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OneWorld - Freedom For Palestine (Nick Hook Club Dub)

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Palestine is in crisis. Today Palestinians suffer daily human rights abuse and live in crushing poverty in refugee camps and under Israeli occupation. In response to this injustice, international musicians have come together to release the song "Freedom for Palestine" by OneWorld. By securing the first ever chart hit on Palestine they hope to send a message to politicians that Israel's illegal occupation of Palestine must end. OneWorld includes Maxi Jazz (Faithless), LSK, the Durban Gospel Choir, members of the London Community Gospel Choir, Jamie Catto (1 Giant Leap), Harry Collier (Kubb), Andrea Britton, Sudha (Faithless), Andy Treacy (Faithless / Moby / Groove Armada), Attab Haddad and Joelle Barker. The project is the brainchild of producer and composer Dave Randall (Slovo/Faithless) who has written and produced the song. In the last year international artists such as Faithless, Massive Attack, Elvis Costello, Gil Scot Heron, Tindersticks, Klaxons and Gorrillaz Sound System have all cancelled gigs in Israel in protest at the country's increased repression of Palestinians. Their decision to do so reflects a growing consensus amongst musicians for the need to stand up against human rights abuse in Palestine as artists did during the Anti-Apartheid movement against the racist South African regime in the 1980s. "Freedom for Palestine" by OneWorld will be released on the 3 July 2011 to coincide with the 7th anniversary of the International Court of Justice opinion that the Separation Wall being built by Israel in the West Bank is illegal and should be torn down. The project, associated webpages and social media will go fully live on 31 May 2011 with a teaser campaign starting from Saturday 14 May. The music video will be launched on the 31 May and the single will be available to pre-order on iTunes and HMV digital from this date. www.freedomoneworld.org www.twitter.com/freedomoneworld www.facebook.com/freedomoneworld Proceeds raised from the single will go to UK registered charity War on Want to support projects in Palestine.