By Amitabh Pal
Rock legend Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame received his social conscience as an inheritance. “I got it from my mother and father,” Waters, whose dad was an ardent political activist, told me.
Waters, still retaining his rock star looks as he approaches seventy, is now so involved in the Israel/Palestine issue that he devoted two full days over the weekend to being a jury member of the Russell Tribune on Palestine, which held hearings at the historic Cooper Union in New York City on the plight of the Palestinians. Waters’s fellow jury members included writer Alice Walker, activist Angela Davis, former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, and Nobel Peace laureate Mairead Maguire. (Watch for an interview with Maguire in an upcoming issue of The Progressive.)
… “Elvis Costello and a number of other musicians have said that they won’t go to Israel and have made that public,” he said. “The more artists who do this, the better.”
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