fans.
The Rage Against The MAChine guitarist, who has been a leading voice in the Occupy movement against big corporations, made the gesture to show his support for workers' rights on 1 May, also known as May Day.
In a post on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "In honor (sic) of May Day, International Worker's Day, download 4 tracks from my Union Town Cd Free all day!"
Discussing his involvement in union activism, he tells Teamster.org, "I come from a coal mining family in central Illinois and unions were always a big part of the life and fabric of the town. It was always ingrained in me from the time I was a little kid that it's the solidarity of workers that is a crucial counterbalance to corporate greed. And if we don't stand up together, we will certainly be taken advantage of individually...
"I think in a time when the working class and unions are being assailed in the United States, I do my best to fight back with my music."