Radiohead are backing a FRIENDS OF THE EARTH campaign to raise environmental awareness in the run-up the forthcoming Earth Summit.
Friends of The Earth have set up an audio website at www.radioearthsummit.org, where they are asking people to submit messages prior to next month’s Earth Summit in South Africa.
The aim is to raise awareness of the pressing need to act on the issue of the environment.
Radiohead singer Thom Yorke has contributed a message, while the band have donated a rare video for ‘Motion Picture Sountrack’, as well as an audio stream of the song.
In his message, Yorke said: “The Earth Summit is the only opportunity we have left to address the hijacked free trade agenda of the WTO, to make the environment inextricably linked to poverty and the global divide of 1st and 3rd world, to make corporations accountable for the environmental effects of their business, wherever they choose to hide, and to make wealthy countries take responsibility for the impact their over-consumption has on the rest of the world.
“It is not good enough to preach about the trickle down effect of economic growth if your house is being washed away, your child has skin cancer, you can’t get clean water and the weather is changing beyond recognition, forever.”
Radiohead are currently working on a new album, and will premiere songs from the record on a tour of Portugal and Spain later this month.
– from NME.