In its ongoing efforts to raise money for the victims of genocide in Sudan, Waxploitation Records is setting up an all-star online auction via eBay in late starting Monday, January 17th. All of the proceeds will be donated to UNICEF and the UN Refugee Agency, who are actively working relief in that region.
A ‘who’s who’ of artists have donated signed or rare items System of a Down, Dixie Chicks, Wilco, KORN, Yoko Ono, Jurassic 5, Limp Bizkit, The Donnas, David Sylvian, 311, Patti Smith, Skinny Puppy, Good Charlotte, Dizzee Rascal, Danger Mouse, Tiger Army, The Stills, The Cardigans, Rob Zombie, Puddle of Mudd, Dropkick Murphys, Brand New, Dandy Warhols, Fischerspooner, Ozomatli, Ziggy Marley amongst several hundred items. According to the UN, the conflict in Sudan has created one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, with more than one million people driven from their homes and up to 70,000 people killed by government supported militias (CNN 8/31/04). The systematic rape of women and the murder of children have been widely reported. “People urgently need to be aware that an ethnic cleansing is taking place, affecting more than a million completely innocent people.” Says Waxploitation founder Jeff Antebi. “It’s tough for us to put this auction on at the same time the world is generously assisting Tsunami victims in Asia, but I am hopeful that people are willing to support two terrible humanitarian crises at the same time. One is a natural disaster and the other is a criminal act of mass murder perpetrated by a nation on its innocent minority citizens.” Waxploitation Records also recently released its Genocide in Sudan CD which includes songs donated by artists including System of a Down, Jill Scott, Gorillaz, Yoko Ono and Jurassic 5 amongst many others.
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