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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

Fortnight of apartheid events at University of Kent

Students at University of Kent have announced their Israeli Apartheid Week events will take place across a fortnight this month, from 22 February to 4 March. The programme will be “dedicated to raising awareness of Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian land and its oppression of Palestinian people”.  The Kent Palestine Society added: “This year marks … Continue reading

First ever CCCU Israeli Apartheid Week announced

The first ever Canterbury Christchurch University Israeli Apartheid Week will be held this month, with a full programme of events just announced. Israeli Apartheid Week – (scroll down for the full programme) is an annual event held by students and staff of universities around the world to highlight Israeli abuses of Palestinian rights and to … Continue reading

Another market stall success

Our 10 December stall in Faversham market was a great success. Palestine-branded products like wristbands went like hotcakes, as did the delicious Palestinian-made Zaytoun products like olive oil and za’atar. We were delighted to also accept donations from supporters, all of which will be put towards the cause of Palestinian freedom. We were also collecting … Continue reading

University faces storm over Israel Embassy event

Canterbury Christchurch University (CCCU) has provoked a storm of criticism over its decision to host a lecture by Rony Yedidia, Israel’s Director of Public Affairs in the UK. The university’s debating society was approached by the Israeli Embassy, offering a speaker visit, which the university agreed to. Ms Yedidia requested that her identity be concealed … Continue reading

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