Hastings and District Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   21 June 2024
  In this newsletter:
  • SATURDAY 22 JUNE 11 am - Fly kites for Palestine
  • SATURDAY 22 JUNE 12 noon - Hastings Information stall
  • SUNDAY 23 JUNE 12 noon - 6 pm - Sanctuary Festival
  • SUNDAY 23 JUNE 4.30 - Hands Up Project plays and presentation at the Sanctuary Festival
  • SATURDAY 29 JUNE - MONDAY 1 JULY - Peace Camp at General Dynamics
  • Email 6 questions to election candidates

    FLY KITES FOR PALESTINE
    SATURDAY 22 JUNE 11 AM WEST HILL

    Saturday 22 June 11 am West Hill. Fly kites for Palestine on World Refugee Day as part of a global event organised by @kitesinsolidarity. Everyone welcome. Organised by Parents for Future Hastings & St Leonards. More information (Instagram).

    INFORMATION STALL

    Saturday 22 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.

    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 an information stall - please come and support. More information: Facebook event page.

    HANDS UP PROJECT

    Hands Up at the Durbar Hall, Sanctuary Festival 4.30pm
    We are partnering once more with the amazing Hands Up Project to put on two plays written by Palestinian children from Gaza: 'We will wait until they open the gate' and 'One world different stories' performed by children in Hastings. We will also be 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.

    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 has started distributing a leaflet with these 6 questons and more information about the election and how it relates to Palestine. Please pick up a leaflet while you're at the Sanctuary Festival or at any of our events.

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

     

    Telford Road, Hastings TN34 9NJ

    Two days of protest, talks, workshops, music, crafts, children's activities, free food, solidarity and celebration of resistance.

    Culminating in the Monday morning protest as General Dynamics opens for the week.

    We have now published the schedule of events. Please share, support, get involved.

    We are asking people who plan to stay overnight to please sign up for a 'ticket' for Saturday night and/or Sunday night so that we can ensure we have enough food, tents and facilities to provide for everyone. Eventbrite page.

    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:

    14 June 2024
    7 June 2024
    31 May 2024

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