Airborne Toxic Event’s Benefit For The Neda Project, May 25

Tickets will sell out fast for this one. I recommend you go now & pick them up; we won’t be giving any out, sadly.

Returning to the first place they ever played a show, ATE will be hosting a very special benefit concert to raise funds for the Neda Project, a series of events with Amnesty International about Neda Agha-Soltan and digital democracy in Iran.

Tickets are very limited and will be first come, first served. All proceeds benefit the Neda Project. Neda Agha-Soltan became an unfortunate rallying point for the resistance protesting the disputed election of Mahmoud Ahmadenijad. The student was shot in the street by government militia for participating in peaceful protests against the disputed election. Her death, captured on video, was seen by millions worldwide on YouTube and further disseminated by national & international news outlets. As ATE writes, “It’s one of the first examples of the democratization of broadcasting—that broadcasting is no longer solely in the hands of corporations and government, but in the hands of people.  Anyone with a cell-phone camera and an internet connection can broadcast to the world. It means not only that the world is watching, but also, that the world is filming.”

More info on the show is here.