National Day of Action on HSBC – Stop Arming Israel

Join us in Manchester Piccadilly 15th September for the National Day of Action against HSBC and it’s investments in Israel’s Arms manufacturers and suppliers. Stand with Palestinians facing the horrors of Israel’s military machine every single day, and hold complicit companies to account.

HSBC holds shares several arms companies including Elbit Systems which manufactures and supplies the Israeli military with drones, used regularly in attacks on Palestinian civilians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. It was recently revealed that Elbit drone Hermes 450 was part of an attack in 2014 in which four Palestinian children were killed on a beach in the Gaza Strip while playing football. In total, HSBC holds over £800m worth of shares in, and is involved in syndicated loans worth over £19bn to, companies that sell weapons and military equipment to the Israeli government.

In recent weeks Israel has intensified its bombing campaigns against Gaza yet again. HSBC is complicit with these attacks.

There have been actions and protests up and down the country at HSBC branches and it is important we grow the movement now to pressure HSBC in to ending their complicity with Israel’s arms trade

Come and take action at Manchester Piccadilly gardens at 1pm Saturday 15th September

Join the campaign to expose and end HSBC’s investments in Israel’s arms trade.

See here for other National Actions:
https://www.palestinecampaign.org/events/hsbc-day-of-action/

Cycling for Palestine

In September 2017 Susannah O’Sullivan left her job to cycle 4,000 kilometres from Bristol to Palestine, before spending 3 months working with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) in Hebron, the Jordan Valley and 2 months teaching in Nablus. During this time she met environmental activists working to support the boycott of Israeli produce by growing organic vegetables. When not working, she also took the opportunity to cycle in the Palestinian country side. Susannah will give a presentation about her time whilst in Palestine and her experience of riding there.

Susannah O’Sullivan in Montenegro on her way to Palestine

In response to ‘Operation Protective Edge’, the devastating assault on Gaza in 2014, the first Big Ride for Palestine took place in August 2015.  It has since become an annual event, with over 200 cyclists riding from Coventry to London this year.  We will be showing a short film of this year’s ride made by Jess Hutchinson, a young film maker who also rode this year’s Big Ride. Owen Cooper, coordinator of the Big Ride for Palestine, will lead a discussion on cycling and solidarity. Owen was one of six Big Riders who visited Palestine in 2017 joining eight others on the Zyara for Palestine. Twelve of the fourteen cycled The Big Ride for Palestine in 2018.

Big Ride for Palestine Starts on Friday (3rd August)

This Friday (3rd August) the 4th  Big Ride for Palestine starts . This years ride is a three day event from Coventry  to London via  Northampton, and Luton.

The Big Ride for Palestine is raising funds for sport equipment used in rehabilitation in Gaza, a project in partnership with the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA). Money is being raised using the Global Giving charity fund raising platform.

Details of the Project & How to Donate

For more information Big Ride Information Leaflet  or go to the Big Ride Web site  www.thebigride4palestine.com.

ROUTE

  • Fri 3rd August  Coventry to Northampton
  • Sat 4th August  Northampton to Luton
  • Sun 5th August  Luton to London

For more information on the ride see the Big Ride Folded A4 Leaflet, email the Big Ride at   info@thebigride4palestine.com or go to the Big Ride Web site  www.thebigride4palestine.com.

Film Show “Occupation Of The American Mind”

The Occupation of the American Mind Film Show + Discussion
Narrated by Roger Waters  Directed by Sut Jhally   1h 22min
Thursday 12th July Start 7:00 pm Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS
Entry Free

This replaces a meeting with Hassan Muamer from the West Bank village of Battir scheduled for the same evening as he has not been able to get a visa to travel to the UK.

Summary of Film
Israel’s ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world — except the United States. The Occupation of the American Mind takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception, zeroing in on pro-Israel public relations efforts within the U.S.

Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. media culture, the film explores how the Israeli government, the U.S. government, and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces, often with very different motives, to shape American media coverage of the conflict in Israel’s favour.

From the U.S.-based public relations campaigns that emerged in the 1980s to today, the film provides a sweeping analysis of Israel’s Continue reading Film Show “Occupation Of The American Mind”

Public Meeting: Brian Brown Discusses South Africa & Israeli Apartheid

Rev. Brian Brown was administrative director of the Christian Institute of Southern Africa when he and it were banned in 1977 by the apartheid regime.  His talk will compare apartheid in South Africa and the ongoing search for freedom of the Palestinian people.

He was involved in the Institute’s opposition to apartheid and civil religion, its engagement with Black Consciousness, and its calls for civil disobedience and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS).

In exile Brian held appointments as Africa Secretary of the British Council of Churches and the Methodist Missionary Society where he continued to promote his belief in the indivisibility of freedom.

Brian is now a member of Kairos-Britain and  his autobiography Born to be Free contrast apartheid in South Africa with the struggle for freedom of the Palestinian people.

Details

21st Jun 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, behind Central Library, Manchester, M2 5NS

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Vigil & Protest: Free Palestine – Stop the Killing – Stop Arming Israel

The Great Return March is culminating in a huge mobilisation in Gaza on Tuesday June 5th to mark the 51st anniversary of Israel’s occupation of Gaza, East Jerusalem and the West bank.

Palestine Solidarity Campaign have called a national day of action in solidarity with the Great Return Match on that day that we are supporting.

Join the Vigil  & Protest  in St Peter’s Square

Bring Flags & Keys

Free Palestine – Stop the Killing – Stop Arming Israel

Supported by

Manchester Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Manchester Palestine Action
Manchester Palestine Forum
Manchester Jewish Action for Palestine

Join Us and Show your Solidarity with the Palestinian People!!

Details

5:30 – 6:30 pm  Tuesday 5th June 2018

St Peter’s Square, Manchester, M2 3AE

Join The Vigil in Solidarity with Gaza

Join The Vigil Tomorrow (Tuesday 15 May) Outside Manchester Central Library, St Peters Sq. 17:30-18:30

There has been another major massacre in Gaza today. The worst attack so far on the Great Return March.

At least 30 protesters have been shot dead and over a 1000 people have been shot.

Manchester PSC and Manchester Palestine Action are calling a vigil outside Manchester Central Library between 5.30 to 6.30.

Please come to show your solidarity with the Palestine people and help expose Israeli’s brutal policy of shoot to kill unarmed protesters.

Stop Israel’s Killing Of Palestinians!!!
End Israel’s Attacks On Gaza!!!

Join The Vigil This Tuesday 17:30-18:30
Outside Manchester Central Library, St Peters Square

Nakba Commemoration 2018

Event to Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba.

Join Us and Show your Solidarity with the Palestinian People !!!

Details

13th May 2018 starting 12 noon  Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester City Centre, Manchester, M1 1AF

  • Tent Encampment & Stalls from 12 noon
  • Big Ride 4 Palestine cycle contingent arriving at 13:00
  • Rally with Speakers starting 13:15

Event finish at 16:00

2018 is the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, when over 750,000 Palestinian were uprooted and forced to flee their homes driven out by Zionist militias during the creation of the state of Israel. Continue reading Nakba Commemoration 2018

VIGIL & PROTEST AGAINST ISRAELI ARMY KILLINGS

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

Manchester Branch of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign