Noname, Patti Smith, Julian Casablancas and Vic Mensa are among several hundred artists who have come together in a declaration in support of Palestinian liberation. The Musicians for Palestine statement comes amid the ongoing violence against civilians in the Israeli-occupied area. “Today we speak together and demand justice, dignity and the right to self-determination for the Palestinian people and all who fight against colonial dispossession and violence around the world,” the statement said in part. See the full statement and all of its signatories below.
Patti Smith previously expressed her support for Palestine when she performed with Thurston Moore (another Musicians for Palestine signatory) and the Libertines in 2018. Vic Mensa wrote a comment for Time entitled “What Palestine Taught Me About American Racism” that year.