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7,000 people call for removal of BBC journalist from reporting on Palestine

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An open letter signed by 7,000 people was today sent to the BBC calling for the removal of the broadcaster’s Head of Statistics from all reporting on Palestine and Israel.The demand followed an article published on the BBC website, in which the Head of Statistics, Anthony Reuben, misused Palestinian casualty figures in an attempt to […]

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Parliament update: Palestine features in Iraq War debate

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Parliament was recalled unexpectedly for one day to vote on whether to support airstrikes in Iraq. These are the parts of the Parliamentary discussion that day that relate directly to Palestine. FRIDAY  26  SEPTEMBER  2014 1. Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL debate: – Jim Sheridan: [intervening on Ed Miliband] “My right hon. Friend is absolutely right in […]

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PSC update: tell your MP to VOTE for Palestine

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  Tell your MP: VOTE to recognise Palestine There are very few opportunities for MPs to vote to recognise Palestinians’ right to self-determination. But on Monday 13th October, your MP will have a chance to vote in the Commons to recognise a Palestinian State. The decision will not be binding on the Government, but it […]

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Standing up for Palestine at Labour’s Conference

Standing up for Palestine at Labour’s Conference

PSC was delighted to see many candidates and MPs at our stand. Here is a small selection: Thanks for your support for Palestinian human rights @SeemaMalhotra1 #lab14 pic.twitter.com/oirC35XilQ — PSC (@PSCupdates) September 24, 2014 Great to see our patron @jeremycorbyn at @PSCupdates stand147 #lab14 pic.twitter.com/Lct5EjKZOv — PSC (@PSCupdates) September 23, 2014 Thanks to @rushanaraali for […]

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PSC at Labour Party Conference

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There was standing room only at all Palestine fringes at Labour Party Conference. Events by Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Medical Aid for Palestinians and Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East were all packed out. Overall, there were more than 1,000 attendances combined at the events. We also had a stand at Labour Party Conference> […]

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Eye witness to the horror – Dr Mustafa Barghouti

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On Tuesday 9th September 2014, Dr Mustafa Barghouti shared with hundreds of Palestinian human rights supporters – gathered to lobby their MPs – his eye-witness account about the situation in Gaza. Please be aware the contents of his speech and presentation are extremely disturbing and upsetting. Thank you to @GillSwain1 for videoing this for PSC.

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Parliament update: 8-11 September

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FRIDAY  12   SEPTEMBER   2014 1. Second reading of Private Members’ bill: International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill: – Michael Moore: “Day in, day out, we see the important work that is done by NGOs, the Department for International Development and others in humanitarian crises around the world, whether in Syria, Gaza, the Philippines following last […]

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Amazing show of support for Palestine at Mass Lobby for Gaza

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Hundreds of supporters for Palestine met with MPs from all political parties at the Emergency Mass Lobby for Gaza on Tuesday 9 September. MPs from all sides of the House supported the Lobby for Gaza. In total, well over 100 MPs came to support the Lobby and met with constituents. Over 350 constituents were addressed […]

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TUC commits to ‘step up the campaign for a free Palestine': PSC response

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The TUC’s commitment to ‘step up the campaign for a free Palestine’, endorsed today at TUC conference, has been welcome by Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC). In a statement from its General Council, the TUC condemns the ‘collective punishment of the people of Gaza’, and describes Israel’s latest land grab in the West Bank as ‘a […]

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