Palestine solidarity

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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

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 anĀ 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

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

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

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

Take a minute to support hunger-striking prisoners

1500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are currently on hunger strike against the inhumane conditions they are held in. The PSC is asking all supporters of human rights to contact the Foreign Office to urge the UK government to take action. This important action only takes a minute – the PSC has provided the text … 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.

Tell PayPal to stop discrimination

Online payment giant PayPal is refusing to allow West Bank Palestinians to use its service – even though it does serve the illegal settler-colonisers in their midst. A campaign and petition are urging PayPal to end its flagrant discrimination against Palestinians. You can sign the petition here. The campaigning group SumOfUs writes: PayPal does business … Continue reading

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