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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/

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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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

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. Continue reading Emergency Protest

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 

PROTEST RIDE: GIRO D’ITALIA – RELOCATE THE RACE FROM ISRAEL

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

WOMEN OF PALESTINE – ON GOING NAKBA

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