Artists Against Apartheid Declaration of 2010

Artists Against Apartheid is an international alliance committed to Equal Rights and Justice, and the elimination of apartheid in our world. While crimes of apartheid are ongoing in Palestine-Israel, we will stand in solidarity with the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) and the Cultural Boycott of Israel:

The cultural boycott of Israel, as a key component of the global BDS Movement, shall be maintained until Israel meets its moral and legal obligation to recognize the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination by:

1. Ending its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall;

2. Recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and

3. Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN resolution 194.

Artists Against Apartheid

Written in coordination with the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid

Palestinian Call for an Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

PACBI Guidelines for applying the Cultural Boycott of Israel

Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa: Report on Israeli Apartheid and Colonialism

IT IS Apartheid Fact Sheets

Boycott! Supporting the Palestinian BDS Call From Within

US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

The “crime of apartheid” is defined as acts “committed for the purpose of establishing and maintaining domination by one racial group of persons over any other racial group of persons and systematically oppressing them”. – Excerpted from the 1973 International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid.

Ali A. Omar     Activism    Ramallah, Palestine

Andrew Felluss    Music Producer-Engineer    New York City, USA

Annelys de Vet     Design    Brussels

Ariel Speedwagon     performance and video/film    New York, NY

B Lewis    Music    Canada

Batan Silva     Film    Mexico

BigMo    Music and Poetry    Portland, OR

Claudio Parentela     Paintings    Italy

Daniel Lang/Levitsky (Means of Production)    Puppetry, theater, dance & other forms of performance; design; curation    New York City

Dave Lippman    Music, Comedy    New York

David Rovics    Music    Portand, OR

Doc Jazz     Music

Dr Fatma A Rashid Reda MD PhD     Poetry    USA

Edie Pistolesi     Art Education    Northridge CA

Ellen O’Grady     Painter, Author, Activist    USA

Emily Millay Haddad, Circles of Fire Productions    Filmmaking, Transmedia, Writing, Activism    Brooklyn, NY

Enas I. Muthaffar    Filmmaking    Jerusalem

Erin Genia    Visual Arts    Olympia, WA

Erin Wade    Activist    Seattle, WA

Francesca Viceconti    visual arts, illustration, drawing    London, UK

Ger Ryan    Acting, Writing    Ireland

Gregory McCain     Playwright/Actor    Chicago (USA)

Helena Kaspiri    Activism, Journalism    Greece

Hussein Yusuf     Poet, Activist    Port Glascow

Janice Jordan    Animal Life Activist    San Diego

Judith Glaubman    Visual Artist    Cambridge, MA

Karmel AlZiri     Filmmaking    UAE

Katie Miranda    Painter/Cartoonist/Jeweler     Oakland, CA

Kiana M. Green     Poetry, Music, Filmmaking, Activism    Los Angeles, California

Kjellaug Hatlen Lunde     Painter, Graphic Artist    Tromsoe, Norway

kris thefoolonballhill    Digital Imag-inings    England

Leon Rosselson    Singer, Songwriter, Author    Britain

Luci Murphy    Singer-Songleader    Washington, DC

Mass Obliteration    Band    Rome, Italy

Menna Elfyn    Poet, Journalist, Creative Writing Director, Royal Literary Fund Fellow    West Wales

Mohamed Ghorab       Egypt

Moses Seenarine    Filmmaker, Activist    Los Angeles

Muhammad al-Syed     Photography    New Zealand

Nicole Ballivian     Filmmaker    Los Angeles

Nicole Witte Solomon    Writer, Filmmaker    Brooklyn, NY

Nigel Parry     Music    Pittsburgh, PA

Nihaya Qawasmi     Ethnic Jewelry Making    California

No More Ignorance    Artists Collective    Worldwide

Pennelli di Vermeer     Music (rock and theatre rock)    Naples, Italy

Qalandar Bux Memon     Painting, poetry, writing, lecturing    Lahore, Pakistan

Quetzal    Music    East Los Angeles

Rafeef Ziadah    Spoken Word Poetry, Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid, Israeli Apartheid Week

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Ramy Abdeljabbar    Musician, Activist    Paterson, NJ

Redguard    Editor, Absent Cause zine    Brooklyn, NY

Roger Manning    Musician    New York City

Roxanne     Photography    USA

Sarah Farahat    Intermedia Artist    Portland, Oregon

Siskanna Naynaha    Design, Activism, Writing, Teaching    Hartford, CT

Stormtrap عاصفه     Music, Sound, Lyrics    Palestine

Sylvia Posadas     Music, poetry, writing, activism    Australia

Tamer Abu Ghazaleh     Music    Palestine

Tashweesh    Audio-Visual Group    Palestine

The Rust Belt Ramblers    Americana Band    Chicago, IL

Van Thanh Rudd     Visual Arts, Activist    Melbourne, Australia

Endorsements from Allied Organizations:

US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israeli (USACBI)



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