‘Beds are Burning’ brings celebrities together in support of TckTckTck and climate justice

• October 1, 2009

Today we are excited to launch our global campaign song, a re-mix of the mega-hit “Beds are Burning”, recorded by over 60 artists and celebrities, and re-written by Midnight Oil themselves to reflect the greatest humanitarian crisis facing humankind today – climate change.

Watch the song here or on YouTube, and be among the first on the planet to see it. Or, you can download it for free here, or at the Apple iTunes store (not available in all regions). Every download counts as part of our TckTckTck campaign to let our world leaders know the world is ready for an ambitious, fair, and binding climate deal in Copenhagen this December. As far as we know this is the world’s first global musical petition!

The song was driven by one of the co-founders of the TckTckTck campaign, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s new organization, the Global Humanitarian Forum, and their partners global advertising giant Havas Worldwide and their film production arm, The:Hours.

The song has been supported by over 60 international music stars and celebrities including Duran Duran, Mark Ronson, Jamie Cullum, Melanie Laurent, Marion Cotillard, Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Lily Allen, Manu Katche, Bob Geldof, Youssou N’Dour, Yannick Noah and many more.

Mr Annan said: “Climate change is the greatest humanitarian challenge facing mankind today. And it is a challenge that has a grave injustice at its heart. It is the major developed economies of the world which contribute the overwhelming majority of global greenhouse emissions. But it is the poorer and least developed nations that are hit hardest by its impact. By downloading the song, people from around the world will add their names to this growing global petition, and together we will create such a noise our leaders will listen“.

Help us make this song huge and reach new people with the messages of TckTckTck! To help, you can:

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Karl Burkart is the Digital Communications Director for the GCCA, the Global Call for Climate Action, and TckTckTck, a network of 400+ diverse organizations working around the world for greater action on the growing problem of climate change. Karl also blogs on technology and the environment for a variety of publications. You can follow him on Twitter @greendig.

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