Roger Waters to Dionne Warwick: “You are showing yourself to be profoundly ignorant of what has happened in Palestine since 1947″
-Singer and U.N. global ambassador Dionne Warwick recently released an interesting if puzzling statement asserting that she would, and I quote, “never fall victim to the hard pressures of Roger Waters, from Pink Floyd, or other political people who have their views on politics in Israel.”
-The former vocal leader of the Catalan group Ojos de Brujo, Marina Abad, had organized to perform at the Festival Méditerranée of Ashdod (south of Israel, next to the Gaza Strip) the upcoming 11th of June, next to other Spanish artists such as Tomatito, Diego Guerrero, Rycardo Moreno and Javier Limón.
Romeo Castellucci e Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio: Ascoltate i colleghi palestinesi, annullate lo spettacolo in Israele
-Pubblichiamo la lettera inivata il 9 maggio 2014 a Romeo Castellucci e alla compagnia Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio. Attendiamo ancora una risposta.
-In April 2015, nine librarians from four countries traveled to Palestine for an in-depth trip to follow up on the work of our 2013 delegation. In 2013, sixteen librarians had met with representatives from academic libraries, cultural centers, community education spaces, family libraries, museums, media centers, special collections, and more.
Lecture : What’s Next for the Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights with Omar Barghouti & Rebecca Vilkomerson
-BDS@10 presents a lecture with Omar Barghouti & Rebecca Vilkomerson moderated by David Stein at Alwan for the Arts on :
-I remember when my first daughter, then just six years old, accompanied me and a group of family and friends during one of our summer visits for a short hike in the hills surrounding my home village of Arrabeh in Israel. A high barbed-wire fence that encircled the Jewish settlement of Hararit soon interrupted out path.
-On a cold and damp winter day in 1995, I walked through the narrow alleyways of an overcrowded and dilapidated refugee camp in Jordan. In subsequent visits over the years, the camp's physical and political environment seemed to deteriorate, with poverty and unfulfilled dreams of return hanging heavier than in earlier years and decades.
National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies Annual Conference Endorses Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions
-The National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies Annual Conference took place in San Francisco from April 15-18, 2015. The business meeting, open to all members, took place on Saturday evening at the close of the conference. At the business meeting, the membership gave unanimous support to the Resolution to Support the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions. In addition, individual FOCOS (regional caucuses) and interest group Caucuses all voted to support the resolution.
-We, the members of the Interfaith Peace Builders’ 3rd African Heritage Delegation, participated in a study tour of Palestine/ Israel, October 25 - November 7th, 2014.
-The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement will launch in Egypt on 20 April. It may struggle to make an impact.
-“If not now, when?,” asks your most recent album released in 2011 to critical acclaim. Millions of Palestinians languishing under Israel’s regime of occupation, colonization and apartheid have appealed to conscientious artists all over the world to refrain from playing in Israel, as was done against apartheid South Africa, until it recognizes our rights under international law. If not now, when? It is our turn to ask you.
-Israel has elected the most fanatic government in its history. But many Palestinian human rights activists and politicians expect this government, an unpalatable cocktail of right, far-right and fundamentalist Jewish parties, to be the mother of all silver-lined clouds.
-The Belgian performance group CAMPO is the latest act to cancel an appearance in Israel.
-Legendary San Francisco Bay Area-based prog-rock group Primus has become the latest band to cancel a planned performance in Israel.
-An open letter signed by major figures from the arts, journalism and politics has been circulated by Czech campaigners opposed to the city of Pilsen’s collaboration with an Israeli state-sponsored festival which seeks to whitewash Israel’s occupation of Jerusalem.
Roger Waters to Robbie Williams: “Your decision to play in Tel Aviv gives succor to Netanyahu and his regime, and endorses their deadly racist policies
-One of the most horrifying incidents during Israel’s massive assault on Gaza last summer was the killing of four Palestinian boys playing soccer on a beach. This war crime was meticulously documented by human rights organizations and by journalists on the scene at the Al-Deira Hotel. NBC correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin tweeted that just minutes prior he had joined the children in their soccer game. War-hardened journalists tweeted their eyewitness distress.
-Israel’s ban on the visit of a South African cabinet minister to the occupied West Bank has stirred up a diplomatic row and given a boost to the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign.
-I hadn't planned on this when I walked into the monthly London Palestine Action meeting but, when a cultural boycott action was suggested and ideas were thin on the ground, I volunteered to subvert Robbie Williams' hits and Be Him, outside UNICEF HQ in London. Come again? UNICEF Karaoke against Robbie Williams.
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 3902 Endorses Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel
-In a landslide vote at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday 27 April 2015, the Canadian Union for Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3902 voted to endorse the global campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel.