• Steven Salaita keynotes conference on academic freedom in Ireland

    USACBI Note: This article by Irish Palestine solidarity activist Conor McCarthy focuses on a keynote address that USACBI OC member Steven Salaita delivered to a conference on academic freedom and the contemporary university in Dublin last September.  But it also shows the intimate links between our organizing for BDS and the resistance of students and […]

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  • Petition: Call on Irish dancers to respect cultural boycott of Israel

    Sign the online petition: https://www.change.org/p/carey-academy-oidance-seamus-aine-o-se-don-t-dance-for-israel-don-t-shame-our-name-call-off-your-participation-in-the-1st-israeli-feis-which-ignores-the-appeal-of-the-palestinian-people-to-boycott-divest-and-sanction-bds-the-apartheid-state-of-israel An Open Appeal to Carey Academy, Seamus & Aine O’Se, @OIDance, Anthony Davis, An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha and all Irish Dancers at home in Ireland and worldwide. The Palestinian activist community based in Ireland has recently learned of your intentions to hold the ‘First Israeli Feis’ in Tel Aviv on […]

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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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  • Irish Gardai break up peaceful cultural boycott protest

    The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign held a cultural boycott picket outside “Israeli Film Days,” which was attacked and forcibly removed by the Gardai. A protest outside the Israeli Embassy sponsored “Israeli Film Days” in Temple Bar turned acrimonious this evening when Gardai broke up a peaceful demonstration by pro-Palestinian activists outside the venue. Citing Section […]

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  • USACBI Twitter Alert: Tell Riverdance not to dance for apartheid!

    Will you tell Riverdance that entertaining apartheid is wrong?! Ask the cast and crew of Riverdance to join their set designer, Robert Ballagh, who refuses to entertain apartheid by participating in the show’s three-city tour of Israel. See letters from Ballagh and Irish Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigners telling the show to support Palestinian rights […]

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  • Open letter to Anna-Sofie von Otter

    Dear Anna-Sofie Von Otter, As a classical musician and a longstanding admirer of yours, I am horrified to learn that you propose to perform in Tel Aviv next month. I understand that your personal background – the honourable role of your father in attempting to awaken the world to the reality of the Nazi extermination […]

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  • IPSC TV: Derek Graham (Gaza Freedom Flotilla) explains basics of Boycott

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO3WsHSlhj0&feature=player_embedded] At a public meeting in Dublin after his release from Israeli captivity, Derek Graham of the Free Gaza Movement and Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, who was first mate on the MV Rachel Corrie, explains the basics of the Boycott Campaign – using potatoes. Video date: Saturday 12th June 2010

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  • An artist’s pledge to boycott

    Opinion/Editorial Dave Lordan, The Electronic Intifada, 27 August 2010 The boycott movement threatens the visage of respectability and normality which the leaders of apartheid Israel so desperately crave. (Oren Ziv/ActiveStills) I am proud to be among the many Irish and Ireland-based artists from across creative disciplines who have chosen to publicly support the growing campaign […]

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  • Pro-Palestine activists to protest at Ireland v Israel women’s football game in Bray

    Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign Press Release, Thursday 19th August, 1pm The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) are to stage a demonstration on Wednesday August 25th in Bray, as the Irish Women’s soccer team play Israel in a FIFA World Cup Qualifier at the Carlisle Grounds (home of Bray Wanderers FC). In line with the wishes […]

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  • Open Letter to John Lydon/Johnny Rotten: Don’t Play Along With Apartheid

    Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign Press Release 17 Aug 2010 OPEN LETTER TO JOHN LYDON (aka JOHNNY ROTTEN) Don’t Play Along With Apartheid Israel Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign Dear John, Although you were born in Ireland, you may not be aware that on 12th August the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) launched its “boycott pledge” campaign, […]

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