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Update #48 ·

The 2014 summer season of Red Sea Jazz Festival is already in the works. Let's boycott!

The 2014 summer season of the Israel government propaganda Red Sea Jazz Festival is already in the works. As every season, we at the 10 Reasons for a Cultural Boycott of Israel campaign (10RCBI) re-open our petition to the booked artists, to cancel their participation with the whitewashing event. We've collected over 6500 signatures with your help, and we're not going to stop!

Now, more than ever, as shocking events unfold in occupied Palestine- As children are burned alive and suffer even more extreme police and army brutality, as over 600 more Palestinians are imprisoned within 2 weeks, as Israel renews its attacks on Gaza, and as Palestinians all over take to the streets, refusing to lay down and die in the face of Israel's massive oppression- we ask that you amplify their voice. Please SIGN and SHARE our petition to Jazz musicians to boycott the state funded and sponsored Red Sea Jazz Festival.

How you can help

Culture is not created in a vaccum. Culture that ignores human rights violations and is used to whitewash war crimes and crimes against humanity, and cultural workers who accept money in this context, are complicit. The many victories of the BDS movement so far have shown us that culture can shine a light on these crimes, instead of muffling the cries of the victims. Please support the…

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This is the full letter written by Israeli human rights activists (the dates and artists' names will be updated every festival season). If you agree, please join the boycott by signing and sharing this petition! (the petition is NOT just for citizens of Israel.) To Leyla McCalla, Brass-A-Holics, Kendrick Scott Oracle, Cyrille Aimée, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Matt Garrison,…

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