Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   11 June 2017
Film Show: The Occupation of the American Mind

Monday 12 June 19.00 / 7pm.
The Palace, 37 White Rock, Hastings TN34 1JL

This is a short trailer: Israel's PR War.

The film examines the strength of the Israeli lobby in the US and the ensuing media bias; it also looks at the root causes of the occupation itself by showing the systematic denial of Palestinian human and national rights.

Featuring Roger Waters, Amira Hass (Haaretz), Rashid Khalidi, Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein, Max Blumenthal. Running time: 85 mins.

50 years since the 1967 occupation of the Palestinians' remaining lands.

"June 1967 ushered in half a century of oppression, injustice and the captivity of an entire people." Article by Hanan Ashrawi: How the 1967 War Came Home to Me.

Article showing the events as they unravelled, Al Jazeera article: 1967 war: How Israel occupied the whole of Palestine.

Background to the 1967 war.
Useful talk by Miko Peled, son of Israeli army general. It includes the facts behind the ethnic cleansing of 1947/8; and why Israel negotiated with the Palestinian leadership in 1993. The talk is just over an hour, but worth watching: Video: Miko Peled, the General's Son.


Rejection of the definition of anti-Semitism that conflates criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism.

UK anti-Semitism definition rejected by education union.

Other news about attempts of the Israeli lobby to silence the Palestine solidarity movement:
The same organisation that tried to ban one of our meetings in Hastings last year: An online hate campaign is trying to get a Palestinian cultural festival cancelled.

The Suspension of Ken Livingstone - A Palestinian View.


Stop Arming Israel Week of Action.

Week: 1st - 7th July 2017.
More information about local events to follow.

News from and about the occupation:

Victory, Towards Liberation: Salute to the Palestinian Prisoners and the Struggle for Freedom.

Israel's Tzipi Livni faces Swiss war crimes probe.

Eman Mohammed: "Why would a woman cover war?"

BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) news

Roger Waters' Response to Thom Yorke Over Radiohead Israel Controversy.

Haneen Maikey: Why We Should Boycott Gay Pride In Tel Aviv.

The UK 'Prevent' programme - Stifling freedom of expression

Karma Nabulsi writes about Prevent: Don't Go to the Doctor.

A group campaigning against the Prevent programme has been set up: Together Against Prevent

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 hand it in at one of our information stalls or meetings. Download form here. We also encourage local people to join the national PSC.

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