David Rovics prevented from entering New Zealand

images3US radical singer-songwriter David Rovics performs a number of songs about Ireland, as well as Palestine and other causes.  Some readers of this blog may be familiar with him.  He’s just been prevented from entering New Zealand – stopped at Narita Airport (Tokyo) and asked to speak to New Zealand Immigration on the phone.  The immigration official told him she’d been looking at his blog!

While the NZ Musicians Union are trying to get him into the country, gigs in Christchurch (tonight) and Dunedin (tomorrow night) have had to be cancelled.

Anyway, readers here might be interested in the story: http://rdln.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/progressive-singer-songwriter-david-rovics-banned-by-new-zealand-immigration/

Posted on August 14, 2013, in Censorship, Culture, Democratic rights - general, Internationalism, Public events - Australia and New Zealand. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on David Rovics prevented from entering New Zealand.

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