• 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  • British actors and directors call for Israeli state theatre to be withdrawn from Globe festival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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  • INCACBI Appeal to Vikas Swarup: Boycott the International Writers Festival 2012 in Jerusalem!

     Dear Vikas Swarup, We understand that you are scheduled to participate in the International Writers Festival to be held in Jerusalem (Mishkenot Sha ananim) from May 13-18, 2012. We, a group of academics, activists and artists in India, came together in June 2010 to campaign against yet another apartheid regime by extending support to the […]

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  • Cassandra Wilson, thank you from solidarity groups around the world

    Dear Cassandra Wilson, As different groups working in solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle against apartheid, war crimes and terrible injustices perpetrated against them by Israel, we applaud you for your courageous decision not to play for the Holon International Women’s Festival.   Thank you for your statement in support of the cultural boycott […]

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  • Adalah-NY plans protest of Batsheva Dance Company

    Protest Batsheva Dance Company’s 2012 performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Wednesday, March 7, 2012 – 6:45pm – 7:45pm Save the Date! Join Adalah-NY to protest a performance by Batsheva, “Israel”s leading cultural ambassador”. In an exchange of letters with Adalah-NY, Batsheva’s host, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, tried the excuse that Batsheva’s performance won’t “further a political agenda”, but there’s no denying it’s […]

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