Joan Armatrading’s statement posted on her homepage calling on leaders of Israel and Palestine , Benjamin Netanyahu, Mahmoud Abbas and Khaled Meshal, to “take that step” to solve “the problem” is a backwards way of acknowledging protests of her recent concert in Tel Aviv, Israel . When she plays SF at the Palace of Fine Arts on Tuesday Aug 8 we want her to know that to flagrantly disregard the Palestinian call for academic and cultural boycott is to take a stand with racism and apartheid.
Please urgently take a minute to sign the petition and send a sentence of support to the co-op board, and forward widely.
Just days after Israeli commandos murdered at least nine unarmed people on the Free Gaza Flotilla and wounded many others, Joan Armatrading played in Tel Aviv, lining her pockets with blood money, and ignoring calls from the Palestinian people and supporters around the world to respect the boycott.
Women of Colour – UK, US, Palestine – say – Don’t lend credibility to Apartheid!
Millions of us grew up with Gil Scott Heron’s inspiring poetry and music that voiced our struggles against racism, sexism, apartheid and other injustice. “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” is still iconic. Irish film-makers took the title for their film documenting how the people of Venezuela reversed the coup against President Chavez and their revolution.
Letter to International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association against promotion of LGBT tourism to Israel
Dear International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) management and staff,
We write to protest IGLTA’s plan to hold a conference in Tel Aviv, Israel in October 2009 to promote LGBT tourism to Israel. We join with LGBT Palestinians and Israelis already protesting such a conference. As LGBT people, some of whom are Jewish, we demand with them that you reconsider and cancel your conference immediately.
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Letter to The Guardian reporting on launch of petition 'Invest in a caring society. A living wage for mothers and other carers.'UK Thu 16th May 13
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