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.
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.
Halldór is the managing editor of Shouts – Music from the Rooftops!, an investigative journalist, audio engineer and an animal rights activist on a nomad journey through Europe – still without a definite destination.
The already infamous Brexit is just around the corner. No matter what opinion you might have on the issue, it can be imagined that it has taken a toll on the British people.
Organisers of last Saturday’s People’s Vote March said that one million people had shown up to march. That puts this effort on the top shelf along for UK protests along with 2003’s march against the planned invation into Iraq (which happened anyway so one can not be blamed for loosing hope).
Either way, if you were not a part of this protest but care to hear what the a million protesters sounds like then check out Cities and Memory’s recording below.
Cities and Memory is an artistic field recording project that strives to collaboratively remix the sounds of this world.