In Actions

PSC Emergency Appeal

Our battle against the UK government continues.  Last year, we won a key victory for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement at the High Court, which threw out regulations designed to stop Local councils from divesting their pension funds from companies supporting Israel’s illegal occupation. Earlier this month, the Court of Appeal overturned the…

PSC sends condolences and solidarity to Omar Barghouti

Palestine Solidarity Campaign sends its deepest condolences and solidarity to Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, whose mother Wafieh passed away on Friday. In a moving tribute, to his mother (posted in full below), Barghouti described her as having “lived a life of ‘loyalty’ and ‘faith’ to your principles, to…

UK-wide protests tell HSBC: Stop Arming Israel!

Over 35 protests hit branches of HSBC on Saturday as the national day of action sent a clear message to the bank to divest its shares in Elbit Systems and other companies arming Israel. Press coverage: ‘Protests in over 30 HSBC branches over its links with companies arming Israel‘, Morning Star, 16 Sept 2018. ‘Protests target HSBC…

PSC says it is time to talk about Palestine

PSC says it is time to talk about Palestine PSC regrets the Labour Party National Executive Committee’s (NEC) decision to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism despite many calls to reject it, most importantly from a coalition of Palestinian civil society organisations, the Joint List of Palestinian members of the Knesset and representatives of the…

UK student conference: driving forward campus BDS

UK student conference: driving forward campus BDS Students from over 35 different UK universities converged in Manchester at the weekend for a national conference on campus Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaigning. The two day gathering included workshops on researching universities’ complicity with Israeli apartheid, effective divestment campaigning, building coalitions on campus, winning the case…

PSC endorses Palestinian civil society statement on IHRA

PSC endorses Palestinian civil society statement on IHRA Palestine Solidarity Campaign welcomes and endorses the statement issued today from a broad coalition of Palestinian civil society organisations, calling upon the Labour Party and wider public bodies to reject the IHRA definition of antisemitism (statement follows below, original here). The call references similar statements issued by…

Migrant, Refugee, and BAME Communities Speak out

Migrant, Refugee, and BAME Communities Speak out Against Public Silence As migrant and BAME groups in Britain, we reaffirm our fundamental right to the freedom of expression, and publicly to express our anxieties about the suppression of information on the history and lived experience of our communities. Many of us arrived in the UK as…

Take action: End Trade with Illegal Israeli Settlements

We are calling on the Government to ban trade with Israel’s illegal settlements. Words of condemnation are not sufficient to prevent the colonisation of Palestine. Now is the time for action! For the last 50 years Israel has been expanding settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, displacing entire Palestinian communities in the process.…

Guardian letter on BDS

Guardian letter about the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement Nathan Thrall’s article is a welcome in-depth, and accurate account of an unjustly slandered campaign. He gets to the crux of the issues BDS activists highlight: that Israel has established a one-state reality that privileges the rights of Jews while denying rights to Palestinians and…

Palestinians in the UK speak out

Palestinians in the UK speak out for the right to freedom of speech The fundamental right to free expression, guaranteed by article 10 of the Human Rights Act, is first and foremost the right to “receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority”. We write to provide news of our existence, in the…

PRESS RELEASE: London council to debate banning those calling for BDS on grounds of ‘antisemitism’

London council to debate banning those calling for Israel boycott on grounds of ‘antisemitism’ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 31 July 2018 Contact: Hilary Aked, Media and Communications Officer, Palestine Solidarity Campaign hilary.aked [at] palestinecampaign.org / 07590862268 London council to debate banning those calling for Israel boycott on grounds of ‘antisemitism’ Council to debate banning organisations boycotting…