AUDIOSLAVE And SYSTEM OF A DOWN Members Named In Anti-BUSH Ad

Launch Radio Networks reports: AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello and SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian are among the people listed in an anti-George W Bush petition, in a full-page newspaper ad that ran Thursday (August 3) in the New York Times. The full-page ad from the group World Can't Wait announced October 5 as "A Day Of Mass Resistance," and Densmore is named as having signed a petition to "drive out the Bush regime." According to the advertisement, the organization is fighting against what it sees as criminal acts by the Bush administration, including the war in Iraq, the torture of prisoners, the open-ended imprisonment of people accused of terror-related activities, and moves against abortion and birth control. More information is listed on the worldcantwait.org website.

Other musicians listed in the ad include DOORS drummer John Densmore, singer-songwriters Ricki Lee Jones and Steve Earle, SPEARHEAD leader Michael Franti, and the Latin band OZOMATLI, as well as Woodstock veteran Wavy Gravy.

The petition is also reportedly signed by: Actors including Ed Asner, Susan Sarandon, Ed Begley, Jr., Harry Belafonte, Sean Penn, Jane Fonda, Jessica Lange, Martin Sheen, and Gabriel Byrne; Politicians including Michigan Congressman John Conyers, Jr., Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, New York Congressman Major Owens, Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush, and California Congresswoman Maxine Waters; Civil Rights leaders Reverend Jesse Jackson and Reverend Al Sharpton; and authors such as Gore Vidal, Kurt Vonnegut, Alice Walker, and Eve Ensler.

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