Update #60 ·

4 days left to join the Red Sea Jazz Fest boycott call!

Our bi-yearly campaign calling on Jazz musicians scheduled for the Israel state sponsored Red Sea Jazz festival is reaching a crescendo. With 4 days left, over 13,000 signatures and 3 cancelations from Terence Blanchard, Marcus Strickland and Los Hacheros, we still have our work cut out for us. Let's all give that final push! 

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The Red Sea Jazz Festival is a bi-yearly event in Israel's city of Eilat. The festival could have been an event celebrating the free spirit of Jazz music, and this beautiful tradition of resistance of oppressed minorities. Instead, it is a government event of propaganda, which uses Jazz music as a tool for whitewashing military occupation, apartheid and the genocide of the Palestinian people. 

As we speak, Gaza is under massive Israeli bombing. 10 Palestinians were killed last night, most of the of them from the Allouh family, including a grandmother, mother and infant girl. Dozens were wounded, in Israel's 6-hour non-stop bombardment of the tiny strip- one of the most densely populated areas in the world, of which 52% are children, under hermetic siege.

At a time when in the West Bank half of Israel's products, forced on a captive market by the barrel of a gun, are boycotted by the occupied Palestinian population; Israel's produce is being rejected throughout supermarket chains in Europe; In the USA Israel boats are being blocked from docking; All around the world masses are coming out to the streets demanding a weapons embargo on the genocidal state; celebrities, artists and musicians can no longer keep silent. Please encourage them in the hard task of speaking truth to power and SIGN and SHARE the petition.

Campaign closed

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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To Chick Corea and Marcus Gilmore, We are concerned people from all around the world who oppose Israel's continuing displacement of the Palestinian people via military occupation and apartheid policies [1]. We write to you in order to make sure that you are aware of all the moral implications of performing in Israel at this time. We ask that you postpone your concerts, to a time when Israel ends…

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