NEU: Resisting the far right in South America

Poster. The words "Latin America 2018" in sky bue on left of poster. The word "Adelante!" in green at bottom of poster. An image of an American eagle, clothed in an American flag, is tearing at a map South America.NEU News: NEU / TUC supported event.

Latin America 2018 – Adelante!

9.15-18.00, 1 December 2018
Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell St, Fitzrovia, London WC1B 3LW

The Trump Presidency has overseen a worrying rise in US interventions in Latin America, with the blockade of Cuba being tightened, sanctions threatened on Nicaragua, and Trump pushing for military intervention in Venezuela. But the resurgent right-wing in Latin America is facing resistance, with the Left winning the Mexican election, and trade unionists and popular movements mobilising to defend social progress across the region. Come along to hear eyewitness accounts and get involved in standing up to Trump’s interventions in Latin America. Click here to register.

 

NEU-NUT Section International Solidarity Conference 24/11/2018

NEU-NUT Section International Solidarity Conference

Saturday 24 November 2018, 11:00-16:00

Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD

NEU members at International Solidarity meeting. A group of 9 women and three men facing the camera..Unite with international solidarity activists from across the Union and learn more about how you can make a difference for teachers, education for all, and human rights across the globe. With workshops around the Union’s four key pillars of international solidarity, opportunities for regional and national networking, and speakers from across the Union, this is your chance to connect for change. Click link to register.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/neu-nut-section-international-solidarity-conference-tickets-50065335767

Bringing Palestine to Parliament – Lobby Day

PSC logo imageMessage from PSC:

Dear Friend,

We need your help in bringing Palestine to Parliament! Our 2018 Lobby Day will take place on Wednesday 28th November, and you can support it in a number of ways:

1) Request a meeting with your MP and join us in Parliament. (only do this if you can definitely be in London on the 28th November).
https://palestinecampaign.iparlsetup.com/lobby/parliament2018

2) If you can’t attend the Lobby Day, then please still write to your MP and ask them to meet with the PSC team for a briefing.
Support the Lobby Day
https://palestinecampaign.iparlsetup.com/lobby/parliament2018notattending

Join the hundreds of PSC supporters who will be arriving in Westminister to deliver a clear message on Palestine. All participants will be briefed in advance of our key parliamentary asks and what to expect when meeting their MP. This is a great opportunity to get together with those who share your passion for Palestine and to make a real difference!

This year’s Lobby Day will focus on two of PSC’s core campaigns; the treatment of Palestinian Child Prisoners
https://www.palestinecampaign.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/child-prisoners-factsheet-v2-CORRECTED.pdf

and the demand for the UK to Stop Arming Israel.
https://www.palestinecampaign.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/The-UK-Israel-Arms-Trade.pdf

The Lobby Day will take place on Wednesday 28th November from 12.00-18.00, with all participants also invited to attend a special rally meeting in the evening from 18.00 – 20.00. At this rally we will hear from experts and politicians on how to secure justice for Palestine.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your voice heard in Parliament!
Register now: Lobby Day 2018
https://palestinecampaign.iparlsetup.com/lobby/parliament2018

PSC Apartheid Conference: Justice in Palestine 03/11/2018

PSC logo imageMessage received from PSC:
Sign up for our conference ‘Justice in Palestine: Ending Apartheid, Achieving Freedom and Equality’ on November 3rd (limited places). This conference will bring together high profile experts and activists to discuss how we can fight against Israel’s apartheid policies.

03/11/2018
9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Resource for London
356 Holloway Road
London
N7 6PA

Tickets
Tier 1 (Waged/Standard Ticket): £18

Tier 2 (PSC Members and Concessions): £12

Tier 3 (Students): £3
*Please note: this price is heavily subsidised. Paying the higher price allows us to ensure the conference is accessible to all regardless of income.

Please use the booking form at link below to register your place before midday on Friday 2nd November. Once you have completed the registration form you can either choose to pay online, or call us on 020 7700 6192 between 11am – 5pm to pay over the phone.

https://www.palestinecampaign.org/events/apartheid-conference/

If you have no means to pay, we will try and help you. E-mail: lewis.backon@palestinecampaign.org

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Destruction of Khan al-Ahmar

PSC logo imageMessage from PSC:

Israeli bulldozers have stormed the Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar accompanied by soldiers and police. Activists protesting against the imminent demolition of the community were violently removed, and several arrested.

Meanwhile, a nearby illegal Israeli settlement flooded Khan al-Ahmar with waste water and sewage in an attempt to drive out residents and activists. This has not worked, and the week has seen global condemnation of Israel’s actions – including from UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

Maintaining international pressure is essential, but needs support from people like you. We need to make sure that Theresa May’s condemnation of Israel is translated into Government action. You can help by writing to the UK Foreign Office and First Ministers of Scotland and Wales

Take action: Write to the Foreign Office
https://palestinecampaign.iparlsetup.com/lobby/khan_al_ahmar

Joint General Secretaries Urge Action on Disappearances in Mexico

From NEU:

The Joint General Secretaries of the National Education Union have written to the British Ambassador to Mexico to urge him to raise awareness of forced disappearances in Mexico at the country’s upcoming Universal Periodic Review at the UN. Read the letter here.

https://www.teachers.org.uk/sites/default/files2014/letter-to-ambassador-taylor-04.10.2018-for-web.pdf