• 10,000 Signatures for Palestinian Rights

    *please circulate widely* Will you sign this petition and tell the Red Hot Chili Peppers to cancel their trip to Israel? http://chn.ge/IS8S2j   We are excited to announce that the petition calling on the Red Hot Chili Peppers to cancel their show in Israel has received over 3000 signatures! We are confident that with your support, we […]

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  • Artists Against Apartheid: Chilli Peppers, please cancel

    Dear Red Hot Chili Peppers, As you may be aware, Palestinians seeking freedom, justice and equality are engaged in non-violent resistance to over 64 years of Israel’s apartheid, ethnic cleansing, and colonialism. A broad coalition of Palestinian civil society groups are leading the global campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against apartheid Israel, joined […]

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  • Irish band Dervish pulls out of Israel concerts

    As reported by Ali Abunimah at the Electronic Intifada: The Irish band Dervish announced today that it has pulled out of a series of Irish music concerts in Israel this June, so as not to violate calls for the cultural boycott of Israel. “At the time we agreed to these performances we were unaware there […]

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  • Red Hot Chili Peppers urged to abandon Israel gig

    Al-Akhbar The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been urged to abandon a planned gig in Israel, after it emerged that they performed at a pro-Palestinian gig that raised over US$500,000. The superstar band, who have won seven Grammy Awards and sold over 65 million albums worldwide, are due to perform in Tel Aviv on September […]

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  • Twitter Alert: Tell the Red Hot Chili Peppers to cancel their trip to Israel

    Will you tell The Red Hot Chili Peppers to cancel their trip to Israel? We are asking BDS supporters to get the word out and tell Anthony, Flea, Chad and Josh of The Red Hot Chili Peppers to cancel their September 10, 2012 performance in Israel! See the letter urging them to respect Palestinian rights […]

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  • British actors and directors call for Israeli state theatre to be withdrawn from Globe festival

    The following letter by notable British actors, producers, directors, screenwriters and members of the theatre community was published in the Guardian on March 29, 2012:  We notice with dismay and regret that Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London has invited Israel‘s National Theatre, Habima, to perform The Merchant of Venice in its Globe to Globe festival this coming May. […]

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  • South African-Palestinian music video celebrates common struggle against racial intolerance

    Published by Ali Abunimah at the Electronic Intifada: In a first ever musical collaboration between South Africa and Palestine, South African band, The Mavrix and Palestinian Oud player, Mohammed Omar, have released a music video called “The New Black.” The song is taken from The Mavrix’s upcoming album, Pura Vida, set for release in June. The […]

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  • Colonization of the Mind: Normalize This!

    Published first in the Palestine Chronicle. By Samah Sabawi (Full Transcript. Excerpts from this speech were presented at the University of Sydney Australia during Israeli Apartheid Week 2012.) I would like to talk about normalization. I found the best definition of the word normalization on the Palestinian Campaign for Cultural and Academic Boycott’s website: “Normalization […]

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  • Seattle LGBT Commission Cancels “Pinkwashing” Event Sponsored by Israeli Consulate – Events in Olympia and Tacoma Also Canceled

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE USACBI Press Contact: usacbi@usacbi.org Seattle Chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace Press Contact: Wendy Somerson 206-226-9218 Olympia Press Contact: Anna-Marie Murano 360-402-0794 [16 March 2012] The Seattle LGBT Commission has voted to cancel an upcoming event being sponsored by the Israeli Consulate and right-wing Israel advocacy group StandWithUs. The event, scheduled for […]

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  • Philly BDS asks local artist McCoy Tyner to cancel Israeli gig

    The Philly BDS Coalition sent the following letter to artist McCoy Tyner, calling upon him to cancel his planned gig in Petah Tikva and respect the BDS Call: Dear McCoy Tyner, We are a group of Philadelphians who support the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. We oppose our involvement in Israel’s policies of ethno-racial […]

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