Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   1 November 2016
Hastings première of the award-winning film "Speed Sisters."

Meet the first all-female racing team in the middle east. The "Speed Sisters" explores the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene. The film breaks down stereotypes about Palestinian women.

Finding places to practice is difficult, with the team forced to train in a car park located next to an Israeli detention centre. Simply getting around is a logistical nightmare, with Israel's illegal apartheid wall and military checkpoints everywhere.

Documentary. 78 minutes. Director: Amber Fares. Admission free. Contributions welcome.

The Speed Sisters Official Trailer.

Hewlett Packard (HP) - the technology behind Israeli apartheid.
Hewlett Packard (HP) is one of the Israeli military's main information technology suppliers. Its technology supports the Israeli military checkpoint system through the use of its systems in biometric ID cards which restrict and control Palestinians' movement. HP provides technology and equipment to the Israeli Navy which maintains the blockade of Gaza.
Video: Join the BDS Week of Action.
PSC: Stop HP.                  Palestine solidarity campaigners target HP.
We hope to plan activities in support of this campaign 26 November in Hastings. Details to follow.

Lobby of Parliament for Palestine.

Join the Palestine Solidarity Campaign on Tuesday the 15th of November from 12pm-6pm for our National Lobby of Parliament for Palestine.

National Lobby of Parliament for Palestine.

US signs a $38 billion military aid pact with Israel.
Obama hands Israel the largest military aid deal in history.

UK Government prevents local authorities from democratically deciding how their pensions should be invested.
Ban on ethical investment by local authorities.

The Witch Hunt against the Palestinian support movement continues.
A useful article about the latest treatment of Jackie Walker: Jackie Walker: a suspense mystery.
Smear campaign against Jenny Tonge after House of Lords meeting: Press Statement: PRC slams inaccurate & false media coverage on Baroness Jenny Tonge's House of Lords event.

A new video from Abby Martin (teleSUR) about the history of zionism and the creation of the state of Israel (22 mins): The Empire Files: How Palestine Became Colonized.
Ben White: Moves to silence critics of Israel have made the debate about Zionism unstoppable.
Video: Former Israeli Minister Shulamit Aloni: "Anti-semitic, its a trick we always use it."

Arms company linked to Israel's biggest arms manufacturer to recruit at local universities.
Thales, which works closely with Elbit Systems, Israel's biggest arms company. will be recruiting this week at the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton.
Sussex Friends of Palestine Society (Facebook).

American Express drops $4 million sponsorship because of Pink Floyd singer Roger Waters' support for Palestine.
"My industry has been particularly recalcitrant in even raising a voice [against Israel] . . . I've talked to a lot of them, and they are scared sh--tless. If they say something in public, they will no longer have a career. They will be destroyed."
Article here: American Express disowns Pink Floyd singer Roger Waters because of pro-Palestinian views.

News from and about the occupation:

Richard Falk: 'History is on the side of the Palestinians'

Facebook resumes attack on Palestinian groups

Video: Israeli settler attacks hurt Palestinian olive harvest

Birzeit University slams Israel's denial of entry of UK academic

1,000 scholars condemn pro-Israel blacklist site.

2006 Audio Emerges of Hillary Clinton Proposing Rigging Palestine Election.

The Living Archive: the South Hebron Hills

Israeli defence minister urges army to ramp up enforcement of Gaza blockade

Syria: Palestinian military units and Syrian Army re-enter Yarmouk Camp in southern Damascus.

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.

BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) news

Derry and Strabane Council approves motion calling for boycott of Israeli goods.

Despite crackdown, BDS makes gains in France.

Portland University Passes pro-BDS Measure

Israel lobby lawsuits aim to slow boycott in Spain.

Anti-BDS action causes rift between Israeli government and embassy in UK.

Israelis seek to uncover government's secret war against BDS

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24 July 2016
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