From Dave Marsh’s excellent Rock and Rap Confidential newsletter
On May 10, the Senate approved, by a vote of 100-0, $75.9 billion for the U.S. to continue its military occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Those voting for the measure include:
Hilary Clinton, honored by Rock the Vote for her visionary leadership.
John Kerry, who was supported by thousands of musicians of all genres in the 2004 elections in the hopes that he would get the U.S. out of Iraq.
Robert Byrd, who was given $833,000 in campaign donations by MoveOn.org in early April. During the 2004 elections, MoveOn.org worked with everyone from local punk bands to Bruce Springsteen, the Dave Mathews Band, and the Dixie Chicks. MoveOn.org used the email lists generated by the work of those musicians to help raise the money given to Byrd.
“Dream another dream/This dream is over”–Van Halen
“Don’t mourn, organize” – Joe Hill.