Huffpo on The Secret Policeman’s Ball
Some great coverage today on Huffington Post for our Secret Policeman’s Ball series, June 26th-July 1.
First, Gregory Weinkauf posts this:
“This June marks the 30th anniversary of the Secret Policeman’s Ball series – the pioneering benefit shows instigated by Monty Python’s John Cleese to aid the Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights organization Amnesty International. The first show took place in London in June 1979, and it triggered a series of benefit events starring top comedians and rock musicians, that have been presented internationally over the past three decades.”
Then Amnesty International executive director Larry Cox offers this background:
“As executive director of Amnesty International USA, I feel proud of the tens of thousands of prisoners of conscience we’ve helped free, of the bad laws we’ve helped change, of the exposure that we’ve brought to devastating and insidious human rights abuses. I also feel the weight of the work that’s ahead of us in a world that has changed radically in the last 30 years.
What has not changed is the power of rock n’ roll, humor and human rights to transform lives and make a new world.”
We’re looking forward to more of Huffington Post’s exciting coverage!