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Grand West Casino in Cape Town (the venue where Woolworths is hosting Pharrell Williams) has a capacity of 5000. Will there be more #BoycottWoolworths protestors than Woolworths concert-goers? The power is in our hands! Download the poster, print copies, spread it online. Click here for more information.
PHARRELL IN ISRAEL BEFORE WOOLWORTHS TOUR
Pharrell Williams, the recently signed-up style manager for Woolworths, is scheduled to perform in Israel a week before arriving in South Africa for his Woolworths "Are You with Us" concerts. BDS South Africa's Kwara Kekana has previously written a five-page letter to Williams urging the artist to cancel his Israeli gig plans and delay his collaboration with Woolworths till it ends its Israeli trade. Kekana even offered to fly and meet with Pharrell Williams to discuss the issue. Williams has arrogantly refused to respond to the letter and refused to meet. Click here for more information.
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JOIN THE PROTEST AGAINST WOOLWORTHS PHARRELL WILLIAMS COLLABORATION [21 SEPT, CAPE TOWN]
Book a bus seat, reserve a spot on the train, shop around for plane tickets...and join what is going to be one of the largest protests any artist has faced in South Africa since the dawn of democracy.
Join us on Monday the 21st of September outside Grandwest Casino in Cape Town in protest against Woolworths (which trades with Israel) and the company's collaboration with US artist Pharrell Williams (who is scheduled performing in Israel). It would seem that Woolworths is not only promoting Israeli products but now also promotes and hosts pro-Israeli artists.
According to various reports, Woolworths has signed-up US artist Pharrell Williams in its "Are You With Us?" marketing campaign in an attempt to counter the #BoycottWoolworths campaign.
JOIN UPCOMING #BOYCOTTWOOLWORTHS PHARRELL PROTEST
DAY: Monday, 21 September
TIME: Starting at 3pm (with main speeches from 6pm)
ADDRESS: Grand West Casino, 1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Goodwood, Cape Town
TRANSPORT: Free shuttle from Goodwood Train Station
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WE DID IT LAST YEAR, WE BROKE RECORDS ... LETS MAKE HISTORY AGAIN!
South Africans, particularly those from Cape Town, made history in 2014 on the streets of Cape Town by organizing the largest protest this country has seen since 1994.
The 2014 protest was in solidarity with the Palestinians against Israel’s military attacks and violations of international law. Following the Cape Town protest march and other nationwide actions, certain concrete gains have collectively been made. Here are just some:
- Numerous South African Government Ministers (defying the Israeli lobby) have continued, despite numerous threats, to openly support the non-violent boycott of Israel. Click here.
- Subsequent to a meeting with the President of South Africa, the ruling party's NEC decided that "companies that do business in the Israeli occupied [Palestinian] territories, such as Capegate, G4S Security and Caterpillar to not be allowed to do business with [the South African] state".
- The highest decision making body of the ANC declared in September 2014 its support "for a cultural, academic and education boycott of Israel including travel bans for members and leaders of the ANC, the Alliance, Members of Cabinet, Members of Parliament and SA Government Officials." Click here.
- In April 2015 SA’s Minister of Higher Education encouraged universities & academics to support the non-violent academic boycott of Israel. Click here.
- In June 2015 the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) recorded a decrease of 46% in Israel’s Foreign Direct Investment. The decline, according to the authors of the report, was primarily caused by the fallout and protests against Israel’s 2014 attacks on Gaza and international BDS boycotts against Israel. Click here.
One year later in 2015, however, Israel still continues its targeting and killing of Palestinian children and civilians. As of September 2015, in this year alone, Israel killed and injured over 50 Palestinian children and countless civilians.
Relentless attacks and violations of international law by Israel requires consistent resistance and protests. The BDS movement is proving to hold Israel accountable through consistent lobbying, public advocacy and consumer activism.
The cultural boycott (calling on Pharrell Williams and others to cancel Israeli gigs) and the #BoycottWoolworths campaign (calling on the retailer to end its Israeli ties) form part of this larger national and international BDS movement.