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.
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
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!!
5:30 – 6:30 pm Tuesday 5th June 2018
St Peter’s Square, Manchester, M2 3AE
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