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Stop the massacre: London demo, 26th July



Date: Saturday 26th July

Assemble: 12PM at Israeli Embassy to March to Parliament

Rally: Parliament at 2.30PM

Coach Details: visit here

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.

Sanctions now

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”

National Demonstration 16 May – Remember Gaza – Free Palestine! – Update

A protester waves the Palestinian flag

A protester waves the Palestinian flag

So, the demonstration went well today, was a peaceful demonstration. As always a wide variety of people at the demonstration. The march lasted approximately an hour starting at 12:30 and arriving at Trafalgar Square at 13:30, and I think received a lot of attention in a busy London day. Very important points made by the speakers today, regarding the continuing oppression in Palestine, Avigdor Lieberman’s visit, and the current situation in Sri Lanka. I’ve uploaded a few photos of the event, enjoy!

American Folk Singer, forgot his name! American Folk Singer Outspoken Sister from Gaza George Galloway showing his support for Palestine LowKey reciting the poem tears for laughter LowKey reciting the poem tears for laughter LowKey reciting the poem tears for laughter LowKey performing his poem, Tears to Laughter.

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National Demonstration 16 May – Remember Gaza – Free Palestine!

There is a national demonstration planned for Saturday 16th May, 2009. I will almost certainly be attending. I often get asked, why demonstrate? Then I get told it makes no difference whether you demonstrate or not. That is quite wrong in my opinion. Protests can offer a sense of clarity on an issue that was previously not so clear. Demonstrations attract media attention, it allows the opinions of like minded people to be expressed indirectly in the media. Repeated attention in the media about the crimes occurring in Palestine will bring in more supporters to our cause, with enough people the government will have no option but to intervene and make comments in order to retain public confidence.

So, with my reasons justified, on to the details of the demonstration:

Assembling 12noon in Malet Street WC1 London, Followed by Rally in Trafalgar Square. The map is shown below:

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To commemorate the Palestinian 1948 Nakba

Lowkey MC, Mecca 2 Medina, Jeremy Hardy and more will join speakers from Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem, along with Jeremy Corbyn MP, Martin Linton MP, George Galloway MP, Daud Abdullah – Deputy Gen Sec Muslim Council of Britain, Jean Lambert MEP, Jenny Tonge MEP, Manuel Hassassian – Palestinian General Delegate to the UK and speakers from PSC, Stop the War Coalition, British Muslim Initiative, CND, Palestinian Forum in Britain, Viva Palestina, Jews for Justice for Palestine, Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights and others

Called by: Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War Coalition, British Muslim Initiative, Palestinian Forum in Britain and Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Supported by:

Action Palestine, Amos Trust, Arab Media Watch, Arab Women’s Association, Association of Palestinian Communities UK, Britain-Palestine Twinning Network, The Council for Arab-British Understanding, Campaign Against the Arms Trade, Christian Peacemaker Teams UK, Fire Brigades Union, Friends of Al-Aqsa, Friends of Lebanon, Friends of Birzeit University, Friends of Sabeel UK, The Green Party, Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions UK, Jewish Socialists’ Group, Jews for Justice for Palestinians, Labour Friends of Palestine, Liberation, Midlands Palestinian Community Association, Muslim Association of Britain, Muslim Council for Britain, NUS Black Students Campaign, Palestinian Forum in Britain, Respect, Pax Christi, Public and Commercial Services Union, Rail Maritime and Transport Union, UNISON, UNITE, Viva Palestina, War on Want, Zaytoun Ltd.

Download the leaflet here.

Leaflets are also available from the PSC office – please save the date and start organising transport now!

Details of coaches here!

They are looking for plenty of volunteers on the day, please contact us if you can help!

Please contact the PSC office for more information:

Tel:   020 7700 6192