Everyone has opinions on politics, social issues, and world news, but do they do anything about them? Listening to music with a radical message is only the beginning. Rage Against The Machine wants to personally acknowledge all those who are fighting for freedom in their community. One brave individual will be named the Freedom Fighter Of The Month on the official RATM web site. RATM encourages everyone to get involved whether you are currently an activist or plan on starting now. It’s time to motivate others and Rage is giving you the opportunity to have your good work noticed.
Here’s how to get involved – send us an e-mail at [email protected] describing the actions you are doing to fight for social justice in your community. Whether you feed the homeless, organize protests, boycotts or charity events, attend rallies, post flyers around your school, community or workplace, support labor rights and unions, write speeches, create political music or art, lobby politicians, challenge authority, help at shelters, fight censorship, racism, economic exploitation, judicial corruption or police brutality, support human rights or speak the truth of power to educate people… Rage wants to know.
The members in RATM will select one person to be Freedom Fighter of the Month and that person will be recognized by the band right here on their official web site. In addition (if you wish), you may have your picture on the site along with your own personal statement to encourage others to start fighting for freedom.
You are also encouraged to send us RATM related photos, artwork, original drawings and press clipppings to be be added to this section of the official site.
- September 2001- Jeanette Wallis
- June 2001- Environmental Research Foundation
- May 2001- Craig Kielburger: Founder of Free The Children
- March 2001- C. Clark Kissinger: Journalist, Political Activist
- February 2001- Juan Gonzalez: Journalist, Activist
- January 2001- EAT THE STATE!
- December 2000- Jim Keady, Anti-Sweatshop Activist
- October 2000- Project Censored
- September 2000- Nancy Hernandez, Schools Not Jails
- August 2000- DNC/RNC Protesters
- July 2000- Matt Atkinson
- June 2000- Garrick Ruiz
- May 2000- Wil Layng
- April 2000- Mae Verta Bowks de la Rosa
- March 2000- S.T.O.P. – Students and Teachers Opposing Prejudice
- February 2000- Taylor Hayne-Miller
- January 2000- Matt Doeringer and Sam Ellison
- December 1999- Christine Munson
- November 1999- Alex Zwerdling