Protest: Gil Scott-Heron: Don’t Play apartheid Israel!
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010
Time: 6:15pm – 8:30pm
Location: outside Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London
Meet at 6.15pm outside Royal Festival Hall, London (to protest as people go into the concert that starts at 7.30pm) Bring banners. placards, flags, drums, etc
Gil Scott Heron was part of the United Artists Against Apartheid in the early 80’s.He sang against Apartheid and against artists playing at Sun City (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joYTCwNMdq8). Shockingly he has a concert date booked in Tel Aviv on 25th May 2010.
We must get the concert cancelled!
By performing in Israel Gil Scott Heron would violate the almost unanimously endorsed Palestinian civil society call for Boycotts, Divestments, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel – a call is directed particularly towards international activists, artists, and academics of conscience.
This links to the concert listing on his website, please write comments asking him not to break the boycott.
Gil Scott-Heron: don’t go to the moon
Matthew Cassel, The Electronic Intifada, 20 April 2010
Protest to Persuade Gil Scott Heron to Cancel Tel Aviv Concert
Open letter to GSH from the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)