YOKO ONO has announced the four recipients of the 2014 Lennon Ono Grant For Peace, the biennial award which she inaugurated in 2002. Previous recipients of the award have included, amongst others, Doctors Without Borders, Josh Fox, Michael Pollan, Alice Walker, The Centre for Constitutional Rights, Pussy Riot and the late Rachel Corrie. This year’s […]
Dear Family of Peace This time (on my latest visit to Japan) I went specially to Hiroshima to fold a paper crane with one victim of the 1945 Atomic Bomb, and the youth of now beautiful Hiroshima City to dedicate it to the ones who died from the bombing. Orizuru -the paper crane – is […]
Message from Yoko Ono Dear Friends, In 1969, John and I were so naïve to think that doing the Bed-In would help change the world. Well, it might have. But at the time, we didn’t know. It was good that we filmed it, though. The film is powerful now. What we said then could have […]
Introduction by Yoko Ono Lennon I want to share this information with the citizens of this planet. Be mindful. Think Peace, Spread Peace, IMAGINE PEACE. We can still do it! I love you! Yoko Ono Lennon 13 May 2014. Militarism: A way of life – by Michael Fitzgerald The Humanist, November-December 2004. Revised/reprinted in Utne, […]
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Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band will play The Park Stage at Glastonbury Festival on Sunday 29 June 2014. YOKO ONO’S WISH TREE FOR GLASTONBURY 2014 If you are going to Glastonbury Festival this year, please visit The Ancient Oak in The Green Kids Field, where you can add your wishes to Yoko Ono’s WISH TREE. […]
Ogilvy & Mather London has launched a powerful campaign for Amnesty International, a global movement for human rights. The campaign entitled “Freedom Candles” features 30 limited edition candles by an acknowledged artistic duo—Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk—known as ‘coarse’. The idea of the project is explained in a short film. When each candle is burned, […]
NEW YORK (April 22, 2014) – Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a $5 million impact investment in Little Sun, creators of portable, solar-powered lamps designed by cofounders: artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen. The company works with local entrepreneurs to sell its lamps to households where electricity is scarce or unavailable, at prices that are affordable […]
REVELATION Bless you for your anger for it is a sign of rising energy. Direct not to your family, waste not on your enemy. Transform the energy to versatility and it will bring you prosperity. Bless you for your sorrow for it is a sign of vulnerability. Share not with your family, direct not […]
This plaque to Emily Wilding Davison was put up in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft by Tony Benn MP. Tony Benn said in the House of Commons in 2001: ‘I have put up several plaques—quite illegally, without permission; I screwed them up myself. One was in the broom cupboard to commemorate Emily Wilding Davison, […]
TO THE JAPANESE FISHERMAN OF TAIJI FROM YOKO ONO LENNON, 20 JANUARY 2014. Dear Japanese Fishermen of Taiji, I understand how you must feel about the one-sided-ness of the West to be angry at your traditional capture and slaughter of Dolphins. But that tradition was made only when the world, and Japanese Fishermen did not […]
YOKO ONO: Wish Tree for Tokyo (MoCA Tokyo, Japan) December 8, 2013 Wish Tree for Tokyo, first on view in YES Yoko Ono spring 2004 at MOT, has been planted in the museum’s sculpture garden. The work has been donated by the artist to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo for its permanent collection. Each […]
The groundbreaking interactive album app, JOHN LENNON: THE BERMUDA TAPES, is now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch in the Apple App Store! John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes tells the story of John Lennon’s life changing journey sailing through a mid-Atlantic storm to Bermuda in June 1980, the profound creative discovery during his time on […]
IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER – 6TH ANNUAL CAMPAIGN Yoko Ono Lennon is teaming up with WhyHunger, Hard Rock International and thousands of supporters around the world for “Imagine There’s No Hunger,” a global campaign to fight childhood hunger and poverty through the support of sustainable agriculture education and nutritional feeding programs. HELPING COMMUNITIES in 22 […]
IMAGINE Imagine there’s no heaven It’s easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people Living for today… Imagine there’s no countries It isn’t hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people Living life in peace… You may say […]
It’s been over a month since Gasland Part II premiered on HBO. I’ve spent a lot of time since then in my home in Milanville, thinking back on what an incredible journey these last five years have been. It would not have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for watching and sharing Gasland […]
Dear Yoko, While listening to John’s Instant Karma in the spring of ‘70 I planted a single acorn in the ground in my front yard in St. Petersburg, Florida. I moved away for many years. I went back today and the people who now own this property are super cool. So there are pix of […]
Dear Friends, I was proud to be a part of the gathering of hundreds of clean water supporters at the recent Riverkeeper’s Fishermen’s Ball. It was a true celebration of the power of the grassroots movement for clean water and sustainable energy. Through this event and my involvement with the fight against fracking in […]
Earth Day 2013 Today, 22 April 2013 is Earth Day! Over one billion people in 192 countries are participating from London to Sao Paolo, Seoul to Babylon City, New Delhi to New York, Rome to Cairo; people everywhere are taking action in their communities and helping depict The Face of Climate Change. How can you get […]
Yoko Ono is joined by Senator José M Serrano, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Elected Officials and Advocates in encouraging all New Yorkers to participate in Earth Hour Elected officials and environmental advocates call upon all to turn off their non-essential lights and electronics during Earth Hour, tomorrow, Saturday, March 23rd from 8:30-9:30pm (New York, NY) […]