• Movement for Aloha No ka ʻĀina (MANA) in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle

    The following statement of solidarity with Palestine was read at the solidarity rally on August 13, fronting Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i. “ª#”Žfreehawaii”¬ “ª#”Žfreepalestine”¬ Movement for Aloha no ka ʻĀina (MANA) is a movement-building organization, established to achieve independence from the United States and social justice in Hawai’i. Hawai’i has been under US occupation for over […]

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  • Statement in Support of Cultural Boycott

    We, the undersigned US artists and cultural workers, condemn the current Israeli attack and aggression on Gaza and commit to support the Palestinian call for the cultural boycott of Israel.  We also add our voices in support of the ‘Solidarity with Gaza’ statement from Palestinian artists, cultural workers and performing arts organizations, which reads: ‘While governments […]

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  • Human Rights Groups Accuse NBC of Deceit About DIG Filming Locations in Occupied East Jerusalem

     Contact Sydney Levy at sydney@jewishvoiceforpeace.org or Ramah Kudaimi at membership@endtheoccupation.org.  Washington, DC– As Palestinians mark 47 years of Israel”s military occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, human rights groups are accusing NBC of complicity in Israel”s violations of international law and human rights by filming its new series DIG in occupied East […]

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  • NBC: Terminate film project promoting Israeli apartheid, ethnic cleansing and colonization in occupied East Jerusalem

    Palestinian Civil Society and National Institutions to NBC:  Terminate the NBC film project promoting Israeli apartheid, ethnic cleansing and colonization in occupied East Jerusalem Respect corporate responsibility for international law and Palestinian human rights We, the undersigned Palestinian civil society organizations and national institutions, condemn in the strongest terms the plan of the American TV […]

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  • USACBI Responds to Unsubstantiated Claims of Threats

    The Organizing Collective of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel celebrates the increasing number of international artists who are cancelling performances in Israel. Accompanying this success are allegations that artists receive threats that lead them to cancel their performances. To counter these charges, USACBI wants to be clear about the […]

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  • USACBI commends Mira Nair for her support of BDS and cultural boycott

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel salutes Mira Nair for her strong and clear stand with the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel, refusing an invitation to the Haifa International Film Festival in line with the cultural boycott of Israel. Nair Tweeted: I was just invited to […]

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  • Open Letter to Filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf: Please Be a Messenger of Freedom for Iranian and Palestinian People

    We, the undersigned, are a group of Iranian scholars, artists, journalists and activists who are deeply concerned by the recent decision of Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf to take part in the Jerusalem International Film Festival from July 4-13, 2013. His participation directly violates the International call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) of the State […]

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  • As Keys performs in Israel despite boycott, campaigners say new precedent set

    For Immediate Release: 4 July 2013 – Washington, D.C.- Despite more than a month of global appeals to cancel, music artist Alicia Keys is performing in Israel today.  After it became known that Keys, an international celebrity and a lead supporter of the NGO “Keep a Child Alive,” would be performing in Tel Aviv, thousands of […]

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  • African Americans Affirming the Jim Crow analogy in Palestine/Israel

    Via US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation: On May 29th, novelist Alice Walker issued an open letter calling upon Alicia Keys to cancel her scheduled concert in Israel. The letter has created an immense stir, as those who wish to ignore the situation facing the Palestinians hasten to draw a false wall between the experiences of […]

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  • Robin D. G. Kelley: Letter from a West Bank Refugee Camp

    [Moderator’s Note: The original Portside post that prompted this submission was Alice Walker Open Letter to Alicia Keys – Don’t Perform in Israel; Roger Waters Also Appeals to Keys (May 30) .  The Portside reader responses were 1) Tidbits – June 6, 2013, and 2) Tidbits – June 13, 2013 – From Israeli citizens – A response to Christopher T. Hexter’s […]

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