OPEN LETTER TO PHARRELL FROM SA SCHOOL CHILDREN
Khulekani Skosana, the Secretary-General of the Congress of South African Students (COSAS), has written an open letter to US artist Pharrell Williams saying: "Its ironic that you and Woolworths will be claiming to support South African children and yet we - the largest school learner organization in this country - will be outside protesting against you and your Woolworths collaboration." Click here to read the complete letter.
CATCH TUMI MOLEKANE AMONG OTHER ARTISTS AT #PHARRELLPROTEST
Catch award-winning hip-hop artist "Tumi Molekane", spoken-word artist "Majesty Mnyandu", nasheed group “Khudaamul Islam” as well as various other bands, musicians and artists who'll be joining Monday's #PharrellProtest at Grand West Casino in Cape Town. Click here for more information
BUY #PHARRELLPROTEST TSHIRT (R20)
Special Palestine solidarity #BoycottWoolworths t-shirts have been made for Monday's #PharrellProtest. These limited edition t-shirts are available for R20 and can be bought from “That Place Coffee Shop”, 76 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town. Wear your favorite activist tshirt, cap, hoody, scarf etc. and join us Monday! Click here for more merchandise.
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COURT VICTORY FOR #PHARRELLPROTEST AND #BOYCOTTWOOLWORTHS CAMPAIGN
Another victory has been scored for the Palestine BDS movement yesterday when the High Court declared that the City of Cape Town's attempt to restrict the upcoming #PharrellProtest was unconstitutional and therefore invalid. The City of Cape Town has been ordered to pay for legal costs.
Pharrell Williams, Woolworths, Grand West Casino and the City of Cape Town have tried all they could in the last few weeks to limit and prevent protest action during the upcoming Pharrell Williams Woolworths tour.
This is a good day for the BDS movement, Palestine solidarity and for the hard-won freedoms that our fathers and mothers fought for. Yesterday's court victory against the City of Cape Town now means that its full-steam ahead for the Monday 21 September #PharrellProtest!
On Monday 21 September at Grand West Casino, human rights and Palestine solidarity activists will be protesting against Pharrell Williams’ collaboration with Woolworths and its trade with Israel. The protest forms part of the now year-long #BoycottWoolworths campaign calling on the company to end its relations with Israel. See below for details of protest.
FREE TRAINS AND TRANSPORT FOR TOMORROW [MONDAY 21 SEPTEMBER] PHARRELL PROTEST
JOIN UPCOMING #BOYCOTTWOOLWORTHS PHARRELL PROTEST
DAY: Monday 21 September
TIME: Starting at 4pm (with main speeches from 6pm)
ADDRESS: Grand West Casino, 1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Goodwood, Cape Town
PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS: BDS South Africa, MJC, COSATU, ANC, SACP, YCL, UCT PSF, OSS, PSC, IPSA, AL QUDS, COSAS, SASCO, UWC PSA
FREE BUSES: Lentegeur, Portlands, Newfields/Hanover Park, Gatesville, Rylands, Parkwood (call 0780587698 for bus info)
FREE TRAINS: Cape Town trains can be used for free on Monday 21 September by #PharrellProtest participants. You can use either the #PharrellProtest flyer or a Palestine tshirt as your ticket (click here for the flyer). The nearest station is Goodwood Station (free shuttles have been arranged from the station).
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