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2002-Oct-25: Sir Paul to Pay Tribute to the Victims of the Terrorist Attack in Bali

As a finale to his November 23 concert at Telstra Dome in Melbourne, Sir Paul will pay a "sincere and uplifting" tribute to the Australian victims of the Sari Club Bali bombing in Bali.  According to a concert source:
 "Paul McCartney took this show back to America because he thought it may help and heal the people.  Now, he finds the people in Australia are going through a similar period of mourning and grieving and anger. More than ever, Paul McCartney wants to ensure his songs and performance are perceived to be honest and sincere at this very difficult time."
During the tribute, Sir Paul will sing his song Freedom.  During the media conference held to announce his Melbourne concert, Sir Paul said that although he is still a pacifist, he believes we must fight for freedom.  He referred to the recent waves of violence taking place throughout the world saying:
"It has changed my perception of a lot of things.  We have got to defend these rights we all enjoy: to live in democracies and to live in freedom. We have to get up, stand up and be counted."
The October 12 car bombing of the Bali nightclub is believed to have been the work of Islamic terrorists linked to al Qaeda.  More than half of the 180 victims of the attack were Australian.

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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