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Big Ride Benefit Bop

Details Saturday 20th May 9pm til late The Klondyke Club, Burnage Range M19 2HQ

Leve Nights are hosting a Benefit Bop for The Big Ride on Saturday 20th May. Money raised will go to the Middle East Children’s Alliance for sports equipment used in the rehabilitation of children traumatized by Israel’s repeated attacks on Gaza and their daily living experience living under siege. More details on this years Big Ride are below.

These are great nights when enough of us get along, so come and have a bop, and help raise money and awareness of the situation Continue reading Big Ride Benefit Bop

Balls, Barriers, and Bulldozers

To help promote the June Tour of Diyar Bethlehem Women’s FootballTeam there will be two showings of film Balls, Barriers, and Bulldozers with speakers present who went to West Bank in 2014 and played several teams there.

After the film show there will be a Q&A with two footballers,  who played  against several teams in West Bank, and they will  also give an update  on the plans for the Diyar team tour including news about the games in Liverpool 8th June -Leeds 9th June and Sheffield 10th June.

Balls, Barriers, and Bulldozers is a documentary film about a women’s football tour in the West Bank, Palestine. This 40 min film follows Bristol Easton Cowgirls  and  Leeds Republica Internationale women’s football teams when they visited the West Bank in 2014 to play several Palestinian women’s teams.

More information on the film is available from the film website.

Details of Showing

Friday 12th May  7.45 p m Balls  Barriers Bulldozers The Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade 35-39 Oldham St M1 1JG


The Big Ride 2017 4-6 August 


Big Ride Flyer 2017

This year’s Big Ride is a three days EVENT from Liverpool to Sheffield via Manchester and Bradford. It is raising money for sports equipment for the rehabilitation of children in Gaza as part of a project with the Middle East Children’s Alliance and Dr Mona El-Farra, Vive President of the Red Cresent in Gaza.  The Big Ride will be marking the third anniversary of Israel’s bombardment of Gaza in 2014, which killed 2,205 Palestinians including 547 children. This year is also the 50th anniversary of Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza in 1967 and the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration .  The route is as follows.   Continue reading The Big Ride 2017 4-6 August 

Day Conference on the Balfour  Declaration in Bolton – Saturday 8th Apr

Saturday 8th Apr 2017 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Day Conference: 100 Years Since The Balfour Declaration -Understanding The History, Outcomes, And The British Responsibilities
Organised by Friends of Sabeel (North West)
Guest Speakers

  • Professor Mary Grey- Ecotheologian, feminist writer and member of the Balfour Project
  • Dr Aimee Shalan Director of Fobza –Promoting Palestinian access to education

Balfour Event Leaflet & Poster

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The History of Israel & Palestine 1948 – the Present Day: Young Palestinian’s Perspectives

Presenter:  Michael Lavalette

Based on interviews with close to two hundred young Palestinians, this talk will look at the impact of displacement, occupation and oppression on the Palestinians of the West Bank. The talk will include appropriate reference to the history of Palestine (pre and Continue reading PALESTINE – PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE: THE HISTORY OF ISRAEL & PALESTINE 1948 TO THE PRESENT DAY


7th Mar 2017 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
This year’s guest speaker
Prof. Penny Green (Queen Mary University of London)

Title of Lecture: Evicting Palestine: Israel’s criminal urban planning programme

The lecture will introduce the concept of state crime and the centrality of civil society (rather than law) in defining, exposing and ultimately challenging state criminality. I will then focus on Israel’s systematic and criminal programme of forced evictions in the historic entity of Palestine. More specifically, I will explore systems of land tenure and urban planning, interlocking with the construction of physical structures of apartheid (separation walls and Israeli only roads) and green and archaeological sites, designed to create a formidable over-arching mechanism for the eviction of Palestinian residents from their homes and traditional lands. In the Continue reading TOM HURNDALL 12TH MEMORIAL LECTURE

Giving Israel the Red Card – Fair Play for Palestine

Red Card Israeli Racism campaigns to remove teams located in illegal Israeli settlements from UEFA and FIFA, and to ensure fair play for Palestinian footballers. Geoff Lee, joint founder of the Red Card Israeli Racism campaign will be giving a talk about the campaign. UoM BDS will also be giving a short talk about the progress of our current campaign.

Please join us on Wednesday 8th February, 6pm, Avila House (opposite UoM Students Union), 335-337 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9PG

to find out more about the campaign and discuss how we can all participate in fighting social injustice.

For more information:

Organised by  University of Manchester BDS Campaign