Rock Concert to Raise Money for JFC

Justice For Colombia News | on: Tuesday, 22 April 2008

For the second year running the annual 'Moncada Rocks' gig held in Leeds has decided to donate the proceeds of the night to Justice for Colombia. This year's donation will go towards providing assistance to female political prisoners being held in Colombia's appalling jails many of them for many years without charge.

Established in 2005 'Moncada Rocks' has previously funded projects to help Cuban doctors and music students whilst the 2007 event raised thousands to help pay for the rehabilitation of torture victims in Colombia. Concert organiser, Richard Burgon, attended a December 2006 JFC delegation to Colombia during which time he saw both the torture victims and political prisoners projects in action.

Whilst the event is predominantly made up of music, with around ten different bands playing, politics too plays a role. Bob Crow, the General Secretary of the RMT transport trade union, is giving the keynote speech at this year's event whilst over 500 people that attended the 2007 gig heard former miners' leader Arthur Scargill speak on the importance of international solidarity.

'Moncada Rocks' 2008 is being held on Saturday 7th June from 2-11pm at the Brundenell Social Club in Leeds. For more information visit

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