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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  • Daniela Valdiserra
    signed 2018-08-22 10:34:37 -0400
  • Scott Pitts
    signed 2018-08-22 09:49:42 -0400
  • Ahmed Zamily 🇵🇸
    @AhmedZamily tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-22 08:21:23 -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=729635
  • Ahmed Al-Shaikh Eid
    signed 2018-08-22 08:21:03 -0400
  • Kerry McNamara
    signed 2018-08-22 08:07:27 -0400
  • Fay Bargo
    signed 2018-08-22 07:52:49 -0400
    Their money is dirty. Be brave and stand up for humanity.
  • Stephanie Dr. Reiss
    signed 2018-08-22 07:47:22 -0400
  • Katie Emil
    signed 2018-08-22 07:38:46 -0400
  • Lesley Mannering
    signed 2018-08-22 07:13:48 -0400
  • Rebecca Dennis
    signed via 2018-08-22 07:06:42 -0400
    How could you even think of doing this. Does human life mean nothing to you? Would you do it for Hitler? Israel is committing genocide… educate yourself.
  • Joe Catron
    @jncatron tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-22 06:58:29 -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=53
  • Joe Catron
    signed 2018-08-22 06:58:07 -0400
  • Aeneas Murray
    signed 2018-08-22 06:49:09 -0400
    Don’t be a willing puppet to the supremacist political nationalistic ideology of Zionism!
  • Stephen Westmoreland
    signed 2018-08-22 06:38:42 -0400
    Israel commits genocide on a daily basis and people like you will legitimise it.
  • Patricia Byrne
    signed 2018-08-22 06:20:16 -0400
  • Barbora Horska
    signed 2018-08-22 06:00:17 -0400
  • Cecilie Lexau
    signed 2018-08-22 05:20:30 -0400
  • Anisa Ali
    signed 2018-08-22 05:19:34 -0400
    Don’t take money over human lives
  • Mikael Cenceschi Lindfors
    signed 2018-08-22 05:16:31 -0400
  • Saoirse Mai Andrews
    signed 2018-08-22 04:51:23 -0400
  • Chantelle Ni Chroinin
    signed 2018-08-22 04:47:02 -0400
  • Shahriar Akhavan
    signed 2018-08-22 04:41:11 -0400
    Shahriar Akhavan
  • Antonella Sellerio
    signed 2018-08-22 04:37:40 -0400
    Don’t support happarteid
  • Veronika Morhacova
    signed 2018-08-22 04:32:39 -0400
  • marie Murphy
    signed 2018-08-22 04:25:02 -0400
  • Paul Bova
    signed 2018-08-22 04:21:01 -0400
    Dont be a Lana Del Racist – dont cross the picket line
  • David Albuquerque
    signed 2018-08-22 04:12:54 -0400
  • Jakub Barát
    signed 2018-08-22 03:16:15 -0400
  • Hakam Zaccaria Abu Laban
    @SimonBazzz tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-22 01:45:28 -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=768479
  • Zachary Laban
    signed 2018-08-22 01:44:36 -0400
    This Summer in Gaza was what you’d probably call Summertime Sadness.
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