Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   24 November 2016
Hewlett Packard (HP) - the technology behind Israeli apartheid.

During this week, there will be more than 100 actions planned on six continents - the largest coordinated set of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) activities since the call for BDS was issued by Palestinians in 2005.

Saturday 26 November. Hastings action against Hewlett-Packard.
Meet 12.00 at our usual information stall (outside Milletts). Then move on from there to take action at a nearby stockist of HP products. Contact 'phone number if there are any problems finding us: 07854 486794.

VIDEO: Join the BDS Week of Action.

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 10-year old blockade of Gaza.

PSC: Stop Hewlett Packard.

Protests against HP's complicity in Israeli occupation.

Palestine solidarity campaigners target Hewlett Packard.


Hastings première of the award-winning film "Speed Sisters."

Wednesday 30 November.

Hastings Online Times article:

Amber's Speed Sisters raises funds for Palestine Solidarity Campaign

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.

News from and about the occupation:

PayPal refuses to do business with Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip:
#PayPal4Palestine campaign urges PayPal to serve Palestinians, not just Israelis.

Petition: PayPal: Stop discriminating against Palestinians.

Israeli army jails two new conscientious objectors.

Israel commits $25 million to new anti-BDS task force, but what exactly will they do?

Israeli Think Tank: Don't Destroy ISIS; It's a "Useful Tool" Against Iran, Hezbollah, Syria.

European License For Israeli Torture: The EU-Israel LAW TRAIN Joint Project.

Why Israeli leaders are welcoming rise of anti-Semitism in US.

Growing links between UK and Israeli navies.

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. We also encourage local people to join the national PSC.

More News:

Lichfield Cathedral: Jews and Christians Join Forces to Counter Claims of Antisemitism.

The UK 'Prevent' programme - Stifling freedom of expression

Instead of fighting terror, Prevent is creating a climate of fear

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

BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) news

Ben White: Millions of Brits back boycott, finds poll commissioned by Israel lobby group.

Norwegian city votes to boycott Israeli settlement goods.

Recent Hastings PSC newsletters:
1 November 2016
30 September 2016
3 September 2016
24 July 2016

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