FWPSC has raised hundreds of pounds in donations this month thanks to a sponsored walk and a well-attended film screening.
On Thursday a screening of the shocking documentary The Lab raised £150 for War on Want’s ‘Stop Arming Israel’ campaign. Around 35 people gathered at the Whitstable Cricket Club to see the film, which exposes how Israel uses its attacks on Gaza as a testing ground for developing new high-tech weapons, which it then markets around the world as “battle-tested”.
We were lucky to be joined by Ryvka Barnard (pictured), a campaigner from War on Want, who talked about the organisation’s campaign for a two-way UK-Israel arms embargo and the revelations in its new report, Arming Apartheid.
Discussion following the film included much concern about the presence in Kent of Instro Precision Ltd, which is owned by Israeli drone manufacturer Elbit Systems and which makes targeting systems for drones. The company plans to move to larger premises on a site at the former Manston Airport.
A whopping £395 has also been raised by FWPSC secretary Penny Newell, who pounded the streets as part of the PSC’s Thames footpath sponsored walk. Thank you to Penny for her efforts and to all the people who have donated so generously this month.