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This article was written in 2010 as a contribution to a BNC e-magazine commemorating the 5th anniversary of the BDS call in July 9th 2005.
Nietzsche once said that life without music would be a mistake. The greater mistake against humanity would be to deny one the ability to express themselves in music, in poetry, in dance, in literature, in pleasure and in love.
[BBC News] 6 June 2010 - Influential US rock group Pixies have cancelled their first performance in Israel, blaming "events beyond our control".
The group did not specify why they were pulling out of the show, which was due to take place in Tel Aviv on 9 June.
However, organisers said the decision was linked to Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla last week.
[Haaretz] 4 June 2010 - The Klaxons and the Gorillaz Sound System have both canceled their performances in Israel this week, apparently due to Israel's deadly raid on the Gaza-bound humanitarian aid flotilla and the ensuing worldwide political fallout over the incident.
Jonny Paul [Jerusalem Post] 2 June 2010 - Britain’s largest trade union for academics and academic-related staff in higher education voted to support the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel and sever ties with the Histadrut, at its annual conference in Manchester on Sunday.
30 May 2010 - The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) expresses its profound appreciation for the courageous positions in support of Palestinian rights taken by the membership of the University and College Union (UCU) at its Congress today in Manchester.
(link to full text of resolution below) - 31 May 2010 [BRICUP] - The University and College Union, representing approximately 120,000 teaching and related staff in colleges and universities in the UK, has passed new policies supporting boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. The debate took place on Sunday 30th May at the union’s Congress in Manchester.
UNICEF: Do Not Cover Up Israel’s Violations of Palestinian Children’s Rights
Occupied Ramallah, 21 May 2010
Vikram Dodd, and Rory McCarthy [Guardian] 18 May 2010 - Elvis Costello has cancelled two concerts he was scheduled to play in in protest at its treatment of Palestinians.
Costello, one of the most gifted British songwriters of his generation, was due to play on 30 June and 1 July but says his "conscience" dictated that he pull out of the performances.
HEY ELTON, by Canadian filmmaker John Greyson
Palestinian civil society has called on Elton John to respect their boycott call and cancel his June 17th concert in Tel Aviv. If he does so, he'll be joining Santana and Gil-Scott Heron, who recently cancelled their spring concerts in Israel. This video suggests six reasons why Elton should join the BDS (boycott, divestment, sanctions) movement.