Janelle Monae, Amanda Palmer and Death Cab for Cutie auction off protest signs to help kids in war-torn regions

By Laura Ferreiro

Dum Dum Girls

Does a hand-written sign by Dan Deacon that says “Your apathy is their reward” or “Privacy is a precious cherry” scrawled by Zola Jesus sound like a cool way to adorn your walls or impress your significant other? Then check out Under the Radar magazine’s protest auction.

Janelle Monae, Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Amanda Palmer, Tom Morello, Silversun Pickups, of Montreal, Dum Dum Girls, Menomena, Reggie Watts, Matthew Dear and Laetitia Sadier are among the slew of musicians who contributed hand-written, autographed protest signs for the auction, which benefits a great cause.

Matthew Dear

All proceeds from the auction will go to War Child, a renowned NGO that provides urgently needed humanitarian assistance to war-affected children around the world. War Child helps generate awareness, support, and advocacy for children’s rights everywhere.

Other protest messages include “The beginning is near” and “Free digital content for all.” (Can you guess who wrote which message?)

The auction kicks off today at 2 p.m. EST and ends on October 23. All of the signs were originally created for Under the Radar’s Protest Issue, which features interviews with bands about subjects including marriage equality, the Occupy movement, the upcoming U.S. presidential elections, and more.

Check out the auction on eBay here.

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