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A list of music-related charities -- The ACLU and War Child are among the charity organizations that musicians are involved with

ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) The Dixie Chicks, Moby, and Michael Stipe are a few of the artists who support defending individual rights and liberties as guaranteed by the Constitution and Bill of Rights. aclu.org

War Child A network of organizations that offer aid to children in global war zones; supported by Sum 41, among others.warchild.org

DATA (Debt AIDS Trade Africa) Bono has practically found a second full-time job fighting for AIDS treatment, fair trade rules, and debt forgiveness for Africa. data.org

MAP (Musicians' Assistance Program) Hardly unfamiliar with the dangers of drugs and alcohol, the rock community has founded a group to help those in the industry struggling with addictions, regardless of financial situation. www.map2000.org

The Milarepa Fund A decade-old nonprofit organization dedicated to Tibet's nonviolent struggle to obtain independence from China; famously backed by the Beastie Boys. milarepa.org

Farm Aid Since its 1985 inception, Farm Aid, with the help of such musicians as Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and many others, has fought to help family-owned farms hold on to their land. farmaid.org

Originally posted Nov 05, 2004 Published in issue #791 Nov 05, 2004 Order article reprints