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Tom Morello gives away free music for Workers' Day

May 01, 2013 | 6:56am EDT

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 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, "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."

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