“Music is a universal language and we are so grateful to any and all artists standing up for peace through an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.”Jeremy Corbyn
By the Peace and Justice Project
Jeremy Corbyn, alongside the Peace & Justice Project, has launched the ‘Music For A Ceasefire’ open letter, bringing together a diverse coalition of artists, musicians and performers demanding the UK and US governments to call for immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
The civilian death toll in Gaza is now over 10,000 following Israel’s sustained bombardment of the area. Both UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and US President Joe Biden have resisted all call for a ceasefire in Gaza UK and US companies export arms to the Israeli military, sparking worker-led demonstrations and blockades.
Artists are encouraged to add their names to the open letter by emailing info@thecorbynproject or reaching out via social media Launching the open letter.
Samuel Sweek, Music For A Ceasefire convener, said: “For decades, music and the arts have been instrumental in uniting people for the cause of peace. That is why we are launching the Music For A Ceasefire open letter, calling on world leaders to support an immediate ceasefire in Gaza to end the violence and destruction that has brutally taken the lives of over 10,000 innocent people.
“The lack of condemnation of the collective punishment of the Palestinian people from world leaders is unforgivable. There can never be any justification for the systematic slaughter of an entire population and we are demanding the UK and US governments play their part in bringing about lasting peace to the region by calling for an end to the violence, hostage releases and an end to the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine.”
Jeremy Corbyn MP, founder of Peace & Justice Project, said:
“How many more civilians must die before political leaders listen to our global movement for peace?
“Every day without a ceasefire in Gaza, more and more precious innocent lives are being lost. From tiny babies to the older generations, they deserve so much better than the devastation and destruction, or a life amongst the rubble.
“All around the world, we are seeing more and more people join the calls for a ceasefire. Music is a universal language and we are so grateful to any and all artists standing up for peace through an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.”
- You can see the full text of the Music for a Ceasefire letter and list of signatories here.
- This article was originally published by the Peace and Justice Project on November 13th, 2023.
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