BDS petition to Byron Writers Festival

> Please examine the attached pdf which contains this petition. Please honour this in your planning and support the BDS campaign as fully as possible. It would be really good if the Writers Festival included a BDS support statement in its publicity. >
> PETITION: Sign the Petition to Byron Writers Festival Director Edwina > Johnson

> To: Byron Writers Festival Director Edwina Johnson

> The global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign stemmed from a call from 171 Palestinian non-governmental organizationsin 2005 for sanctions against Israel. Citing a body of UN resolutions and specifically echoing the anti-apartheid campaigns against white minority rule in apartheid era South Africa, theBDS campaign called for “various forms of boycott against Israel until it meets its obligations under international law”. We ask the Byron Writers Festival not to invite writers selected by the Embassy of Israel but to look instead for those who oppose the > brutal and illegal occupation of Palestine.
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> Gareth W R Smith
> Palestine Liberation Centre
> 14 Cumbebin Park
> Byron Bay
> NSW 2481
> Australia
> Tel: (61)2-66807360
> MOB: 0491107279
> “Those who can make you believe in absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” Voltaire >
> George Orwell, ‘Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.’ >
> “The sleep of reason produces monsters.” Goya

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