Monday, March 31, 2014

Neil Young: Please Don't Play Israel

Canadian musician Neil Young is scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv this upcoming July. As noted by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), Neil has been an "eager speaker in favor of the rights of the indigenous First Nations in Canada and has "vividly defended their right to resist oppression and exploitation."
PACBI and the broader BDS movement, representing the absolute majority of Palestinian civil society, appeal to you to respect our strategy of resistance and uphold the highest standard of respect for the human rights of the indigenous oppressed Palestinians people.  Brave decisions need to be taken in support of Palestinians exactly like you have supported the First Nations rights in Canada. Thus, the Palestinians call upon you to cancel your July 2014 performance in Tel Aviv
Take action below to send the message: Neil Young, Please Don't Play Israel!
  • Sign and share this petition from Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East.
  • Click here to post this picture on your Facebook profile. Like "Neil Young, Tell Me Why You Would Play for Apartheid Israel."

  • On Twitter? Join the ThunderclapTweet to @Neilyoung. Use hashtag #HonorTheBoycott.

    Click on Tweet Now to automatically send a tweet that includes a link to more information about the campaign. You can also post messages on his Facebook page.
    • There's no Rockin' in the Free World for Palestinians @Neilyoung. Please cancel your concert in Israel (Tweet Now)
    • The Palestinian struggle is an indigenous struggle. Join them by cancelling your concert @Neilyoung (Tweet Now)
    • Have a heart of gold @Neilyoung. Stand with Palestinians by cancelling your concert #BDS (Tweet Now)
    • Students in Gaza to @Neilyoung: Stand on the right side of history. Stand with us. Don’t entertain apartheid Israel (Tweet Now)
    • More than 6,000 people are asking @Neilyoung to cancel Israel. Add your voice #BDS (Tweet Now)
    • #HonorTheBoycott @Neilyoung and cancel your concert entertaining occupation and apartheid #BDS (Tweet Now)
  • Watch and share Neil Young: Ohio-Palestine Mixtape from Independent Jewish Voices Canada. 


    Thursday, March 13, 2014

    Josh Ruebner's "Shattered Hopes" Book Tour Comes to Pennsylvania, Mar. 27- Apr. 1

    Last fall, Josh Ruebner, our National Advocacy Director, shared the exciting news of the publication of his first book, Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace.



    We are excited to announce that he will be visiting Pennsylvania Thursday, March 27 to Tuesday, April 1. We hope that you can join him at one or more of the events he'll be doing-- at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, Friends of Sabeel Conference in Philadelphia, PA, Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, PA, University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, and Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA.

    Below is the flyer for the events. Click here for the PDF version.




    If you plan on attending the Friends of Sabeel Conference, please register here. RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook to Temple University here, Lutheran Theological Seminary here and for more information, call 717-334-3871, University of Pittsburgh here, and Pennsylvania State University here

    For additional information on Josh's spring book tour, see his website here. We look forward to seeing you there!

    --Ntebo Mokuena, U.S. Campaign Intern


    Josh Ruebner's "Shattered Hopes" Book Tour Comes to the Triangle Area, Mar. 25-26

    Last fall, Josh Ruebner, our National Advocacy Director, shared the exciting news of the publication of his first book, Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace.



    We are excited to announce that he will be visiting the Triangle Area Tuesday, March 25 and Wednesday, March 26. We hope that you can join him at one or more of the events he'll be doing-- at Church of Reconciliation (USA) in Chapel Hill, NC, Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, NC. 

    Below is the flyer for the events. Click here for the PDF version.




    RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook to Church of Reconciliation (USA) here, Meredith College here, and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill here.
    For additional information on Josh's spring book tour, see his website here. We look forward to seeing you there!

    --Ntebo Mokuena, U.S. Campaign Intern



    Josh Ruebner's "Shattered Hopes" Book Tour Comes to Atlanta, Mar. 23-24

    Last fall, Josh Ruebner, our National Advocacy Director, shared the exciting news of the publication of his first book, Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace.




    We are excited to announce that he will be visiting Atlanta, GA Sunday, March 23 and Monday, March 24. We hope that you can join him at one or more of the events he'll be doing-- at Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA, North Decatur Presbyterian Church in Decatur, GA, Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GAand Oakhurst Baptist Church in Decatur, GA.

    Below is a flyer for the events. Click here for the PDF version.



    RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook to the events at Central Presbyterian Church here, North Decatur Presbyterian Church here, Agnes Scott College here, and Oakhurst Baptist Church here.
    For additional information on Josh's spring book tour, see his website here. We look forward to seeing you there!

    --Ntebo Mokuena, U.S. Campaign Intern

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    I am AIPAC Culture Jamming!

    The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is set to hold its annual policy conference in DC starting on March 2. CODEPINK: Women for Peace is organizing Boycott AIPAC protests all day and you should come out to send the message that the U.S. should no longer support and fund Israel's occupation and apartheid policies towards Palestinians. RSVP here! 

    You can also participate in some culture jamming in the lead up to the conference by taking the following two actions:
    • Watch and share this offensive video promoting the AIPAC policy conference. Click here to post on Facebook and here to tweet to your followers. 


    • Create and post an "I am AIPAC" sticker. AIPAC is asking its supporters to demonstrate how broad and diverse its membership is and to show their commitment to the pro-Israel movement. This is a great opportunity to expose what AIPAC actually supports: occupation, apartheid, colonization, and overall Israeli oppression of Palestinians.
      • Go to http://www.iamaipac.org/stickers/
      • Click "Choose a Photo" and upload an image that highlights Israel's brutal treatment of Palestinians. 
      • Choose your "I am..." from the list provided.
      • Submit the photo then save it and send it to membership@endtheoccupation.org so we can collect them and share on our Tumblr!
      • If you are on Twitter, tweet your sticker using #AIPACPride and #AIPAC14. 
      • Here is an example: