Friday, May 4, 2012
Video: "Toast To Freedom" - Amnesty International's 50th Anniversary
Amnesty International released the video "Toast To Freedom", which is dedicated to human rights activism around the world. Nearly 50 artists contributed to celebrate Amnesty International's 50th Anniversary.
Toast To Freedom was written by music veterans Carl Carlton and Larry Campbell.
Amnesty International was founded in London in July 1961 by English labour lawyer Peter Benenson.According to his own account, he was travelling in the London Underground on 19 November 1960, when he read of two Portuguese students from Coimbra who had been sentenced to seven years of imprisonment in Portugal for allegedly "having drunk a toast to liberty". Researchers have never traced the alleged newspaper article in question. In 1960, Portugal was ruled by the authoritarian Estado Novo regime.