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Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Joins Jury of Russell Tribunal on Palestine

Roger Waters, founding member of the British rock band Pink Floyd, has announced that he will join Pulitzer Prize-winning author , civil rights icon Angela Davis, and others on the of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine (), taking place in New York City, October 6–7, 2012.

Roger WatersPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Joins Jury of Russell Tribunal on

Decades of rock fans know Waters for his progressive ideas and groundbreaking albums such as Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall, which have sold in the hundreds of millions of copies. Waters, whose current tour, “The Wall Live,” has topped international concert ticket sales in 2012, has chosen to participate as a juror in the fourth and final international hearings, saying, “The is about shedding light about what’s going on in the occupied territories in order that we can lend weight to the argument that the Palestinian people should be treated with respect.”

In a brief video clip he made for the RToP, Waters explains, “I will be required as a juror to sit, to listen to testimony which will maybe give me a little bit more of a feeling about where a solution might lie. There is a nonviolent solution to their problem that might stop us all killing each others’ children for the next 100 years.”

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine was launched in 2009 following ‘s bloody assault on Gaza, which killed approximately 1,400 Palestinians, and has since worked to bring together legal experts, scholars, activists and other people of note to expose the reality of ‘s 45-year-old military and colonization of Palestinian land. Previous sessions have been held in Barcelona, London and Cape Town. These hearings have addressed, respectively, support for Israel, the complicity of corporations in the occupation of Palestine and the question of whether Israel is guilty of the crime of apartheid.

The fourth and final session will be held on October 6–7, 2012, at New York City’s historic Great Hall at Cooper Union (7 East 7th Street, Manhattan).

For more information about the Russell Tribunal on Palestine-NYC or to arrange for an interview with one of our speakers or jurors, please call Sherry Wolf at 773-991-3877 or email sherrywolf2000@yahoo.com.

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  1. Roger the man he has been at this type of humanity trek for quite a long time. I will watch this very closely has they try to get back to the origins that is of human kindness. What a wonderful undertaking to be involved in especially being in the last half of his human life. Thanks for this Roger and thanks for the awesome music you have graced us with the last 40 or so years. May you have success in getting respect and dignity for the Palestinians

    Peace

  2. Wow! What an opportunity for this man to be involved in making a difference. If there was envy in me this would be the time for it to raise its head.

    Randall

    • Anybody reading this should look very seriously at Edna’s sight. This is a very gifted, humble, and unselfishly loving soul who may be able to help many of you. Someone I trust with my life and heart so perhaps that will help you relax and learn about her amazing, loving gifts if you can. Count it a tipster from the Zenster..;))) (More on her fascinating abilities coming..)

    • Oh thanks, Pisces222…. I just saw you there now. We have been having a lot of power failures the last few days, so I have been off the net mostly. Local election time in Brazil and all the power in the grid goes into very loud political rallies in the nearby big town. Luckily we can’t hear them from here!

  3. Animals is a GREAT album. If you haven’t given it a spin I would highly suggest it. Very fitting these days.

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