Hastings and Rother Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   30 November 2023
  In this newsletter:
  • Stop arms to Israel from Hastings picket Friday 1 December
  • Rally for Palestine - Permanent Ceasefire Now! Saturday 2 December
  • Gig for Gaza Wednesday 6 December
  • Local actions


    General Dynamics, Sidney Little Road Hastings TN38 9PU   Friday 1 December 9 am

    Join us to protest against all arms sales to Israel from the UK and to stop General Dynamics profiteering from Israel's war against Palestine

    General Dynamics provides the Israeli military with BLU-113 5,000 pound 'bunker buster' bombs, BLU-109 'hardened penetration' bombs and MK-82 and 84 'general-purpose' bombs.

    General Dynamics provides weapons systems for Israel's fleet of F-15, F-16 and F-35 fighter jets.

    General Dynamics provides the the Israeli military with weapons systems and components such as its GD 883 V-12 diesel engine which is installed and integrated into Israel's main battle tank the Merkava IV. The list goes on.......   The Facebook event page.


    Saturday 2 December
    12 noon

    Hastings town centre

    Solidarity events are taking place across Britain this Saturday, 40 at the last count. Please join us to show our solidarity with Palestinians and demonstrate our support for their struggle for freedom.

    The 'humanitarian pause' has given some respite from Israeli bombing. But it's clear that Israel intends to carry on its destruction as soon as this pause is over. The call must be for a permanent ceasefire now, and for an end to British complicity in Israeli apartheid, including through the UK-Israel arms trade.

    The UN's human rights office (OHCHR) stated that a permanent ceasefire is necessary "on human rights and humanitarian grounds to bring the deaths and destruction to an end and to prevent an irreversible catastrophe for the civilians of Gaza."

    After the rally (which will include messages from our friends in both northern and southern Gaza) we will visit local BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) targets. 173 Palestinian organisations have called on the international community "to impose broad boycotts and implement divestment initiatives against Israel similar to those applied to South Africa in the apartheid era."

    Please share our Facebook event page.


    Wednesday 6 December 7 pm

    East Hastings Sea Angling Club, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3FJ

    Superb line-up for our GIG FOR GAZA of local musicians and bands. Tickets selling fast. Get yours here: Eventbrite.

    If it's not possible for you to make the event, please buy online raffle tickets - to get the chance of winning some great prizes from local restaurants and businesses - and of course to make a difference by supporting Medical Aid For Palestinians and the Al-Mawasi community in Gaza through this fundraiser.

    Your contribution will make a difference!

    Please share widely: Eventbrite.   Facebook.   Instagram.   Twitter/X


    One of the General Dynamics sites in Hastings was forced into lockdown as we demonstrated against its part in Israel's genocide in Gaza. We circled the site, then blocked both entrances, gave speeches, put leaflets on the cars in the car park, wrote messages in chalk on the pavement and chanted slogans such as 'General Dynamics, hear us say - how many kids have you killed today?'

    A disabled and wheelchair-bound demonstrator with us was threatened with arrest for writing 'Stop Bombing' in chalk on exposed brick of the factory wall.

    We refuse to stand by as Israel continues its mass, indiscriminate slaughter of innocent lives. We will keep coming back and do everything we can to disrupt the global arms trade to Israel.
    Video of the event (Facebook).


    Gaza truce extended for another day amid intense pressure

    Article from this morning with an update by Maureen Clare Murphy

    Israel-Palestine war: How a slogan became bigger news than the murder of babies in Gaza Article by Jonathan Cooke explaining why western politicians and media want to criminalise the protest chant 'From the river to the sea,' and he gives a useful insight into how the corporate media turns the Israel-Palestine narrative upside down. Article (Middle East Eye.)


    Much of the 'information' in the corporate media is often misleading. Some useful sources:
    Middle East Eye.    Electronic Intifada.    Al Jazeera.    Middle East Monitor.
    Mondoweiss.    Palestine Chronicle.    Al Mayadeen.    Mintpress.    The Grayzone.
    The Cradle.

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    24 November 2023
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