To help promote the June Tour of Diyar Bethlehem Women’s FootballTeam there will be two showings of film Balls, Barriers, and Bulldozers with speakers present who went to West Bank in 2014 and played several teams there.
After the film show there will be a Q&A with two footballers, who played against several teams in West Bank, and they will also give an update on the plans for the Diyar team tour including news about the games in Liverpool 8th June -Leeds 9th June and Sheffield 10th June.
Balls, Barriers, and Bulldozers is a documentary film about a women’s football tour in the West Bank, Palestine. This 40 min film follows Bristol Easton Cowgirls and Leeds Republica Internationale women’s football teams when they visited the West Bank in 2014 to play several Palestinian women’s teams.
More information on the film is available from the film website.
Details of Showing
Friday 12th May 7.45 p m Balls Barriers Bulldozers The Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade 35-39 Oldham St M1 1JG
Thursday 18th May 8 p m Balls Barriers Bulldozers The Klondyke Club 1 Burnage Range, M19 2HQ
RIDE FOR JUSTICE FOR THE PALESTINIANS! – PROTEST AGAINST THE SIEGE OF GAZA!
Big Ride Flyer 2017
This year’s Big Ride is a three days EVENT from Liverpool to Sheffield via Manchester and Bradford. It is raising money for sports equipment for the rehabilitation of children in Gaza as part of a project with the Middle East Children’s Alliance and Dr Mona El-Farra, Vive President of the Red Cresent in Gaza. The Big Ride will be marking the third anniversary of Israel’s bombardment of Gaza in 2014, which killed 2,205 Palestinians including 547 children. This year is also the 50th anniversary of Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza in 1967 and the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration . The route is as follows. Continue reading The Big Ride 2017 4-6 August
Next Fundraising Event Sunday 14th May – Another 7 Miles
Many of you joined us on our wonderful sponsored walk in May 2015 when we raised an amazing £4,000 for women’s education in Gaza. Well, we’re doing it again this year. Why not join us on our 8.5 mile sponsored walk on Sunday May 14th. Continue reading Saddleworth Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund
Comedian Eddie Izzard is booked to play in Tel Aviv on March 30th.
He is known for his opposition to apartheid South Africa. He played gigs for the Anti- Apartheid Movement in the 1980s. In 2016 he ran Continue reading Protest: Comedian Eddie Izzard is booked to play in Tel Aviv on March 30th.
Saturday 8th Apr 2017 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Day Conference: 100 Years Since The Balfour Declaration -Understanding The History, Outcomes, And The British Responsibilities
Organised by Friends of Sabeel (North West)
- Professor Mary Grey- Ecotheologian, feminist writer and member of the Balfour Project
- Dr Aimee Shalan Director of Fobza –Promoting Palestinian access to education
Balfour Event Leaflet & Poster
Continue reading Day Conference on the Balfour Declaration in Bolton – Saturday 8th Apr
The History of Israel & Palestine 1948 – the Present Day: Young Palestinian’s Perspectives
Presenter: Michael Lavalette
Based on interviews with close to two hundred young Palestinians, this talk will look at the impact of displacement, occupation and oppression on the Palestinians of the West Bank. The talk will include appropriate reference to the history of Palestine (pre and Continue reading PALESTINE – PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE: THE HISTORY OF ISRAEL & PALESTINE 1948 TO THE PRESENT DAY
7th Mar 2017 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
This year’s guest speaker
Prof. Penny Green (Queen Mary University of London)
Title of Lecture: Evicting Palestine: Israel’s criminal urban planning programme
The lecture will introduce the concept of state crime and the centrality of civil society (rather than law) in defining, exposing and ultimately challenging state criminality. I will then focus on Israel’s systematic and criminal programme of forced evictions in the historic entity of Palestine. More specifically, I will explore systems of land tenure and urban planning, interlocking with the construction of physical structures of apartheid (separation walls and Israeli only roads) and green and archaeological sites, designed to create a formidable over-arching mechanism for the eviction of Palestinian residents from their homes and traditional lands. In the Continue reading TOM HURNDALL 12TH MEMORIAL LECTURE
Red Card Israeli Racism campaigns to remove teams located in illegal Israeli settlements from UEFA and FIFA, and to ensure fair play for Palestinian footballers. Geoff Lee, joint founder of the Red Card Israeli Racism campaign will be giving a talk about the campaign. UoM BDS will also be giving a short talk about the progress of our current campaign.
Please join us on Wednesday 8th February, 6pm, Avila House (opposite UoM Students Union), 335-337 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9PG
to find out more about the campaign and discuss how we can all participate in fighting social injustice.
For more information:
Organised by University of Manchester BDS Campaign
PALESTINE IN THE TRUMP ERA: IS IT ALL BAD?
20th Feb 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Speaker: Professor Ilan Pappe
(University of Exeter and author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine)
Can Trump’s administration be any worse than Obama’s for the prospect of peace in the Middle East and securing justice for the Palestinians? Throughout Obama’s 8 years Israeli settlements on Palestinian land have continued to expand and Israel’s siege of Gaza has entered its 10th year. Continue reading ILAN PAPPE SPEAKING IN SHEFFIELD