Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   30 September 2016
This Saturday 1 October.
St Leonards Street Market: this Saturday, we'll have a stall at the Kings Road market (TN37 6DY), 10.00 until 16.00. Please come along to say hello and support.
(We won't have our usual stall in Hastings town centre: we'll be back there next Saturday 8 October 12.00 - 14.00.).

Fly kites not drones.
Saturday 1 October 11.00 - 11.30. The beach opposite The Carlisle.

Bring kites, family and friends to protest the use of armed drones. Organised by Hastings Against War. "Britain, the US and Israel have used armed drones in Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Gaza, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Somalia."
More information: Fly Kites Not Drones.

Hastings PSC - activities in the pipeline.
We're planning a number of activities, though no dates yet.

The Speed Sisters.

In November we hope to show the film 'The Speed Sisters.' Date and location to be announced - we will send out details when confirmed.

The Speed Sisters Official Trailer.

Hastings Local Quaker Meeting: Towards a Compassionate Response To The Palestine-Israel Conflict.

A Study Day in the Quaker Meeting House, 5 South Terrace, Hastings, TN34 1SA.
10:30 for 11am, ending at 3:30. Saturday 15 October 2016.
Speakers: Alwyn Knight & John Lynes. Alwyn and John have both spent years as human rights observers with the Christian Peacemaker Team in Hebron. Enquiries 01424 720 507.
More information.

Ben White: 'Israel: 21st Century Apartheid.'
Author Ben White gave a thorough background to the emergence of the apartheid state of Israel. This was followed by a very lively question and answer session. It was good to see such a good turnout - thanks to Ben and everyone who came to the meeting.

We recommend a visit to Ben's website - it includes some of his recent articles which give the reader a comprehensive understanding of events in the region: Ben White.

Hastings Campus (Brighton University) Freshers' Fair.
We had a very busy and lively day at the Freshers' Fair. Lots of interest in what we can do locally to support the Palestinian people against the occupation.

The UK 'Prevent' programme - Stifling freedom of expression.
Really pleased that the university students are organising against the 'Prevent' programme: Preventing Prevent. There are a number of actions by students and lecturers coming up over the next few months. Hastings PSC supports the 'Together Against Prevent' campaign: website details.

Women's Boat to Gaza.
Two sailing boats crewed by women heading for Gaza in protest at the continuing blockade.

"The Freedom Flotilla Coalition has launched the Women's Boat to Gaza because we believe that it is essential to highlight the vital role women play not only in the resistance movement, but in the survival of the Palestinian people as a whole." Hastings PSC fully supports the WBG and has endorsed the project.

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"Shimon Peres was no peacemaker............".
Shimon Peres: Israeli war criminal whose victims the West ignored: Article by Ben White.
Shimon Peres from the perspective of his victims: Article by Ilan Pappe.
Shimon Peres was no peacemaker. I'll never forget the sight of pouring blood and burning bodies at Qana Article by Robert Fisk.

Celtic fined €10,000 by UEFA - for waving Palestinian flags.
UEFA fined Celtic because its fans were displaying an "illicit banner" during a match against Israeli side Hapoel Beer Sheva. Meanwhile Celtic fans have raised over £172,000 - half of which will go towards MAP's projects providing medical care to Palestinians living under occupation or as refugees. Crowdfunding campaign.   MAP.

News from and about the occupation:

How The Fisherwoman Of Gaza Built A Business In The Blockaded Seaport.

Grant Iyad Burnat, award winning peace activist and author, a UK visa.

Hinde Street Methodist Church - How a church was smeared for an exhibition about Israeli occupation.

Brian Eno refuses to let Israeli dance company use his music.

A photo essay on home demolitions.

Trapped in Gaza - denied the right to study abroad.

Israeli justice minister: BDS is the 'new face of terrorism.'

Israeli officials admitted Geneva Conventions violations.

Israeli forces shoot Palestinian girl, 13.

Chanting 'Viva Palestina' could soon be a 'hate crime.'

Occupied Palestinian Territory's economy could easily double GDP.

Former Israeli Minister Shulamit Aloni: "Anti-semitic, its a trick we always use it."

Extremist Jewish settlers attack Christians in Jerusalem.

Remembering the USS Liberty (1967) The Day Israel Attacked America.

Saturday information stalls in Hastings

We run the information stall every Saturday 12.00 'til 14.00 (2 pm) in Hastings Town Centre opposite Lloyds Bank.

Please come along to say hello and support us. You don't have to come every week or stay for two hours but any time is appreciated.

Hastings PSC Membership.
We welcome new members! Becoming a member of Hastings PSC is an important way of supporting our work.The annual subscription is £10 waged, £5 unwaged. We haven't an online system as yet, but please fill in our membership form and mail it or hand it in at one of our information stalls or meetings. Download form here.

Recent Hastings PSC newsletters:
3 September 2016
24 July 2016
8 July 2016
15 May 2016
3 May 2016
April 2016
February 2016

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