Cultural Boycott of Israel

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Cultural Boycott of Israel

Postby ravanwin » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:53 am

Should Forest sign this as a cultural organisation?

I say yes - especially since it explicitly says that we will not engage with any artists or organisations funded directly by the government (meaning we can still work with independent israeli artists).

Please let us know what you think? ryan x
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Re: Cultural Boycott of Israel

Postby swithun » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:22 pm

I'd say definitely. Hopefully it will encourage other Edinburgh organisations too.
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Re: Cultural Boycott of Israel

Postby Stephen » Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:50 pm

Yes, I have just contacted David Greig about his welcome to the fringe kick starter saying FC+ can offer space if needed.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/30 ... the-fringe

It is important the definition is made that the boycott it is only for productions funded by the Israeli Government but we also have to be careful as Creative Scotland constitutes Government Funding but does have its own remit independent of The Government.

Not knowing how the Israel funding structure works means productions receiving grants through funding streams with out any direct link may be boycotted just because they took funding. If you see what I mean. It's not like the Israeli Government is sending over a theatrical propaganda machine, but yes boycotting culture may make Israeli people involved in these activities reconsider the actions of their government, but I bet some already do.
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Re: Cultural Boycott of Israel

Postby martinmckenna » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:02 pm

I say yes,

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Re: Cultural Boycott of Israel

Postby Margarida » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:46 pm

Yes. x
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Re: Cultural Boycott of Israel

Postby Mister C » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:54 pm

I say yes..and are we going to anything more to support the situation. Fund raising, awareness etc?
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Re: Cultural Boycott of Israel

Postby ravanwin » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:22 am

Withered Hand said he'd play if we set up some donations...
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Re: Cultural Boycott of Israel

Postby Mister C » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:13 pm

When can he do it. Can we do it in August. This would be a fantastic opportunity to raise funds
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Re: Cultural Boycott of Israel

Postby ravanwin » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:53 pm

Stevie spoke to him about playing. He said he would if we could raise funds. This is what I know. :) x
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Re: Cultural Boycott of Israel

Postby Mister C » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:23 pm

£20 earmarked
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Re: Cultural Boycott of Israel

Postby simone » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:15 pm

yep
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Re: Cultural Boycott of Israel

Postby ellenspence20 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:16 pm

Yes. Did this happen?
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Re: Cultural Boycott of Israel

Postby swithun » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:32 am

Not yet.

But Hard Rock Monday raised about 130 pounds!
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Re: Cultural Boycott of Israel

Postby ravanwin » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:55 pm

can we - as a charity? should we as a collective?r x
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