On Thursday 19th September Manchester PSC will be showing the excellent documentary film “Not In Our Name” by Gabrielle Tierney.
On the 12th August 2006, during the Israeli military campaign against Lebanon, 9 men stormed an arms factory in Derry, Northern Ireland. They caused an estimated £350,00 worth of damage and were arrested. They denied nothing, yet the jury acquitted them of all charges.
‘Not in Our Name’ is a story of international solidarity and compartive politics between Northern Ireland and the Middle East. The film includes interviews to many of the Raytheon activists including journalist and activist Eamonn McCann, Tony Benn and Mark Steel.
The film will be followed by discussion and up-date on the Stop Arming Israel campaign.
19th Sep 2019 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, behind Central Library, Manchester, M2 5NS
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.
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.