There is an alternative to Eurovision

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- brixtonblog.com | 4 weeks ago

It may not be the highlight of every music lover’s year, but the annual Eurovision Song Contest is certainly big.

Nearly 200 million viewers from around the world tune in to see singers and their songs battle it out for the top spot. But this year Palestinian LGBTQ campaigners and groups including the Palestine Solidarity Campaign asked artists and audiences to boycott the final which took place in Israel on 18 May.

They say the Israeli government will use the event to distract people from, or “pink-wash”, their apartheid policies and decades long oppression of Palestinians.

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