Occupy Wall Street: Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello to Perform

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The Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award winner sings in Liberty Plaza/Zuccotti Park at noon today.

Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello is the latest boldfaced name to get involved with New York City's Occupy Wall Street protests.

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The musician will perform Thursday -- less than a week after singing at Occupy Los Angeles -- at noon in Liberty Plaza/Zuccotti Park.

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Morello received the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award in 2006. He graduated from Harvard with a political science degree. His recently released the album World Wide Rebel Songs.

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He's the latest Hollywood figure to hit the ongoing protests, which have also been attended by Kanye West, Michael Moore, former SNL comic Victoria Justice, Russell Simmons, Susan Sarandon, Mark Ruffalo and Roseanne Barr.

The Hollywood Reporter recently analyzed the political implications of actors who get involved with the protest.

"There's a lot of empathy in the entertainment industry for the poor and middle class," publicist Howard Bragman told THR. "But with the message constantly changing among the protesters, no one knows where this is all going to end up. And celebrities are wealthy people, they have to be careful not to seem disingenuous."

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