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Over 700 artists boycott Amazon over cooperation with ICE

The open letter calls out the U.S. agency's "human rights abuses"

Lovefingers, YACHT and The Black Madonna are among 700 artists who have signed a pledge to boycott Amazon events over the company's co-operation with ICE.

The open letter - which can be read in full here - spells out Amazon's association with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, that it says goes against "basic human rights and human dignity". Among other points, the letter calls for Amazon to terminate existing contracts with ICE and other agencies that commit "human rights abuses", end projects that encourage racial profiling and discrimination.

"We will not allow Amazon to exploit our creativity to promote its brand while it enables attacks on immigrants, communities of color, workers, and local economies," it read.

Back in September, Amazon launched a new high-definition streaming service.

The Black Madonna, Honey Dijon, Róisin Murphy and more will play Homoelectric at Manchestet Depot on 9th December.