Nassau County Officials to Cancel a Roger Waters Show

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Show scheduled for 15 and 16 September .Officials in Nassau County, -Long Island- , passed a law to prevent business  if  support BDS.(Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions). New video Out : watch

According with SPIN and COS, (New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order to similar effect last year.) Last week, Republican county legislator Howard J. Kopel petitioned the county attorney to determine whether Nassau Events Center, the operators of Nassau Coliseum, would be breaking the law by hosting Waters for a pair of performances at the Coliseum in September. The coliseum is “a County sponsored facility,” Kopel said in his statement.

 

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Waters has said he plans to move forward with the concert “I think they’re gonna fail,” he said in a Facebook Live video today, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency points out. “I don’t think, I know they are, because you would have to tear up the Constitution of the United States of America, particularly the First Amendment, and throw it into the Hudson River, or the East River if that’s closer, in order for that to happen.” (Spin)

RELATED Roger Waters Vs Thom Yorke over Radiohead Israel Concert

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The Radiohead which are going to play a concert in Israel next week (July 19) have faced requests to cancel the show, with an open letter recently issued by Artists For Palestine UK – and signed by musicians including Roger Waters, asking the group to “think again” about their decision.

Governor Andrew Cuomo, of New York, signed an executive order directing state agencies to stop doing business with any institution or company that supports the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (B.D.S.) movement, which aims to pressure Israel to reform its policies toward Palestinians. The New Yorker

County attorney Carnell Foskey agreed that a Waters performance would violate the law, and is now lobbying Nassau Events Center to cancel the show. “By enabling Mr. Waters to perform, NEC has given Mr. Waters a forum or platform to express his BDS ideology,” Foskey wrote in a letter to the company that was obtained by Newsday.

 

 

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