Author Archives: Roger Waters

A note from Roger Waters to Abe Foxman

Roger Waters responds to an ADL open letter which said, “Water’s views on Israel are colored by offensive and dangerous undercurrents of anti-Jewish sentiment.”

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Roger Waters appeals to fellow musicians — Endorse the cultural boycott of Israel

Following BBC censorship of a pro-Palestinian message from Nigel Kennedy, and Stevie Wonder’s refusal to perform in Florida following the Trayvon Martin verdict, legendary Pink Floyd front man Roger Waters calls on fellow musicians to join the cultural boycott of Israel in order “to bring international attention to Israeli policies, and hopefully, to help bring them to an end.”

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Roger Waters joins Alice Walker in plea to Alicia Keys not to play Israel

Roger Waters to Alicia Keys: ‘Others may try to persuade you that by playing in Israel you may magically effect some change… appeasement didn’t work with South Africa and it has not worked in Israel. I know I tried it ten years ago, things have only got worse.’

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My journey to BDS

In 1980, a song I wrote, “Another Brick in the Wall Part 2,” was banned by the government of South Africa because it was being used by Black South African children to advocate their right to equal education. That apartheid … Continue reading

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