Neil Young: Honour the Boycott!


Please watch and like/tweet the video (lyrics below) and then sign the petition and tell Neil Young to “Honour the Boycott!”

Neil Young has been referred to as “Rocktivist Lifer” and he recently headlined the “Honour the Treaties” Tour supporting the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nations in their legal fight against the Tar Sands. During that tour it was announced that Neil Young would be playing in Apartheid Israel on July 17. Today we are asking Neil Young to support the indigenous people of Palestine and “Honour the Boycott!”

In 2005, more than 170 grassroots Palestinian organizations called for a global campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against the State of Israel. The BDS campaign, including a cultural boycott, demands that Israel recognize the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination and fully complies with the precepts of international law.

A growing list of progressive musicians are honouring the cultural boycott and refusing to “musicwash” Israel including: Natacha Atlas, Elvis Costello, Brian Eno, Gorillaz, Gil-Scott Heron, Salif Keita, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Santana, Pete Seeger, Roger Waters, and Stevie Wonder.

As Israel confines indigenous Palestinians to open air prisons and “Bantustans,” world leaders and South African anti-Apartheid activists including Jimmy Carter and Archbishop Desmond Tutu are accusing Israel of practicing Apartheid. International bodies such as the Russell Tribunal and the South African Human Sciences Research Council have also declared that Israel is guilty of the international crime of Apartheid.

Archbishop Tutu wrote to a South African music group that violated the Palestinian cultural boycott of Israel: “Just as we said during apartheid that it was inappropriate for international artists to perform in South Africa in a society founded on discriminatory laws and racial exclusivity, so it would be wrong for Cape Town Opera to perform in Israel.”

For more information, please check out these amazing open letters to Neil Young:
Indigenous Activist Eric Ritskes
South African Anti-Apartheid activist, Salim Vally
Trauma Surgeon and Professor Mads Gilbert of Norway who was in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead

There is also a Facebook campaign page and Neil’s concert is already being used to Musicwash Apartheid Israel.

Please support these awesome films that appear in this mashup:
Road Map To Apartheid
5 Broken Cameras

Mashup by FREEXERO.COM

[Lyrics]
Keep on Rockin’ for a Free World, Keep Boycottin’ for Palestine,

There’s a tank in the street
And boys burnin’ tires
Throwin’ stones at a jeep
Takin’ snipers’ fire
We got a thousand pounds of bomb
Killing Gaza kids
We got some fighter jets
Drop white phosphorous
Got apartheid walls
Keep them away from us
Got no water to drink,
Got roads can’t drive.

Keep on rockin’ for a free world,
Keep boycottin’ for Palestine,
Keep on rockin’ for a free world,
Keep boycottin’ for Palestine.

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