“This is the message from teen resistance icon Ahed Tamimi, writing in the Independent, who was herself in prison this time last year. There are currently over two hundred Palestinian children in Israeli jail, separated from their families, and denied their fundamental rights. This must change!
Each year Israel arrests and prosecutes around seven-hundred children as young as twelve years old. After being separated from their families, exposed to physical, psychological, and emotional abuse, the majority of children are coerced into signing confessions of throwing stones by Israeli interrogators – often in a language they do not understand. Very few children are granted access to a lawyer or allowed a family member present during interrogation.
If you are part of a local group or network that would like to arrange a film screening to raise awareness of this issue – such as the movie below – then please get in touch. We can provide materialsand speakers to make this easy. Please send us a message at: firstname.lastname@example.org ”
Message from the campaign against school cuts, with video from teaching assistant Angela:
You’ve heard a lot from heads and teachers on this campaign.
But that’s just one part of the school cuts story.
Because of funding cuts, Angela’s school can no longer afford the staff needed to support children with special needs.
Every child deserves to learn and thrive, but cuts to school funding are putting this at risk.
Please share this video.
Because of funding cuts, Angela's school can no longer afford the staff needed to support children with special needs.Every child deserves to learn and thrive, but cuts to school funding are putting this at risk. Please share this with every parent you know.
Assemble 12 Noon Portland Place, March to Whitehall
The Palestinian people need our solidarity more than ever, and are calling for global protests to protect their collective rights. As Israel continues to flout international law and violate human rights, there is a responsibility on the global community to hold it to account and push for an end to the oppression of the Palestinian people.
No new Nakba! – End the Siege! – Defend the Right of Return!
Organised by: Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War Coalition, Palestinian Forum in Britain, Friends of Al- Aqsa, Muslim Association of Britain.
Supported by: Unite the Union, PCS, UNISON, RMT, ASLEF, UCU, NEU, TSSA, Amos Trust, CND, ICAHDUK, Momentum.
Join us in London on Saturday 11 May, the beginning of Nakba Week, for a National Demonstration.
ON APRIL 3, in recognition of Trade Union support for the Anti-Apartheid Movement, every union member (and a guest of their choosing) is invited to visit free.
To enable working people to attend, opening hours will be extended until 8pm (last entry at 6:30pm).
From 6pm, there’ll be a book signing (London Recruits: The Secret War Against Apartheid, edited and compiled by Ken Keable) and a short talk (from 7pm) by two of the original London Recruits, Pete Smith (NEU) and Ken Keable (UNITE), followed by a Q&A and refreshments.
The National Education Union (NEU) is partnering with Liberty in its campaign to stop the Department for Education passing pupil data to the Home Office, without the knowledge of pupils and parents, for immigration control.
Although the NEU’s campaign to stop nationality and country of birth data being collected from parents as part of the school census was successful, other pupil and family data is still being disclosed.
Parents provide this information to schools without being told it may be passed on. The NEU believes that this secret data sharing undermines the relationship of trust between members, pupils and families. Fear that school data may be passed on means some children are kept at home and are unable to access their internationally recognised right to education.
The NEU has signed a pledge demanding that the Government commits to a firewall – a guarantee that personal data will not be shared with the Home Office for immigration control purposes.
Has your school put Refugee Week into the calendar for 2018/19 yet? It takes place from 17-23 June next year and the NEU is once again the only education union supporting it. We are planning some exciting activities for schools to get involved in and resources they can use. More information to follow in the new year.