In this week’s roundup of news from the global BDS movement: Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain cancels his performances; boycott activists in the Middle East urge Cirque du Soleil to cancel their upcoming show in Israel; and more! Read more about BDS roundup: Zakir Hussain cancels performances in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
Punks Against Apartheid
Working with the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, Punks Against Apartheid follows a firm tradition of anti-racism within the punk movement. Read more about Never mind Johnny Rotten, real punks boycott Israel
Punks Against Apartheid, the punk rock collective working to educate and mobilize musicians and fans in support of the BDS movement, has posted an open letter to Moldovan hardcore band Zdob si Zdub encouraging them to cancel their show in Tel Aviv and respect the global boycott call. Read more about Open letter to Moldovan punk band Zdob si Zdub: Stand in solidarity with Palestinians!
Punk musicians and activists declare that “racism ain’t punk!” and officially launch their new boycott activism network. Read more about Punks Against Apartheid officially launches website, BDS network
Following on the heels of punk rock icon Jello Biafra’s last-minute — however reluctant — decision to respect the Palestinian-led call for BDS, Punks Against Apartheid say they’ve just begun their work with the global BDS movement. Read more about Building the BDS movement: Punks Against Apartheid say "It's bigger than Jello Biafra"
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. Read more about Jello Biafra cancels his Tel Aviv gig
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. Read more about Punk fans' open letter to Jello Biafra: Apartheid is not punk rock!