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For: Benefit Concert to Help Raise Funds for Nuevo Amanecer Press (NAP)
At: AFA, Scranton
On: Saturday, November 27th
Beginning at: 4:00 p.m.

BENEFIT CONCERT

A benefit concert will be held at AFA in Scranton on Saturday, November 27th to help raise funds for the ongoing work of Nuevo Amanecer Press. Six bands: Bedford, Roger That Houston, Nimbus, Blinder (from NJ), Wonderdog, and Okay Paddy the Somerset League will be featured.

Nuevo Amanecer Press (NAP) is an information service, via internet, supporting human rights work, primarily human rights work in Mexico, with three offices, in Mexico, the United States, and Spain. It was established to distribute information, both its own and reproduced reports, at no cost to more than 5,000 people and organizations who receive its services throughout the world.

NAP began operation in 1992 and since then has become one of the most respected, daily, non - conventional sources of information pertaining to the issues of democracy and human rights in Mexico, especially with regards to the current situation in Chiapas and the Zapatistas.

NAP's activities include the distribution of: (1)urgent actions, (2) providing a daily summary of both the Mexican and international press, and (3) investigative reporting. One such investigation by NAP was just recognized by PROJECT CENSORED (a New York City based human rights coalition) for being one of the ten best journalistic investigation articles printed during 1998 in the U.S.

Although the information compiled is distributed at no cost and much of the work is carried by volunteers, the continuation of the work by the European editor and lead investigative reporter, Darrin Wood, is in jeopardy without additional outside funding. It is hoped that the benefit concert at AFA on November 27th will help raise some of the necessary funds for the on going work of NAP.