Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   22 February 2018

Sunday 4 March. 15.00 to 18.00 (3 - 6 pm)
The Printworks, 14 Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HA

  • Ann Field, Unite the Union
  • Daphna Baram, comedian, UK director      ICAHD (above)
  • Hayley Savage, singer/songwriter (left)
  • Tim Barton DJ
  • Short films from and about Palestine

  • Please share on social media: the Facebook event page, and/or send this newsletter to your friends.

    Proceeds to Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP) and Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD)

    Organised by Hastings PSC and Unite the Union.

    Vigil for Ahed Tamimi in Hastings

    Good turnout for our vigil in solidarity with Palestinian schoolgirl Ahed Tamimi, with a steady stream of well-wishers, supporters and local people just wanting to know more. The action was in response to a last-minute call from a coalition of Palestinian organisations for international solidarity with Ahed on the day before her seventeenth birthday. As we were only able to give one day's notice to our members and contacts, the response was very encouraging. Article in the Hastings Online Times.

    Ahed is still in military detention, with her trial date having been postponed several times. More background information about the fight-back by Ahed and the people of Nabi Saleh against the military occupation in our January newsletter..

    So far one online petition calling for Ahed to be freed has received more than 1.7 million signatures: Free Ahed Tamimi. The latest 'Apartheid Adventures' video contribution to Ahed's arrest: Bullying Apartheid.

    Fly Kites Not Drones 2018. Sunday 18th March.

    Meet 11 am on the beach opposite the Carlisle Pub TN34 1PE.
    Fly kites in solidarity with young people who live in countries where drones are causing death, injury and fear. Organised by Hastings Against War. Drones are still killing men, women and children in Gaza, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan. USA, the UK and Israel are the 3 main countries that launch drone attacks. More information in the Hastings Online Times.

    News from and about the occupation:

    Israeli lawmaker tells BBC he'd put Ahed Tamimi 'in the hospital' by kicking her face.

    Israeli military kill 5 Palestinian protesters in January.

    Youngest children held by Israel jailed for months.

    Jonathan Cook: Fourteen-year-old Ghada was the latest victim of Israel's dehumanising machine.

    Gaza hospitals shut down as deadly siege tightens.

    Aren't Ahed and Nariman Tamimi women too?

    Richard Falk speaks on Israel and the question of apartheid.

    Palestinian victim sues Dutch supplier of Israeli attack dogs.

    27 Prominent US Figures Sign Petition in Support of Ahed Tamimi.

    Palestinian children need no lectures from Emily Thornberry.

    Video: South Africa at the UN: Israel is the only apartheid state in the world. (Jan 2017)

    Video: Tom Suárez explains why Zionism equals anti-Semitism

    Why does Virgin find "Palestinian couscous" offensive?

    BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) news

    Anti-BDS law deemed unconstitutional in Kansas.

    A Victory for the Right to Boycott, in Massachusetts.

    Saturday information stalls in Hastings

    We've run weekly information stalls in Hastings Town Centre opposite Lloyds Bank every Saturday 12.00 'til 14.00 (2 pm) since 2014. This winter we've decided to set up the stall depending on the weather prospects - when it's raining/sleeting/very cold very few people are around in the town centre! Each week we'll decide on the Friday whether to go ahead or not - 'phone number to ring to find out: 07854 486794. Back to normal in the Spring.

    Please come along to say hello and support us: any amount of time is appreciated.

    Hastings PSC Membership.
    We welcome new members! Becoming a member of Hastings PSC is an important way of supporting our work.The annual subscription is £10 waged, £5 unwaged. We haven't an online system as yet, but please fill in our membership form and hand it in at one of our information stalls or meetings. Download form here. We also encourage local people to join the national PSC.

    Recent Hastings PSC newsletters:

    29 January 2018
    16 January 2018
    18 December 2017
    21 November 2017

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