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Israeli historian of Zionist ethnic cleansing to speak in Canterbury

Ilan Pappé, a self-exiled Israeli historian who has documented the war crimes carried out by Zionist forces during the Nakba in 1948, will speak in Canterbury on 17 May. Hosted by our friends at East Kent Justice for Palestinians, the talk will take place at St Peter’s Methodist Church, High Street, Canterbury. The meeting starts … Continue reading

Join our Palestinian Kitchen for food, art and film – 30 March

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

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

Join us for the third annual Palestinian Kitchen – and our AGM

  Join us for our ever-popular Palestinian Kitchen on 22 March this year – our third annual feast of home-made Palestinian fare. We’ll also be hearing updates on the current situation in Palestine and we’ll be having a brief AGM – if you would like to stand for one our vacant posts of Treasurer or … Continue reading

Hear ‘one of the greatest truth seekers’

Haaretz journalist Amira Hass will be speaking on the prospects for justice in Palestine at the University of Kent this month. Amira Hass is columnist and reporter on the Occupied Palestinian Territories for Haaretz newspaper in Israel, and is author of Drinking the Sea at Gaza (1999) and Reporting from Ramallah (2003). She has also … Continue reading

Child prisoner abuse: questions for Whately and Brazier

PSC members are being urged to contact their local MPs ahead of a parliamentary debate on 6 January on Palestinian children detained by the Israeli military. Photo from IMEMC and Electronic Intifada Israeli occupation forces are documented as arresting children as young as 12, and possibly younger. They are often abducted by soldiers in the … 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

Co-op ditches ethics in purge of Palestine-related bank accounts

The Co-operative Bank – formerly known for its relatively ethical practices – has unilaterally closed the accounts of at least 20 groups involved in Palestine solidarity efforts – including the national PSC itself. This week the Palestine Solidarity Campaign launched a legal case against the bank on the grounds of discrimination. It is also urging … Continue reading

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