Hastings and District Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   14 June 2024
  In this newsletter:
  • SATURDAY 15 JUNE 12 noon - Hastings Information stall
  • SUNDAY 16 JUNE 7pm - Benefit For Al-Mawasi: Message From The Ravens
  • SUNDAY 16 JUNE 5pm - Community Assembly in Hastings
  • Email 6 questions to election candidates
    Plus....local news, information and activities.

    INFORMATION STALL

    Saturday 15 June 12.00 noon until 2pm Wellington Place, Town Centre (weather permitting). All the usual information, petitions, plus badges, boycott stickers and a range of keffiyehs.

    GIG FOR GAZA
    MESSAGE FROM THE RAVENS AT THE PIG

    Sunday 16 June 7.00 at the Pig, 37 White Rock, Hastings TN34 1JP.

    Raising funds for the Al-Mawasi community in Gaza and the Hastings and District PSC.

    Tickets £10 through Eventbrite. Or pay at the door.

    The Pig will be providing food for the evening.

    Want to support Sunday's Gig For Gaza at the Pig but can't make it? Well Message From the Ravens have come up with a great idea: Pay it forward and buy a ticket for someone else, helping the cause and the community! 1 Buy your ticket through Evenbrite. 2 Send email confirmation to Message from the Ravens. (A screen shot of your QR code will do). 3 We will re-allocate someone who can't afford it.

    More information: Facebook event page and our Instagram post.

    COMMUNITY ASSEMBLY IN HASTINGS SUNDAY 16 JUNE 5PM - 7PM

    Sunday 16 June 5pm - 7pm. Stade Hall Hastings TN34 3FJ.
    People from Hastings are getting together to put pressure on the candidates on the issue of Israel's genocide in Palestine as well as a host of other issues, both before, as well as AFTER the election.

    Register your free place at the assembly to take part. The Hastings Assembles Facebook page.

    VOTE PALESTINE 2024:
    EMAIL QUESTIONS TO ELECTION CANDIDATES

    The PSC has launched the Vote Palestine 2024 campaign for the General Election. It includes six questions for all Parliamentary candidates, as a set of concrete actions to commit to if elected.

    We must ensure that candidates know that Palestine is a core electoral issue for constituents across Britain, and that their responses to our questions will help to inform voters when they decide how to vote.

    EMAIL QUESTIONS TO CANDIDATES

    The 6 questions to candidates are here. Hastings and District PSC will be distributing throughout the area a leaflet with these 6 questons and more information about the election and how it relates to Palestine.

    SANCTUARY FESTIVAL SUNDAY 23 JUNE

    Sunday 23 June. 12.00 - 6pm. Hastings Museum. The Sanctuary Festival returns to Hastings Museum, as a celebration of community and an act of welcome to all those seeking sanctuary and refuge in our town. We will have a stall - please come and support. More information: Facebook event page.

    HANDS UP PROJECT
    We are partnering once more with the amazing Hands Up Project to put on two plays written by Palestinian children from Gaza and hosting a talk by the charity's founder Nick Bilbrough who will give a presentation on the work of the teachers there, giving classes and holding drama sessions in the midst of war.

    PEACE CAMP AT THE HASTINGS GENERAL DYNAMICS ARMS FACTORY
    SATURDAY 29 JUNE - MONDAY 1 JULY

     

    The camp will put public pressure on these war-mongers in our midst, and represents an opportunity to educate and organise the anti-genocide majority in our town.

    There will be
  • Talks: the global arms trade - Media propaganda - Myths of Israel - The Palestinian struggle - Voting for Gaza.
  • Speakers including Palestinian activists, Sussex University Gaza encampment, Stop L3Harris arms company in Brighton campaign, Peace News, The Ploughshares movement, Hastings Jews for Justice; Muslim Greens, Workers Party, LGBT+ activists, and trade unionists.
  • Workshops: Principles of non-violent direct action - Legal rights of protestors - Banner-making - Poetry writing
  • Music: Singers, musicians, dabke, drumming.....including Jude Montague, Allie K Stewart and Sam Brown. Bring your own instrument to start a session!
  • Crafts and Children's Activities: hosted by Hastings Parents for Palestine, and crafts for all ages including a group weaving project.
  • Solidarity and Celebration Of Resistance!
  • Food, facilities & tents provided.
  • Final PROTEST RALLY 8am Monday July 1st

    More information (Facebook). A full schedule will shortly be published on our website.

    NATIONAL MARCH FOR PALESTINE - END THE GENOCIDE

    Saturday 6 July. 12.00 Central London.

    Tell the new government: End the genocide. Join us in London as we march to demand the government stop arming Israel and call for a permanent ceasefire. Meet 10.15am at Hastings Train Station to catch the 10.31 train to London.

    If you or anyone you know needs help with the cost of a train ticket or is willing to sponsor someone else's ticket please email Hastings and District PSC and we will match you up.

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    PALESTINE - ISRAEL: FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

    Much of the 'information' in the corporate media is misleading. Some useful sources:
    Middle East Eye.    Electronic Intifada.    Al Jazeera.    Middle East Monitor.
    Mondoweiss.    Palestine Chronicle.    Al Mayadeen.    Mintpress.    The Grayzone.
    The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor.       Jonathan Cook.
    The Cradle.       MediaLens.       Declassified UK.
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    Hastings and District PSC online membership and donations

    Becoming a member of Hastings and District 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. If you would rather not use Paypal, you can pay directly to our bank: please contact us for the details. Or alternatively pay at one of our events.

    The work of Hastings and District PSC could not continue without the 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 and District PSC.
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    Recent Hastings and District PSC newsletters:

    7 June 2024
    31 May 2024
    24 May 2024

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