STOP THE MASSACRE IN GAZA
END THE ARMS TRADE WITH ISRAEL – SANCTIONS NOW!
Date: Saturday 26th July
Assemble: 12PM at Israeli Embassy to March to Parliament
Rally: Parliament at 2.30PM
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Stop the massacre
More than 600 Palestinians have been killed and more than 3,000 injured since 7 July, when the Israeli army launched its military operation on Gaza. On 20 July alone, Israeli troops massacred 67 Palestinians in the Shejaiya district east of Gaza City.
The UK government is refusing to act to end the slaughter, and respect Palestinian lives. The new Foreign Secretary said “Israel has the right to defend itself”. Israel is not defending itself: this attack on Gaza is simply the latest stage in a long, brutal, illegal, military occupation. We demand that the British government calls for an immediate end of Israel’s action – which is fundamentally based on the collective punishment of the Palestinian people.
Israel is in violation of international law with its attack on the civilian population. The UK should be making clear that unless Israel ends this bloody campaign it will move to impose sanctions, in particular that it will not buy or supply military equipment that has or could be used or tested as part of its illegal occupation or as part of the collective punishment of the Palestinian people. As part of our campaign we should target firms which are complicit with Israel’s war industry.
End the arms trade with Israel – Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions
Some of the munitions Israel is currently deploying may not be specifically prohibited under international humanitarian law, but according to B’Tselem, “rules of humanitarian law render their use in the Gaza Strip illegal. One of the most fundamental principles is the obligation to distinguish between those who are involved and those who are not involved”
A few pictures from the demonstration in London on Saturday. It was great to see such a large turnout, and helped restore a little bit of my faith in humanity. Thousands of people showed up as we marched 3 miles from Whitehall, outside 10 Downing Street, to the Israeli embassy. I was also pleased to see that the heat combined with the fact that many of the Muslims in this demonstration were fasting was not enough to hold back the outrage that led us to this demonstration.
This is not the first attack by Israel, nor will it be the last. It is important to continue boycotting goods that profit Israel, it is important not to forget the Palestinians once this stops trending on social media. Free Palestine!
Ramadan has come to an end, and I would like to wish Eid Mubarak to all my readers.
PSC Weekly Update 11th February 2010
Ban Settlement Goods – Email your MP now!
The Palestine Solidarity Campaign and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) urge all it’s supporters to lobby MP’s to call for a ban to goods from Israeli settlements in our supermarkets.
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I just used the lobbying tool, it literally takes a few minutes, and that’s including me personalising the letter a bit. I highly recommend you use this tool to get the message to your local MP.
So, many thanks to all who purchased this track, sadly it has not made the charts. At the end of the day, despite not making the charts, we did a good thing, I hope that a lot of money has been raised for Palestine.
The facebook group has changed it’s name to “LOWKEY’S CHARITY SINGLE FOR PALESTINE – HERE’S TO WEEK 2” which suggests this may be attempted for a second week running.
I do wonder though why it hasn’t hit the charts, not even the RnB singles charts. Whether it was disqualified because of multiple purchases, or just refusal because it’s too political or another reason altogether. It may just be that we didn’t have enough people buying it. There are rumours flying around that the BBC refused to play the song, unconfirmed as of yet.
Once we get sales figures, we’ll be able to deduce a more accurate answer. Till then, good work everyone.