SPWSF Autumn Fund Raiser: Sponsored Swim & Social

Saddleworth Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund’s Autumn Fundraiser is a sponsored swim as well as the usual social event .  You can do the swim  either on your own counting lengths  and/or with us a  private pool in Saddleworth on the afternoon of 3 November with a group of us.  We are collectively aiming at swimming 25 miles – the length of Gaza .  We are also having a Social in the afternoon of 3 November 2019 which everyone is welcome to.

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Film Show: Not in our name

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.

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National Day of Action- Stop Arming israel

Join the National Day of Action calling for HSBC to #StopArmingIsrael! 

Manchester Piccadilly Gardens 12pm Sat 14 Sept

HSBC invests in and provides financial services for companies providing military technology and weapons to Israel, which the Israeli military has used to commit war crimes and systematically violate international law. This includes investments of nearly £100million in the company Caterpillar.

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UPDATE FROM GAZA WITH DR MONA EL-FARRA

Public meeting on the current situation in Gaza with Dr Mona El-Farra.

Dr Mona El-Farra is the director of Gaza Projects for the Middle East Children’s Alliance, is a physician by training and a human rights and women’s rights activist. She is also the Health Chair of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society of the Gaza Strip and a member of the Union of Health Work Committees. She will give an update on the current situation  and the work of the Middle East Children’s Alliance in Gaza

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Public MeetiNG: Meet the Rooftop Protesters

Monday 5th August 6pm, outside Elbit Systems / Ferranti Technology Factory, Cairo House, Waterhead, Oldham OL4 3JA

For 3 days from July 1st to July 3rd protesters from Manchester Palestine Action occupied the roof of the Israeli Arms Factory Elbit Ferranti. There was also a peace camp on the ground that grew with many people from Oldham joining in. This is a chance to meet them and learn all about the campaign.

All of those involved had been to Palestine and have seen up close the devastating effect of the weapons that were built, developed and profited from by Elbit Systems. Elbit, who own the factory are Israel’s largest weapons manufacturer, making the drones that have been used to kill thousands of Palestinian civilians in Gaza. They sell these weapons as “battle tested”, which means tested on Palestinians.

Come and meet the rooftop protesters and learn more about the campaign to stop the Arms Factory on our doorstep

Called by:
Oldham Peace and Justice
Manchester Campaign Against Arms Trade
Greater Manchester Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Manchester Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Manchester Palestine Action
Manchester Jewish Action for Palestine

Details

5th Aug 2019 6:00 pm Elbit Systems / Ferranti Technology, Cairo Mill, Waterhead, Oldham, OL4 3JA

Some Coverage of the Rooftop protest:

Manchester Meteor: https://www.themeteor.org/2019/07/01/activists-occupy-roof-of-israeli-elbit-ferranti-in-oldham-call-for-arms-embargo/

Manchester Evening News on the protest: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/ferranti-protest-israel-palestine-oldham-16516169

Manchester Evening News on Elbit Ferranti Weapons: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/question-marks-over-whether-arms-16612998

Oldham Times: https://www.theoldhamtimes.co.uk/news/17743497.rooftop-protest-at-ferranti-technologies-factory-in-oldham/

From the rooftop: explaining Elbit complicity in Israel’s crimes against Palestinians: https://www.facebook.com/ManchesterPalestineAction/videos/892246297800452/

Manchester Branch of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign