Lana Del Rey Don't Play for Occupation, Cancel Your Performance in apartheid Israel

More and more artists are standing up for Palestinian rights by refusing to perform in apartheid Israel. Lana Del Rey’s music speaks to an entire generation and has earned her a following of almost 9 million on Twitter. If she goes forward with her performance in Israel, she will be using her name and influence to whitewash Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people, including ongoing massacres taking place right now in Gaza. Lana has said that this performance isn’t a political statement. But performing in Israel is not only political, it is directly supporting occupation and apartheid.

Tell Lana to use her voice to speak up for Palestinian human rights and cancel her performance at Israel’s Meteor Festival.


Dear Lana:

You said your performance in Israel would be performed with “loving energy w a thematic emphasis on peace.” If you really want peace, you must respond to the Palestinian call for human rights, dignity and freedom by canceling your performance at Israel’s Meteor Festival.

Palestinians living under Israel’s system of occupation face a nightmare of daily humiliations, roads divided between Jews and Palestinians, a military court system where children are taken from their homes in the middle of the night and abused, and massacres of civilians. Israel openly institutes two sets of laws for two groups of people – the definition of apartheid – and is the only country in the world with a juvenile military court system.

Palestinians are calling on the international community to support their struggle for freedom and equality in the same way that was effective in ending South African apartheid. Just earlier this month, US musician John Maus, Scottish singer-songwriter Alun Woodward, English musicians Nadine Shah and Richard Dawson, the post-punk trio Shopping, and Welsh artist Gwenno made headlines when they cancelled their appearances at Berlin’s Pop-Kultur because of the Israeli Embassy’s involvement with the show.

You are one of the headlining acts at Israel’s Meteor Festival. Canceling your performance would speak volumes to the international community and make a significant impact towards ending Israeli oppression and violence. Please join the artistic boycott of Israel by canceling your Israeli show.

Sincerely,

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  • Kirsten Andersen
    signed 2018-08-29 13:58:55 -0400
  • Alan Strid
    signed 2018-08-29 13:57:23 -0400
    Any thing to seemingly okay apartheid is definitely political. Lana may be too young to remember that the British and United States governments both supported apartheid South Africa until the very end and even the USA classified Nelson Mandela as a terrorist until a decade or so ago.
  • Sonjia Green
    signed via 2018-08-29 13:47:36 -0400
  • Charles Revie
    signed 2018-08-29 13:43:32 -0400
  • Meriam Ben Halima
    @meribenha tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-29 13:41:18 -0400
    Tell @LanaDelRey to use her influence and voice for peace and justice. Sign and tell Lana to stand up for Palestinian rights by canceling her show in Israel. via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/lana?recruiter_id=469476
  • meriam ben halima
    signed 2018-08-29 13:40:02 -0400
  • Mark Rolofson
    signed 2018-08-29 13:34:56 -0400
  • margaret lizares
    signed via 2018-08-29 13:31:35 -0400
  • Gordon White
    signed 2018-08-29 13:26:06 -0400
  • Zuhair Hamada
    signed 2018-08-29 13:21:23 -0400
  • Craig Phillips
    signed 2018-08-29 13:20:10 -0400
  • Leila Nijim
    signed via 2018-08-29 13:19:19 -0400
  • Lizzy Grant
    signed 2018-08-29 13:16:06 -0400
    Palestinians are been Killed of
  • Valeria Scordino
    signed 2018-08-29 13:15:51 -0400
  • Pamela Vasquez
    signed 2018-08-29 13:13:23 -0400
  • Philip Lom
    signed 2018-08-29 13:11:06 -0400
  • Stan Squires
    signed 2018-08-29 13:05:33 -0400
    If you go to Israel,you don’t care about the Palestinian People.
  • James MacDonald
    signed 2018-08-29 13:01:51 -0400
  • Don Heyse
    signed 2018-08-29 12:59:46 -0400
  • robert mceldowney
    signed 2018-08-29 12:54:59 -0400
  • Christian Czingula
    @krsnan11 tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-29 12:52:57 -0400
    Tell @LanaDelRey to use her influence and voice for peace and justice. Sign and tell Lana to stand up for Palestinian rights by canceling her show in Israel. via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/lana?recruiter_id=684571
  • C c
    signed 2018-08-29 12:51:58 -0400
  • omar bader
    signed 2018-08-29 12:46:13 -0400
  • arif najmi
    signed 2018-08-29 12:45:43 -0400
    Sing for victims, not oppressor #Gaza
  • Carolina Cositore-Sitrin
    signed 2018-08-29 12:43:27 -0400
  • Regula Matasci-Brüngger
    signed 2018-08-29 12:39:26 -0400
  • Dana Silvernale
    signed 2018-08-29 12:33:25 -0400
  • Eric Walberg
    signed 2018-08-29 12:33:14 -0400
  • J. Cypis
    signed 2018-08-29 12:32:37 -0400
    Please take a stand against oppression.
  • Dennis Lintz
    signed 2018-08-29 12:32:04 -0400
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