Friday, April 3, 2009

UncensoredInterview - Amy Ray & The Green Team

UncensoredInterview is a website which has recently licensed a number of interviews with musicians under Creative Commons licenses - the subtitle to the site reads "because music begins with a point of view".

I was particularly interested to see that one of the categories under which they list interviews is 'politics'. Here is an interview with Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls in which she discusses the bands perspective and efforts regarding environmental responsibility:

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She also talks about an initiative that they started called 'Honor the Earth'. Honor the Earth's mission statement describes the organisation's objectives as creating "awareness and support for Native environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities. Honor the Earth develops these resources by using music, the arts, the media, and Indigenous wisdom to ask people to recognize our joint dependency on the Earth and be a voice for those not heard."

The Indigo Girls also have a fantastic website with an Activism section well worth a look. One of the projects they have recently supported was lobbying to ensure that money from the USA stimulus package was not directed to the nuclear power industry.

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Uncensored Interview - polular interviews on politics
<> at 3 April 2009

Honor the Earth <> at 3 April 2009

Indigo Girls <> at 3 April 2009

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