Bandcamp Promises to Fight Trump with Donations to the ACLU

Donald Trump hasn’t been in office for two weeks and already he’s sparked more opposition since…well, it’s been a while. And although it’ll be impossible for his opponents to keep their rage dialed up to 11 for his entire presidency–who has that kind of energy–his political foes keep hammering away for now.

Bandcamp, the website that offers exposure for indie bands all over the world, is livid at Trump’s ban on refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries. As a protest, they’re going to donate all the company’s proceeds from this Friday (February 3) to the American Civil Liberties Union. This was the statement from founder and CEO, Ethan Diamond:

Like 98% of U.S. citizens (including the President), I am the descendant of immigrants — my great-grandparents came to America from Russia and Lithuania as teenagers and worked in sweatshops until they were able to afford to bring the rest of their families over. Last week’s Executive Order barring immigrants and refugees from seven Middle Eastern countries from entering the United States is not simply immoral, it violates the very spirit and foundation of America.

The full statement can be found here. That’s where you can also find music from artists who come from the affected countries.

 

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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