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Musicians Pull Out of SXSW over Gaza; Brazilian Union Calls for End to Military Cooperation

HeadlineMar 07, 2024

In Austin, Texas, at least five musical acts have pulled out of the upcoming South by Southwest festival over its ties to the U.S. military and defense contractors, including RTX Corporation, formerly known as Raytheon. RTX supplies weapons to Israel.

Outside the United States, Brazil’s Central Workers’ Union, which represents over 7.4 million workers, has called on the Brazilian government to cancel all military cooperation with Israel.

In Canada, rights groups are suing the global affairs ministry for exporting military goods and technology to Israel during its assault on Gaza.

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