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  • Review: Roger Waters blasts Donald Trump during eye-popping concert at Tampa's Amalie Arena

    07/12/2017 7:40:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Tuesday, July 11, 2017 11:30pm | Jay Cridlin
    Camera flashes popped as the bus-sized pig floated over the Amalie Arena crowd, splashed with Donald Trump’s yowling mug and phrases like “Welcome to the Machine — I Won” and “Piggy Bank of War.” Subtle political commentary, this was not. Then again, subtle was never Roger Waters’ style. The Pink Floyd mastermind’s worldview may be as grim and dystopian as ever, judging from his spectacular, effects-laden concert Tuesday night in Tampa. But if America truly is going to hell in a handbasket, as Waters seems to believe, at least he’s giving it a proper, stadium-style send-off. […] Waters and his...
  • Leading arts world figures urge Radiohead to cancel Israel gig

    04/25/2017 3:47:42 AM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 24 April 2017 | Hannah Ellis-Petersen
    Open letter signed by likes of Ken Loach, Roger Waters and Young Fathers urges band to join cultural boycottHigh-profile figures from the arts world, including Ken Loach to Roger Waters, have called on Radiohead to cancel an upcoming gig in Israel as part of a cultural boycott. An open letter also signed by the South African archbishop Desmond Tutu and the actors Maxine Peake, Ricky Tomlinson, Miriam Margolyes and Juliet Stephenson asks the band to reconsider performing in a country “where a system of apartheid has been imposed on the Palestinian people”. Also among the 47 signatories are the Wolf...
  • Pink Floyd “Reunite” to Support Pro-Palestinian Activist Group

    10/07/2016 12:04:30 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 57 replies
    Radio.com ^ | Amanda Wicks
    It may not be the reunion fans were hoping for, but Pink Floyd have come together to support a pro-Palestinian activist group. The Women’s Boat to Gaza is part of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition. It contains 13 women, including the 1976 Nobel peace laureate from Northern Ireland, Mairead Maguire, and it journeyed from Barcelona to Gaza in September in order to bring attention to the Israeli’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. The organization posted on its website that they lost contact with the boat on October 5th, and presume that the Israeli Occupation Navy has surrounded it in international...
  • Helen Mirren Denounces BDS Movement, Slams Artists Who Boycott Israel

    06/23/2016 9:07:38 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 6/23/126 | Aron Heller
    'The artists of the country are the people you need to communicate with and make a relationship with and learn from and build upon. So I absolutely don't believe in the boycott, and here I am.' Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren said Wednesday she was a "believer" in Israel and rejected efforts to boycott it. Mirren showered Israeli artists with praise and said she opposed both the efforts by pro-Palestinian groups to boycott them and the decision of some international artists to shun Israel. "I think that art is an incredibly important way of communication," she said at a press event...
  • Presidential candidate John Kasich vows to reunite Pink Floyd

    02/04/2016 2:50:27 PM PST · by wtd · 68 replies
    The Scottish Sun ^ | February 3, 2016 | By RACHEL GUY
    Presidential candidate John Kasich vows to reunite Pink FloydUS PRESIDENTIAL candidate John Kasich has a new campaign pledge up his sleeve - to reunite Pink Floyd if he is elected to the Oval Office. Republican Kasich, who is the governor of Ohio, faces competition for the spot in his party from Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. However, he is hoping that a plan to get Pink Floyd back together might give him the edge. Kasich said that seeing Pink Floyd's The Wall tour in Pittsburgh was his favourite gig of all time and praised Roger Waters as an "incredible...
  • Presidential Candidate John Kasich Wants to Reunite Pink Floyd

    02/03/2016 12:10:51 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 72 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | 2/3/16 | Jeff Giles
    Is the power of the White House enough to get Pink Floyd back together for one more concert? The obvious answer to that question is "almost definitely not," but that isn't going to stop Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich from doing his level best to reunite the dormant group if he ends up winning the 2016 election. Kasich made his unexpected campaign pledge during a Feb. 1 interview with CNN... "...if I'm president," he decreed, "I am going to...try to reunite Pink Floyd..." First on Kasich's wish list for the reunion set: "Money," from 1973's Dark Side of the Moon.
  • Sandler rips Waters, BDS in f**k-filled Israel defense (strong language)

    12/16/2015 8:50:59 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/16/15 | JTA
    On Howard Stern's radio show, actor protests that 'All these f***ing nice Israeli people are getting a 'f*** you' from Roger Waters Adam Sandler criticized Pink Floyd front man Roger Waters and the movement to boycott Israel in an appearance on the Howard Stern Show. "I'm disgusted they single out Israel," Sandler said Tuesday on Stern's Sirius satellite radio show. "That [they say], 'We can't play Israel.' All these f***ing nice Israeli people are getting a 'f*** you' from Roger Waters. "I'm very pro-Israel and when someone says sh** about Israel, I know people say sh** about Israel and they...
  • No Holds Barred: Roger Waters' unnatural preoccupation with Jews

    11/06/2015 1:03:38 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 50 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/05/2015 | SHMULEY BOTEACH
    In a lengthy interview with Rolling Stone magazine this week, former Pink Floyd front man and Israel-hating obsessive Roger Waters demonstrated his all-consuming preoccupation with the Jews. He speaks about watching Jewish Life Television late at night and reading about "old local Jewish ladies" who organize protests against him. Like most anti-Semites, he peddles central Jewish coordination theories, asserting that pro-Israel efforts, such as this very column, are organized by the prime minister of Israel's office. "Hasbara, the arm of the Prime Minister's Office that we all know starts with Netanyahu in Tel Aviv. It’s very organized, and I see...
  • Highest French court rules BDS unlawful, discriminatory (anti-Israel boycott/divest/sanction)

    10/25/2015 12:12:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 10/25/2015, 5:34 PM | Matt Wanderman
    France’s highest court of appeals has upheld a decision that found BDS advocates guilty of inciting hate and/or discrimination, the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions has reported. Last week the Court of Cassation ruled on a case involving two attempts to boycott Israeli products in the Carrefour supermarket, one in 2009 and one in 2010. The boycotters were wearing shirts with the slogan “Long Live Palestine, Boycott Israel,” handed out pamphlets stating that the sale of Israeli goods supports “war crimes” in Gaza, and yelled slogans such as, “Israel assassinates, Carrefour is complicit.” …
  • Bon Jovi to Waters: Drop Dead!

    10/04/2015 9:28:16 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 38 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | October 3, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    Some years ago, I was in the office of a straitlaced, middle-aged lady who was in charge of my law firm’s support staff. I noticed a photograph on her desk of herself with a long-haired guy who looked like a rock musician. It seemed incongruous, so I asked about the picture, and she told me this story.
  • Worldwide Campaign Seeks to 'Blacken Israel's Name'

    06/07/2015 5:59:36 PM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    CNS ^ | June 06, 2015 | Julie Stahl and Chris Mitchell
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- What does the Presbyterian Church USA and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters have in common? They both support boycotting Israel, a sweeping movement that's trying to delegitimize the Jewish state. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a great struggle and international campaign is being waged against his country to "blacken its name." "It is not connected to our actions; it is connected to our very existence," Netanyahu said. "It does not matter what we do; it matters what we symbolize and what we are." Just this week, the CEO of French mobile phone giant Orange said he'd cut...
  • British Artists Boycott Israel As One Million British Girls Are Raped by Muslim Gangs

    02/14/2015 10:16:17 PM PST · by juliosevero · 17 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    British Artists Boycott Israel As One Million British Girls Are Raped by Muslim Gangs By Julio Severo In an initiative called “Artists for Palestine,” some 700 British artists, including Roger Waters, Brian Eno, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach and Richard Ashcroft, made a pledge, February 14, to boycott Israel in reaction to what they termed “the Palestinian catastrophe,” according to the Jerusalem Post. Catastrophe? It is what is happening around Israel. Syria, Iraq and other Islamic nations around Israel are suffering: Muslims are killing Christians. In all the Muslim nations in the Middle East, the same pattern has repeated itself...
  • Rolling Stones and Mick Jagger visit Jerusalem's Western Wall before first ever Israel concert

    06/05/2014 2:53:32 PM PDT · by dennisw · 34 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 5 June 2014 | By Eliza Wilson and Shyam Dodge
    The Rolling Stones were taking the stage in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, and were extremely excited to perform in Israel for the very first time. Ahead of the milestone show they decided to travel to Jerusalem where they visited the Western Wall. While Keith Richards skipped the outing, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts were all photographed at the holy spot, also known as the Kotel or Wailing Wall. Mick, 70, was paying his respects at the sacred site, and was spotted placing a hand on the Wall after following the lead of two men in kippah. Ronnie, who...
  • Rolling Stones to Perform in Israel Despite Pressure From Pink Floyd Members to Cancel

    06/04/2014 6:32:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 4 | William Booth AND Ruth Eglash June 4
    Recently, two surviving founders of Pink Floyd sent the rock band equivalent of a diplomatic cable — an open letter published in Salon — to the Rolling Stones. They asked Mick Jagger and his crew to cancel their first-ever concert in Israel to demonstrate solidarity with the Palestinian people and their struggle against occupation. But Pink Floyd hit a wall. The Stones not only went on with the show Wednesday night in Tel Aviv but delayed their opening by 45 minutes to allow devout Jews time to reach the concert after the end of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, during...
  • Zionist Spies in the U.S.?

    05/13/2014 5:21:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 13, 2014 | Ari Lieberman
    Last week, Newsweek’s Jeff Stein ran a sensationalist story detailing alleged Israeli spy activities in the United States. Stein, citing dubious sources, claimed that Israeli spies attempted to monitor Al Gore’s bathroom activities (an image too frightening to imagine) while drugs and women are routinely employed by Zionist spies to entice U.S. officials into handing over information of value. The sources for these and other absurd allegations contained in the article were mainly anonymous with one notable exception, an obscure ex-intelligence character and former CIA employee named Paul Pillar. One look at Pillar’s past articles, publications and speeches puts the...
  • Pink Floyd Founders Call on Rolling Stones to Drop Israel Concert

    05/04/2014 2:10:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    JC.com ^ | May 2, 2014
    Two founders of the Pink Floyd rock band have called on the Rolling Stones to cancel a concert in Israel in an op-ed for news website Salon.com. In the article, titled “Why the Rolling Stones shouldn’t play in Israel”, Roger Waters and Nick Mason wrote: “Playing Israel now is the moral equivalent of playing Sun City at the height of South African apartheid.” The aging rockers added that the Rolling Stones’ Israel concert comes at “a critical time in the global struggle for Palestinian freedom and equal rights.” The Stones are due to perform on June 4 at Tel Aviv’s...
  • By the Waters of Babble-on...and on and on and on.

    02/07/2014 6:53:36 PM PST · by Noremac · 2 replies
    Blasted Fools ^ | February 7, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kERy_1r2LxQ]   I noticed that Roger Waters, formerly of the iconic rock band Pink Floyd, has been publicly scolding a few fellow celebrities in the field of music and film for not sharing his fanatical anti-Israel political views. Specifically, Scarlett Johansson drew Waters' ire for filming some ads for the Israeli beverage maker SodaStream and classic rocker Neil Young, who ignored Waters' directive to not book concerts in Israel. Waters has chugged the kool aid of the 'Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment', (BDS) movement, which is in reality a political movement whose underlying mission is to portray Palestinians as victims of...
  • Israeli Radio Host Proves Roger Waters’ Hypocrisy

    02/07/2014 5:20:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 2/7/2014, 11:14 PM | Elad Benari
    Anti-Israel musician Roger Waters proved this week that he supports freedom of speech, but only as long as it is his opinion that is presented. Waters published a post on his Facebook page in which he attacked actress Scarlett Johansson and Canadian musician Neil Young for their refusal to boycott Israel. […] Ben Red, who hosts a daily music program on Kol Yisrael radio station 88FM, responded to Waters in a polite post. […] Red’s response to Waters received almost 3,000 “likes” from other Facebook users and was widely quoted in both the Israeli and international media. It was at...
  • Roger Waters rebukes Scarlett Johansson for SodaStream ties

    02/02/2014 9:55:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 2/2/14 | Staff
    Former Pink Floyd front man Roger Waters, one of the more prominent celebrity faces of the boycott Israel movement, says he has contacted Scarlett Johansson “a couple of times” over the A-list actress’s decision to represent an Israeli company that operates in a West Bank settlement ... “In the past days I have written privately to Neil Young (once) and to Scarlett Johanson (a couple of times). Those letters will remain private,” he said. “Sadly, I have received no reply from either ..."
  • Roger Waters Compares Israel to Nazi Germany

    12/08/2013 9:20:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/12/13 | Elad Benari
    Anti-Israel musician Roger Waters is at it again. The former member of Pink Floyd, who has previously faced criticism for virulently anti-Israel statements and for using anti-Israel and anti-Jewish imagery in his shows, has compared Israel to Nazi Germany. The comments were made in an interview Waters gave Saturday to Frank Barat of the CounterPunch magazine. Waters was asked what he would tell artists who say that culture should not be boycotted and who choose to perform in Israel, to which he replied, “The situation in Israel/Palestine, with the occupation, the ethnic cleansing and the systematic racist apartheid Israeli regime...