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
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”
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.
21st Jun 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, behind Central Library, Manchester, M2 5NS
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
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
Event to Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba.
Join Us and Show your Solidarity with the Palestinian People !!!
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
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
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
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
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
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