Rage Against the Machine Politics

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award-winning 28 year old journalist who has been on death row since July 3, 1982 for the alleged 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner -- who had been beating his brother, William Cook, at the time. A former Black Panther member and MOVE activist, Abu-Jamal maintains his innocence and four eyewitnesses attest to the presence of a third party that shot Faulkner. His prison writings have been published in The Nation and The Yale Law Review and in a book, Live From Death Row.


Women Alive

Rock & Rap Confidential

Mass Mic

Rock For Choice

Rock for Choice was founded in the Fall of 1991 by rock band L7 to organize the music community to protect abortion rights and women's health clinics. Rock For Choice concerts encourage audiences to register to vote, speak out, get educated and active in the fight to maintain and restore reproductive freedom to women everywhere. Rock for Choice dollars support the Feminist Majority's (a national women's rights organization) Becky Bell and Rosie Jimenez Campaigns to repeal lethal parental consent laws and federal funding restrictions that are forcing young women and poor women to turn to back alley abortions. Proceeds also support the Feminist Majority Foundtaion's National Clinic Access Project which helps protect women's health clinics, doctors, and workers targeted by anti-abortion extremists.


Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting is the national media watch group offering well-documented criticism in an effort to correct bias and imbalance. FAIR focuses public awareness on the narrow corporate ownership of the press, the media's allegiance to official agendas and their insensitivity to women, labor, minorities, and other public interest constituencies. FAIR seeks to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater media pluralism and the inclusion of public interest voices in national debates.

International Office of the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee

Leonard Peltier is a Native American activist imprisoned since 1977 for the deaths of two FBI agents. These two agents precipitated a deadly shootout (a Native American was killed as well) and a subsequent FBI and U.S. Marshal dragnet of a South Dakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation by invading the reservation while following a young Native American man accused of stealing a pair of used cowboy boots. Charges were dropped against all four men accused of the murders but Leonard Peltier. He was convicted and sentenced to two life terms despite massive FBI and judicial misconduct.

Refuse & Resist

Refuse & Resist is a nationwide organization that stands firmly against "the meanspirited, openly racist, misogynist, homophobic, Christian fundamentalist demands for 'family values'..." In their 1987 founding statement, Refuse and Resist states: "The transformation now taking place is not some periodic swing of the pendulum from 'left' to 'right'...There must be massive resistance." R&R is fighting against the death penalty, the police state, the war on immigrants and much more.

The National Commission for Democracy in Mexico, USA>

The NCDM is composed of people wanting to work in the US for profound social change by supporting the national movement for democracy in Mexico. It is the structure recognized by the EZLN (Zapatista Army of National Liberation) for coordinating support in the United States. The NCDM is both a national information and advocacy center and a national network of independent local activist committees. It was commissioned by Sub-Comandante Marcos in July of 1994 because of "the necessity to organize those in the United States who have tried to help our cause through diverse means and are interested in receiving truthful and timely information about our struggle."

Other Links that Might Interest You:

The links above are the organizations and movements that Rage officially supports on their website, www.RATM.com. Here are some other links that are related to the politics that Rage represents:

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