Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   29 June 2017
Stop Arming Israel: Week of Action 1 to 7 July

Arms companies around the world are profiting from Israel's occupation of Palestine.

During the first week of July - the third anniversary of Israels 2014 attacks on the Gaza Strip - there will be a series of actions against arms manufacturers and the banks that finance them. There will be protests and pickets against Israeli drone-manufacturer Elbit factories at Shenstone and Oldham.

Since 2008, the UK government has granted licences for exports to Israel of arms and other controlled technology worth £243m. This includes components for aircraft missiles, drones, sniper rifles and body armour.

In Hastings we will be holding our information stall in the town centre this Saturday 12.00 - 14.00, distributing information showing how the UK government has aided Israel in its violence and armed attacks against the Palestinian people.

More information about the Stop Arming Israel Week of Action.

Government suffers defeat in court over BDS.

The UK government suffers defeat in court over boycott, divestment and sanctions. High Court ruling says UK government acted unlawfully by restricting 'ethical' boycotts of Israel.
PSC statement. MEMO article: UK government loses bid to ban BDS.

Palestine Expo.

Palestine Expo will be the biggest social, cultural and entertainment event on Palestine to ever take place in Europe. It will take place over 2 days at the award winning Queen Elizabeth II Centre.

The event will have interactive zones, a knowledge village, a food court, live entertainment, an academic workshop, a gallery, a shopping quarter, a student hub and a range of speakers which include Ilan Pappe, Shadia Mansour, John Pilger, Ben White, Mariam Barghouti, Miko Peled, Malia Bouattia, Iyad Burnat, Ronnie Barkan and Asa Winstanley.

More information: Palestine Expo.

The Occupation Of The American Mind.

Thanks to everyone who came to the showing of the film 'The Occupation Of The American Mind: Israel's PR War In the US.'

The film showed the power of the Israeli lobby in distorting the media coverage of Israel's ocupation of Palestine. The film ended on a positive note showing a major growth in the opposition to Israeli apartheid, particularly amongst the younger generation, leading to a boost to the BDS (boycott, sanctions and divestment) movement.

Information, including DVD purchase.

To Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke: Don't normalize apartheid - cancel your planned show in Tel Aviv.

A Palestinian man's powerful call on Radiohead to cancel Tel Aviv gig: Ali Al-Arian's message

Israel and Syria.

Increasing evidence of Israel's involvement in the war against Syria:
Israel 'giving secret aid to Syrian rebels.'
The Relentless Pulse of Pro-Israel Propaganda in Our Lives.

News from and about the occupation:

Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim says "occupation is disastrous."

On World Refugee Day, estimates show 66% of Palestinians became refugees in 1948.

Desmond Tutu nominates jailed Palestinian - Marwan Barghouthi - for Nobel Peace Prize 2017.

Jonathan Cook: Can young Jews in US turn the tide against Israel?

Assailants destroy 45 olive trees and spray paint 'revenge' on Palestinian land.

BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) news

Swiss parliament blocks attempt to criminalize Israel boycott.

BDS France disrupts Israel's Elbit Systems exhibition at Paris Air Show.

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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