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Armchair Activism

12 Jun

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“Instant Karma: The Campaign to Save Darfur,” the new global “Make Some Noise” project from Amnesty International, seeks to mobilize millions around the urgent catastrophe in Darfur, Sudan. It combines the power of John Lennon’s music recorded by some of the world’s best-known artists, together with cutting-edge forms of instant activism enabled by Internet and mobile technologies.

The project will call attention to the urgent situation in Darfur where between 2 and 400,000 have died, 2.5 million have been displaced from their homes, and 4.5 million people in Darfur and hundreds of thousands in the neighboring countries of Chad and Central African Republic are at risk of starvation, disease, and further attacks. Yoko Ono generously granted rights to John Lennon’s entire solo songbook to Amnesty International, the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization, to use as the centerpiece of this project and to inspire and invigorate a new generation of human rights activists.

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One response to “Armchair Activism

  1. Claire Celsi

    June 13, 2007 at 7:26 am

    Thank you for writing about this tragedy. It’s people like you that will finally force a solution. Come over and check out the Demo Memo. I plan to write about Darfur very soon.

     

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