National March for Palestine 3 August

PSC national march 3 August

Palestine Solidarity Campaign UK

🚨National March for Palestine

⏰12 noon, Saturday 3 August

📍Park Lane, London marching to Whitehall

Israel has escalated its genocidal assault on Palestinians in Gaza. Meanwhile our new government has done nothing to end UK complicity in Israels violence. Join us on 3 August to demand Keir Starmer stop arming Israel, restore funding for UNRWA and pressure Israel to end its genocidal assault on Palestine.

Please share this march with others.

#StopArmingIsrael #FreePalestine #CeaseFireNow

Divest for Palestine Conference

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Where next for the solidarity movement?

Palestinians continue to face the darkest hour in their enduring struggle for liberation. Israel’s genocidal assault has killed many tens of thousands and displaced 90% of Gaza’s population. Across their homeland and in exile, Palestinians are subjected to a system of oppression that is recognised internationally as meeting the legal definition of the crime of apartheid. Over nine remarkable months, millions in Britain have so far taken to the streets in an unprecedented series of demonstrations demanding an end to British state, corporate and institutional complicity in Israel’s crimes.Now, this historic movement will come together to discuss the urgent need to escalate our struggle for Palestinian freedom.

On 10 August, a major conference in London will chart the way forward. We must mobilise popular pressure, across every sector of society, to break the ties of complicity linking British institutions and corporations to Israel’s machine of murder and oppression.The inspiring student encampments have already brought a renewed focus on academic boycott and divestment – the withdrawal of investments from companies that are implicated in sustaining Israeli apartheid.Trade union activists, artists, and members of the public are now demanding that local councils, universities, cultural institutions, and financial institutions like Barclays, cut their ties to apartheid and divest their funds from companies that are arming and enabling Israel’s genocide.

Don’t miss this landmark conference. Join movement leaders and campaigners as we plan the next steps for the solidarity movement.

Speakers include:

Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the BDS movement
Ghassan Abu-Sittah, British-Palestinian surgeon
Ben Jamal, Director of Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Francesca Albanese, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967

Location: Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, SW1H 9NH.

Time and Date: Saturday 10 August, 10.15am till 4.30pm

Register here:

https://palestinecampaign.org/events/divest-for-palestine-conference

Lobby Day Registration: Wednesday 24th July 2024

From the national PSC:

Parliament is about to break up for summer recess, but Palestine cannot wait until September for change. Over the last week we’ve seen multiple massacres targeting schools, mosques, and designated humanitarian ‘safe zones’ in the Gaza Strip. Every day Palestinians are being killed, and the new British government remains complicit.

That’s why we need you to join us for an emergency lobby on Wednesday 24th July – demanding new MPs take immediate action to end Israel’s genocide in the Gaza Strip

Shamefully, Foreign Secretary David Lammy was actually visiting Israel this week and shaking hands with Netanyahu while bombs were falling on Gaza. Even worse, Britain is continuing to sell weapons to Israel, and has still suspended its funding to UNRWA. This is why we need you to join us lobbying parliament on Wednesday 24th July, demanding change before MPs start the summer recess.

Register to join the lobby here:

https://palestinecampaign.eaction.online/julylobby

To Cambridge PSC supporters

Note the regular Friday vigil at the Addenbrookes roundabout will this time be at King’s Parade.

Wednesday 17th July

ALL-TOWN ASSEMBLY
6 pm Student Encampment
King’s Parade
Building on last week’s student-town groups meeting

Healthworkers 4 Palestine
VIGIL 4 PALESTINE
6 pm – 7 pm
King’s Parade
in support of the student encampment

Friday 19th July

CAMBOURNE VIGIL for PALESTINE
4 pm – 5 pm (also Saturday 20th July 11-12noon)
Cambourne Square (near Morrisons)
All Welcome

Thursday 18th at 6PM outside parliament

From National PSC:

This week has been one of the deadliest in the Gaza Strip since October, with Israel carrying out a series of massacres of displaced Palestinians sheltering in schools, mosques and a designated humanitarian ‘safe zone’ in Al Mawasi. Meanwhile, the new British government has been completely silent, continuing to provide Israel with arms and impunity to unleash this unconscionable violence.We must send the government a powerful message, starting this week. Join us this Thursday at 6pm as we come together and form a ring of linked hands around Parliament to call on political leaders to stop arming Israel and push for an immediate ceasefire. We need as many people as possible to make this a historic and striking demonstration, taking our demands to directly to the new government.We need as many people as possible to ramp up the pressure. Please join us on Thursday at 6PM outside parliament, and share widely with your friends and family. 

In solidarity, Celie, Campaigns Officer

Cambridge Palestine Assembly

Thursday 23rd May
7 – 9 pm
Wesley Methodist Church CB1 1LG

Please sign up in advance here: https://forms.gle/aEViPZ9TxrY5sFF7A
https://www.facebook.com/events/384839511220524

Join us for an Assembly bringing together those who have been working on the issue of the ongoing genocide in Gaza and the oppression of the Palestinian people by the Israeli occupation. The Assembly has been initiated by trade unions, student groups and local campaigns and is open to all including university and college students and staff, trade unionists and activists, and people from across Cambridge and the wider region who want to build a stronger solidarity movement for Palestine.

The Assembly aims to build on the previous campaigning successes and form effective strategies and actions for the future in Cambridge, in the pursuit of justice for the people of Palestine.

Speakers include:

– Grace Cowan, Stop the War national officer
– Louise Regan, National Education Union and Palestine Solidarity Campaign
– Kareem Estefan, Cambridge University Staff for Palestine
Plus speakers from Healthworkers for Palestine, Cambridge Camp for Palestine, Cambridge Jews for Justice in Palestine and others

The Assembly will also include breakout sessions for organising in communities, building trade union networks including among healthworkers and educators, and a student-staff assembly focussing on organising against university complicity in genocide, apartheid and occupation through campaigns for disclosure and divestment.

The Assembly is initiatied by: Cambridge UCU, Cambridgeshire NEU, Stop the War Coalition, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Cambridge Camp for Palestine, Cambridge Healthworkers for Palestine, Cambourne for Palestine, Cambridge Artists for Palestine, Cambridge Families for Palestine, Cambridge Jews for Justice in Palestine.