Artists Converge On Walmart Chinatown Protest
June 27, 2012 at 5:05 PM (PT)
Several noted musicians, including three GRAMMY winners, have joined the protest to stop WALMART from opening in CHINATOWN and expanding across LOS ANGELES. Musicians are also backing hundreds of Walmart workers who will march on JUNE 30th to demand WALMART treat them with respect and provide wages that can support families.
Performing on SATURDAY, JUNE 30th at noon in CHINATOWN at the March Against WALMART and Low Wage Jobs are former RAGE AGAINST THE MACIHINE guitarist TOM MORELLO with THE NIGHTWATCHMAN and BEN HARPER. Also performing is composer CLIFFORD TASNER of the political satire theater group THE BILLIONAIRES at the start of the march in Los Angeles State Historic Park, located at 1245 North Spring St., at 11a.
GRAMMY AWARD-winning singer-songwriter, actor and author STEVE EARLE made a video from a recording studio in NASHVILLE to support the march
On FRIDAY, JUNE 29th, L.A.-based indie rock band NO AGE will headline a benefit show for groups fighting to stop WALMART at HUMAN RESOURCES, in CHINATOWN from 7P to midnight. Tickets are $5 and will feature several L.A. bands and DJs.