After “Operation Protective Edge” the call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), made by Palestinian civil society in 2005, is more important than ever. Now the spot light of international media coverage is off, Israel tightens its stranglehold and the seige of Gaza intensifies. This month’s public meeting in on BDS.
- Jews For Justice For Palestinians (JfJfP)
- Manchester Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC)
- Boycott Israel Network (BIN), and
- Manchester Palestine Action (MPA)
Discussion will focus on nascent and existing BDS campaigns including divestment from Pension Funds with links to the Israeli Arms Trade, and consumer boycot of Dead Sea Products, Barclays Bank, implicated in the Arms trade with Israel, and Hewlett Packard, heavily involved with Israel’s security infractructure. There will be discussion of plans for a protest against the arms trade on Sat 29 Nov , as part of United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
Thurs 20 Nov 7-9pm Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street (behind Central Library) Manchester, M2 5NS.