Muzland.info on Facebook

News

April, 25

Radiohead urged to cancel Israel gig 'for their own self-respect'

 
 
 
 

Radiohead are being urged to cancel their upcoming gig in Israel as part of an ongoing cultural boycott.

High profile arts figures from around the world, including Ken Loach, Wolf Hall director Peter Kosminsky, actors Maxine Peake and Juliet Stephenson, and Roger Waters, have signed an open letter calling on the band to reconsider their performance.

The letter was organised by Artists for Palestine UK and asks Radiohead to avoid performing in a country where "a system of apartheid has been imposed on the Palestinian people".

It cites the band's support of Tibet's fight for independence as a sign of double standards.

"Since Radiohead campaigns for freedom to the Tibetans, we're wondering why you'd turn down a request to stand up for another people under foreign occupation," the letter reads.

"Surely if making a stand against the politics of division, of discrimination and of hate means anything at all, it means standing against it everywhere - and that has to include what happens to Palestinians every day."

It adds: "In asking you not to perform in Israel, Palestinians have appealed to you to take one small step to help pressure Israel to end its violation of basic rights and international law."

Loach wrote in a separate comment that Radiohead should cancel the gig "for their own self-respect".

The Guardian notes that Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood is married to Israeli artist Sharona Katan, and recently released an album with the Israeli singer Shye Ben Tzur.

A spokesperon for Radiohead has said the band has no comment.

 

Source: www.msn.com
Added by AutoAdmin
147 views

April, 25

Radiohead are being urged to cancel their upcoming gig in Israel as part of an ongoing cultural boycott.

April, 25

Mel B's estranged husband Stephen Belafonte has been granted visitation with their biological daughter.

April, 25

Elton John has been hospitalised with an illness that has forced him to scrap a series of Las Vegas shows.

April, 24

Justin Bieber has shared his mugshot from his 2014 arrest on Instagram to reflect on far he has come since then.

April, 24

Beyonce posted a sweet video to social media, showing off her blossoming baby bump.

April, 24

80s pop trio Bananarama have announced plans of comeback.

April, 24

Liam Payne's ex Sophia Smith has congratulated him on welcoming a baby with girlfriend Cheryl.

April, 23

Model Jordan Ozuna has denied reports she is dating rapper Tyga following his split from Kylie Jenner.

April, 21

Sheryl Crow has vowed never to stay away from her kids for too long again after relentlessly promoting her last album.

April, 21

Charlie Puth isn't a fan of social media, insisting too many people "rely on it for self-approval".

1 2
3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 all
  1. Guitar Chords
  2. News 2017
  3. April
  4. Radiohead urged to cancel Israel gig 'for their own self-respect'