Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Airborne Toxic Event Contribute New Song for The Neda Project, Proceeds to Benefit Amnesty International

Moved by the tragic story of Neda Agha-Soltan, the young Iranian woman who was murdered by government militia last year on 6/20, while participating in a peaceful protest against the disputed election on 6/12 of Mahoud Ahmadenijad, The Airborne Toxic Event partnered with Amnesty International USA for The Neda Project. The band wrote a brand-new song, entitled "Neda," to commemorate her highly-publicized death. All proceeds from sales of the song, which is available now on iTunes, will go to Amnesty International USA.

Nazanin Boniadi, an actress and spokesperson for Amnesty International USA, said that the organization is "honored to be partnering with The Airborne Toxic Event on The Neda Project... It is our hope that this project, which was spearheaded by Airborne, turns into a global movement of likeminded people standing hand-in-hand against tyranny and injustice with a single goal in mind- freedom." The band said their goal for their continued involvement with The Neda Project was "to make a statement of solidarity with the Iranian people in favor of the human rights that Neda has come to represent, and to remind people across the globe of their power to affect change in this modern, inter-connected world."

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