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Artists and social activists in India fight a global corporation with music

Kodaikanal is a small city in India that sits 2000 m above sea level in forest hills. In 2001 a Unilever thermometer factory shut down after it became clear they were dumping broken thermometers filled with mercury within Kodaikanal.

After years of struggle between activists and Unilever a young artist by the name of Sofia Ashraf wrote lyrics to a music video that called Unilever out on there lack of actions and furthermore would go on to gather over 4 million views.

Unfortunately, to this day, the factory ground is still contaminated with mercury so activists have gathered to make a new video which states that they still care, they are still there and they still won’t step down until Unilever cleans the the mess they left behind. For this sequel T M Krishna and Amrit Rao joined the production of the highly catchy fusion music video.

The campaign asks you to participate by asking Unilever CEO Paul Polman to commit to a world-class cleanup of Kodaikanal – http://bit.ly/2tEfT51 or give a missed call on +91 7338730702 . In another video Sofia Ashraf explains the case thoroughly and highlights some of the errors Polman has made in defending Unilever’s actions, or rather, inactions.


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12 hour protest party in response to Trump UK visit

UK based DJ Gideön and Soho Radio are calling all socially conscious party people out there to join them tomorrow, Friday the 13th of July, in a massive, all day long protest party during Donald Trump’s UK visit. The event will feature some brilliant club acts like Seth Troxler, Hannah Holland, Jackmaster and many more.

The rendezvous is at Soho Radio in London and from there the party goers will march together in protest. Even if this infamous day of bad luck is bringing Donald Trump to London it does not mean it can not be a good day Londoners. So if you are in the city, do check out the event’s Facebook page and join the party!

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Melanie Trump’s jacket gets response from Jill Vedder and Jenna Ortega

At a recent concert in Milan Pearl Jam’s First Lady, Jill Vedder, wore a jacket with a rather tapey looking text that said: “Yes we care. Y-don’t U?”. This comes as a response to the ridiculous jacket Melanie Trump wore recently that famously said: “I really don’t care. Do you?”.

Although the mainstream media has focused mostly on the fact that Mrs. Trump was photographed wearing this jacket as she boarded Air Force One on her way to visit a detention center were children had been separated from their parents at the Us-Mexico border, one could argue that the pivotal thing in all of this is the message the jacket boasted. Indifference to the hardship people face in the world today must not exist. Everyday people are fighting to inform and educate and spread patience, unity and tolerance. For the First Lady of, unfortunately, one of the most influential countries in the world to ruin such work and spread such a blatant message of indifference is beyond tragic. We can only hope that response jackets start popping up around the world at an intense rate with alternative words of wisdom.

Perhaps a movement is brewing. One 15 year old artist, Jenna Ortega, participated a few days ago (same night as the PJ Milan show) at the Radio Disney Music Awards wearing a jacket stating: “I do care and U should too”.

During another recent concert, in London, Eddie Vedder took the opportunity, as he does, to share his concerns about the much covered U.S. border patrol policiy and use his voice as a responsible musician ought to.

 

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