For the first time ever, the immortal lyrics of John Lennon’s 'Imagine' have been transformed into a children’s picture book illustrated by award-winning artist Jean Jullien. Created for Amnesty, 'Imagine' follows one little pigeon on a journey to spread peace around the world, to every bird no matter what their shape or size. [...]
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. [...]
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, [...]
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.
Take Action with Amnesty: http://ClickBoom.org Did you know that weapons have weaker global trade regulations than bananas? We need a strong Arms Trade Treaty -- and we need to collect 1 million signatures for our petition before UN talks begin on July 2. Sign the petition to Barack Obama and help us get 1,000,000 signatures. [...]
An Open Letter to Presidents Obama and Karzai As champions of women’s rights who are dedicated to protecting women’s human rights, we are deeply concerned that the significant gains made by women and girls in Afghanistan may be threatened as U.S. and allied troops leave the country. We urge you to adopt a [...]
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
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 [...]
“If we want to survive as a race of people we’ve got to address problems head on. John and Yoko took the bull by the horns and for that you’ve got to take your hat off to both of them” - Ozzy Osbourne This week marks the 70th anniversary of John Lennon’s birth, and we at [...]
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]
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 [...]
Dear Friends, You and I share a passion for peace and justice – and a commitment to helping Amnesty International stand up for humanity and human rights. That's why I'm writing to ask you to help Amnesty reach a vitally important goal of 10,000 membership donations in the month of September. Please join by the [...]