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Download AAA Blog Badges

Blog Badge Series February 2011, designed by Lahandi Baskoro.  Please download, hotlink and share:

download the series here.
1. Standing Together for Justice
2. Fellow Artist Against Apartheid
3. Stop Entertaining Apartheid
4. Resist Racism
5. Making ArtWork Against Injustice
7. Standing Together Against Injustice (as above)
8. One Voice Against Apartheid

February 14, 2011 • Tags: , • Posted in: De-Branding • 2 Comments

Greek Artist Yperastikoi Sets Sights for Gaza

Composed and Performed by Yperastikoi for the upcoming “Ship To Gaza” voyage from Greece.  The “Ship to Gaza” initiative is part of an international expedition of ships and passengers from many different countries, to sail to the Gaza Strip in spring 2010 carrying aid and supplies to the steadfast people of Palestine.  Gaza [...]

Tadamon Montreal Rally 500 Artists in Solidarity

Montreal, Canada – February 25th 2010.   Today, a broad spectrum of Montreal artists are standing in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom and supporting the growing international campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against the Israeli state. Last winter, the Israeli state launched a violent military assault on [...]

Shine A Light for Palestinian Freedom

Elton John is scheduled to perform in Apartheid Israel on June 17th, 2010.  This performance would undermine the international cultural boycott of Israel, which was initiated by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), as a means of non-violent resistance to Apartheid and Colonialism.
In addition to normalizing the oppression [...]

Ctrl Alt Shift – No Way Through

Written and Directed by: Alexandra Monro + Sheila Menon
Mentor: Jim Threapleton
Music: The Thirst
Winner of Ctrl.Alt.Shift film competition

Poet Kevin Coval Takes Lonely Step Into Larger World

From Poet Kevin Coval, as published at
Why I am not a Zionist
Kevin Coval, The Electronic Intifada, 5 November 2009

Last week I was disinvited from my second Jewish conference in two months for poems I’d written in solidarity with Palestinians, poems that make an unapologetic call for justice. Subsequently, I and the poet I [...]

Leonard Cohen Seeks Reconciliation At Apartheid Bank Discount

In addition to sponsoring Leonard Cohen’s ‘Concert for Reconciliation, Tolerance and Peace’ in Tel-Aviv this Thursday, Israel Discount Bank (’Bank Discount’) also financed the construction of building projects in the settlements of Har Homa, Beitar Illit and Ma’ale Adumim.   Several of their branches are located in Jewish-only settlements of Beitar Illit, and Ma’ale Adumim [...]

PACBI Salutes Toronto Declaration

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) salutes the filmmakers, artists and cultural workers who drafted and endorsed the Toronto Declaration.

On 27 August 2009, PACBI issued a public statement [2] calling for a targeted boycott of the Spotlight on Tel Aviv.  Whether intentionally or not, such a “Spotlight” serves to “Rebrand [...]

Toronto Spotlight on Solidarity

A CELEBRATION OF SOLIDARITY: A Different Kind of Spotlight
Over 1,000 filmmakers, actors, writers and other cultural producers from Palestine, Israel and around the world — including include music and cinematic legends Harry Belafonte, David Byrne,  Julie Christie, and Viggo Mortensen — have signed on to The Toronto Declaration objecting to the Toronto International Film Festival’s [...]

Spotlight on Occupation – De-Branding the Toronto Film Festival from Hollywood

TORONTO (Reuters) – The Toronto International Film Festival is under attack for its decision to present a series of films spotlighting the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, which a group of high-profile artists and celebrities say constitutes complicity in “the Israeli propaganda machine”. [read story]
The Toronto Declaration: No Celebration of Occupation
An Open Letter to the [...]