Hot Chip, Jessie Ware, The National and More to Play Massive Global Concert Series Aiding Refugees

By Kennedi Johnson On September 20, in more than 200 cities across the globe, hundreds of artists will come together to put on more than 300 concerts. Music fans will open their homes for the concerts, hosting the likes of … Continue reading

Crystal Castles Donate Proceeds from New Album to Amnesty International

By James Pleasant Experimental electronica duo Crystal Castles is back on the scene with their fourth studio album, Amnesty (I), the group’s first since the departure of former vocalist Alice Glass in 2014. Crystal Castles, comprised of producer Ethan Kath … Continue reading

Joan Baez Works with Amnesty International to Raise Awareness of Mass Incarcerations

By Lauren Shelburne On January 27, folk artist Joan Baez will celebrate her 75th birthday by launching an 18-city North American tour with Amnesty International with a star-studded performance at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The performance will … Continue reading

Listen: Luxxury Cover Duran Duran’s ‘Planet Earth’ on Tribute Album Benefiting Amnesty International

By Laura Ferreiro In the 1980s, Duran Duran was one of the biggest bands on the planet, topping charts around the world, changing the face of MTV with their highly stylized videos; their posters adorning the bedroom walls of countless … Continue reading

Anti-Flag team up with Amnesty International to release “Toast of Freedom,” inspired by Pussy Riot

By Allison Rivers Yesterday (February 21) marked the one-year anniversary of Pussy Riot’s controversial non-violent protest in Moscow. A few days later, three members of the Russian feminist punk band were arrested and charged with “hooliganism.” Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova, 23, … Continue reading

Pussy Riot book chronicles punk band’s fight for freedom and gets support from musicians across the globe

Prayer is not something usually associated with the punk movement, but Pussy Riot has never let rules or expectations define their next move. With two band members of the Russian punk band still in prison, their new book “Pussy Riot! … Continue reading

Coldplay, Yoko Ono and artists around the world support campaign for effective arms trade

By Hilary Gridley It’s hard to believe that some countries may have a tougher time acquiring bananas than bullets, but that’s the state of the current global weapons market, valued at more than $60 billion a year. The UN gathered … Continue reading

Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Russell Brand to headline Secret Policeman’s Ball supporting free speech

By Laura Ferreiro For the very first time, Amnesty International is bringing its Secret Policeman’s Ball celebrating free speech to the U.S. next month. Coldplay and Mumford & Sons will headline the event, joining renowned comedians including Jon Stewart, Stephen … Continue reading

Amnesty International marks Valentine’s Day by sharing the love Bob Dylan-style

By Laura Ferreiro To mark Amnesty International’s 50th anniversary, the esteemed human rights organization released “Chimes of Freedom” – a 75-song compilation featuring renowned artists covering Bob Dylan. Sting, Pete Townshend, Tom Morello, Joan Baez and Pete Seeger all donated … Continue reading