Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Get a Palestine support song into the charts

Last week War on Want launched an exciting new campaign to get the song ‘Freedom for
Palestine’ by OneWorld into the UK charts.The song has generated a social media storm – over 200,000 people have watched the music video and the single has been promoted by Coldplay, Lowkey, Billy Bragg, Mark Thomas and LUSH, the ethical cosmetics company.

They said
'We have the opportunity to do something truly historic. But we need your support.
Tens of thousands of people need to buy the single for it to get into the charts
Support OneWorld and pre-order the single now from iTunes

If ‘Freedom for Palestine’ gets into the charts, it would send a message to the UK
government, and all those who lend economic or political support to Israel, that a critical mass of people want to see an end to the Israeli occupation. The mainstream media will find it hard to ignore or censor its message and we would be sending a powerful message of solidarity to the Palestinian people.

Any profits raised will go War on Want to support projects in Palestine. But this is
not a fundraising exercise. This is our attempt to do what Palestinian academic and activist Edward Said urged us to do - to use the power of culture against the culture of power.

Undercurrents is an award winning alternative news service producing videos of people taking inspiring actions.

No comments: