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No Hipster Apartheid!

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Renowned festival South by Southwest (SXSW) -- an international mecca for artists, innovators, and hipsters -- is planning to host a series of "Israel-centric" tech events sponsored by the Israeli government billing Israel as a "Land of Creation" and "Small Country, Big Ideas." Events like these are part of the "Brand Israel" propaganda campaign designed to market Israel as a technologically modern and culturally sophisticated nation in order to improve its image abroad and counter worldwide outrage over its massacres and apartheid policies targeting the Palestinian people.

Join artists and member groups in Austin, Texas appealing to festival organizers: "Keep SXSW Creative, Not Criminal: Don't Whitewash Israel's War Crimes!"


We Need You to Say No to Hipster Apartheid
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
March 14th, 2015
Culture Jam SXSW Collaboration with Israel!
Join the Twitter Storm
Culture jam on social media March 14-16 during Israel events.
Response Letter to SXSW
March 6th, 2015
SXSW organizers responded to request to cancel "Brand Israel" events by arguing that "this is an open and inclusive forum- shutting voices and ideas out of the mix is not an acceptable option."
Why is Texas festival SXSW hosting a “happy hour” for Israel?
February 26th, 2015
Article in Electronic Intifada.
ACTION ALERT: No Hipster Apartheid!
February 26th, 2015
Keep SXSW Creative, Not Criminal: Don't Whitewash Israel's War Crimes!
Artists Against Apartheid Petition
As musicians, artists, and performers based in Austin, TX, we are writing to you today to express our deep concern about the use of our city's largest creative festival as a tool for the whitewashing of war crimes and human rights violations by an apartheid state.
Austin Groups Letter to SXSW
February 18th, 2015
By partnering with the Israeli government and providing a platform for this whitewashing campaign, SXSW will become a participant in it.