RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello joined other musicians in downtown Manhattan yesterday (Tuesday, May 1) to stage a May Day concert in honor of International Workers' Day.
"I traveled 3,000 miles to march with you today," Morello told the crowd during a ceremonial "mic check" in Bryant Park. "It is an honor to march these streets with you, to sing these songs with you, letting the powers that be know that we will be heard."
Morello, a staunch progressive and fierce political activist, has performed at a number of Occupy camps around the world, including those in London, Los Angeles and New York.
The demonstration on Tuesday in New York featured an "occupation" of Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan as well as a march from Union Square to the lower part of the island.
Check out video footage from yesterday's event from Fuse and Artisan News below.
On Tuesday, Morello also launched his "World Wide Rebel Tour" documentary worldwide for free, with 42 unique, customized versions in 30 different languages.
The 30-minute documentary was filmed at Henson Studios in Los Angeles last August and features an interview with Morello, mixed with live performances of songs from his 2011 album as THE NIGHTWATCHMAN, "World Wide Rebel Songs".
Each version of the film will feature the interview questions in a different language, with Morello's answers subtitled appropriately. Some of the interviews are conducted by fellow musicians such as SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian, CYPRESS HILL's Sen Dog.