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Petitioning Club Atlantico in Rome, Italy and 39 others
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Don't give a platform to singers who call for the murder of gays and lesbians. Say No to Hate Music!

This summer, a number of venues in Europe will offer a stage to "artists" who did call for the murder LGBT people. Inciting murder is a criminal offence. There is no right to incite the murder of other human beings. This goes way beyond an acceptable expression of opinion. It is time to speak up again and to call for a boycott of these events and their sponsors.

The Festivals Chiemsee Reggae Summer in Germany, Openair Frauenfeld in Switzerland, Amsterdam Reggae Festival in the Netherlands, Rototom Sunsplash in Spain, Sumerjam Festival in Cologne and Regalowisko in Poland planning to host the singer Beenie Man. A singer who is used to be known to call for murder of minorities. In December 2009 for example he sung his song Mi Nah Wallah on a Festival in Uganda, in which he says that he would like to cut the throats of all gay men. Here are some of Beenie Man’s other hateful Lyrics:

„All faggots must be killed!“

„Take a bazooka and kill bum-fuckers.“

„I'm dreaming of a new Jamaica, come to execute all the gays.“

„Hang lesbians with a long piece of rope.“

The "D Club" in Lousanne, the „Zenith Paris – La Vilette“ in Paris, Volkshaus in Zurich, Live Music Club in Milano, Club Atlantico in Rome, People Disco Club in Catanzaro, Le Phare in Tournefeuille and the Amsterdam Reggae Festival have invited in May 2012 the singer Bounty Killer, who uses his songs to encourage murder of homosexuals:

"Bun a fire pon a kuh pon mister fagoty…."

„I’m ready to wipe out this faggot with a pure laser beam"

„Hear this likkle punk guh sing a battyman concept…To kill dis yah fool, to me dat is no stress Murder dem fast just like a Federal Express"

The Chiemsee Reggae Summer also invited TOK. Here are some of their hateful lyrics:

„Those who get together in a queer's car“
„Blaze the fire, let's burn them! (Burn them!!)“

„Those who drink in a queer bar“
„Blaze the fire, let's kill them! (Kill them!!)“

„Queers must die and that's a fact“

We demand that this Event Locations and organizers immediately withdraw their support of people who call for hate, violence, and murder -- towards gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people, and anyone at all! Hate speech is a crime and has nothing to do with free speech. Lesbian and gay people have a right to live their lives free from threats to “execute” them.

Let the event sponsors – Beck’s and MIGROS -- know what we think about their support for hate and violence. Tell them that we will not tolerate it, and we will launch a boycott.

Letter to
Club Atlantico in Rome, Italy
Le Phare Club in Tournefeuille, France
Le Phare Club in Tournefeuille, France
and 37 others
Le Phare Club in Tournefeuille, France
Live Music Club in Trezzo sull'Adda (near Milano), Italy
Live Music Club in Trezzo sull'Adda (near Milano), Italy
Live Music Club in Trezzo sull'Adda (near Milano), Italy
Beck's Brewery
MIGROS, Switzerland
Summer Jam Musikfestival, Cologne, Germany
Summer Jam Musikfestival, Cologne, Germany
Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain
Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain
MIGROS, Switzerland
Openair Frauenfeld, Switzerland
Openair Frauenfeld, Switzerland
First Event AG
Contour Music Promotion GmbH
Summer Jam Musikfestival, Cologne, Germany
MIGROS, Switzerland
Zenith in Paris, France
Regalowisko Festival, Poland
Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain
Beck's Brewery
Beck's Brewery
Beck's Brewery
City of Uebersee, Germany
City of Uebersee, Germany
Chiemsee Reggae Festival
Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain
Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain
MIGROS, Switzerland
MIGROS, Switzerland
MIGROS, Switzerland
MIGROS, Switzerland
Amsterdam Reggae Festival, the Netherlands
Amsterdam Reggae Festival, the Netherlands
D-Club in Lousanne, Switzerland
Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Spain
Beck's Brewery
I just signed the following petition addressed to the event locations, event organizations & sponsors of Summer Festivals in Europe that host singers who call for murder of gays and lesbians in their songs.

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Don't give a platform to singers who call for violence & murder! Say No to Hate Music!

This summer, a number of venues in Europe will offer a stage to "artists" who did call for the murder LGBT people. Inciting murder is a criminal offence. There is no right to incite the murder of other human beings. This goes way beyond an acceptable expression of opinion. It is time to speak up again and to call for a boycott of these events and their sponsors.

The Festivals Chiemsee Reggae Summer in Germany, Openair Frauenfeld in Switzerland, Amsterdam Reggae Festival in the Netherlands, Rototom Sunsplash in Spain Summerjam Festival in Cologne and Regalowisko in Poland planning to host the singer Beenie Man. A singer who is used to be known to call for murder of minorities. In December 2009 for example he sung his song Mi Nah Wallah on a Festival in Uganda, in which he says that he would like to cut the throats of all gay men. Here are some of Beenie Man’s other hateful Lyrics:

„All faggots must be killed!“

„Take a bazooka and kill bum-fuckers.“

„I'm dreaming of a new Jamaica, come to execute all the gays.“

„Hang lesbians with a long piece of rope.“

The "D Club" in Lousanne, the „Zenith Paris – La Vilette“ in Paris, Volkshaus in Zurich, Live Music Club in Milano, Club Atlantico in Rome, People Disco Club in Catanzaro, Le Phare in Tournefeuille and the Amsterdam Reggae Festival have invited in May 2012 the singer Bounty Killer, who uses his songs to encourage murder of homosexuals:

"Bun a fire pon a kuh pon mister fagoty…."

„I’m ready to wipe out this faggot with a pure laser beam"

„Hear this likkle punk guh sing a battyman concept…To kill dis yah fool, to me dat is no stress Murder dem fast just like a Federal Express"

The Chiemsee Reggae Summer also invited TOK. Here are some of their hateful lyrics:

„Those who get together in a queer's car“
„Blaze the fire, let's burn them! (Burn them!!)“

„Those who drink in a queer bar“
„Blaze the fire, let's kill them! (Kill them!!)“

„Queers must die and that's a fact“

We demand that this Event Locations and organizers immediately withdraw their support of people who call for hate, violence, and murder -- towards gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people, and anyone at all! Hate speech is a crime and has nothing to do with free speech. Lesbian and gay people have a right to live their lives free from threats to “execute” them.

Let the event sponsors – Beck’s and MIGROS -- know what we think about their support for hate and violence. Tell them that we will not tolerate it, and we will launch a boycott.

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Sincerely,