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The Airborne Toxic Event Honors Iranian Hero in 'Neda' Music Video

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Nearly one year ago, Neda Agha-Soltan became an Iranian hero and an international symbol of the green revolution after being shot dead during a peaceful protest on the streets of Tehran. The tragedy was dramatically caught on camera and uploaded to YouTube, and Neda and her fate have since been linked to the months-long protests of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed 2009 election victory

LA-based Airborne Toxic Event’s new song “Neda” is a eulogy for Neda and proceeds from sales of the song are going to Amnesty International's Neda Project (iTunes link). The band’s frontman Mikel Jollett (LAist interview) wrote and directed the video, with artwork by Mona Shafer Edwards.

The new HBO documentary "For Neda" is also available online (see below).