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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  • Forida Khanom
    signed 2018-08-31 05:45:28 -0400
  • Rod Elder
    signed 2018-08-31 03:16:21 -0400
    Rod Elder
  • gail gouveia
    signed 2018-08-31 02:43:38 -0400
  • Essie Baradar
    signed 2018-08-31 02:20:45 -0400
    Pls. stand up for Human Rights in Palestine. Thank you..

    Essie Baradar.
  • Barbara Parsons
    signed 2018-08-31 02:18:52 -0400
  • Ray Lou
    signed 2018-08-31 01:59:25 -0400
  • Elisabeth Wells
    signed 2018-08-31 01:50:25 -0400
  • Niklas Byström
    signed 2018-08-31 01:09:14 -0400
  • Lily Beaumont
    signed 2018-08-31 00:04:29 -0400
  • Randall Craig
    signed 2018-08-30 23:34:41 -0400
  • Saffiya Shillo
    signed 2018-08-30 22:57:05 -0400
  • Jennifer Sweetland
    signed 2018-08-30 22:47:28 -0400
  • Karen Mastaglio
    signed 2018-08-30 22:20:43 -0400
  • Maha Yousef
    signed 2018-08-30 21:47:36 -0400
  • Andrea Howard
    signed 2018-08-30 21:42:50 -0400
  • Jodie Reaver
    signed 2018-08-30 20:14:01 -0400
  • Michael Cavanaugh
    signed 2018-08-30 20:01:00 -0400
  • Rita Childers
    signed 2018-08-30 19:48:57 -0400
    Only by using what power we have can we make a difference. You have some power here to take a stand. Please join the boycott, no amount of money is worth taking part in this.
  • Michael Crowden
    signed 2018-08-30 19:26:55 -0400
  • A Manzoor
    signed 2018-08-30 18:24:44 -0400
    Please don’t support Apartheid. By all means play Israel – but only when all citizens are equal.
  • MIchael Keller
    signed 2018-08-30 18:22:00 -0400
  • Jennifer KIllen
    signed 2018-08-30 18:04:20 -0400
    Others have already cancelled – please support their principled stand.
  • Edward Thornton
    signed 2018-08-30 17:48:56 -0400
  • Monika Steinhoff
    signed 2018-08-30 16:53:29 -0400
    Israel has long gone to far in it’s abuse of Palestine.
  • Kathleen Lyons
    signed 2018-08-30 16:11:16 -0400
  • Mohamedraza Tarbahai
    signed 2018-08-30 15:55:39 -0400
    Action speaks louder then words!
  • Kevin Haake
    signed 2018-08-30 15:42:43 -0400
    Kevin Haake
  • Paulina Ladyga
    signed 2018-08-30 15:41:57 -0400
  • Jean Leahy
    signed 2018-08-30 14:56:54 -0400
  • Adil Semmar
    @adiloss tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-30 14:18:24 -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=688923
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