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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  • Devon Mota
    signed 2018-08-22 20:53:39 -0400
  • Rocio Campos
    @rociocangla tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-22 20:39:08 -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=301955
  • Rocio Campos
    signed 2018-08-22 20:38:54 -0400
  • I love Israel
    signed 2018-08-22 19:36:13 -0400
    Dear Lana. Please visit Israel and play in the festival. Playing in Israel does not mean you support specific politics. Boycott does nothing positive.
  • Lara f
    signed 2018-08-22 19:30:38 -0400
  • Jackie Rzepka
    signed 2018-08-22 19:19:20 -0400
  • Khadija Baloch
    signed 2018-08-22 19:12:16 -0400
  • Roger Fowler
    signed 2018-08-22 19:05:51 -0400
  • Rachel Thevenard
    signed 2018-08-22 19:04:32 -0400
  • Fred Karlson
    signed 2018-08-22 18:34:33 -0400
  • Sabina Isil
    signed 2018-08-22 18:19:12 -0400
  • Glenn Rodrigues
    signed 2018-08-22 17:50:59 -0400
    I’m afraid you’re on the wrong side of history Alana – cancel your show.
  • Christine Oliver
    signed 2018-08-22 16:56:16 -0400
  • de barker
    signed 2018-08-22 13:04:43 -0400
  • Ryan Dean
    signed 2018-08-22 12:47:48 -0400
  • Edward Byrne
    signed 2018-08-22 12:24:20 -0400
  • Shay Ryan
    signed 2018-08-22 12:15:09 -0400
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  • John Dickerson
    @DICKERSON3870 tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-22 12:11:01 -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=355746
  • John Dickerson
    signed 2018-08-22 12:10:42 -0400
    “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” – Desmond Tutu
  • geoffrey keller
    signed 2018-08-22 11:59:12 -0400
  • Matthew Hoh
    signed 2018-08-22 11:45:33 -0400
  • Samer Dweik
    signed 2018-08-22 11:17:53 -0400
    Please don’t support the apartheid state of israel. Your presence there solidifies their positions.
  • Paul Bergeron
    signed 2018-08-22 11:09:41 -0400
  • Ronda Berkeley
    signed 2018-08-22 11:06:27 -0400
  • Julia Katz
    signed 2018-08-22 10:41:45 -0400
  • Karin Rieck
    @73Rieck tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-22 10:41:30 -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=644733
  • Karin Rieck
    signed 2018-08-22 10:41:06 -0400
  • Sean Mullikin
    signed 2018-08-22 10:41:03 -0400
  • Merrill Cole
    signed 2018-08-22 10:35:24 -0400
  • Daniela Valdiserra
    signed 2018-08-22 10:34:37 -0400
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