Guitarist Tom Morello joins Occupy Vancouver
Published Wednesday, October 19, 2011 11:21AM PDT
Musician and political activist Tom Morello is throwing his support behind the Occupy Vancouver protests.
The former Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist will appear in support of the protest movement at the Vancouver Art Gallery Wednesday night at 6:45 p.m.
"Morello is taking time out to add his voice to the many independent voices already present at the occupation," said a statement from a group calling itself the Press Committee for Occupy Vancouver.
Dozens of protesters continue to occupy the lawn of the art gallery, and say they'll stay "as long as it takes" to fight corporate greed and social inequality.
The Grammy award-winning artist is slated to play at Vancouver's Vogue Theatre tonight.
Morello has already shown solidarity with the global Occupy Together movement, speaking at events in Los Angeles and New York earlier this month.
The New York native has a long history of social activism. He co-founded a non-profit political organization in 2006, Axis of Justice, which brings together musicians and grassroots organizations "to fight for social justice." The program airs monthly in Los Angeles.
In 2006, Morello was awarded the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award for his support of worker's rights and for his participation in Axis of Justice.