The Peace and Justice Challenge, which was based by former Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn, right this moment (November 10) launched its #MusicForACeasefire open letter from artists, musicians and performers “calling for an finish to the siege of Gaza.”
In keeping with a report by Al Jazeera, a minimum of 10,812 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed in Israeli assaults since October 7. In Israel, the demise toll over the identical interval stands at greater than 1,400.
The letter, which has additionally been signed by artists together with English Instructor, The Blessed Madonna and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, calls “for a right away ceasefire in Gaza and an finish to the bombardment of Palestine that has already taken the lives of over 10,000 harmless civilians, help staff and journalists.”
The letter continued: “The United Nations secretary normal António Guterres has stated Gaza is turning into ‘a graveyard for youngsters’, and while the devastation continues, the UK and US governments fail to face up for humanity, condemn the collective punishment of the Palestinian folks and advocate for peace as an alternative of bloodshed.
“A ceasefire would enable for unhindered humanitarian help in Gaza, the place the World Well being Organisation has stated the extent of demise and struggling by the two.2 million civilians caught up on this battle is ‘onerous to fathom.’”
It concluded: “We’re a various coalition of artists, musicians and performers calling for an finish to the siege of Gaza, fast humanitarian help for the various frightened, ravenous and wounded civilians trapped amongst the rubble, and significant diplomatic intervention from our political leaders to facilitate the discharge of hostages, an finish to the unlawful Israeli occupation of Palestine and for lasting peace within the area.”
The total record of signatories might be seen right here:
We have launched the #MusicForACeasefire open letter from artists, musicians and performers calling for an finish to the siege of Gaza.
— Peace & Justice Challenge (@corbyn_project) November 10, 2023
Many artists from the music business have spoken out concerning the battle in latest weeks. Earlier this month Macklemore delivered a speech at a pro-Palestine rally calling the battle a “genocide”, whereas Dua Lipa, Killer Mike, Michael Stipe and extra wrote an open letter to President Biden, demanding “a right away de-escalation and ceasefire in Gaza and Israel earlier than one other life is misplaced.”
Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Mark Hamill and Jamie Lee Curtis have been amongst 700 Hollywood figures who signed an open letter voicing their help for Israel whereas Selena Gomez’s make-up firm, Uncommon Magnificence, introduced that it will likely be donating funds to the aid efforts in Gaza. Over 2,000 names from the humanities world, together with Tilda Swinton, Huge Assault‘s Robert Del Naja and Miriam Margoyles, signed an open letter calling for ceasefire.
Equally, Madonna addressed the scenario on stage at The O2, whereas Tom Morello referred to as for the condemnation of hurt to all youngsters “irrespective of who they’re”.