In response to Arizona SB 1070, Outernational with Tom Morello released a cover version of Woody Guthrie's "Deportees." The song has spread online as an anthem to immigrants' struggles and the effect that draconian laws such as SB 1070 are having on Latino communities.
Cuéntame -the largest Latino organization on Facebook-has now joined this collaboration with a moving music video that accentuates the need to fight for social justice and against the continuous prejudice prevalent today:
Cuéntame is an interactive online platform for social media, news, original video content, and activism, created to engage the rapidly growing online Latino community. Using new media and internet video campaigns, Cuéntame has created a quick-strike capability that informs the public, challenges legislation, and motivates people to take action on social issues throughout the country. Launched on Facebook in January of 2010, Cuéntame has grown to a community over 34,000 in just half a year.
Cuéntame has become the leading voice against SB 1070 and for a prolonged boycott against Arizona with its "Do I Look Illegal?" campaign. With a catalogue of over a dozen Arizona videos and enlisting a wide array of celebrities and personalities, Cuéntame has targeted the social networks to make sure the issue is not quickly forgotten.
Outernational has been touring non-stop for many months, revitalizing the impact of Woody Guthrie´s migrant ode. The band, known for its revolutionary message and electrified genre bending rock sound, has been at the forefront of the opposition and protest of AZ SB 1070.
Together with Tom Morello and Cuéntame, as well as the music, video, and the engaged and active fans, they are ready to continue the fight until the law is stricken down once and for all.