March and Rally for Human Rights at AIDS 2010

Last week, the XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010) took place in Vienna. Part of it was a rally for human rights on the 20th of July, which was headed by singer Annie Lennox, who also performed. I was there and took a few pictures. Please also take some time and read about the current struggle against HIV/AIDS and the 10 reasons why human rights should occupy the center of the global AIDS struggle.

Hear Me Sing

Last night I went to choir practice for the first time in over a year. Mentioning the fact on twitter naturally led to the question what we do, so I went on youtube to see if they had a few examples of the music we like. Turns out they had, and not just of the music, but also of us performing.

A word of caution: These are random recordings that don’t show us at our best; although I really don’t think youtube is right to link to Jimmy’s Infantile Spasms in the related videos column.

In 2009, a few of us went to Milan to take part in a festival called Politicanto. It was great fun and we met a lot of wonderful people there.

In Vienna, every Friday the 13th is celebrated in it’s own unique way. It’s about having fun, but it’s also a political statement, taking back the public space and making parts of society visible that tends to stay hidden.