Tom Morello is the guitarist for Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. He also has a solo project called The Nightwatchman which he created in 2003. Morello has released two albums to date titled One Man Revolutionand The Fabled City. “One of the things that news story on human rights does is help to empower people both one at a time and sometimes by the thousands…that is one of the reasons that I am a supporter of your fine organization.” -Tom Morello…Continue Reading...
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 Robinson, the acoustic tracks feature Tom Morello [vocals, guitar, harmonica], David Gibbs [guitar] and Eric Robinson [piano].
An accompanying video interview features musician, artist and activist Henry Rollins in an exclusive conversation with Morello. Taped on the day of the recording, the interview features Rollins and Morello in the studio discussing a wide range of issues including Morello’s involvement with Amnesty International, activism in music, and President Obama.…Continue Reading...
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 out to his recent shows as The Nightwatchman with letters in hand for people to sign.…
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 of people.
Richard hopes to do more to support Troy’s case over the coming months, so stay tuned.…Continue Reading...
U2 Announces Aung San Suu Kyi As This Year’s Ambassador Of Conscience Recipient
Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Laureate who is currently under house arrest and on trial in Myanmar, was announced as this year’s Ambassador Of Conscience Award recipient. The news was announced from stage at U2’s show in Dublin on July 27th just prior to the band performing “Walk On”.…Continue Reading...
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 letter writing campaign has been a vital weapon in this regard. It has kept hope alive for all those unjustly incarcerated and has also kept extra judicial governments in check, including our own.” – Serj Tankian
One of the most unconventional frontmen in rock, System Of A Down singer and solo artist Serj Tankian is very involved with promoting activism for various social and political causes that strike a chord with his beliefs. Besides his support and involvement with Amnesty International, Tankian co-created Axis Of Justice, an activist organization, with fellow musician and activist Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine.…Continue Reading...
Salvador Santana Supports Human Rights Day With Free Download
Salvador Santana, the 26-year-old keyboardist, vocalist, composer, and songwriter from the Bay Area invites Amnesty International supporters to download a free track from his upcoming album, “Keyboard City”.…Continue Reading...