Hastings and Rye Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   24 May 2019
Remembering Al Nakba
The Palestinian's catastrophe of 1948.

Hastings Mosque, 12 Mercatoria, St. Leonards TN38 0EB
Sunday 16th June 2 - 5pm

  • A Talk by Dr Khader Abu-Hayyeh - a survivor from the village of Lydda
  • A Film on the Ongoing Nakba
  • Delicious Palestinian Food!
  • All Welcome - free event.

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    This Saturday's information stall in Hastings.

    Our stall will be in the Hastings Old Town on Saturday (25 May) 12.00 until 14.00 (2pm). We will be by the chess board in George Street. Please come along to say hello and support.
    Forthcoming information stalls:
    June 1 Hastings town centre (near Debenhams) 12.00 until 14.00 (2pm).
    June 8 Hastings Old Town. 12.00 until 14.00 (2pm).
    June 15. 'Give PUMA the Boot!' picket outside Sports Direct. 12.00 until 14.00 (2pm). More information on the PUMA campaign.

    Next Rye information stall:
    Saturday 1 June. On the cobbles at the top of Conduit Hill, where it meets the High Street. 11.00 - 13.00 (1 pm).

    Stop Arming Saudi Arabia - End the UK contribution to war in Yemen.

    Tuesday 4 June. 19.00 / 7pm.
    Grand Rue De Pera, 73-74 Queens Road, Hastings TN34 1RL.

    Speaker: Wendy Horler from the Campaign against Arms Trade. "An evening of discussion, creative campaigning ideas and coffee." Organised by Hastings Against War.

    Hastings & Rye Palestine Solidarity Campaign in the News.

    Article (page 4) in the Hastings, St Leonards & Rye Observer about one of our pop up 'Child Prison' events. This is our campaign to draw attention to the plight of Palestinian children held in military detention. We have collected dozens of signatures for our petition: 'End the mistreatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention.' Online petition here.


    Give Puma the Boot. International Day of Action 15 June 2019.

    Puma is the main sponsor of the Israel Football Association (IFA), which includes football clubs based in illegal Israeli settlements on stolen Palestinian land. All Israeli settlements are considered war crimes under international law.

    More than 200 Palestinian teams have called for Puma to end its support for Israel's military occupation by terminating its sponsorship deal with the IFA.

    Across the world, groups are organizing campaigns and actions to demand Puma proves that its stated commitment to social justice isn't just a marketing ploy. Please join our picket on 15 June 12.00 - 14.00 / 2pm outside Sports Direct.        Give Puma the Boot.

    Al Quds Day 2019. Sunday, 2 June.

    Starting at 15.00 (3pm). Assembly point: Home Office, Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF. This is the annual rally and demonstration held in London in support of Palestine. Speakers include: Mick Napier (Scottish PSC) and Stephen Sizer. Hastings & Rye PSC is a supporting organisation this year.

    Calling all Rye people!

    The next planning meeting for all those interested in getting more involved with the PSC in Rye will be on: Monday 3 June in the back room of the Queen's Head in Rye at 7.30pm.

    A date for your diary: Rye Public meeting. PSC Director Ben Jamal. Thursday 4 July. 7.300pm (19.30).

    "From Apartheid to Freedom, Justice and Equality."
    Details of venue to follow.

    Protest at Eurovision.

    Israeli anti-zionist and International activists blockaded the entrance to the opening event of the Eurovision in Tel Aviv in support of the Palestinian Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) call. Video: Blindfolded and handcuffed at the Eurovision in Tel Aviv.
    Inside Tel Aviv and the Most Political Eurovision in History.
    Primal Scream: Madonna will 'do anything for money.'

    Ahed Tamimi at the National Demonstration for Palestine.

    Great speech by Ahed: "We will not be made victims! We will continue to resist!" Video here.

    Kairos (Christians in Palestine) message to the German Bundestag.

    Kairos' response to the German government's resolution "Resisting the BDS movement decisively - fighting antisemitism." A Call for the German Bundestag to Reverse its May 17, 2019 Resolution.

    News from the occupation:

    Gaza boy, Adham Nidal Amara, 17, killed by explosive grenade fired at his face.

    Israeli settler who murdered 3 members of the Dawabshe family leaves prison after 3 years. Even the Times of Israel is shocked: Kill at Will. The Duma Dilemma.

    Facebook Busts Israeli Campaign to Disrupt Elections in African, Asian and Latin American Nations.

    Why the inconvenient truths of the Nakba must be recognized.

    The poet and journalist whose internet posts inspired the demonstrations in Gaza, Ahmed Abu Artema: The BBC's sophisticated distortion of Palestinian protest and Israeli power.

    Stephen Gowans: Israel's settler colonialism in Syria's Golan, the forgotten occupied territory.

    Discrimination, division and demolitions: Life as a Palestinian citizen of Israel.

    BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) news

    Airbnb boycott: almost 20,000 threaten to deactivate accounts in protest over occupied West Bank listings.

    Australian, Canadian firms pull out of Israeli settler railway.

    France's Alstom quits settler railway, Israeli partners say.


    Saturday information stalls - in Hastings and Rye.

    We've run weekly information stalls in Hastings Town Centre (either opposite Lloyds Bank, outside Debenhams or in The Old Town) every Saturday 12.00 'til 14.00 (2 pm) since 2014.

    We run fortnightly stalls on the cobbles at the top of Conduit Hill, where it meets the High Street. 11 - 1 pm. For anyone in the Rye area who wants to help out, please email. The next date is: 1 June.

    Please come along to either (or both!) of our stalls to say hello and support us: any amount of 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.

    Recent Hastings PSC newsletters:

    10 May 2019
    6 May 2019
    23 April 2019

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