Posts Tagged ‘Activist’

Caught in the Crossfire

We’re circling Abercorn Street in Derry and Richard Moore, my sunglassed passenger, is pointing out focal points of his native city. He acts as navigator, advising me to turn left at the shop, then right at the gap in the green railings to reach our destination. The remarkable thing is Richard is totally blind. NotRead more..

Postcards From the Edge

Although she takes her husband’s surname, Ali Hewson has always shied away from publicity generated by marriage to rock star Bono, the frontman of U2, and while he carries on his war against world debt, she concentrates on nuclear fallout closer to home.  ℘℘℘ Anna Gabriel is excited. Having changed from her customary jeans andRead more..

Bono: On a Mission

U2’s lead singer, Bono, has been a famous rock star for over two decades. His social activism dates back almost as long — to 1984 when he appeared on Band Aid’s “Do they know it’s Christmas?” — a charity record to raise money for famine-stricken Ethiopia. The following year, U2 also performed at London’s WembleyRead more..

Ladies of Mercy

On July 18, 2001, Dorothy Marie and Gwen Hennessey of the Sisters of St. Francis of The Holy Family, left their fellow sisters and friends to report to Pekin Federal Correctional Institute in Illinois. They were sentenced to six months for a November 2000 protest at the School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia.Read more..

Bono’s Bandwagon

U2 frontman Bono could be spotted on the east Coast this fall as he visited both the United Nations and the U.S. Congress with his plea for the G7 nations to drop the third world debt. With 21.1 million signatures, the “Drop the debt” petition is the largest single-issue petition ever gathered and counts theRead more..

Martin Sheen’s Enduring Spirit

Actor Martin Sheen was awarded Amnesty International’s Enduring Spirit Award for his tireless dedication to social justice. Of Irish and El Salvadorian heritage, he has been an activist for the rights of South and central Americans, protested political repression in Central America, and promoted more liberal political asylum policies in the U.S. The West WingRead more..