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Another milestone! 8000 calling to boycott Red Sea Jazz Fest

Congratulations everybody! 

We've reached another milestone. Over 8000 of you have already signed the petition calling on this season's participating Jazz musicians- Antoine Roney, Fred Hersch, Diane Schuur, Leny Andrade, Terence Blanchard, Lonnie Smith, Hotel Khaleeji, Kellylee Evans, Los Hacheros, and Marcus Strickland- to cancel their participation in the festival. Sending out the message that there's no room for apartheid-state-sponsored festivals in Jazz music. Let's continue our giant steps towards 10,000 signatures! Please continue SIGNing and SHARing the petition 

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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 the death toll mounts over 200, 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. 

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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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