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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

Where Canterbury & Whitstable’s new MP stands on Palestine

Rosie Duffield, the newly elected Labour MP for Canterbury & Whitstable, has given early indications of being a supporter of Palestinians’ rights. The surprise winner of the seat, who ousted Conservative Sir Julian Brazier in the 8 June election, answered five questions on Palestine and Israel during the campaign, put to the candidates by Faversham … Continue reading

Vote for Palestine in Whitstable

Palestine Solidarity Campaign members have been seeking answers from the June 2017 General Election candidates about their positions on Palestine, so that they can send a message about how highly they rate this issue when casting their vote. We put those questions to the candidates in Canterbury & Whitstable, now we publish their responses. Thank … 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.

HP? It stands for Harms Palestinians

On Saturday 4th June we had a very successful stall in Faversham market. The focus was to inform people about the extent of Hewlett Packard’s complicity in the illegal Israel occupation, and was part of a simultaneous action across at least 20 UK towns and cities. We handed out many cards and were able to … Continue reading

New dates for your diary

Saturday 4th June We’ll be running a stall in Faversham market on the theme of BDS – boycott, divestment and sanctions. Focus will be a pledge to boycott Hewlett Packard, which is complicit in Israel’s grave breaches of international law. Thursday 29th September A screening of The Stones Cry Out – the film is about … Continue reading

‘This is the story of how skateboarding came to Palestine…’

Epicly Palestine’d is the story of how skateboarding arrived in Palestine – and the difference it has made to young people in the West Bank.   ‘A small group of Palestinian teenagers gain the attention of the skateboarding world when they create a skate scene from scratch in the heart of the West Bank – … Continue reading

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