Hastings and Rye Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   8 September 2023
Saturday's meeting with investigative journalist Asa Winstanley: Weaponising Anti-Semitism
At the launch of Asa's book. Top left, clockwise: Asa with Marc Wadsworth, one of the victims of the witch hunt; with Huda Ammori of Palestine Action; with Matt Kennard of Declassified UK; and film director and screenwriter Ken Loach.
Saturday 9 September 3pm
White Rock Hotel, Hastings TN34 1JU

Free admission, free refreshments

Asa's book is regarded as the definitive work on this period in history when Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party was plagued with accusations of anti-Semitism. In the absence of any critical thinking from the UK corporate press we need to turn to journalists who are prepared to get to the truth by asking awkward questions. One such journalist is Asa Winstanley. He has produced a book that has forensically examined the campaign against Corbyn showing how Labour's anti-Semitism crisis was manufactured by those who feared his support for the Palestinian cause and his broadly progressive policies.

Background information about Asa's book, the role the Israel lobby played during this period and the bitter internal war fought by unelected officers of the Labour Party:
Asa Winstanley talks about his new book. Please share our Facebook event.

Information stalls

No stall this Saturday 9 September; no stall Saturday 16 September. The next stall will be on Saturday 23 September, then weekly. Please pay us a visit. Apart from a range of leaflets, pamphlets and stickers, we have keffiyehs from Hirbawi in Hebron, a range of T-shirts and Palestinian flag umbrellas. We also have handicrafts from the Shu'fat Refugee Camp. And of course lots of interesting discussions and conversations!

A Meeting with the delegation from the Shu'fat Refugee Camp, Jerusalem/Al-Quds

Saturday 16 September 4.30pm
The Common Room, 27-29 Cambridge Road, Hastings TN34 1DJ

This is a rare opportunity to engage with Palestinians who are doing inspiring work in incredibly difficult conditions.The delegation, led by Dr Salim Anati, medical director of the Al Quds Charitable Society for the Disabled, will give an illustrated talk about its work, before taking questions from the audience.

In the current climate of increasingly violent ethnic cleansing, annexation and apartheid, it is vital that Palestinian voices are heard in this country.

You are invited to join us afterwards for a meal, prepared by Palestinian-Syrian Chef Momo. While the meeting is free and open to all, the meal is priced £10 pp. To pre-book your meal, please email knightgill52@gmail.com. More information.

Barclays - Don't Bank On Apartheid
Saturday 23 September 12 noon - 2pm
Barclays Bank, Queens Road, TN34 1QP

Barclays has more than £1 billion invested in companies supplying weapons and military technology to Israel. This includes investments in Israeli drone manufacturer Elbit which makes the militarised drones that are used to target and kill civilians in Gaza. In addition to its investments, Barclays provides £3.9 billion in loans and underwriting to these companies. More information at the PSC website: Barclays: Don't Bank on Apartheid.

Hastings and Rye PSC online membership and donations

Becoming a member of Hastings and Rye PSC is an important way of supporting our work.The annual subscription is £10 waged, £5 unwaged. We now have an online membership payment form. It can also be used to renew membership. The work of Hastings & Rye Palestine Solidarity could not continue without the generous donations from members of the public. If you would like to support our work without becoming a member please visit our shop page here and see the right hand column:
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25 August 2023
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