Activist-Musicians Tweet and Re-Tweet to Voice Reactions Some activist-musicians from Chuck D to Rihanna and Lorde have reacted to the firestorm in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray, and GigWise has a good article with all the Tweets and ReTweets from them who used social media to express their feelings on the situation in Baltimore….
Iranian People Tired of Hospitals Closing April 3, 2015 – Lost somewhat in the shuffle of the Iranian nuclear deal negotiations, is the role social media and grassroots pressure by normal Iranians that some feel forced Iranian leaders to work with the International community and accept a deal where nuclear weapons are not produced by…
MAY 20, 2014 – Vernon Silver of BusinessWeek.com has come out with a startling piece about a Trust representing a deceased musician from the band “Spirit” that toured with Led Zeppelin in the 1960s that is suing the band for allegedly stealing the guitar riff of the song “Taurus” for their opening riff of their…
JAN 17, 2014 – Neil Young is on a benefit tour for the campaign "Honor the Treaties", which aims to put pressure on Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Canadian government to honor the treaties they signed with the Native people of Canada, who are fighting the battle of their life right now in protecting the lands and water from tar sands development and pollution. HuffPo has a good post up with some of his Tweets and Facebook posts, and to find out more about the Honor the Treaties campaign check out their website here.
June 12, 2012 – James Hetfield from Metallica has teamed up with the FBI and they are launching a "Multimedia Campaign" to find the killer of Morgan Harrington, the young woman who was murdered in 2009. A website has been set up, and they are using new social media and technology like Twitter and Facebook to help the investigation and find justice for Morgan and her family. Metallica has added $50,000 to a $100,000 reward, to bring up the reward now to $150,000 for information leading to arrest and conviction in this investigation.
Metallica is getting involved because on October 17, 2009 Morgan attended a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones arena at UVA, and after leaving the show and not being able to re-enter, she hitchhiked home but went missing; her body was discovered a month later in a rural part of Virginia. James has made a PSA asking for anyone with information on this case to call the Virginia state police at 434-352-3467. Watch the PSA below, and find out more information on the FBI web page here. (Photo credit: KreepinDeth/Wiki)
APR 20, 2012 – Jon Bon Jovi who is part of President Obama's White House Council for Community Solutions has teamed up with Spark Action, a website that will be a digital platform for young people to come and "submit their ideas and spark measurable action in their community". Jon Bon Jovi tells us in a PSA (watch below) that as a result of the tough economic times, there are over 6 million young people not in school or unemployed, and tells of how he met with smart, young people bristling with ideas; and they said they needed a place to go to help change things. So, the Spark Action web platform was created. Bon Jovi urges young people to come to the website and submit their ideas for solutions to these tough economic times, and they can be discussed and voted on by all who take part.
Fore more information on this check out the White House Council for Community Solutions website, and also check out the Spark Action website by going here.
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