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.