Hastings and Rye Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   23 October 2023
  In this newsletter:
  • Our information stalls this week.
  • Protest Rally: Stop Genocide In Palestine Thursday 26 October.
  • Friday: petition to MP Hart.
  • Join the National March in London this Saturday.
  • Sunday. Planning meeting 3pm.
  • Hastings Mosque: Last Friday's demonstration.

    Events are moving very quickly. The situation in Gaza (and the West Bank) is obviously horrendous, a nightmare. We aim to keep everyone up to date through these newsletters and through our social media. Any offers of help towards our activities are always very welcome.

    Stalls for Gaza

    Our stalls this week: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Town centre 12.00 noon - 1pm. We will be collecting signatures on our petition to MP Hart, distributing literature about Israel's attacks, collecting funds for Medical Aid for Palestinians and for the Al-Mawasi community, and generally talking with people. At all our stalls we have received a very positive response from local people. Please come and support.


    6PM Owens, Robertson Street
    7PM Outside the Labour Party AGM, Isabel Blackman Centre, Winding St TN34 3AT

    Join us to show our solidarity with the people of Palestine. The UK government cheers on Israel's genocidal policies, but Labour leaders refuse to either condemn Israel's attacks, or call for an end to the siege and the bombings.

    After the rally in the town centre we will move on to the Old Town where the local Labour Party's AGM will take place. Facebook event page. Please share.

    Friday: Petition to MP Hart

    We've already sent 200 petition signatures to MP Sally-Ann Hart. We plan to bring another batch of petitions to her surgery on Friday. Details to follow.

    Hart has said that Israel's actions against the people of Gaza are 'proportionate.' There is nothing 'proportionate' about withholding water, food and electricity from a civilian population, including 1 million children. There is nothing 'proportionate' about bombing 2.3 million trapped civilians.

    Saturday 28 October

    It is more than likely that there will be a demonstration in London this Saturday. We will again send a contingent of local members and supporters.

    If anyone, student, unemployed etc. wants to travel to the demonstration but finds the costs too steep, please get in touch as we will try to contribute to your expenses. Conversely, if anyone would like to donate so that more people can make the demonstration, please get in touch.

    More details to follow.

    Sunday 29 October Planning Meeting 3PM

    We will need to get up to date, and plan our actions for the coming days/weeks. Open to all members and everyone who has been working with us - and to everyone who wants to get involved. Details of the location to follow.

    Much of the 'information' in the corporate media is misleading, quite often found to be fabricated

    Some useful sources: Middle East Eye.    Electronic Intifada.    Middle East Monitor.

    Palestinian journalist takes on Sky News narratives on Gaza

    Palestinian journalist Yara Eid gives a masterclass in journalism and destroys the corporate media narrative.Yara's testimony went viral following the killing of her best friend, 21-year-old journalist Ibrahim Lafi, in an Israeli airstrike. Well worth watching. YouTube video.

    Donate:    Al-Mawasi.     Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)


    Hastings Mosque: Friday's Demonstration

    Thanks to everyone who came to support the demonstration. It is estimated that about 200 attended for what was a very lively, energetic event. The support that the brothers and sisters of Hastings Mosque have shown for the Palestinian people has always been strong and unwavering. It was a joy and honour working with them. "We are witnessing a horrific genocide going on towards Palestinian people." "The people of Gaza need us to stand beside them right now!"

    All Hastings councillors were invited to attend the demonstration and the rally in the evening so that they could show their support for the people of Gaza. None turned up.


    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:
    Donate to Hastings & Rye PSC.

    Recent Hastings and Rye PSC newsletters:

    19 October 2023
    18 October 2023
    16 October 2023

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