Emergency Protest

Palestinians continue to flock to the border as part of the #GreatReturnMarch: an act which will mark 70 years since the Nakba.

Most Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are refugees and their descendants, who were forcibly expelled from their homes in Mandatory Palestine in 1948. They have been systematically denied their right of return by Israel ever since.

The Israeli violence towards the peaceful protests in Gaza continues with now 31 reported killed.

They are demanding  basic human right,  including their right of return to their homes, in what is now Israel.

The right of Palestinian refugees and their descendants to return to home  is enshrined in international law.  In December 1948 the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 194, which called for the return of Palestinian refugees to their homes. In June 1967, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 237 called on Israel to facilitate the return of refugees. These resolutions are still in force.

Protest  this Saturday 14th April, 12 pm Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester


Photographs below from April 3rd protest and vigil outside Manchester Central Library on St Peter’s Square for the 17 unarmed Palestinian protesters killed on Friday 30th March by the Israeli Defence Force. The vigil was addressed by Jenny  Lynn, National Executive member of Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Councillor from Calderdale,  Councillor Jill Lovsey, Norma Turner (Chair Manchester PSC) and Adie Mordech (MPA). A message of support was recieved from North West MEP Julie Ward. Protesters held coffins with pictures of each of the 17 killed. Their names were called out followed by a minutes silence. The vigil & protest was called by Manchester Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Manchester Palestine Action. Morning Star Report for Vigil

Vigil: Israeli Army Killings In Gaza

JOIN THE VIGIL THIS  TUESDAY (3 APRIL)  17:30-18:30 OUTSIDE CENTRAL LIBRARY, ST PETERS SQ. MANCHESTER  We will all have been horrified but not surprised by yesterday’s events in Gaza. At least 15 Palestinians have been killed and more than 1,400 others wounded by Israeli forces as thousands marched near Gaza’s border with Israel in a major demonstration marking the 42nd anniversary of Land Day. Israeli forces fired live ammunition at protesters and used tear gas to push them back from a heavily fortified fence, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. Adalah, a legal centre for Palestinian rights in Israel, condemned the Israeli army’s use of force and stated: “Live gunfire on unarmed civilians constitutes a brutal violation of the international legal obligation to distinguish between civilians and combatants.” STOP ISRAEL’S KILLING OF PALESTINIANS!!! END ISRAEL’S ATTACKS ON GAZA!!! JOIN THE VIGIL THIS  TUESDAY  17:30-18:30 OUTSIDE CENTRAL LIBRARY, ST PETERS SQ. MANCHESTER WRITE TO BORIS JOHNSON NOW!!!  Organised and supported by Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Manchester Palestine Action,  University of Manchester  BDS Campaign After the vigil Manchester PSC will be supporting the Stand-Up To Racism vigil  Stand-Up to Islamophobia  FaceBook details here 


Saturday 10th March 12:00  Starting at Chorlton Green – Ride to the Velodrome  The first three days of the famed Giro d’Italia cycling race are scheduled to take place in Israel starting on 4th May. On Saturday 10th March an international day of action is calling for the race start to be relocated from Israel. We need to step up the pressure on professional cycling to hold Israel to account. We are organising a short ride and protest outside the British Cycling Federation Headquarters in Manchester on Saturday 10th March as part of the International Day of Action. Continue reading PROTEST RIDE: GIRO D’ITALIA – RELOCATE THE RACE FROM ISRAEL


NORTHERN WOMEN FOR PALESTINE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY EVENTS 2018 Sunday 4th March 14:00-17:00  Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Uppermill, Oldham Ol3 6AX (Local organiser – Saddleworth Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund) (Details) Thursday 8th March 12:00-16:00 People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinning Fields Manchester M3 3ER  (Details) Organised by Manchester PSC in conjunction with the People’s History Museum Hear the stories or refugee women of Palestine from 1948 to today through poetry, testimonies, film and photographs. Before the talks, visit a stunning installation that considers the plight of refugees from Palestine and the Rest of the world who cannot return to their homeland. Suitable for Adults and Young people Tour organised by  Northern Women for Palestine Facebook

Free Ahed Tamimi / Stop Arming Israel

Palestine solidarity campaigners  protesting outside HSBC in St Ann’s Square Manchester 20th Jan 2018
  • In support of Ahed Tamimi  and the  400 other Palestinian children illegally currently held  in Israel jails.
  • Against HSBC’s involvement with the arms trade between Israel and Britain.
An Israeli military court has ordered the Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi and her mother Nariman Tamimi to both be held in custody during their trials, possibly for months, despite calls from rights groups for their release. We need you to help send a message!
The arrest of 16 year old Ahed has shone a spotlight on Israel’s systematic abuse of minors through the process of military detention. It also highlights the different legal realities for Palestinians compared to illegal Israeli settlers.
Continue reading Free Ahed Tamimi / Stop Arming Israel


18th Jan 2018 Performance Start Time 7pm ,
Friends Meeting House Main Hall, 6 Mount Street, behind Central Library, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 5NS
Suspended from the Labour Party and vilified with fake accusations of antisemitism, Jackie Walker tells the story of her extraordinary activist parents and her own struggles fighting  racism in the UK.  How did a black,  lifelong anti-racist and supporter of Jeremy Corbyn end up suspended from the Labour Party? The Lynching is a theatrical performance, a ‘one woman’ show based on the history of black struggle. The play touches on her experiences as a black Jewish woman in the Labour Party and the struggle to bring the Palestinian narrative into the mainstream in the fight for Palestinian rights. There will be a Q&A discussion session after the performance. “… a great night. Jackie possesses a lovely singing voice and the honed acting skills of a veteran performer … very funny and frank about her own bolshy nature”   Alexei Sayle The Guardian  19 Nov 2017 “Jackie’s play is not a diatribe … but a very skilfully crafted work of art … that forces the audience to draw their own conclusions about racism, oppression, witch-hunts and over-zealous social workers .” Suzanne Gannon  Labour Briefing 4 Nov 2017 Details 18th Jan 2018 Performance Start Time Friends Meeting House Main Hall, 6 Mount Street, behind Central Library, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 5NS Admission Free  Suggested Donation £10 waged/£5 unwaged Email contact@psc-manchester.org.uk to reserve Jackie Walker The Lynching Flyer

Film Show: The Wanted 18

15th Dec 2017 6:00 – 8:00 pm Room 2, University of Manchester Students Union, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL Directors:  Paul Cowan, Amer Shomali 75min  Documentary & Animation Join us for an inspiring film, ‘The Wanted 18’ followed by a discussion. This film is about nation-building from the bottom up, by the people, not the politicians! The first Intifada, 1987: Palestinian leaders urge communities to Continue reading Film Show: The Wanted 18

Protest: Hands Off Jerusalem – Free Palestine

Assemble 5:30 pm 8th Dec 2017  outside Whitworth Hall, University of Manchester, Oxford Road. U.S. President Donald Trump’s has announced the move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv thereby recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This decision goes against the entire international consensus on Jerusalem. No other  nation state  recognises Jerusalem  as Israel’s capital.  All foreign embassies are located in Tel Aviv. Continue reading Protest: Hands Off Jerusalem – Free Palestine

Book Launch: The Privatisation of Israeli Security

Shir Hever will be presenting his new book Privatisation of Israeli Security (Pluto, 2017). Shir Hever Leaflet Between 1994-2014, Israel’s security service was transformed, becoming one of the most extreme examples of privatised security in the world. This book is an investigation into this period and the conditions that created ‘Occupation Inc.’: the institution of a private military-security-industrial complex. State sponsored violence is increasing as a result of this securitisation, but why is it necessary, and what are its implications? In this book, Shir Hever considers the impact of the ongoing Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation, the influence of U.S. military aid and the rise of neoliberalism in Israel, to make sense of this dramatic change in security policy. Through the lens of political economy, Continue reading Book Launch: The Privatisation of Israeli Security

Manchester Branch of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign