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Amnesty International

Amnesty International | music industry in third world countrys | Scoop.it

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights.

Our vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.

We are independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion and are funded mainly by our membership and public donations.

You can help make a real difference by becoming a member or supporter of Amnesty International. this charity is supported by k'naan as well as 96 other music artists and actors including Al pacino, arrow smith, adele and rise against.

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"wavin a flag"

Also on march 12th 2009 k'naan started a tour with several other canadian artists to raise money for the thrashed country of haiti after the devistating earth quake he said that all profits from the benificial concert will go to haiti the song that they will be performing and have remade is k'naans song "wavin a flag"

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afghan orphanage

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Rapper IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE has been giving back to the Islamic community - by helping to build an orphanage in war-torn Afghanistan.

The MC, real name Felipe Coronel, is known for his politically-driven rhymes and he recently travelled to the Muslim country to volunteer in the construction of the Amin Institute in the capital city of Kabul.

Coronel had been instrumental in raising funds for the Institute, playing a series of benefit concerts and donating some of his own money to turn the plans for the children's orphanage, school and medical facility into a reality. June 2008, Immortal Technique partnered with Omeid International, a Non–Profit Human Rights Organization, to lend his support. He dubbed the work as "The Green Light Project". With the profits of The 3rd World album he helped make the orphanage.

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Working closely with human rights advocacy organization, Omeid International, Technique’s performance raises funds earmarked for developing the Amin institute in Kabul – where some of the two million orphaned and 60,000 homeless children of Afghanistan will receive full-scale rehabilitation from the devastating effects of war.

Besides just doing the benefit show the hip hop artist Immortal Technique is pledging $10,000 of his own money and is traveling to the war torn heartland of Afghanistan to assure the final stages of construction are completed.

Known far beyond the hip hop community for his fiery assaults on corruption, racism, classism and oppression, Immortal Technique has also garnered a reputation for backing his politics with action, historical context and personal responsibility. The Institute, which is set to begin operating in March 2009, will provide safe housing, education, medical and psychological care and some sense of hope to twenty of these displaced children.

“My people this was not brought to you by some corporate sponsor, nor was it manufactured by some organization that takes 60% of the $ donated for “administrative” purposes. I am not a millionaire. I am not a movie star or a charity organization. I am just a man that heard the call and responded,” said Immortal Technique.

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k'naan visiting somolia

k'naan visiting somolia | music industry in third world countrys | Scoop.it

The rapper, who left Somalia as a child more than two decades ago to settle in Canada, made a brief visit to Mogadishu. He was mobbed by famine refugees who tried to shake his hand or hug him as he toured Mogadishu’s Banadir Hospital and met with malnourished children.

”I came to Somalia to see the situation here and give any donation I have to the people and anything else available,” he said, speaking in Somali. ”I will do all I can to help my people in Somalia.”

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