Rage Against The Machine Didn't Shy Away From Their Thoughts On The Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict
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Both Rage Against the Machine and the band’s lead guitarist, Tom Morello (pictured), shared their thoughts on social media when the Rittenhouse verdict was announced. In Morello’s tweet, he posted a picture of labor organizer and musician Joe Hill, who died by firing squad in 1915 (per History). Hill belonged to the International Workers of the World (IWW), a radical labor organization also known as Wobblies. In the early 20th century, the IWW was particularly active in the Western U.S., organizing labor timber and shipping, among other industries.

Hill was convicted in 1914 of killing two Utah police officers, but whether or not Hill was guilty of the crime — or if his guilty verdict was instead motivated by his political activism — remains a matter of dispute to this day. Hill was executed by firing squad one year later (via History). In his 2021 tweet referencing Rittenhouse, Morello wrote, “When the courts do what they were designed to do and protect and enforce white supremacy: don’t mourn, organize,” referencing one of the labor organizer’s most famous quotes, which he made before he was put to death: “Don’t waste any time in mourning. Organize.”

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