Archive for the ‘Cutural Boycott’ Category

Dear Artist: MF Doom

MF Doom: Please heed the call from our Palestinian colleages to boycott Israeli cultural institutions and cancel your upcoming performance. Many hip-hop artists have been outspoken regarding the struggle for Palestinian human rights. We hope you can strengthen alliances with these and others in the growing international movement against Israeli apartheid.
“You’re performing 30 minutes [...]

Creative Community for Peace and Apartheid

Boycott The Creative Community for Peace
Artists Against Apartheid calls on allies to boycott the Creative Community for Peace (CCFP), which is in fact a complicit propaganda institution seeking to normalize Israeli apartheid and strongarm entertainers into its service. Fearing encroaching pressure from the Palestinian led global BDS movement, CCFP has mobilized to counteract the cultural [...]

Stand in Solidarity with Freedom Theatre and Against Israeli Apartheid

UPDATE from Friends of Freedom Theatre: “We are relieved to report to you that as of this moment, all persons associated with The Freedom Theatre in Jenin have now been freed from detention.  As you may remember, two middle-of-the night raids by the Israeli military on the Theatre in July and [...]

Sabina England Appeals to Jello Biafra

Update: Jello Biafra canceled.
AAA Member Sabina England presents her appeal to Jello Biafra, as his band has booked a show in apartheid Israel for July 2nd. Joining PACBI and Punks Against Apartheid in this campaign, AAA has also sent an unpublished appeal to the Green Party member regarding the Palestinian call for cultural boycott.

Cultural Boycott Works in St. Louis

Universal Beatz is presenting U.S.-Mideast Hip-Hop exchange week in St. Louis Missouri with a slightly modified roster.  Israel’s official cultural ambassador was removed from the bill after a successful cultural boycott campaign by the St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee. [read more here]

April 10th-17th at Washington University in St. Louis

Other Israel Festival Loses Key Palestinian Support

Artists Against Apartheid welcomes the withdrawal of participation of the following filmmakers from the Other Israel Film Festival and its Brooklyn Palestinian Spotlight:

Rashid Masharawi
Scandar Copti
Annemarie Jacir

As elegantly stated by The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), the Other Israel Film Festival (OIFF) currently finds itself in much closer alignment with [...]

Open Letter to Filmmaker Stephen Frears

DON’T NORMALIZE APARTHEID, WITHDRAW FROM HAIFA 2010
September 18th, 2010
Dear Stephen Frears:
As fellow artists who have been critical of the state of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people, we were surprised to learn that your film “Tamara Drew” is scheduled to open the Haifa International Film Festival of 2010 (HIFF).  While unable to [...]

Dear Pete Seeger

August 31st, 2010
Dear Pete Seeger,
As artists and activists, we have long respected your work and commitment to freedom, justice and equality.  Thus, we were surprised to learn that you are scheduled to appear in the Arava Institute’s “With Earth and Each Other” program.
This event actually hinders activism for equal rights and [...]

Massive Attack On Apartheid

Massive Attack bandmember Robert Del Naja discusses why their band is boycotting Israel as a tour destination.
“We were asked to play Israel and we refused,” he says. “The question was asked: ‘If you don’t play there, how can you go there and change things?’ I said: ‘Listen, I can’t play in Israel when [...]

Irish Artists Pledge Solidarity Against Apartheid

In a move saluted by PACBI, the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Committee (ISPC) has launched a national campaign of artists pledging to boycott Israeli apartheid:
“In response to the call from Palestinian civil society for a cultural boycott of Israel, we pledge not to avail of any invitation to perform or exhibit in Israel, nor [...]