January 17, 2009
Saturday 17th January
2pm Rally in Trafalgar Square
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.
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.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Demo Saturday 17th: Starbucks Centenary Square, 11am & McDonalds Forster Square retail park 1pm.
FRIDAY JANUARY 16TH
7.30 pm LIVE VIDEO LINK WITH GAZA / PUBLIC MEETING
COMMUNITY BASE SOUTH WING, 113 QUEENS ROAD
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?’
Saturday 17 January
Bury Demo for Gaza Assemble, 11.00 am Kay Gardens, Bury
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.
Saturday, 17th January:
11 a.m. Rallly at Mansion House, Doncaster town centre.
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
12.30 Sat 17th January
Join the march – assemble Odeon Cinema, Sidwell Street, Exeter
Sat. 17th Jan.
Vigil for the people of Gaza 10am-12noon.Falmouth Moor
Bring old shoes
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
Weekly Vigils for Gaza – Every Friday 5.30 – 6.30, Norfolk Square, Glossop
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
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.
11.30am Market Sq, Bring banners, candles, photos, “blood splattered” clothes to join die-in
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
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
10am- 12noon Stop the Slaughter in Gaza Protest, War Memorial on Lincoln High Street. For more information 07793682201
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
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
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.
Saturday street stall:
Volunteers needed 11.30 – 1.30,
Call Jenny on 01865 247730 or email: email@example.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
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.
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.
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
Thursday 15th January 5-7pm Vigil for Gaza hosted by Amnesty Group Bring Candles.
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
Saturday 17th January in solidarity with the people of Gaza
12:30pm – 2:00pm, Lemon Quay
with leafleting, petitioning and more
Saturday 17th January
Assemble at 12 noon at the Millenium clock (opposite precinct) – march at 12.30 through Tunbridge Town Centre- rally afterwards
Vigil 1pm-5.p.m. The Guildhall, High St Worc Stalls, music, food petitions Bring family, friends & a candle
FRIDAY 16 JANUARY 4.30 P.M. SILENT VIGIL, Queens Square
Bring candles, wear black clothing, bring placards
Sat 17th Jan – Rally and march, 1-3pm St Sampsons Square York
January 15, 2009
Sailing for Humanity
At 10:30 this morning, under bright blue Mediterranean skies, the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY sailed from the port of Larnaca.
Undeterred by Israeli threats of interception at sea, 21 passengers and crew waved to friends and press on shore, committed to our mission of delivering doctors, journalists, human rights observers and a shipment of medical supplies to assist the civilian population of Gaza during this emergency.
Israel has an obligation to protect the civilian population that it occupies” stated Free Gaza delegation leader Huwaida Arraf. “Since
Israel continues to violate this obligation, we will continue to do whatever we can to deliver badly needed medical supplies, food, and to
transport medical personnel, journalists and human rights workers to help and to witness the devastation Israel has wrought.”
The physicians on board include a reconstructive plastic surgeon and an orthopaedic surgeon and another physician. All three doctors will
bring crucial assistance to the exhausted and overwhelmed hospital staff in Gaza where emergency resources don’t begin to meet the need.
You can keep up to date with the progress of the crew of the Spirit of Humanity by clicking on any of the following links over the next few days.
January 9, 2009
The depravity with which the Israeli Government is inflicting death on the people of Gaza reached a new low today as news began to leak out of yet another Israeli war crime in the town of Zeitoun.
According to the United Nations the events in a second shelter in the town represents ‘one of the gravest events since the beginning of the offensive.’
Eyewitness accounts obtained by the UN describe how, on the 4th January, the IDF rounded up 110 people, half of them children and moved them into a single story home. The IDF told the people they were being led to their safety.
Then 24 hours later the IDF bombed the shelter killing 30 people. According to the Red Cross and the UN, the IDF’s refusal to allow humanitarian access to the area for four days was because of this incident.
Following this incident the Red Cross issued a statement on the deaths of children killed by the Israeli Army in which they said that there had been a 250% increase in deaths to children since the ground invasion.
Read the BBC report here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7819492.stm
Here’s the latest update from the Red Cross
Israel allowed the ICRC to get blood supplies (but don’t say how much) and 1000 tetanus injections into Gaza. The injections are given to the wounded to help reduce the chance of infection. Only 1000 when there are over 3000 known wounded already. A pittance, just crumbs from the Israeli table.
If you live in the UK, the PSC have set up a web page with a pre written letter that they will use to forward to your MP. It literally takes a couple of minutes and will exert pressure on them to act. It calls on them to pressure the Government into taking real action that will force Israel to end its invasion and siege on Gaza.
All you have to do is visit http://www.iparl.com/lobby-psc/widget.html and put in your postcode – easy as that.
Please take the time to do this, small actions like this can make a difference.
Don’t forget there are demonstrations in London and Edinburgh tomorrow. Last Saturday’s had over 60,000 people there.
MARCH ROUTE: Speakers Corner at Hyde Park, Bayswater, Notting Hill Gate, left into Kensington Church Street, left into Kensington High Street, past the Israeli Embassy. There will be rallies with speakers at Speakers Corner and at the end of the march.
ALL SCOTLAND DEMONSTRATION 10 JANUARY
STOP THE MASSACRE: ISRAEL OUT OF GAZA
Bring in-date medicine for Gaza, and spare shoes.
Supported by Stop the War Scotland, Glasgow and Edinburgh, Pauline McNeil MSP, Sandra White MSP, Muslim Association of Britain, Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Glasgow Palestine Human Rights Campaign, Lebanese Community Scotland, Scottish Afghan Society, Scottish Islamic Foundation.