Hastings and District Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   28 June 2024
 

VISIT THIS WEEKEND'S PEACE CAMP AT THE HASTINGS GENERAL DYNAMICS ARMS FACTORY

SATURDAY 29 JUNE - MONDAY 1 JULY. Telford Road, Hastings TN38 9NJ

Culminating in the 8 am Monday morning protest as General Dynamics opens for the week.

Below is just an outline of the weekend's activities; please see the full programme at our website and on our Facebook page.

Saturday:

12 noon to 6pm Banner / poster making Drop-in workshop; and Children's art space co-ordinated by Hastings Parents for Palestine

1 pm - Palestinian resistance and international solidarity

2 pm Principles of Non-violent Direct Action Workshop

4.30 pm Know your rights: protests, boycotts, freedom of speech, direct action

6.30 pm Food

6 pm to 9 pm Music with Allie K Stewart 6 pm and Jude Montague 8 pm and others to be annnounced.

Sunday

10 am to 6 pm - Children's art space co-ordinated by Hastings Parents for Palestine

10 am to 1 pm - Lino cutting and printing Drop in workshop with artist Emily Johns. Bring your own t-shirts or bags to print on

10 am - Poetry workshop with Jennifer Bell. Poetry as a weapon of protest and resistance and a tool for peace. You'll have the chance to write your own poem! Adults and children welcome.

11 am - Media Propaganda about Gaza - Milan Rai (editor of Peace News). 'The mainstream media has effectively supported the Israeli attack on Gaza in the way it's framed the conflict......'

1 pm - Can we vote for Gaza on July 4th? - Speaker from the Muslim Greens and Phil Colley, Workers Party candidate in Hastings

3 pm - Myths of Israel: 'The most moral army' and 'the only democracy in the middle east' - Tom Andrews, who has documented settler violence in the West Bank; Jasmine Rushby, a trade union and LGBT activist; Teresa Thornhill, lawyer and author of 'Making Women Talk: The Interrogation of Palestinian Women Security Detainees.'

4 pm 'As a Jew...' Personal Reflections on Israel/Palestine by members of Hastings Jews for Justice

5 pm The Global Arms Trade - Anna Stavrianakis, author of 'Taking Aim at the Arms Trade: NGOS, Global Civil Society and the World Military Order,' Andrea Needham from the ploughshares movement and author of 'The Hammer Blow: How 10 Women Disarmed a War Plane' and activists from the StopL3Harris campaign

6.30 pm Food

6 pm Music with Sam Brown

Monday

8 am Protest Rally with speeches from local campaigners.

Staying overnight? 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.

 
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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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