John Lennon Day in NYC – Yoko, Bono & The Edge unveil a tapestry honouring John Lennon

YOKO ONO, U2's Bono & The Edge unveil a tapestry of JOHN LENNON and New York City by Peter Sis, commissioned by Amnesty International, exhibited at Ellis Island, New York. The City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio and NY City Council's speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito declared today July 29th, 2015 to be ‪#‎JohnLennonDay‬ V. [...]

July 30th, 2015|Amnesty International|

Buy Freedom Candles by Coarse on eBay for Amnesty International

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, [...]

April 22nd, 2014|Amnesty International, Imagine All The People|

PUSSY RIOT! A Punk Prayer for Freedom – book profits support legal defence

PUSSY RIOT is a feminist punk performance collective based in Moscow. Founded in 2011, they perform public artistic responses to Russian politics. In Feb 2012, three members of the group were arrested and charged with felony hooliganism after performing in the sanctuary of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. E-book available from Sept 25th for Kindle, iPad, iPhone, $2.99. Profits will support the Pussy Riot legal defense team.

September 15th, 2012|Amnesty International|

Happy Birthday, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi! Free all prisoners of conscience in Myanmar (Burma)

Happy Birthday, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi! Along with many others around the world, I was so happy to hear about your release from detention last November. My birthday wish for you and the people of Burma is that all prisoners of conscience still behind bars in Burma are released! A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. love, yoko. Yoko Ono 19th June 2011

June 18th, 2011|Amnesty International, Feature|

The doco film Give Up Tomorrow is a must-see, made with passion and love for justice. yoko

    Low budget documentary films are quickly becoming the voice of activists. This one is no exception. It is one of the must sees. The strong title matches the film made with passion and love for justice. yoko In 1997, 19-year-old culinary student Paco Larrañaga was arrested for the kidnap, rape, and murder of [...]

Tibet In Song – a film by Ngawang Choephel – Never forget the music in your heart

www.tibetinsong.com About Tibet In Song In 1995, a young Tibetan musicologist named Ngawang Choephel travelled to Tibet to make a documentary about traditional Tibetan folk music and dance. After filming for two months, the Chinese government arrested Ngawang, held him incommunicado and sentenced him to 18 years in prison, saying that the Fulbright scholar had [...]

City of Reykjavik lit IMAGINE PEACE TOWER to celebrate Yoko’s 77th birthday. Send your wishes for PEACE to @IPTower!

On the evening of 18 February 2010, The City of Reykjavik was proud to illuminate IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in honor and celebration of Yoko Ono's 77th birthday. You can Twitter your birthday messages for Yoko to @yokoono or write them in the comments on this web page, where you can read all the comments and Tweets from friends and fans. You can also Twitter your own personal wishes for peace to IMAGINE PEACE TOWER @IPTower or via email to [email protected]

Write for Rights – Join the Amnesty International Global Write-a-thon! 5-13 Dec 09

You can promote freedom and human rights by joining Amnesty International's annual Global Write-a-thon, the world's largest letter writing event! Sign up HERE. This global action marking International Human Rights Day on December 10 brings people together just about anywhere – in classrooms, churches, workplaces, homes, and more – to make a difference in the lives [...]

November 13th, 2009|Amnesty International|