All-Star Lineup Includes Tom Morello, The Roots, Cheryl Crow and More DEC 18, 2015 – To commemorate what would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday, AMC and Blackbird Music Group put on “Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert” at Madison Square Garden back on Dec. 5, 2015, and the show was filmed in HD and will air…
APR 22, 2013 – Yoko Ono has been hard at work in the anti-fracking activist world recently. She formed "Artists Against Fracking", which JTMP is proud to be a part of; and now Yoko has written a post for HuffPo and is saying, "Let's Give Clean Water a Chance". Using a variation of her and her husband's "Give Peace a Chance" slogan, she has written a blog abut the recent Riverkeeper's Fisherman's Ball and to protest fracking:
Yoko Ono: "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. People all over New York have channeled that understanding into action. Because of this grassroots resurgence, we have seen amazing things transpire. And it is not about to stop…The anti-fracking movement is an organic one, driven by people's experiences and valid concerns about having a harmful and contaminating practice invade their land, homes and communities. For me, it started when gas companies visited my town in upstate New York to pitch a natural gas pipeline that would provide infrastructure for future fracking…I did not want to see my land destroyed."
APR 4, 2013 – Yoko Ono is putting together a great lineup for this summer's Meltdown Festival in London. The Meltdown Festival is a collection of great artists who come together to celebrate life, art, music and activism. Yoko has asked Patti Smith, Boy George, Iggy and the Stooges, Siouxsie and Immortal Technique so far. Many more artists are sure to get on board as the date approaches. For more information, check out the Meltdown Festival website here, and check out an EntertainmentWise.com article about it here. (Photo credit: Marceli Cataldi Cippolla/CC)
MAR 22, 2013 – Yoko Ono, in an effort to get behind sensible gun legislation, has tweeted pictures of John’s glasses he was wearing the night he was shot by a handgun, along with statistics of gun deaths and violence. The pictures are very moving, and show blood stains on the glasses. Check out the pictures at Yoko Ono’s Twitter page. JTMP recommends everyone contact their Congress Member and Senator and tell them you support sensible gun legislation, such as universal background checks, a ban on military-type assault rifles, and a ban on high-capacity magazines.
MAR 6, 2013 – Artists Against Fracking, a collection of activist musicians consisting of Yoko and Sean Lennon, Justice Through Music, and many other artists and organizations, have started a billboard campaign pushing for New York Governor Mario Cuomo to ban the harmful practice of fracking permanently statewide. Sean Lennon issued a statement saying, "Fracking for gas is inherently dirty and dangerous. Cement and pipes at these great depths are simply not reliable, as the industry’s own documents show. Cracks and leaks will inevitably poison wells and aquifers. Rural communities will be turned into industrial brownfields. No amount of regulation can make fracking safe." Check out their campaign and get more info on their website below. (Photo credit: artistsagainstfracking.org)
JAN 21, 2013 – Raw Story has a great post up about what JTMP blogged a few months back about, "Artists Against Fracking", and how Yoko and Sean Lennon are getting involved in the fight against fracking. Yoko comments in the article, “It’s not just for me, but for New York State and New York City as well. But also when we lose this game we’re losing not just for New York State but for the United States and for Britain. I’m getting letters from Britain saying, ‘Yoko, please do something, they’re starting to frack here.’” Read more on RawStory here.
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AUG 4, 2012 – JTMP has been fighting hard against Fracking using music and video, and even hosting "Tour De Frack" in DC this summer, but we have also learned that Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono have teamed up to fight against Fracking in their home state of New York, by forming the organization Artists Against Fracking, and have united musicians together against this destructive practice ranging from David Crosby to Wilco. You can check out their site here.
Yoko Ono has come out in support of Occupy Wall Street, and during her daily Q&A sessions with John's fans she has Tweeted: "John is sending his smile to Occupy Wall Street". "I am sending my love to Occupy Wall Street", "You are letting the world know that American activists are doing this. That gives them inspiration and encouragement".
On Sunday, October 9th, 2011 Yoko Ono will be in Reykjavik, Iceland to re-light the Imagine Peace Tower at 8pm Reykjavik time. It will remain lit until December 8th, the anniversary of John Lennon's assassination. You can watch the live stream on http://imaginepeacetower.com/