Thursday, May 19, 2011

'I've never seen anything quite like Madison' (VIDEO)

So says Tom Morello, aka the Nightwatchman, who was inspired by the protests in Madison to write the song he sings in the video. He describes Madison as,
Bratwurst chomping Packer fans and Molotov tossing anarchists standing shoulder to shoulder fighting for justice everywhere you looked...
He wrote that he was inspired by the solidarity of students, steelworkers and firefighters who occupied the Capitol -- along with the nurses, teachers, farmers and musicians who decided to get off the sidelines and make history.
The day I got back I wrote the song "Union Town." The next day I decided I was going to record an album of unapologetically pro-UNION songs and donate 100% of the proceeds to the union struggles across the nation.
All proceeds from the EP go to the America Votes Unity Labor Fund. You can get it here.