Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman Releases Songs For Amnesty

To coincide with International Music for Human Rights Day / December 10th, LimeWire Store releases Live at Lime with Tom Morello, available only at LimeWire Store. The Grammy-winning Morello performs two outstanding covers- “Human,” originally released by The Killers in 2008, and “Joe Hill,” a classic folk song written in 1930 by Alfred Hayes about labor activist Joe Hill. In keeping with his dedication to human rights, all net proceeds from Live at Lime with Tom Morello will go to Amnesty International.

Produced in Los Angeles at Galt Line Music by Marshall Altman and recorded and mixed by Eric …

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Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman Supports the 100 Days Action

Tom Morello, who has been a long time supporter of Amnesty International has teamed up with Amnesty’s 100 Days Action to urge President-elect Barack Obama to make human rights central to his new administration. In the first 100 days, Amnesty International is calling on the new administration to:
– announce a plan and date to close Guantanamo;
– issue an executive order to ban torture and other ill-treatment, as defined under international law;
– ensure that an independent commission to investigate abuses committed by the US government in its “war on terror” is set up.
Tom invited Amnesty to come …

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Richard Hughes – A KEANE Supporter of Troy Davis

Richard Hughes, drummer with Keane, is a committed human rights campaigner and has pledged his support to Troy Davis’ case about Music for Human Rights.

He recently received a personal letter of thanks from Troy’s sister Martina, after he wore a similar t-shirt to the one pictured on ‘Later with Jools Holland’ which did a lot to raise awareness of the case.

Not only is Richard a personal supporter of human rights, but Keane are also screening Amnesty UK’s film You are Powerful ahead of each show on their UK arena tour, helping us to reach hundreds of thousands …

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Global Write-A-Thon

Serj Tankian has teamed up with Amnesty International to support the Global Write-A-Thon December 5th through December 14th. When you register to write a letter you’ll get a thank you email with a link to download a free song that Serj wrote especially for the Write-A-Thon called “Fears”. You can listen to a stream of the song here. It will also be available on iTunes soon!

Amnesty International human rights news and its members’ strengths have been the realization of the release of prisoners of conscience and the establishment of justice around the world where it is long overdue. The …

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The Secret Policeman’s Balls DVD Release

The Secret Policeman’s Balls is the collective name for a legendary series of hilarious, irreverent and groundbreaking benefit shows staged to raise funds for Amnesty International. Beginning in 1976, the Balls featured the cream of Britain’s comedians and an astounding line-up of international musical talent. International human rights news shows have been credited by numerous people as being the inspiration for many of the high-profile charity events of the last 30 years, including Live Aid.

The Secret Policeman’s Balls Comes to DVD!
Available for the first time in North America on January 27, 2009, The Secret Policeman’s Balls 3-DVD box …

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