GM Finds Itself Funding Anti-capitalism

British anarchist band Chumbawumba using royalties from GM to fund documentation of the social and environmental impacts of General Motors itself.

Published: 28-Jan-2002

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 ($98,840) 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.

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