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Roger Waters

Vocal Advocate for Palestinian Rights

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Date of Birth:

1943

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Great Bookham, Surrey, England

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Why Featured?

His outspoken support for Palestinian human rights and advocacy against Israeli policies.

Brief bio

Roger Waters, co-founder of the legendary rock band Pink Floyd, is renowned not just for his musical achievements but also for his vocal support of Palestinian rights. He has used his platform as an influential musician to highlight issues faced by Palestinians and actively supports the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Major Milestones

Contributions

  • Co-founding Pink Floyd, one of the most popular rock bands of all time...See More

  • Using his concerts to project images of the Separation Wall and highlight the plight of Palestinians.

  • Becoming an active supporter of the BDS movement around 2006...See More

  • Speaking at various forums and events, such as the University of Massachusetts Amherst event on Palestinian Human Rights...See More

  • Continuously advocating for Palestinian rights during his North American tour despite facing protests and accusations of anti-Semitism...See More

  • Publicly wearing a Palestinian kheffiyeh during performances to show solidarity with the Palestinian cause...See More

  • Incorporating political activism into his music and concerts, such as projecting names and photos of political prisoners and slain journalists on screens during his performances.

  • Vocal criticism of Israeli policies and advocacy for Palestinian human rights in various international forums.

  • Educating audiences about the situation in Palestine through his music, lyrics, and public statements.

  • Supporting BDS and advocating against the Israeli occupation in Palestine.

Date of Last Update: 
January 7, 2024

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