• Palestinian Trail of Tears: Joy Harjo’s Missed Opportunity for Indigenous Solidarity

    by Sa’ed Adel Atshan (published at Indian Country Today.) Ever since my childhood, I have always felt a deep connection with Native Americans. At the Ramallah Friends School, a Quaker institution established in Palestine over a century ago, we learned about our shared history as indigenous peoples who have faced ethnic cleansing by European colonists […]

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  • Letter to Joy Harjo from USACBI Organizing Collective

    The following message, along with a PDF of the first 1000 signatures of USACBI’s petition, was sent to Joy Harjo on December 8, 2012. The petition is still collecting signatures and will send additional signatures to Joy Harjo – please sign on!  Dear Joy Harjo, We write you today on behalf of the US Campaign for […]

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  • Petition: Joy Harjo, it’s not too late! Cancel your gig, don’t perform for Apartheid Israel!

    Native American poet and musician Joy Harjo is scheduled to perform at Tel Aviv University on Monday, December 10. SIGN HERE TO ASK THAT SHE HONOR THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL. It’s time to take a principled stance in support of Palestinian human rights being violated by the Israeli state’s colonial occupation […]

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  • Twitter Action Alert! Stevie Wonder: Don’t Be a Part-Time Lover of Justice!

    *please forward widely*  http://wp.me/p1SPK5-2tV Will you tell Stevie Wonder to cancel his performance for Friends of the IDF? We are asking BDS supporters to get the word out and tell Motown musician Stevie Wonder to cancel his performance at a fundraiser for the Israeli army on 6 December 2012 in Los Angeles! Tweet the BDS […]

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  • Queers Against Israeli Apartheid urge Vancouver Queer Film Festival to “come out against Apartheid!”

    (Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories) August 22, 2012.  Queer activists and allies gathered outside the Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF) screening of “The Invisible Men”, carrying sparkly signs and handing out pink informational leaflets to festival patrons. The group came together under the banner “Queers Against Israeli Apartheid” (QuAIA) in response to the VQFF’s screening […]

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  • Don’t Dance With Apartheid: Batsheva receives institutional Israeli support

    The Zionist Federation UK will be demonstrating in support of Batsheva and Israel outside the Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre.  Israeli Minister Limor Livnat will attend one of the Israeli State-sponsored dance group’s three performances for the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) for three nights beginning Thursday August 30th.  EIF Director Jonathan Mills has publicly warned pro-Palestine demonstrators not to […]

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  • PACBI: UN Sponsorship of Joint Palestinian-Israeli Orchestra Undermines Palestinian Civil Resistance

    A Letter Regarding UN Sponsorship of Joint Palestinian-Israeli Orchestra Mr. Robert Serry, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Occupied Jerusalem July 24, 2012 The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) is alarmed that the UN is organizing a concert for the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (WEDO), to be held […]

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  • Nino Katamadze Will Not Play Apartheid Israel

    Via Refrain Playing Israel: Nino Katamadze, international jazz singer from Georgia, has just cancelled her entire concert tour in apartheid Israel scheduled for 13-17 November.  She joinsother artists who have also honored the call for boycott by Palestinian Civil Society. Katamadze was contacted by Israeli group, Boycott From Within, in 2011, in a letter stating: We, Israeli citizens, members […]

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  • Asian American community organizations to CAAM: Support BDS, don’t partner with Israel

    The following letter, by Asian American individuals and organizations, was written to the Center for Asian American Media to protest the Center’s sponsorship of the Israel China Film Festival, an event sponsored by the Israeli Consulate in San Francisco. This letter joined the call from USACBI and a number of other organizations. Individual signatures to […]

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  • USACBI to CAAM: End sponsorship of Israel-China film festival

    The following letter was sent to Stephen Gong, the Executive Director of the Center for Asian American Media, to protest the Israel-China Film Festival, on June 26-28 at the San Francisco Public Library, a partnership with the Israeli Consulate. This letter was initiated by USACBI and endorsed by numerous organizations and individuals, listed below. Click […]

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