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“Green Day will contribute a cover of John Lennon’s “Working Class Hero” to the forthcoming CD Instant Karma: The Campaign To Save Darfur, proceeds from which help support Amnesty International’s campaign to focus attention on the urgent catastrophe in Darfur, Sudan.

“Working Class Hero,” which appears on Lennon’s 1970 album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, is considered one of the former Beatle’s most overtly political songs, with its themes of class and social alienation.”

We’ll let you know more about the upcoming compilation shortly and how you contribute to the cause.

If you are in a band and want to get some big names to hear your stuff check Download for the Cure.

Lead singer of the band Thrice’s solo “country” band

Dustin’s Virb.com page for music [4 songs up for download]

Dustin’s Interview: None yet [key word “yet”]

Charity of choice: To write love on her arms [5% of the album profits will be donated to TWLOHA]

Please check out this group who is fighting hard against suicide and depression. With so many key bands behind them helping spread the message that needs to be heard you can bet that a difference will be made in people’s life’s.

All the posts (from the main page) will now be available the same time they are on here, on our Virb.com page as well.

What are some of the bands helping other through donations or giving of there time? We know there are bands and artists out there helping people, and we want to know. Leave your comments below

“shelling and machine-gun fire shook the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday for an eighth day as residents continued to flee a government offensive to crush Islamist insurgents and clan militia.”

A lot of times we hear about these wars and these far off places that don’t we don’t know anything about, and then have a hard time getting involved, or even caring.

Mogadishu, is the largest city in Somalia, and its capital. Mogadishu lies on the historically important Indian Ocean Benadir coast, and the city has served as an important regional port for centuries. Find out more about Mogadishu Here

Read about the Mogadishu war here

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Liban Ibrahim, a 30-year-old bus driver in the Somali capital, said: “The world does not care about our plight. The United Nations is busy issuing statements when innocent civilians are dying every day.”

Issuing statements about whats going on but never really doing will be noticed soon enough. Apparently the situation is just so bad that it’s kept western journalist out and Arab broadcaster Al Jazeera has been shut down. So the news comes mostly from a small group of brave locals filing to international news agencies.

It’s hard to care when no one knows whats going on. It’s hard to do anything when you didn’t know something needed to be done. We know now though right? So I guess the real question is if we’re still not going to do anything then why doesn’t anyone seem to care?

Article can be found here

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Our Virb.com page has gotten a make over. Thanks to Steven from the band Grey Holiday for helping us with that.

Check out the band’s Virb page as well for some good new music

{I recommend the song “November”}