By Paul Paz y Miño, Amnesty International USA’s Colombia Country Specialist. Become part of the ever-growing movement speaking out against injustice. Healey served as executive producer, leading the team of three producers: Mary Daly, Jessica Neuwirth, and James Radner, father of George Radner. There was also The Police with Joan Jett, R.E.M and Madness. Bruce Springsteen performing at the Human Rights Now! We were there to amplify a call for justice so it couldn’t be ignored. The tour was made possible in part by a grant from the Reebok Foundation. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta) 27 1988: Worcester Mass. Added by Shay Burke, Rolling Stones Even folk icon Joan Baez joined them that night in Philadelphia. lang, Michel Rivard & Daniel Lavoie), September 19, 1988 JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, PA (with Joan Baez), September 21, 1988 Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA (with Joan Baez, Bono and The Edge), September 23, 1988 Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA (with Joan Baez & Roy Orbison), September 27, 1988 Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, JPN (with KODO), September 30, 1988 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, IND (with L. Shankar & Zakir Hussain), October 3, 1988 Olympic Stadium, Athens, GRE (with George Dalaras), October 7, 1988 National Sports Stadium, Harare, ZIM (with Oliver Mtukudzi, Ilanga & Cde Chinx), October 9, 1988 Stade Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan, IVC (with Ismaël Isaac & Johnny Clegg), October 12, 1988 Parque Antártica, São Paulo, BRA (with Milton Nascimento with Pat Metheny), October 14, 1988 Estadio Mundialista Mendoza, Mendoza, ARG (with Los Prisioneros, Markama & Inti-Illimani), October 15, 1988 River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, ARG (with León Gieco & Charly García). Human Rights Now! / Madness, STEVE PERRY / Bryan Adams / The Tubes / Sammy Hagar / John Cougar / Journey, Genesis / Elvis Costello / Blondie / Robert Hazard / A Flock of Seagulls, Foreigner / The Kinks / Joan Jett & The Blackhearts / Loverboy / Huey Lewis And The News, https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=gRrkMCtaZCQ, The Rolling Stones / Journey / George Thorogood and The Destroyers, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0Dzs0s7UtY, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LWtpSKD0jQ&t=518s. All had given amazing performances of their own and now were coming back and singing as the Boss lead them in a rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Chimes of Freedom.” It was a powerful moment – as we all raised our voices to join them, we all knew we were also making the commitment to raise our voices against injustice. Before Live 8, before 12-12-12, before the Concert for New York City, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman and Youssou N’Dour teamed up with Amnesty International to educate and move a generation towards activism. Even folk icon Joan Baez joined them that night in Philadelphia. Grateful Dead / Bruce Hornsby and the Range, Sting / Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band / Peter Gabriel / Tracy Chapman / Youssou N'Dour, Bruce Springsteen / Peter Gabriel / Sting / Joan Baez / Tracy Chapman / Youssou N'Dour, Van Halen / Scorpions / Dokken / Metallica / Kingdom Come, U2 / Little Steven and The Disciples Of Soul, OGZ / Crosby, Stills & Nash / Neil Young / Duran Duran / Phil Collins / Black Sabbath / Judas Priest / The Beach Boys / Bob Dylan / Hall & Oates / Madonna / Mick Jaggar / The Hooters / Simple Minds / The Pretenders / Run DMC / REO Speedwagon / Bryan Adams / The Cars / Led Zeppelin / George Thorogood and The Destroyers / Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, The Four Tops / Neil Young / Bob Dylan / Black Sabbath / The Cars / REO Speedwagon / Santana / Eric Clapton / Simple Minds / Run DMC / Kenny Loggins / Judas Priest / Duran Duran / Hall and Oates / Bryan Adams / Madonna / Tina Turner / Phil Collins / Bo Diddley / Rick Springfield / The Hooters / Led Zeppelin / Mick Jagger / Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young / Joan Baez / Thompson Twins / albert collins / Patti La Belle / Pretenders / Keith Robinson / Billy Ocean / Ashford And Simpson / Ronnie Wood / George Thorogood and The Destroyers / Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers / The Power Station / Beach Boys / USA For Africa, Led Zeppelin / Joan Baez / The Hooters / The Four Tops / Billy Ocean / Run DMC / Men At Work / Rick Springfield / REO Speedwagon / Crosby, Stills & Nash / Judas Priest / Bryan Adams / Beach Boys / George Thorogood & The Destroyers / Bo Diddley / Simple Minds / The Pretenders / Santana / Ashford And Simpson / Teddy Pendergrass / Kool and the Gang / Madonna / Paul McCartney / Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers / Kenny Loggins / The Cars / Neil Young / Power Station / Thompson Twins / Eric Clapton / Phil Collins / Duran Duran / Patty Labelle / Dionne Warwick / Hall and Oates / Mick Jagger, Ron Wood, Keith Richards w/Tina Turner / Bob Dylan / Lionel Richie / Harry Belafonte / Cher, Journey / The Tubes / Sammy Hagar / Loverboy / Brian Adams, Grateful Dead / Bruce Hornsby & The Range, Metallica / Van Halen / Scorpions / Dokken / Kingdom Come, U2 / Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul, The Police / Joan Jett & The Blackhearts / R.E.M. Almost forgotten in the rock history of JFK, is The Beatles performance. Fight injustice and help create a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. ?oldid=51609. At each location, the artists and Amnesty leaders held a press conference to discuss human rights, and concert-goers were provided with copies of the Universal Declaration in their language and opportunities to sign the Declaration themselves and join the worldwide human rights movement. A Conspiracy of Hope was a short tour of six benefit concerts on behalf of Amnesty International that took place in the United States during June 1986. The Human Rights Concerts is the collective name informally used to describe the series of 28 rock concerts presented worldwide 1986-1998 to raise funds for – and awareness of - the Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights organization Amnesty International. The promise I made that night is one that stays with me to this day and one I still strive to live up to. the Human Rights Now! Follow him on Twitter @paulpaz. If you continue to use this site, we assume that you are okay with this. From Left: Joan Baez, Youssou N'Dour, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, Sting & Bruce Springsteen ( And I believe that is the recently departed Danny Federici of the E Street Band in background far right) Then, the lights came up and they all came back out – Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, Youssou N’Dour and Joan Baez. Philadelphia, PA: Sep 19, 1988 Amnestry International Amnesty International: JFK Stadium: Philadelphia, PA: Sep 19, 1988 Human Rights Now! Growing up with a Quaker education always led me towards social justice, but it was music that opened the door to Amnesty for me. Human rights activists and former prisoners of conscience from around the world, led by Sonny Venkatrathnam from South Africa, participated in the tour. Paul Paz y Miño has been Amnesty International USA’s Colombia Country Specialist since 1995 and is currently the Online & Operations Director at Amazon Watch. September 2, 1988 Wembley Stadium, London, ENG, September 4-5, 1988 Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, FRA (with Michel Jonasz), September 6, 1988 Népstadion, Budapest, HUN (with Hobo Blues Band & János Bródy), September 8, 1988 Stadio Comunale, Turin, ITY (with Claudio Baglioni), September 10, 1988 Camp Nou, Barcelona, SPA (with El Último de la Fila), September 13, 1988 Estadio Nacional, San José, Costa Rica (with Guadalupe Urbina), September 15, 1988 Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON (with k.d. The last show was Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead held on July 7, 1989. 1988 - Oct 15, 1988 Oct 15 1988 Following concerts Bruce Springsteen The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ - Dec 18, 1988 Dec 18 1988 The cookies do not identify you. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat.
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