Sarah Cobham | 20.04.2010 17:49 | Palestine
Royal Festival Hall (or as close as the security guards let us get to it)
Send a clear message to Gil Scott Heron: Support the Boycott of Israel. Don't play in Tel Aviv.
Bring banners, placards, flags, drums, etc
If you want to email him you can do so at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also add comments on his Facebook and Myspace pages and the following sites:
Why does it matter?
Gil Scot-Heron, the legendary anti-Apartheid artist, is slated to perform in Israel in May, thus selling out all he has ever stood for, and betraying the trust of the millions who have supported him through these decades. Israel has hired him to perform in order to use his name to deflect criticism of their racist atrocities. What better coup than an icon of the anti-Apartheid movement? If he goes through with it, he will have gone from anti-racism hero to being a facilitator of the most horrific racist injustice since South Africa --- and indeed an even worst injustice, according to many veterans of the South Africa struggle.