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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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Gaza massacre brings demand that our MPs act

Helen Whately and Rosie Duffield – MPs for Faversham and Whitstable – are being urged by constituents to demand action from the British government on Gaza’s plight in the wake of this month’s massacres by Israel of peaceful protesters. Supporters can email their MPs – it takes only a few seconds – via the PSC … Continue reading

70 years since the Nakba: University’s Israeli Apartheid Week programme announced

Israeli Apartheid Week is to return to Canterbury Christ Church University in April, as organisers unveiled the programme this week. Students and staff have together organised the events, which are open to the public, under the banner of ‘Palestine: 70 years since the Nakba’. The programme includes a panel discussion featuring hip hop artist Lowkey, … Continue reading

Urgent: Save Umm al Hiran village

This week Israel announced the imminent destruction of an entire village. Umm al Hiran is home to over 500 Bedouin men, women, and children, who all face eviction because Israel wants to build a Jewish-only settlement (to be called New Hiran) in their place. The villagers value their indigenous agricultural lifestyle and ask only to be … Continue reading

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

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