Give Palestinians back their childhoods

Message received from PSC:

“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!

Join Ahed : Write to the Foreign Office

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.

Please take 3 simple actions to support us:

Learn more by reading our Child Prisoner Factsheet

Write to the Foreign Office

Sign our petition

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 materials  and speakers to make this easy. Please send us a message at:  campaigns@palestinecampaign.org  ”

Stand with Palestine on May 11th – #ExistResistReturn

Message received from PSC:

National Demonstration – Stand with Palestine on May 11th – #ExistResistReturn

It’s now less than a month until the National Demo for Palestine – we need your help to make this demo huge and show that the people of Palestine are not alone.

Hear from Lowkey and others on why they will be joining the demo on May 11th:

Together, we can get thousands out on the streets on May 11th to show that the Palestinian people are not alone, and to send a clear message to the UK government that Israel must be held to account for its actions.

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Fair Play for Palestine: Justice through sport

PSC has launched a new campaign calling on Puma to end its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association (IFA).

The message we received from PSC:

“More than 200 Palestinian teams have called on Puma to end its support for Israel’s military occupation by terminating its sponsorship deal with the IFA.
Puma has so far ignored these calls and continues to lend its brand to legitimising Israel’s occupation of Palestine. Join us in writing to British football clubs with influence over Puma to help make a difference!”

Read more at:
https://www.palestinecampaign.org/campaigns/puma/

Bolivia, Evo Morales & the Transformation of a nation

Event hosted by Unite The Union

Bolivia, Evo Morales & the Transformation of a nation

Tuesday April 30, 6.30pm

Unite House
128 Theobalds Rd
London
WC1X 8TN.

With Manuel Bueno, Bolivian trade unionist // Colin Burgon, Labour Friends of Progressive Latin America // Georgia Platman, former Telesur Journalist // Dan Carden MP, Shadow International Development Secretary & more.

Register at Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bolivia-evo-morales-and-the-transformation-of-a-nation-tickets-58280387207

Poster for "Bolivia: Yes to social progress" meeting. Shows Bolivian people supporting social progress rally.Add your name to the Solidarity Statement:
Pledge to stand up for Bolivia’s right to determine its own future by signing at:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9t4KJ7ZEJtyZmrUfjGdN3-YD9__ospwYcF49_qtUvt4N4fQ/viewform

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11/05/2019 National Demonstration for Palestine

Poster for PSC National Demonstration For Palestine. Printing in PSC colours on black and white background. Human arm raised high and holding a key.Message from PSC:

Saturday 11 May in London

National Demonstration for Palestine

Exist! Resist! Return!

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.

Message from MENA on Sudan

We have received the following message from MENA:

“Stay in the streets”: leaders of Sudan’s uprising reject military rule

Poster with white print on a diagonally orientated block of black background. The words "Solidarity with #SudanUprising" are shown in the black block. Below the main message the words "No to military rule. Democracy now." are printed in black on white.

The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), which has been the main organiser of the 3-month popular uprising in Sudan, has rejected the attempt by the military high command to seize power for a “transitional period”. Dictator Omar el Bashir’s rule came to a formal end on 11 April after the Minister of Defence, Awad Ibn Awf announced that he had been removed from power and arrested.

The SPA, which represents a wide range of professions, including doctors, teachers and journalists, called on protesters camped outside the Ministry of Defence to stay in the streets.

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Ghana education unions say NO to privatisation

News from NEU HQ:

Education unions in Ghana have spoken out against the Ghanaian governments attempts to privatise and commercialise the public education sector. This comes after the announcement of the pilot ‘Ghana Partnership Schools’ programme, described by the unions as ‘a subtle and potential privatisation, commercialisation and commodification of public education in Ghana with the approval of the government.’ Read more on Education International’s website.

See also:

https://ei-ie.org/en/detail/16204/ghana-why-teachers-are-saying-no-to-ark-schools

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Hamilton House Meeting: Resistance against far right in Brazil

“Brazil: Stand with the resistance against far-right Bolsonaro” event this Thursday (March 28) from 6.30pm at Hamilton House, London, WC1H 9BB, with eyewitness accounts from the struggle in Brazil. You can register here
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brazil-stand-with-the-resistance-against-far-right-bolsonaro-tickets-56196796130
and see info on Facebook here
https://www.facebook.com/events/2306054482739932/

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Mandela, The Official Exhibition – Special Trade Union Day 3/4/2019

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.

Poster for "Mandela: The Official Exhibition". Black and white photo of Mandela with arm raised. Mandela is on the left hand side of the poster. The words "Mandela, the official exhibition" are printed in white and yellow at centre right, "Free admission for all trade union members" is printed at the bottom, in yellow on blue.

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.

To attend on April 3 for free, simply mention your Union at the Front Desk.
To attend the talk or late opening (from 6pm), register at Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-admission-for-all-union-members-tickets-59227523116

If you can’t make it on April 3, there’s a special discount code, LR1250 that will be valid with any booking made through mandelaexhibition.com
http://mandelaexhibition.com/

PSC 2019 Fighting Fund Appeal

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Message from PSC:

Dear Friend,

A few weeks ago we launched our 2019 Fighting Fund Appeal. This year we are not only taking on the Government in the Supreme Court, but we’re also growing and expanding our wider campaigns for freedom, justice and equality in Palestine. Can you help us smash our minimum target of £60k in order to fund this?

Donate to the 2019 Fighting Fund

In January we received the fantastic news that we’d won the right to appeal to the Supreme Court against the judgement that made it legal for the Government to stop Local Government Pension Schemes from divesting from companies complicit in Israel’s violations of the rights of Palestinians.

Thanks to your amazing support, we have already raised over £45k so far. This is 75% of our minimum target of £60k. Can you help us to raise the rest and smash our target so that we can both fund our crucial court case but also sustain our wider campaigning? In the video below, PSC Patron Ken Loach explains why your support is so important.