April 29, 2009

Remember Gaza… End the Siege now! – Free Palestine! National Demo May 16 2009

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Remember Gaza… End the Siege now! – Free Palestine! National Demonstration 16 May London

With a growing number of supporting organisations, listed in the e-flyer below, we want to ask all members and supporters to help mobilise for the national demonstration on May 16.

Please make sure to circulate the e-flyer below to all you friends, colleagues and other contacts asking them to circulate it…

We have plenty more material available in the PSC office: stickers, leaflets and posters.. contact us to receive some more..

Volunteers needed We are looking for volunteers on the day, to make sure the demonstration will be safe and successful. Please contact us if you are able to help stewarding the demonstration: email info@palestinecampaign.org or call 02077006192.

Thank you for helping us making this demonstration a massive show of support for the Palestinian people.

Free Palestine! National Demonstration Saturday 16 May 2009

Assembling 12 noon in Malet Street, London WC1

Rally in Trafalgar Square

Free Palestine — End Israeli Occupation — End the Arms trade

JOIN US TO MAKE THIS THE BIGGEST DEMONSTRATION FOR PALESTINE IN THE UK

Called by: Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War Coalition, British Muslim Initiative, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Palestinian Forum in Britain

Supported by: Action Palestine, Amos Trust, Arab Media Watch, Association of Palestinian Communities UK, Britain-Palestine Twinning Network, The Council for Arab-British Understanding, Campaign Against the Arms Trade, Christian Peacemaker Teams UK, Friends of Al-Aqsa, Friends of Lebanon, Friends of Birzeit University, Friends of Sabeel UK, The Green Party, Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions UK, Jewish Socialists’ Group, Jews for Justice for Palestinians, Labour Friends of Palestine, Liberation, Midlands Palestinian Community Association, Muslim Association of Britain, Muslim Council for Britain, NUS Black Students Campaign, Palestinian Forum in Britain, UNISON, UNITE, Pax Christi, Public and Commercial Services Union, Rail Maritime and Transport Union, Viva Palestina, War on Want, Zaytoun Ltd

Leaflets are available from the PSC office

Please save the date and start organising transport now!

Please contact the PSC office for more information:

Tel: 020 7700 6192

Email: info@palestinecampaign.org

Web: www.palestinecampaign.org

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March 27, 2009

STOP THE WAR COALITION NEWSLETTER – 25 March 2009

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STOP THE WAR COALITION NEWSLETTER No. 1087 25 March 2009 Email office@stopwar.org.uk Tel: 020 7801 2768 Web: http://www.stopwar.org.uk

In this newsletter:

1) GET READY FOR A WEEK OF PROTEST

 2) SAT 28 MARCH: PUT PEOPLE FIRST DEMONSTRATION

 3) MON 30 MARCH: PUBLIC MEETING: MEET THE RESISTANCE

4) TUE 31 MARCH: STOP THE WAR PRESENTS LOWKEY

5) WED 1 APRIL: YES WE CAN DEMONSTRATION

6) THURS 2 APRIL, 11AM PROTEST AT THE EXCEL CENTRE

7) APR 3-5 NO TO NATO INTERNATIONAL DEMONSTRATION

1) GET READY FOR A WEEK OF PROTEST

Stop the War’s main event at the G20 is the YES WE CAN demonstration which starts at the US Embassy, Grosvenor Square at 2.00pm on Wednesday 1 April. But we have a week of protest coming up at the G20 and NATO (details below). It is crucial we make sure the world’s leaders can’t escape the massive opposition to the wars they are waging.

For more information on any of these events please contact the Stop the War office on 020 7801 2768 on or check the website http://www.stopwar.org.uk

2) SAT 28 MARCH: PUT PEOPLE FIRST DEMONSTRATION

 Stop the War is encouraging its supporters to join this demonstration called by the TUC and NGO’s calling for Jobs and action on poverty and the environment. We will be forming an anti war/solidarity with Palestine contingent on the demo.

Look for the Jobs Not Bombs banner, meet at Temple Tube 10.30 am. http://www.putpeoplefirst.org.uk

3) MON 30 MARCH: PUBLIC MEETING: MEET THE RESISTANCE THE STRUGGLE FOR PEACE & JUSTICE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Come and hear elected representatives from the resistance in Palestine and Lebanon.

Speakers:

HUSSEIN EL-HAJJ HASSAN MP Lebanon’s Loyalty to the Resistance Parliamentary Bloc

HASAN KHREISHI Vice President of the Palestinian Legislative Council

JEREMY CORBYN MP Stop the War Coalition JOHN REES Vice President (Europe) Cairo Conference

DYAB ABOU JAHJAH International Co-Ordinator of the International Union of Parliamentarians For Palestine

SUKANT CHANDAN English Chair of IUPFP

Time: 7pm

Date: Monday 30th March

Place: Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London (nearest tube, Euston or Euston Square)

Entrance £2

 4) TUE 31 MARCH: STOP THE WAR PRESENTS LOWKEY Tears to Laughter, a benefit and launch party for Lowkey’s new single and for the G20 protests.

Featuring Faith SFX and Shadia Mansour. 8pm, Vibe Bar, Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL 8pm.

Contact the Stop the War office on 020 7801 2768 to book your ticket.

5) WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL: YES WE CAN DEMONSTRATION

Troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan, End the Siege of Gaza, Make Jobs not Bombs, Abolish nukes, End Arms Sales to Israel.

Assemble 2pm US Embassy Grosvenor Square. The demonstration will start by handing in a message to Barack Obama at the US embassy. We will then march through central London at the moment the world leaders’ arrive and Obama meets Gordon Brown at Downing Street. 3.30

RALLY IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE. Speakers include Tony Benn, Arthur Scargill, Daud Abdullah from the Muslim Council of Britain, anti debt campaigner Susan George, and Keith Sonnet from UNISON. Performers include Palestinian singer Reem Kolanai and rapper Lowkey.

6) THURS 2 APRIL, 11AM PROTEST AT THE EXCEL CENTRE Details to be announced.

7) NO TO NATO INTERNATIONAL DEMONSTRATION FRIDAY 3 APRIL:

6am Victoria Embankment.

Join the coach for Strasbourg No To NATO protests.

Book online at http://www.stopwar.org.uk or by phone on 020 7801 2768

SATURDAY 4 APRIL: NO to NATO

International Demonstration, Strasbourg SUNDAY 5 APRIL: Strasbourg Counter Conference

January 24, 2009

24 January 2009 – BBC/Gaza Rally. Tony Benn’s Speech outside the BBC

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Embargo: 1.30 pm, Saturday 24 January 2009

Press Release

THE RT HON TONY BENN SPEAKING AT A MEETING OUTSIDE THE BBC BROADCASTING HOUSE, PORTLAND PLACE, SAID THIS AFTERNOON [SAT JAN 24]:

“The decision of the BBC to refuse to broadcast a national humanitarian appeal for Gaza, which has left aid agencies with a potential shortfall of millions of pounds in donations, is a betrayal of the obligation which it owes as a public service.

“The destruction in Gaza and the loss of the lives of over a thousand civilians and children, has shocked the world as Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki Moon, made clear, when he saw the devastation for himself.

“The human suffering that the people of Gaza has experienced over the last few weeks has appalled people who have seen it for themselves on their television screens.

“To deny the help that the aid agencies and the UN need at this moment in time is incomprehensible and it follows the bias in BBC reporting of this crisis, which has been widely criticised.

“I appeal to the Chairman of the BBC Trust to intervene to reverse this decision to save the lives of those who are now in acute danger of dying through a lack of food, fuel, water and medical supplies.

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Stop the War Coalition on behalf of the Coalition’s President, Tony Benn

0207 229 0779

0794 110 2163

2 February 09 Media Workers Against the War Rally. “Gaza – Failed by the Media”

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RALLY: GAZA – FAILED BY THE MEDIA

With speakers:

Seumas Milne, The Guardian

Sir Gerald Kaufman MP

A Palestinian journalist (tbc)

Jane Shallice, Stop the War Coalition

Richard Horton, The Lancet

Lauren Booth, Press TV

Jeremy Dear, general secretary, NUJ

Monday February 2 7pm

Old Cinema lecture theatre Westminster University

309 Regent Street London W1B 2UW

Nearest tube: Oxford Circus More info: info@mwaw.net Hosted by Media Workers Against the War

Subscribe to Media Workers Against The War Newsletter: <mailto:sympa@lists.riseup.net?subject=subscribe%20mediawar>

23 January 2009 – Student Occupations for gaza

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WAVE OF STUDENT OCCUPATIONS FOR GAZA

There has been an extraordinary wave of student occupations in solidarity with Gaza in universities and colleges across Britain — in London, Oxford, Sussex, Warwick, Kingston and elsewhere. (See Guardian report here: http://tinyurl.com/d6r8u4)

Among the students’ demands are a call for aid to be organised for Gaza and for colleges to disinvest in arm companies which supply Israel.

The occupations in SOAS, the London School of Economics and Essex have all been victorious in winning these demands.

Other occupations are demanding that old computers and text books are sent to Gaza to replace those that have been destroyed. At Kings College, the students are occupying to demand the rescinding of the honorary doctorate awarded to Shimon Peres, the president of Israel. At Oxford, the students want a series of lectures by Peres cancelled.

SEND MESSAGES OF SUPPORT Five website have been set up by students involved in the occupations for Gaza, through which you can send messages of support.

LSE: http://lseoccupation.blogspot.com/

KINGS: http://kcloccupation.blogspot.com/

SUSSEX: http://sussexoccupation.blogspot.com/

WARWICK: http://warwicksolidaritysitin.wordpress.com/

OXFORD: http://occupiedoxford.wordpress.com/

JOIN THE OCCUPATIONS FOR GAZA CAMPAIGN If you are a student in a college or school and want advice on how you can join the occupation campaign in solidarity with Gaza, call 020 7278 6694.

We will then put you in touch with students already organising occupations. There will be a discussion of the student occupation campaign at the national activists meeting in London this Saturday (see below for details). Representatives from the university and college occupations have been invited to attend.

23 January 09 BBC Blocks Aid to Gaza Appeal Update. The Government complains to the BBC and you should too

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URGENT REQUEST TO ALL STOP THE WAR’S SUPPORTERS

GOVERNMENT COMPLAINS TO BBC FOR BLOCKING GAZA APPEAL

JOIN THE GOVERNMENT’S PROTEST: COMPLAIN NOW TO THE BBC

Stop the War understands that the government has contacted the  BBC to complain about its decision to refuse the broadcasting  of a humanitarian appeal for Gaza.

The BBC’s decision will prevent the raising of millions of   pounds in emergency aid being sent to Gaza. Stop the War is  demanding that the exchange between the government and the BBC  be made public immediately. The BBC says it is blocking the emergency appeal “to avoid any risk of compromising public confidence in the BBC’s   “impartiality”, as if this has anything to do with   humanitarian aid for a devastated people.

Either they need the aid or they do not. This is the first time in the 48 years of similar national appeals for humanitarian aid that a broadcast has been refused. It is estimated that £10 million of urgently required  aid will not now be sent to help Palestinians in Gaza, living in catastrophic conditions.

“This is a betrayal of the BBC’s obligation to be a public service,” said Tony Benn, President of Stop the War. “To deny the help that the aid agencies and the UN need is incomprehensible.”

It is imperative that the BBC responds to the government’s   complaint and reverses its decision to refuse this broadcast.    If it does not, we will see people in Gaza continue to suffer   due to being denied emergency relief because of BBC   “impartiality” .

Stop the War urges all its supporters to complain to the BBC.

We must mobilise all the pressure we can to get the BBC to   reverse its decision.

TO COMPLAIN TO THE BBC

PHONE: 03700 100 222

TEXT: 03700 100 212

ONLINE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/

BRING CHILDREN’S DOLLS TO THE BBC

If you are coming to demonstration on Saturday 24 January,   which assembles outside Broadcasting House, we are asking   protestors to bring children’s dolls, wrapped if possible in   white shrouds, to be laid on the steps of the BBC, as a   memorial to the hundreds of children who died in Israel’s   attacks and as an act of solidarity with the Palestinians in   Gaza, now denied urgently needed aid by the BBC.

DEMONSTRATE FOR GAZA: SATURDAY 24 JANUARY

END THE BLOCKADE: STOP ALL ARMS SALES  BRING THE WAR CRIMINALS TO JUSTICE

Assemble 2.00pm BBC Broadcasting House for rally   Portland Place, London W1A 1AA

Nearest tubes: Great Portland Street or Regents park.

March starts at 3.00 pm. Ends with rally in Trafalgar Square   4.30 pm.

BRING CHILDEN’S DOLLS WRAPPED IN WHITE SHROUDS TO LAY ON THE   STEPS OF THE BBC BRING SHOES WITH MESSAGES TO GORDON BROWN INSIDE TO DELIVER AS  WE MARCH PAST DOWNING STREET

Instead of banning all arms trade with Israel and breaking all  diplomatic relations, Brown has offered to send the British navy to help Israel tighten its blockade on Gaza.

MARCH ROUTE:   Assemble and rally Portland Place, March to Regent Street,   Piccadilly, Lower Regent Street, Trafalgar Square,   Northumberland Avenue, Embankment, Parliament, Downing Street,   Trafalgar Square (End rally)

STOP THE WAR COALITION   NEWSLETTER   No. 1078  23 January 2009   Email office@stopwar.org.uk   Tel: 020 7278 6694   Web: http://www.stopwar.org.uk

23 January 2009 BBC Blocks Aid to Gaza Appeal

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BBC BLOCKS AID TO GAZA: PROTEST 24 JANUARY

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BBC BLOCKS AID TO GAZA: PROTEST

24 JANUARY BRING DOLLS TO LAY OUTSIDE THE BBC BRING SHOES WITH A MESSAGE FOR GORDON BROWN

If the BBC was not tarnished enough by its coverage of Israel’s attack on Gaza — in the words of Tony Benn, “often looking like a propaganda wing of the Zionist lobby” — its decision yesterday to block an appeal for emergency aid to Gaza would be reason enough for making the BBC a focus of our demonstration on Saturday 24 January.

While the media is now saturated with reports showing the scale of Israel’s barbarism over the past three weeks and the humanitarian disaster it has created, and while the United Nations, the Red Cross and all the other aid organisations involved are saying that immediate emergency aid must be rushed to Gaza, the BBC has blocked a joint appeal by a wide range of organisations from being broadcast after all the main news programmes on every TV channel.

These emergency appeals to populations in desperate need of aid have been organised frequently in the past 48 years and not once in that time has one been blocked. It is agreed by all the channels that a decision to support an aid appeal must be unanimous among the broadcasters and so the BBC’s decision not to agree scuppered the whole aid appeal, which it is estimated would have raised at least £10 million — aid which would have been used immediately to help Palestinians in Gaza, now barely surviving in catastrophic conditions.

One in six buildings have been destroyed or badly damaged by Israel’s bombs and missiles, many dead are buried underneath and still being dug out, the country’s infrastructure has been destroyed, one million people have no electricity, half a million people have no access to clean running water, the hospitals are crammed with people who have suffered horrific injuries without enough basic medical supplies for them to get the treatment they need.

A spokesperson for the organisations which wanted to broadcast the prime time appeal, said, “Agencies are already providing food, drugs and blankets as well as delivering clean water. But we will soon reach the limit of what we can do, without more money.”

And the BBC’s response? “The decision was made because of question marks about the delivery of aid in a volatile situation and also to avoid any risk of compromising public confidence in the BBC’s impartiality in the context of news story.” This has nothing to do with “impartiality” – the appeal was for humanitarian aid to a devastated people. How can you be “impartial” about that? Either these people need the aid or they don’t.

We have seen throughout these weeks of barbarism how Israel’s spin machine has been indulged by the BBC in particular. We know, as the Guardian reported two weeks ago, that the BBC management instructed its journalists to enable this to happen. The result was Israeli spokespersons given frequent opportunity to justify mass slaughter, including the deaths of over 400 children.

Our demonstration on Saturday assembles outside BBC Broadcasting House.

To register our disgust at the BBC’s capitulation to Israel’s manipulation and intimidation of the media, we are asking protestors to bring children’s dolls, wrapped if possible in white shrouds, to be laid on the steps of the BBC, as a memorial to the hundreds of children who died and as an act of solidarity with the Paletinians in Gaza denied urgently needed aid because of BBC “impartiality”.

DEMONSTRATE FOR GAZA: SATURDAY 24 JANUARY END THE BLOCKADE: STOP ALL ARMS SALES BRING THE WAR CRIMINALS TO JUSTICE Assemble 2.00pm BBC Broadcasting House for rally Portland Place, London W1A 1AA Nearest tubes: Great Portland Street or Regents park. March starts at 3.00 pm. Ends with rally in Trafalgar Square 4.30 pm.

BRING CHILDEN’S DOLLS WRAPPED IN WHITE SHROUDS TO LAY ON THE STEPS OF THE BBC BRING SHOES WITH MESSAGES TO GORDON BROWN INSIDE TO DELIVER AS WE MARCH PAST DOWNING STREET

Instead of banning all arms trade with Israel and breaking all diplomatic relations, Brown has offered to send the British navy to help Israel tighten its blockade on Gaza.

MARCH ROUTE: Assemble and rally Portland Place, March to Regent Street, Piccadilly, Lower Regent Street, Trafalgar Square, Northumberland Avenue, Embankment, Parliament, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square (End rally)

Email office@stopwar.org.uk Tel: 020 7278 6694 Web: http://www.stopwar.org.uk

January 20, 2009

National Demonstration SATURDAY 24 JANUARY (note the change of start venue) and other things

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DEMONSTRATE FOR GAZA   END THE BLOCKADE: STOP ARMS SALES TO ISRAEL: FREE PALESTINE   BRING THE WAR CRIMINALS TO JUSTICE  

SATURDAY 24 JANUARY

 ASSEMBLE 2.00PM  

There will be a rally with speakers in Portland Place from 2pm before the demonstration sets off.
The demonstration will leave for Downing Street at 3pm.
Details will be posted on the Stop the War website as we   receive them.
Coach drop off point on Saturday will be in  Marylebone Road at the top of Portland Place. The pickup point  after the demonstration will be Victoria Embankment.

BBC BROADCASTING HOUSE, PORTLAND PLACE, LONDON W1A 1AA   

MARCH TO DOWNING STREET  

Nearest tubes: Great Portland Street, Regents park.

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GORDON BROWN’S DINNER WITH WAR CRIMINALS

The demonstration this Saturday 24 January will march to   Downing Street, calling for the lifting of the Gaza blockade, an end to all arms sales to Israel and for Israel to be made   to pay for its war crimes. We will also be registering our disgust over Gordon Brown’s   support for Israel following its barbaric attack.

The day after the massacre was ended – so as not to spoil Barack   Obama’s inauguration with pictures of phosphorous bombs dropping on UN schools in Gaza – Brown rushed off to join five other heads of government for a celebratory gala dinner at the  Jerusalem home of Israel’s prime minister Ehud Olmert,  alongside Olmert’s compatriots in mass murder, defence minister Ehud Barak and foreign minister Tzipi Livni.

“Thank you for demonstrating your impressive support for the State of Israel”, said Olmert, “This is in the supreme  interest of all those who fight the forces of evil,” among whom he no doubt meant the 450 children in Gaza killed by Israel over the past three weeks.

To which Brown replied, without a sliver of irony, “The task  before us is…an end to arms trafficking.” Not of course the arms trafficking which makes Israel the fourth most powerful military in the world, able to use the most advanced weapons of mass slaughter to kill 1400 Palestinians and injure 6000 more.

“Through the anguish and the suffering, we can see the road toward peace,” Brown added, as if all the mass death, injuries and destruction, which left Gaza looking like it had been hit  by an earthquake, would in some way benefit the cause of   peace.

The demonstration this Saturday will assemble at 2.00 pm at   Broadcasting House in Portland Place, in protest at the BBC’s capitulation to Israel’s propaganda machine during the attack on Gaza.

This will be the fourth Gaza demonstration in as many weeks,  all of them bringing unprecedented numbers to voice their   outrage over the carnage we have witnessed and to show our  support for the people of Gaza, subjected to horrific crimes against humanity.

Please help publicise Saturday’s demonstration as widely as you can and encourage everyone you  know to join us.

A leaflet for downloading will be available  shortly on our website.

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NATIONAL STOP THE WAR ACTIVISTS MEETING

Stop the War Activist Meeting 11am – 1pm   St Pancras Church Hall    Lancing Street, London NW1 1NA        

100 metres east of Euston Station The Stop the War Coalition has called this important meeting   to discuss the situation in Gaza, the wider “war on terror”   and how to take the campaign forward. We will also be discussing the campaign to bring the troops   out of Afghanistan and the preparations for the mass protests  at the G20 meeting in London on April 2nd.

This will be Barack  Obama’s first visit to London. We are asking for delegations from every Stop the War group   round the country.

January 17, 2009

17 January 2009 – UK Rallies this weekend

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Saturday 17th January

 

LONDON
2pm Rally in Trafalgar Square

There will be a large rally in Trafalgar Square from 2.00pm followed by a dignified march to Downing Street by women and children.

 

WALES

1pm Demonstration in Castle Square, Swansea City Centre meet at the end of the pedestrianised zone of oxford street and the top of wind street.

BIRMINGHAM

March and rally Saturday 17th January.   Assembles 12 noon in Victoria Square, Birmingham (outside the Council House at top of New Street near the fountain).  Called by PSC, Stop the War and the Muslim Association of Britain. Supported by Birmingham’s Gaza Campaign Coordinating Committee.

BOLTON

Friday 16th January 8.00pm
Public Meeting on Palestine
Brian Iddon MP and Secretary of the All Parliamentary Committee on Palestine
Dr. Asad Khan, campaigner for Palestinian rights, freedom and health
The Socialist Club 16 Wood Street BL1 1DY
for moe info – pscbolton@yahoo.com

BRADFORD

Demo Saturday 17th: Starbucks Centenary Square, 11am & McDonalds Forster Square retail park 1pm.

BRIGHTON
FRIDAY JANUARY 16TH
7.30 pm LIVE VIDEO LINK WITH GAZA /  PUBLIC MEETING
COMMUNITY BASE SOUTH WING, 113 QUEENS ROAD

BRISTOL

Regular Vigils in Town Centre, opposite Hippodrome. Monday – Friday 5pm – 6, and Saturdays 3pm – 4.

Bristol  – Wednesday 28th January, 7pm Broadmead Baptist Church, Union Street

Public Meeting: ‘Palestine / Israel – What’s going on?’

BURY

Saturday 17 January

Bury Demo for Gaza  Assemble, 11.00 am  Kay Gardens, Bury

CAMBRIDGE

CAMBRIDGE  VIGIL 17th Feb and every Saturday at 12 noon outside the Guildhall while bombardment continues.

DEBATE  Monday Feb 2nd 17:00 – 18:30:  Israel & Palestine One-State vs Two-State Solution.  Speakers: Prof. Ilan Pappe and Prof. Yezid Sayigh.  Moderator Prof. Yasir Suleiman.  Venue:  Law Faculty, Lecture Theatre LG18, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge University.

DONCASTER

Saturday, 17th January:
11 a.m. Rallly at Mansion House, Doncaster town centre.

DURHAM
Vigil every weekday 1-2pm in Durham City Market Place with placards and petition-signing. Come and join us. See Durham PSC website www.durhampsc.org.uk for more details and events

EXETER

12.30 Sat 17th January
Join the march – assemble  Odeon Cinema, Sidwell Street, Exeter


FALMOUTH

Sat. 17th Jan.
Vigil for the people of Gaza  10am-12noon.Falmouth Moor
Bring old shoes

FROME

Benefit concert for Gaza featuring Jazz Legend Pee Wee Ellis and others
Thursday January 22nd
For Medical Aid for Palestinians
Christ Church, Christchurch Street West, Frome. Starts 7.30.  £6 on the door

 

GLOSSOP

Weekly Vigils for Gaza – Every Friday  5.30 – 6.30, Norfolk Square, Glossop

HALIFAX

March for Gaza – Friday 16th January Assemble at Madni Mosque,

Gibbet Street at 1.30pm. March to start at 2.00pm, ending with a rally at Northgate House

HEREFORD

Saturday 17th January 2009
STOP THE MASSACRE IN GAZA – DEMO
meet at 12.20 at Greyfriars Bridge car park (that’s the small car park below the new bridge.  you can park there, or at Sainsburies and walk over)   12.30 p.m. walk to town via Cathedral grounds & on to High Town bring relevant placards etc. 

LANCASTER

11.30am Market Sq, Bring banners, candles, photos, “blood splattered” clothes to join die-in

LICHFIELD
SATURDAY 17 JANUARY
2.30 public meeting
“Gaza in Context”
Boley Park Community Centre Lichfield (next to the Co-op) 
features Rev.Warren Bardsley a human rights observer reports back from Jerusalem
 

LIVERPOOL

4.30 – 6pm Vigil every Wednesday,Church St. Liverpool 2mins from Central Station  Please bring placards, banners, candles, etc.

Saturday 17th January 12 noon
Demonstration St Lukes Church (facing Bold St) Walk along Renshaw St to St Georges Hal

LINCOLN
10am- 12noon Stop the Slaughter in Gaza Protest, War Memorial on Lincoln High Street. For more information 07793682201

MANCHESTER
Vigil every day 5.30-6.30pm outside BBC Oxford road, Manchester.
5-6pm Candlelit protest outside the BBC, Oxford Road

Fri 16th Jan 5.30-7pm Fallowfield Sainsburys Wilmslow Road Boycott of Israeli Goods leafletting

Sat 17th Jan Tesco Market St. Boycott Israeli Goods leafletting

Sun 18th Jan

12 Noon Vigil in Piccadilly Gds

2pm Rally For Gaza – With Shoes – In front of Town Hall, Albert Square, central Manchester

Tuesday 20th January

7pm Manchester University – open organising meeting for all showing solidarity with Gaza

 Thurs Jan 22nd – Milliband at Manchester University  -protest details to follow

Friday 23 January 2009 – 7.00-9.00pm
Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester

Public Meeting  – Invited Speakers: Dr Mona El-Farrah Medical doctor working for the Palestinian Red Gaza and human rights activist,  Dr Tareq Tahboub
Dr Mushier El-Farrah Palestian human rights activist from Khan Younis in Gaza and others to be confirmed

 

Sunday Jan 25th

Two Manchester Demonstrations – From Cheetham Hill in the North, and from Platt Fields in the South marching to meet in central Manchester for a rally.

For more information visit www.psc-manchester.org.uk

 Boycott Israeli Goods ACTIVITIES

 17:30-19:00 Friday 16th Jan: Outside Sainbury’s Supermarket, Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield.

11:00-13:00 Saturday 17th Jan: Outside Tesco’s Supermarket,  Market Street, Central. Manchester  –  Leafleting – Letters – Stickers

  

MIDDLESBROUGH

Saturday 17th January – Demonstration  followed by Rally 11am Assemble at Albert Park gates, Linthorpe Rd

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Saturday 17 January
Rally for Gaza, 12noon Grey’s Monument

 

NOTTINGHAM

Vigil this Friday evening starting at 5.30 p.m. in the Market Square. 

Saturday 17 Jan – march from the forest recreation ground starting at 10:30 which will be led by a funeral cortege with hearse and children sized coffins being carried at the front.  This will proceed to the market square culminating in a rally with speakers.


OXFORD

Saturday street stall:
Volunteers needed 11.30 – 1.30,

Call Jenny on 01865 247730 or email: jenniestanton@googlemail.com

Satuday 17th January

March and rally on Gaza: assemble 1pm Broad Street, rally in Bonn Square about 2pm.
Karma Nabulsi and Avi Shlaim speaking, plus local faith, political, Trade union and student reps.

TUESDAY 10 FEBRUARY,
7.30pm, Oxford Town Hall IMPLICATIONS OF THE ISRAELI ELECTIONS Leader of Israel’s Kadima Party, Tzipi Livni, has found herself unable to form a government. As a result an early General Election has been called for 10 February. On the same day we will have a speaker and discussion on the likely implications.

SUNDAY 8 MARCH, 2.30 – 4.00pm, Oxford Town Hall. WOMEN WORKERS IN PALESTINE.

Featuring newly elected President of Palestinian health workers union, Hanan Bannourah

PRESTON

Sunday protest 1.30-2.30 Preston Flag Market (Preston City Centre) Hundreds of children from across Preston are expected to lie down as a show of solidarity with the children of Gaza.

 SHEFFIELD

Friday 16th January

Palestinian monologues: Voices from Palestine

7.30 p.m. Library theatre, Sheffield city centre.
An emergency fund raiser, with all proceeds going towards the wheelchair appeal.

Saturday 17th January,
12 – 2 p.m. Rally outside Sheffield Town Hall.

Saturday 31st January 12.30pm
PSC Day School
Quaker Meeting House, 10 St. James St, Sheffield,
Sheffield PSC has called a day school to discuss strategy and tactics of how to help the Palestinians. It will include workshops on such items as the academic boycott, the boycott of Israeli goods and others. Please come and invite anyone who supports the Palestinians.
www.sheffieldpsc.org.uk for details of all events.

 

SOUTHAMPTON

Saturday 17 Jan – 11.00am in the Above Bar Precinct, then move at 11.45 to the Peace Fountain for candles/release of 1000 balloons representing the at least 1000 dead – And Every Saturday in the Above Bar Precinct for petitioning at 11.00am

Weekday, vigil outside the Civic Centre, (South Side) 5.00pm -6.00pm

Southampton PSC

 

ST MARKS
Thursday 15th January  5-7pm Vigil for Gaza hosted by Amnesty Group  Bring Candles.

STAFFORDSHIRE
MONDAY 19 JANUARY 12 NOON –  DEMONSTRATION AT UAV ENGINES, Lynn Lane, Shenstone, Litchfield, WS140DT (the demo will be outside the industrial unit)
11.15 a.m. meet at Shenstone Railway station  The factory is approximately 11 minutes walk from the station along Lynn Lane, heading out of town (take the first left after Birch Brook lane).

It has been reported that the company is building engines that are used in Israel’s military drones which aid the attacks on Gaza. The demonstration will be calling for an end to arms sales to Israel and an end to Israeli violent repression of the Palestinian people. Transport will be leaving from the Sumac Centre in Nottingham (245 Gladstone Street, Forest Fields,NG7 6HX) at 9.30 a.m. for info or to offer to help with transport etc, Tel: 0798 374 3894. Bring banners,things to make noise,etc

http://amnesty.org.uk/news_details_p.asp?NewsID=18004
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/09/armstrade-gaza
http://www.elbitsystems.com/productsDetailsPage.asp?id=579

TRURO

Saturday 17th January in solidarity with the people of Gaza  

12:30pm – 2:00pm, Lemon Quay

with leafleting, petitioning and more

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Saturday 17th January
Assemble at 12 noon at the Millenium clock (opposite precinct) – march at 12.30 through Tunbridge Town Centre- rally afterwards

WORCESTER

SATURDAY 17 JANUARY
Vigil 1pm-5.p.m. The Guildhall, High St Worc Stalls, music, food petitions Bring family, friends & a candle

WOLVERHAMPTON
FRIDAY 16 JANUARY 4.30 P.M. SILENT VIGIL, Queens Square
Bring candles, wear black clothing, bring placards

YORK

Sat 17th Jan  – Rally and march, 1-3pm St Sampsons Square York

January 15, 2009

Day 19 – Gaza Update from PSC and info on the next demonstration – 17 January 2pm London

Posted in demonstration information, PSC Updates tagged , , , , at 12:50 am by Alexia

1000 Dead and Nothing Said – End the Slaughter of Gaza

 

 

National Day of Protest

 

PSC, along with the British Muslim Initiative and Stop the War will be holding a national day of protest against the continuing slaughter in Gaza on Saturday 17th January.

 

Demonstrations are taking place across Britain.

 

In London there will be a rally in Trafalgar Square at 2pm, followed by a march of women and children to Downing Street.

 

In Birmingham, the demonstration assembles at 12noon at Victoria Street.

 

For other actions, check our website: www.palestinecampaign.org

 

These demonstrations are crucial to maintaining the momentum we have created with the vast majority of the British public over the last three weeks. Localising this week’s action means that PSC members and supporters can work within the communities they know best, making sure the pressure is kept on the British and Israeli Governments to bring about a lasting and just peace for the people of Gaza and Palestine. 

 

URGENT: VOLUNTEERS AND STEWARDS NEEDED

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign is calling on all its members and supporters to help out with our activities and in our office – we are campaigning around the clock on the massacre in the Gaza and, due to our limited resources, we are relying on the invaluable work of volunteers, members and supporters who want to do all they can to support the people of Palestine in this hour of need.  If you can spare time during the week, evenings and/or at weekends, or can help on our forthcoming activities including protests and demonstrations, please email info@palestinecampaign.org  Volunteers and stewards play an invaluable role in ensuring the effective and smooth running of  our various initiatives, from stewarding and helping to organize demonstrations, leafleting to get the message out about the massacre in the Gaza, to helping maintain our office.  

  • Briefing meeting for volunteers at 5.30-7pm on Thursday 15th January at UNISON headquarters, 1 Mabledon Place, (nearest tube Kings Cross) please RSVP on the email address below if you are able to attend

This will give you and overview of the campaigns that we are organizing at the moment around the Gaza, and details of how you can help out with these campaigns at weekend events, during evenings and during office hours.

  • We will need stewards and volunteers for the public event in central London on Saturday 17th January. 

 

If you are able to help with these or other events please email your name and contact details and availability to info@palestinecampaign.org  or call Denis at the PSC office on 0207 700 6192

 ISRAEL ADMITS BREAKING THE CEASEFIRE – OVER 1,000 PALESTINIANS KILLED

For 18 days the Israeli Government has justified to the world that their decision to unleash a massive military campaign against the people of Gaza was as a direct result of Hamas’ breach of the ceasefire brokered by the Egyptian Government.

Hamas has always stated that between June 2008 and November 2008 they did not fire a single rocket into Israel.

In a recent interview given to Channel 4 News, the Israeli Government’s official spokesman Mark Regev finally admitted that Hamas did not break the ceasefire.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=SILJxPTqjAM

So by their own admission the Israeli Government broke the terms of the ceasefire first. They have wantonly destroyed the infrastructure of Gaza – that is a breach of international law and a war crime. And the Guardian has just announced that the death toll of Palestinians is now over 1,000, with 4,700 injured: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/14/gaza-city-fighiting-israel-un

 

War Crimes – Pressure Mounts on Israel

 

The momentum for war crime prosecutions and crimes against humanity is growing internationally. It seems that when the General Assembly of the UN meets to discuss the ongoing human tragedy in Gaza there will be moves to ask the International Court to take a preliminary look to see if international law has been broken.

According to Richard Falk, the UN’s special rapporteur on the Palestinian territories and professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University, “There is a well-grounded view that both the initial attacks on Gaza and the tactics being used by Israel are serious violations of the UN charter, the Geneva Conventions, international law and international humanitarian law,”

“There is a consensus among independent legal experts that Israel is an occupying power and is therefore bound by the duties set out in the Fourth Geneva Convention,” Falk added. “The arguments that Israel’s blockade is a form of prohibited collective punishment, and that it is in breach of its duty to ensure the population has sufficient food and healthcare as the occupying power, are very strong.”

Read more by clicking this link

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/14/israel-gaza-un-court-palestine

 

And today a group of eminent barristers has sent a letter to the Guardian setting out what they believe to be the legal responsibilities of the British Government. To read the full text of their letter click this link

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/14/gaza-israel-palestine-letters


Bolivia breaks diplomatic ties with Israeli government

PSC welcomes the decision by the Bolivian Government to break diplomatic ties with the Israeli Government – Their decision, along with that of the Hugo Chavez and the Venezuelan Government offers real and practical solidarity with the people of Gaza.
To read more, click on this link

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1055502.html

 

Write to Your MP – 93 MPs sign EDM on Gaza

It is not critically important that everyone who opposes the war Israel is waging against the people of Gaza writes to their MP given today’s latest casualty figures that show that over 1000 people have been killed.

So please, if you’ve not done so, click on the link below and fill out the letter – it takes just a couple of minutes to complete and it is vital that we keep the pressure on Gordon Brown and the British Government.

If you have already completed it, then please pass the link on to friends and family.

http://www.palestinecampaign.org/Index7b.asp?m_id=1&l1_id=6&l2_id=57&Content_ID=346

So far, 93 MPs have signed Richard Burden MP’s Early Day Motion number 408 on Gaza – check whether your MP has signed and if not, urge them to do so: http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=37423&SESSION=899

 

If they have signed EDM 408, they may be prepared to sign further EDMs including:

EDM 400 tabled by Bob Russell on British arms sales to Israel: http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=37415&SESSION=899

 

EDM 423 on Terror in Gaza, tabled by Mark Durkan: http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=37443&SESSION=899

 

And 72 MPs have signed Martin Linton’s EDM on the launch of the Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East:  http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=37408&SESSION=899

 

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The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) aims to raise public awareness about the occupation of Palestine and the struggle of the Palestinian people. PSC seek to bring pressure on both the British and Israeli government to bring their policies in line with international law. PSC is an independent, non-governmental and non-party political organisation with members from communities across the UK. Join PSC today!

 

 

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