- js reader version
- view hidden posts
- tags and related articles
by Mark Vallen - ART FOR A CHANGE
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 at 5:14 AM
Reuters News Agency reports that Anarcho Punk Band, Chumbawumba, has been highly paid by none other than General Motors. The Band has given half their money to the Independent Media Center.
stage.jpg, image/jpeg, 387x167
Sunday January 27, 2002
General Motors, Chumbawumba, team on anti-capitalist funding.
LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - British anarchist band Chumbawumba are playing capitalist judo with General Motors by using the auto giant's money to fund anti-capitalist campaigners, Britain's Observer newspaper said on Sunday.
General Motors paid the band 70,000 pounds (,840) for the use of their song ``Pass it Along'' in advertising for its cars, the paper said, but unbeknownst to GM the band planned to give half the money to grassroots group Corp Watch.
``We're planning on using some of the money to document some of the social and environmental impacts of General Motors itself,'' Joshua Karliner executive director of CorpWatch told the paper.
``It's known for resisting the kinds of change in production that would assist in reducing climate change, and for helping debunk the science of global warming,'' he said.
The other half went to the alternative media group IndyMedia, which said it would use the money for ``corporate jamming actions,'' the paper said.
Chumbawumba came to prominence in 1997 with a hit single ``Tubthumping'' and for an attack by member Danbert Nobacon, who threw a bucket of water over Britain's deputy Prime Minister John Prescott in 1998.
The band had already been established on Britain's radical music fringe for more than a decade before achieving commercial success.
``We'd discovered through all the years of having no money just how powerful it can be if it's in the right hands,'' the band said on their website.
``After much discussion and worry, we okayed it in the same manner we'd okayed quite a few other uses of our music in the past few years - by acknowledging that the amount of money we were being offered could fund anti-corporate activists for years,'' the band said.
Report this post as:
LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 1 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
||Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 at 6:10 PM
Change Links September 2018 posted
More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre
Site Outage Friday
Change Links August 2018
Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land
More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke
Change Links 2018 July posted
More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena
"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena
Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles
Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert!
Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California
Change Links June 2018 posted
The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years
Unity Archive Project
Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi
CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police
Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies
California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings)
Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico
Change Links May 2018
Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed
GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE
lausd whistle blower
Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images
UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light
Change Links April 2018
More Local News...
Paraphysique de psychosomatique
Chuck Grassley: Women Abusing, Animal Murdering, Illegal War Supporting Criminal
Finance Capitalism and the Digital Economy
Muselières syndicales, muselières patronales
Jeff Bezos, Amazon, The Washington Post, Whole Foods, Etc
Why Choose Nut Milk Over Cows' Milk
Antrhopocène, le grand effondrement
The Dictatorship of Corporations
18 Lethal Consequences Of Hunting
Paraphysique de l'outplacement déontologue
Shopping du bashing
After Lehman Brothers, Experts Say Global Financial Crisis Can Happen Again
“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen
Probabilités de fin d'humanité
Florida Area of Migrant Farmworkers Denied Right to Construct Health Clinic near NaplesCIW
Steer clear of work morality!
The Shortwave Report 09/07/18 Listen Globally!
August 2018 Honduras Coup update
Brett Kavanaugh Filled The 5th Circuit With Execution Judges
Augusta Georgia Woman Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence for Writing About Russians Crime Acts
Paraphysique de contextualité
Crisis Regulation in Global Capitalism
Ex-voto de réification
Please Oppose Warmonger, Execution and Torture Supporting Bush Operative Brett Kavanaugh
Paraphysique d'exploitation occultation
Ryan Zinke Is Charging Taxpayers For A Trophy Hunters' Council
Is the Financial Crash 2.0 Coming?
More Breaking News...