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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  • Susan Diane
    signed 2018-08-29 17:22:20 -0400
    Israeli is practicing racism and apartheid. Their policies are bordering on genicidial as they shot the Palestinian people who are kept in prison like conditions in Gaza and the West Bank. Do not support the Israelis in the se in humane practices.
  • Qanni Katifa
    signed 2018-08-29 17:18:52 -0400
    You can always send loving energy from wherever you are.
  • Jennifer Michaud
    signed 2018-08-29 17:16:07 -0400
  • Qanni Katifa
    @katifa tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-29 17:15:26 -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=10825
  • Stance Lane
    signed 2018-08-29 17:15:00 -0400
  • Amanda Smock
    signed 2018-08-29 17:08:07 -0400
  • Zakaria Chida
    signed 2018-08-29 17:03:18 -0400
  • Norto Sepulveda
    signed 2018-08-29 17:01:00 -0400
  • Margaret O'Connor
    signed via 2018-08-29 17:00:50 -0400
    Peace and Justice must be for all.
  • Joan Goddard
    signed 2018-08-29 16:52:15 -0400
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  • Murray Beaver
    signed 2018-08-29 16:50:16 -0400
  • adrouz smail
    signed 2018-08-29 16:39:23 -0400
    lana t’es belle mai faut faire attention a ce que tu fait cela pourrait t’entacher la beauté
  • George Davis
    signed 2018-08-29 16:21:11 -0400
  • m c kubiak
    signed 2018-08-29 16:18:12 -0400
    Profiling, racism, genocide.. isn’t that enough not to wallow in blood money?
  • Emil Khateeb
    signed 2018-08-29 16:13:23 -0400
  • Elizabeth Grant
    signed 2018-08-29 16:12:58 -0400
  • Steve Delturk
    signed 2018-08-29 15:59:53 -0400
  • Heather Walker
    signed 2018-08-29 15:51:39 -0400
  • Mary Smarr
    signed 2018-08-29 15:46:33 -0400
  • Pam Parsons
    signed 2018-08-29 15:44:15 -0400
  • Seth Lovett
    @KandaIvan tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-29 15:37:12 -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=709656
  • Joanne Hardy
    signed 2018-08-29 15:35:43 -0400
  • Ivan Fuentes
    signed 2018-08-29 15:31:16 -0400
  • Steve Overton
    signed 2018-08-29 15:29:46 -0400
  • Martha Larsen
    signed 2018-08-29 15:25:22 -0400
  • Forrest Hopping
    signed 2018-08-29 15:15:05 -0400
    JUST BECAUSE Jews were oppressed in the 20th Century does not mean they can not be the oppressors in the 21st. Many Israelis are horrified at what the Likud is doing. These war crimes must stop.
  • Norbert Jost
    signed 2018-08-29 15:10:37 -0400
    Give a sign of SOLIDARITY and YOUR SUPPORT for a just peace, an end to Israeli Occupation and an independent State of PALESTINE.
  • Bethanie Petitpas
    signed 2018-08-29 15:08:46 -0400
  • Betty Hawks
    signed 2018-08-29 14:57:34 -0400
  • Michelle Imison
    signed 2018-08-29 14:52:51 -0400
    Music is about joy and liberation, not misery and oppression!
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