Brooklyn bred emcee/activist Talib Kweli is set to perform at an upcoming protest tour to halt the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which allegedly poses threats to the environment, good-paying jobs, internet freedom and general freedom of expression.
Rock Against The TPP is a partnership between internet freedom, non profit organization Fight For The Future and Firebrand Records, a label founded by Tom Morello and Ryan Harvey. The official tour site describes the tour as an “anti-democratic deal between 12 countries that was negotiated in complete secrecy by government officials and hundreds of corporate lobbyists.”
“Working people everywhere have had enough,” Morello said in a statement to Billboard. “The TPP is nothing short of a corporate takeover of our democracy. That’s why people are rising up to stop it. Corporate lobbyists want to sneak the TPP through Congress quietly; that means it’s time for us to get loud.”
Although the free tour, kicks off on July 23 at Denver’s Summit Music Hall, Kweli is scheduled to headline the show in Seattle at the Showbox SoDo on August 19 alongside Asili and Bell’s Roar.
For more information about the tour, please visit here and check below for the scheduled tour stops so far.
Rock Against The TPP Dates:
July 23: Denver (Summit Music Hall)
July 30: San Diego (Venue Pending)
Aug. 19: Seattle (Showbox SoDo)
Aug. 20: Portland (Director Park)