Thom Yorke Joins Jubilee 2000 Effort

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Radiohead singer Thom Yorke is the latest musician to
publicly throw his support behind Jubilee 2000, a charity coalition that
aims to convince the world’s richest nations to forgive the massive debts
owed by the world’s poorest. According to a statement from the organization,
Yorke will participate in an online chat in support of Jubilee 2000 on
June 15 at www.dropthedebt.msn.com, and will also travel to Cologne,
Germany, on June 19 to participate in a protest aimed at attendees of
the G8 summit, a meeting of the world’s leading economic powers. U2‘s
Bono, who is participating in his first-ever online chat at the
same website June 10, will be joined in Cologne by Jane’s Addiction
singer Perry Farrell (born Perry Bernstein) to present a
petition urging debt cancellation to world leaders there. Also in Cologne,
Bob Geldof, Yorke and Farrell will join hands with tens of
thousands of people in a “human chain,” symbolizing what Jubilee 2000
calls “debt slavery,” according to the organization.