400+ Irish artists write to Bambie Thug calling for Eurovision Boycott on Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign

PLEASE TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW AND SEND YOUR LETTER TO THE UN OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL ADVISER ON THE PREVENTION OF GENOCIDE AND THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT PROSECUTOR.

We are writing to you as Irish artists, writers and poets, many of us queer and trans. Firstly, we congratulate you on being selected to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024. This is an honour and recognition of your talent and artistry.

However, we are asking you to withdraw from Eurovision 2024, to heed the call from Palestinians to boycott the competition due to the participation of Israel. We welcome that you have chosen, along with other participating artists, not to be silent. However, while you say “My heart and solidarity has and will always lie with the oppressed” – by participating in Eurovision you will be standing with the oppressor. Palestinians have called for artists to withdraw from the contest, and if your wish to stand in solidarity is sincere, then you should listen to them. None of us with the privilege of living in safety knows better than Palestinians, a people who are experiencing the most extreme colonial violence, that of genocide, and who for 7 decades, have been subjected to systematic apartheid, occupation, siege, ethnic cleansing, dispossession, mass incarceration and murder. Words from the stage will be meaningless as you will have ignored the Palestinian call to boycott.

Continue reading at https://www.ipsc.ie/culture/400-irish-artists-write-to-bambie-thug-calling-for-eurovision-boycott

Petition: Ban Israel from Eurovisionk on EKO

PLEASE TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW AND SEND YOUR LETTER TO THE UN OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL ADVISER ON THE PREVENTION OF GENOCIDE AND THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT PROSECUTOR.

Palestinians in Gaza are facing famine at the hands of Israeli forces. Gaza’s cultural heritage sites have been decimated by 6 months of bombing.

Meanwhile, singer Eden Golan is set to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest in May. 

By allowing Israel to participate, Eurovision is whitewashing Israel’s genocide of Palestinians, right on the global stage.

Continue reading at https://actions.eko.org/a/ban-israel-from-eurovision-cntl

Petition – Olly Alexander: Boycott Eurovision 2024 by Palestine Solidarity Campaign

PLEASE TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW AND SEND YOUR LETTER TO THE UN OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL ADVISER ON THE PREVENTION OF GENOCIDE AND THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT PROSECUTOR.

Responding to the Palestinian call to boycott the event, over 450+ queer artists, activists and organisations have signed an open letter to the UK’s contestant, Olly Alexander, asking him to withdraw. The letter calls on him to “commit not to perform at Eurovision while it provides cultural cover for an ongoing genocide.” 

We, the undersigned, add our voices and ask Olly Alexander to heed the Palestinian call to withdraw from the Eurovision Song Contest 2024.

Continue reading at https://palestinecampaign.eaction.online/Eurovision2024