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Rock for Learning features: BONO/U2

Please join BONO/U2 and friends in support of the ONE Campaign and Make Poverty History.
Although the 2006 G8 meeting of world leaders has passed, poverty and unfair trade in the world have yet to be respolved.
LEARN more about it here from BONO and Make Poverty History


Bono at Harvard

(Photo & link courtesy of Berklee College of Music & Harvard Magazine. CLICK ON IMAGE for video link.)

U2 lead singer, Bono, in his own words: A rock star, a singer, a celebrity with a cause... a student at Harvard University. Bono addresses Harvard University students on African relief, American ideals, and rebelling against indifference. (Click on the image for a link to a ~20 minute video clip of Bono at Harvard c/o Berklee College of Music, Harvard Magazine, and Generic Media.)

"Rock music is rebel music." What is Bono rebelling against now? "Rebelling against my own indifference - the idea that the world is the way it is and there's not a damn thing I can do about it; so I'm trying to do a damn thing. What's your problem? ...Why are you here listening to me? What have you given up to be here? You gotta ask yourself why you are doing this; keep checking your motives."

CLICK HERE FOR Bono at Harvard - ~20 min. video clip c/o Berklee.edu, Harvard Magazine & Generic Media. From the creation of Jubilee 2000 with Bob Geldoff and others - to the blessings of The Pope, and enlisting US political leaders, Jeffrey Sacks and Larry Sommers, to unite in a mission of African relief, their efforts have achieved great financial results from the US to provide for African debt relief. The effects so far:

  • Leveraged billions from other rich countries.
  • 23 of the poorest countries in the world managed to meet conditions to get debt payments reduced and spend on the people who need it most.
  • In Uganda twice as many kids are going to school.
  • In Mozambique debt payments are down 42% allowing health spending to increase by 14 million (that goes a long way in Mozambique).

But of course there's more, and Bono seeks the help of smart people to get involved:
"We must follow through with our ideals, or betray something at the heart of who we are." - Bono.

Visit Bono supports action to resolve the AIDS crisis in Africa.  Visit www.ONE.org to help.www.ONE.org to help Bono follow through on his ideals to resolve the AIDS crisis in Africa.

Summary by Melanie Silos


Rock for Learning May Artist of the Month Bono/U2.  On April 29th 2003, U.S. President, George Bush, announced a new emergency plan for Global Aids Relief (specifically including African Aids relief) to appropriate funding to expand what works to save lives.  The Global Aids Relief Initiative includes establishment of Global Aids Coordinators to organize clinical networks for HIV testing and administration of effective medications for treatment of AIDS.  The President has requested we move forward with speed and seriousness to urge Congress, the Senate, and all nations to join in on this effort. [Source: CSPAN-2].  Photo by permission of datadata.org.

ROCK FOR LEARNING MAY 2003 CELEBRATED ARTIST: BONO/U2
With honor and recognition for all his awards, including the 2003 Intl. Humanitarian Award and the Knight of the Legion of Honour medal, for his advocacy work for African relief with datadata.org, Rock for Learning with ONE.org proudly presents Artist of the Month, BONO/U2. Join in with us to take action on important matters! "Maybe you can educate my mind... ELEVATION!" - U2

On April 29th 2003, U.S. President, George Bush, announced a new emergency plan for Global Aids Relief (specifically including African Aids relief) to appropriate funding to expand what works to save lives. The Global Aids Relief Initiative includes establishment of Global Aids Coordinators to organize clinical networks for HIV testing and administration of effective medications for treatment of AIDS. The President has requested we move forward with speed and seriousness to urge Congress, the Senate, and all nations to join in on this effort. [Source: CSPAN-2].

Photo by permission of datadata.org.


** 2004 U2 NEWS **


Click into U2.com News May 24, 2004 (24-05-04) for a video clip of Bono's speech at the University of Pennsylvania entitled "You are the Generation...".
Visit the official U2 website at www.U2.com for U2 news, music, tour updates, and more!

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Melanie Silos - Rock for Learning!


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