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The beds are burning… by Chuck Baclagon

“How can we dance when our earth is turning

How do we sleep when our beds are burning”

– Midnight Oil, Beds are burning

Recently our partners in Tck tck tck produced an all-start version of Midnight Oil’s classic Beds Are Burning.
The song is part of Global Humanitarian Forum tck tck tck time for climate justice campaign and is a part of the greater “TckTckTck” project, which aims to draw attention to the urgency of the global warming crisis, by signing a “musical petition” with each download.

The song and video features around 60 musicians and celebrities from around the world. Singers included Lily Allen, Simon Le Bon from the ’80s group Duran Duran and Bob Geldof. The former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and French actress Marion Cotillard also added their voices to the cover version.

For those who are not familiar with Midnight Oil throughout its a long and distinguished career, the band became known for its driving hard-rock sound, intense live performances and political activism, particularly in aid of anti-nuclear, environmentalist and indigenous causes.

The use of the song comes not a surprise as the song echoes the urgency of real and drastic actions that are demanded of world governments in the coming Copenhagen Summit. Hopefully, the song would serve as a symphonic and global wakeup call to our world leaders to take action in Copenhagen.

Click here to read more about the music project

Chuck Baclagon

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let us all be vigilant in support to a greener and safer planet.

Comment by jeng gabito

how come small island nations are not in the map? is it an acceptance that small islands are going to disappear soon because of climate change? I HOPE NOT!!!

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