Green Day covers Lennon for Amnesty's Darfur Campaign
"In association with Warners Bros. Records, Green Day today released their cover of the John Lennon classic 'Working Class Hero', proceeds of which will go to support Amnesty International's campaign to stop the violence in Darfur.
"The full album, Instant Karma: the Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur will be available on June 12th, and will include Lennon tracks covered by best-selling artists - including U2, R.E.M., Christina Aguilera, the Black Eyed Peas and Snow Patrol.
"With hundreds of thousands already killed and another 2.5 million civilians forced to flee their homes, the U.S. government considers the atrocities in Darfur genocide. The need is great, but we believe if we each take one small action, collectively, we can end the violence. Start today by downloading a track."
Amnesty International (USA)
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