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Witness from the East – our September film screening in Whitstable

Faversham & Whitstable PSC will be holding a free screening of Witness from the East, a documentary by Japanese journalist Ryuichi Hirokawa. The film tells of Hirokawa’s journey from working on a kibbutz in 1967 to discovering that the community for which he was volunteering was built on the remains of a destroyed Palestinian village. … 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

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

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

‘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

Israeli Apartheid Week at CCCU

A panel discussion on Palestinian resistance, and the screening of a Palestinian cinema classic, are planned as part of Israeli Apartheid Week at Canterbury Christchurch University in February and March. See the two posters below for details.

Have an HP-free Christmas

Supporters of Palestinians’ human rights are urging a boycott of Hewlett Packard products, and FWPSC will be promoting the campaign in Faversham at our 10 December stall. The IT giant – a well-known household name – has a much darker side than the laptops it makes. HP supplies technology and services for Israeli apartheid and … Continue reading

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