Faversham and Whitstable Palestine Solidarity Campaign

We are one of over forty branches of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign across England and Wales, campaigning for Palestinian self determination, national, human and civil rights.
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Historian to speak in Canterbury

Historian Ilan Pappe will lecture at University of Kent on Thursday 22 March on the history and consequences of the Nakba, the catastrophe 70 years ago that saw an exodus of Palestinians in the face of Zionist forces and massacres. The lecture will also interrogate the changing ways in which the Nakba has been represented … Continue reading

All welcome at our 5th Palestinian Kitchen

All friends of Palestine are invited to our fifth annual Palestinian Kitchen event on Thursday 14th March. As ever, the idea is that you bring a Palestinian dish to share at our popular communal meal – but if you’re not able to make something, don’t be shy and come along anyway to enjoy the food. … Continue reading

Grab Mark Thomas Folkestone & Canterbury tickets: Showtime from the Frontline

Comedian and Palestine campaigner Mark Thomas is bringing his latest show to east Kent, and there are still tickets available. Dodging cultural and literal bullets, Israeli incursions and religion, Mark Thomas and his team set out to run a comedy club for two nights in the Palestinian city of Jenin. Only to find it’s not … Continue reading

HSBC – banking on apartheid

The PSC and War on Want are calling on supporters to tell HSBC to stop investing in companies that arm Israel’s apartheid regime. The campaigns argue that the bank’s investments make it complicit with Israel’s violations of Palestinians’ human rights. Israel uses military force to maintain its oppression of Palestinians. It targets people with tear … Continue reading

Act now on child prisoners

The national PSC is asking all supporters to take action right away to help end the scandal of child prisoners being held by Israel. Please ask your MP to support Early Day Motion 563 on the military detention of Palestinian children by Israel. Just fill in your postcode on this page to automatically generate an email … Continue reading

‘Open Bethlehem’ screening in Canterbury

Our friends at East Kent Justice for Palestinians will show a screening of Open Bethlehem on Tuesday 28th November in Canterbury. The film was described by Channel 4’s Jon Snow as “One of the most remarkable and moving documentaries I have seen. The tragedy of the Palestinians encapsulated in the life of one town.” Leila … Continue reading

100 years of dispossession

Faversham & Whitstable PSC members joined thousands of others in London on 4 November to mark 100 years since the Balfour Declaration. The 1917 statement by the British government paved the way for the later creation of the state of Israel in Palestine, a crucial step in the dispossession and oppression of the Palestinian people. … Continue reading

Shining threads of resistance

A packed house at the Labour Club in Whitstable was treated to a stunning display of Palestinian costume and embroidery on October 13. Rayya Ghul displayed her personal collection of beautifully intricate thobs – a style of traditional dress – interweaved with the story of her own family history, a tale of refugees on both … Continue reading

Costume, culture and resistance – October 13th

You are invited to a unique, one-off event featuring a display of gorgeous Palestinian costume, with a presentation on how traditional dresses uphold Palestinian culture and are in themselves a form of resistance against Israeli oppression. This unmissable event will also include the first of our new style of open meetings for Faversham & Whitstable … Continue reading

Appeal: help make young skaters’ dream come true

Our friends at SkatePal have launched an appeal to raise funds for a new skatepark in Palestine, working in partnership with a local non-profit called SkateQilya. SkatePal have discovered a huge interest in skateboarding by Palestinian youth – both girls and boys – who have found it a wonderful way to express their creativity, skills, … Continue reading

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