• PACBI salutes Iain EWOK Robinson’s Principled Stance

    From PACBI – Occupied Ramallah The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) salutes the South African hip hop performer Iain EWOK Robinson, for his recent decision to cancel his participation in the Hilton Arts Festival.  In his letter to the festival organizers, Iain EWOK Robinson noted that “As a signatory of […]

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  • Artists protest ‘Philharmonic Four’ suspension: full letter

    From PACBI: Dozens of artists and academics have joined together to protest against the suspension of four members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra for supporting the boycott of Israeli cultural institutions. Here is their letter in full. Dear Sir, We are shocked to hear of the suspension of four members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra […]

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  • Guardian: But Music and Politics Have Always Mixed…

    From The Guardian: But music and politics have always mixed The LPO’s chief executive claims that music and politics do not mix. Tom Service begs to differ Beethoven’s “political” statement…? Fidelio (with Karita Mattila as Leonore) in the Royal Opera House’s 2007 production. Photograph: Tristram Kenton …and with all the sound and fury, as Charlotte Higgins […]

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  • PACBI: Real Solidarity Should Respect BDS Guidelines

    The following statement was issued by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel on September 2, 2011: As the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement continues to gather speed, PACBI continues to receive an increasing number of inquiries from around the world.  Many of these inquiries come from allies who are […]

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  • BDS Switzerland: An open letter to Guilherme Botelho, choreographer and director of Alias-Cie

    The BDS movement in Switzerland sent the following letter to Guilherme Botelho, choreographer of Alias-Cie, calling upon him to cancel his upcoming performance in Israel: Dear Guilherme Botelho, We are dismayed to learn that you are planning to present your performance « Sideways Rain » in Israel. You are one of the most prestigious choreographers […]

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  • “Beethovians for Boycotting Israel” disrupt Israeli Philharmonic at BBC Proms

    A London protest disrupted a BBC Proms performance on September 2, 2011, leading to BBC taking the concert off the air. The performance featured the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the official state Israeli orchestra. The following press release was issued by the protesters: A new vocal ensemble, Beethovians for Boycotting Israel (BBI), gave its debut performance […]

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  • Open Letter of Musicians in Opposition to the IPO at Proms

    The following letter was published in the Independent, submitted by musicians decrying the BBC’s decision to invite the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to participate in BBC Proms. The concert was later disrupted: As musicians we are dismayed that the BBC has invited the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to play at the Proms on 1 September. The IPO […]

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  • USACBI expresses support for Canadian community radio’s BDS Resolution

    USACBI sent the following letter to Catherine Fisher, president of the National Campus and Community Radio Association in Canada, following the NCRA’s passage of a BDS resolution on June 10, 2011 calling for community radio stations to uphold the cultural boycott of Israel. For more information about the NCRA resolution, see here, or this article […]

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  • Canadian community radio association joins the BDS movement

    The National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA), an organization representing 82 radio stations from every corner of Canada, adopted a motion at its annual general meeting on June 10, 2011, in the city of Halifax to endorse the call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (or BDS) against Israeli apartheid. In doing so, the NCRA […]

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  • Tuba Skinny cancels show at jazz festival in Israel

    Published in the Electronic Intifada on August 20, 2011: Tuba Skinny, a traditional jazz and blues band from New Orleans, planned to perform at the Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat, Israel on 21 August. The international campaign “Don”t Play Apartheid Israel,” and the Israeli group “Boycott From Within” approached Tuba Skinny with the request […]

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