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Brian Eno Starts A Campaign For Julian Assange And Releases A New Protest Song (videos)

Legendary producer and musician Brian eno is no stranger to activism. Some of his extra curricular activities include being an elected member of the Coordinating Collective along with Noam Chomsky and 10 others, president of the Stop the War Coalition and now he has started his own campaign fighting for the freedom of political prisoner and journalist Julian Assange.

“Journalism survives in an atmosphere of freedom and we’re gradually closing that down now. On December 19th, which is the day of his hearing, we want to swamp the Home Office with emails to protest his innocence. This is important not just for Assange but for the future of journalism, and the future of holding governments to account for what they do.”

For more information about the campaign that was co-founded by Ann Wright (retired United States Army colonel and retired U.S. State Department official, known for her outspoken opposition to the Iraq War) and Medea Benjamin (an American political activist, best known for co-founding Code Pink) click the image below.

See also: ‘Behind These Prison Walls’: David Rovics Records New Music Video Outside The Prison Where Assange Is Being Kept

In addition to fighting for the freedom of the press, on Monday the 9th of December, few days before Thursday elections in the UK, Eno released a jolly song that sarcastically criticizes the UK government and tells of the hardship poor, homeless and working people have to endure in the country.

All proceeds from the song go to the homeless.

A global music collaboration for good

The concept behind the organization Playing For Change is a beautiful path to connect people around the world. The idea is to get musicians from around the world to pitch in and play a song together. The produced videos on their webpage take the viewer on a trip around the planet and its cultures through a rainbow of instruments and sounds while covering some classic tunes. Do check out their page, support the cause and, above all, listen to the music!