Roger Waters, a Pink Floyd for Peace

Former Pink Floyd frontman sparks fury by comparing Israelis to Nazis #Cookednews

Da martedì 18 febbraio Anzio, passata alla storia per lo sbarco angloamericano del 1944, avrà tra i suoi cittadini onorari un vero mito del rock: Roger Waters, cantante e bassista dei Pink Floyd. Il musicista inglese è da sempre legato a quei luoghi perché il padre, il militare britannico Eric Fletcher Waters, morì nel corso delle battaglie successive allo sbarco. La città è in fermento e attende con impazienza il rocker, pacifista convinto.

Cittadinanza onoraria Il sottotenente Eric Fletcher Waters perse la vita nel 1944 nelle campagne della città di Anzio, in provincia di Roma, nel cosiddetto ‘Fosso della moletta’, quando il figlio aveva appena pochi mesi. Era il 18 febbraio del 1944: un reduce e uno studioso hanno ricostruito il punto esatto dove vennero sterminati i ‘Royal fuciliers’ britannici, tra i quali Eric Fletcher Waters.

Una mancanza importante L’assenza del padre accompagnerà Roger Waters sempre, suggerendogli testi come ‘When the Tigers Broke Free’, la canzone che attraversa la parte iniziale del film ‘The Wall’ (1982). In ‘The Final Cut’, dodicesimo album dei Pink Floyd, Waters è autore e voce solista di tutti i dodici pezzi ispirati al rifiuto della guerra e tutti dedicati alla figura di suo padre.

A few days ago, writing in personal letters and on his Facebook account, former Pink Floyd front-man and songwriter Roger Waters has accused both singer Neil Young and actress Scarlett Johansson of supporting Israel and neglecting human rights. He considers her recent resignation from Oxfam, an organization that fights poverty and injustice, ‘an about-face’.

‘Just to reiterate my position, I am anti-war, anti-apartheid, anti-racist, pro human rights, pro peace and pro self-determination for all peoples. I am not anti-Israel or anti-semitic‘, Waters says in an open letter from Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, The Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

Roger Waters continues to give his contribution for Palestine Freedom, also to partecipate in ‘Restiamo Umani – The Reading Movie’, an opera from ‘Gaza – Restiamo Umani’, the constant report of Vittorio Arrigoni, an italian peace activist of ISM in Gaza territory before he was killed in April 2011. The attack from Israeli against Gaza during the period from 27 dicember 2008 to 18 genuary 2009, is known as ‘Piombo Fuso’.

L’evento promosso da A.N.P.I. Aprilia:  Roger Waters in memoria del padre: due difensori della pace

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Scarlett Johansson stopped SodaStream from Palestine

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Scarlett Johansson has stepped down as an Ambassador for Oxfam because of her relationship with SodaStream, a company which operates in the illegal settlement Ma’ale Adumim, in the Occupied West Bank. Scarlett Johansson and Oxfam faced immense pressure from the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign who demanded that cut her ties with SodaStream or Oxfam cut their ties with Scarlett Johansson.

Scarlett Johansson described Oxfam’s opposition to her support for a company which operates in an illegal settlement as ‘a fundamental difference of opinion’. Oxfam described Scarlett’s role for SodaStream was ‘incompatible‘ with her work for Oxfam. Settlements are illegal under international law, and an obstacle to peace – therefore settlement production relies on, and supports, an activity that is illegal.

Director of Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Sarah Colborne, said: ‘Scarlett Johansson’s decision to represent SodaStream clearly violated Oxfam’s policy of supporting human rights and justice. By choosing to represent a company that operates in an illegal settlement on stolen Palestinian land, she has already suffered major reputational damage. And by prioritising SodaStream over Oxfam, she has decided to profit from occupation, rather than challenge global poverty. We thank all our supporters who made it clear to Oxfam that they needed to break from Scarlett Johansson or risk facing a haemorrhaging of support in the UK and internationally. 

Sodastream, a carbonated beverage manufacturer is based in the Mishor Adumim settlement industrial zone. Mishor Adumim is an industrial area attached to the residential settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, East of Jerusalem in the Israeli occupied West Bank. Israeli company Soda Club, which owns the Sodastream brandname. Sodastream, a carbonated beverage manufacturer is based in the Mishor Adumim settlement industrial zone. Mishor Adumim is an industrial area attached to the residential settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, East of Jerusalem in the Israeli occupied West Bank.

On 15/02/2014, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Outside John Lewis Dept Storer 300 Oxford Street, London the protest for Free Palestine against Sodastream policy.

Date
15/02/2014
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location
Outside John Lewis Dept Store
300 Oxford Street
London – 

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