Activism and BDS Beat

VIDEO: Democracy Now! broadcasts tour of US boat to Gaza

Democracy Now! produced and broadcast a video today of an exclusive tour of the US boat The Audacity of Hope, part of the upcoming second Freedom Flotilla due to sail to the occupied Gaza strip in an attempt to break the 4-year-old Israeli siege. 

Jello Biafra cancels his Tel Aviv gig

After weeks of sustained protest and outcry from punk rock supporters, Palestinian solidarity activists, and boycott campaigners, punk rock icon Jello Biafra has agreed to cancel his upcoming show in Tel Aviv, planned for next week. 

Israeli actor in anti-Gaza Flotilla pinkwashing video identified

The disillusioned “gay activist” called “Marc” who appeared in a YouTube video condemning the Gaza Freedom Flotilla for alleged homophobia, that was tweeted by the Israeli Government Press Office, has been identified as an Israeli called Omer Gershon. 

Pinkwashing: "Mother Teresa with a keffiyeh" by marc3pax

“Marc,” a previously unknown “gay activist,” has released his first ever video on YouTube. It’s a perfectly edited, slickly produced, funny but also very sincere inquiry into the Gaza Freedom Flotilla 2. 

Arab activists question Israel-linked GayMiddleEast.com

A group of Arab activists and human rights organizations have issued a statement about the Israeli-linked group GayMiddleEast.com. This organization was founded in 2003 by Shabi Assaf Gatenio, and has recently appeared in the media after the exposure of the Amina hoax presenting itself as the credible and authentic voice of LGBT Arabs. 

Archbishop Desmond Tutu endorses "Freedom for Palestine" song

Archibishop Desmond Tutu, South African human rights leader and advocate of the global boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, officially endorsed the new song “Freedom for Palestine” as the track continues to gain global popularity. 

Punk fans' open letter to Jello Biafra: Apartheid is not punk rock!

Following the recent move by punk rock legend Jello Biafra to buck the international boycott call and play a planned gig in Tel Aviv next month, Punks Against Apartheid have drafted an open letter and set up a petition to urge Biafra and his band to reverse their decision. 

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