It is the most awesome activist website.
Axis of Justice is a non-profit organization formed by Tom Morello and Serj Tankian. Its purpose is to bring together musicians, fans of music, and grassroots political organizations to fight for social justice.
We aim to build a bridge between fans of music around the world and local political organizations to effectively organize around issues of peace, human rights, and economic justice.
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Here are a couple more highlights from the site:
- Justice activists are already gearing up for this summer's Democratic and Republican National Convention. Learn what people are doing to make their voices heard, and to push for positive change in our ailing United States.
- For nearly a decade, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers has been fighting for justice for farmworkers in the tomato fields in Florida. In 2005, after a lengthy boycott campaign, the CIW convinced the Taco Bell corporation to pay fairer wages to the farmworkers. In 2007, the CIW negotiated a similar agreement with fast food giant McDonald's. But when the CIW turned their sights on Burger King, they faced much fiercer opposition.
We are pleased to report, however, that Burger King is now working together with the CIW, and has signed a deal to increase wages for farmworkers, and has committed to drafting an industry-wide code of conduct for farmworkers in general. Congratulations to the CIW, the Student Farmworker Alliance, the Alliance for Fair Food, and everyone who participated in this great victory.