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Tom Morello honored for activism

April 3, 2006 at 4:40 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello and actor Danny Glover will be honored during the second Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Awards in Washington.

Morello, founder of Rage Against the Machine, Glover and author Studs Terkel will be recognized during Thursday's ceremony sponsored by the pro-union group, American Rights at Work, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Morello organized many benefit concerts and participated in civil-disobedience movements to support workers' rights through the years, MTV noted. Among the causes he supported were a strike by Los Angeles janitors, the Immokalee, Fla., farm workers' campaign against Taco Bell and the Southern California grocery workers' strike and lockout.

Glover is being honored for his support of hotel workers and their families and Terkel will be acknowledged for his working that "lifts up the voices of America's working people," American Rights at Work said in a news release.

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