PRESS RELEASE: BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti not granted visa to speak at Labour Conference fringe events

BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti not granted visa to speak at Labour Conference fringe events Palestinian voices, including Mr. Barghouti, will still be heard at Conference Omar Barghouti is unable to travel to the UK because his visa was abnormally delayed by the British Government without explanation. He was due to speak at a Labour Party …

Palestine Solidarity at TUC Congress 2019

Palestine Solidarity Report from TUC Congress 2019 This year Palestine took centre stage amid the international discussions at TUC Congress in Brighton. This came at a crucial time with Israel’s Prime Minister announcing – during TUC Congress – that if elected he will annex huge swathes of the Occupied Palestinian West Bank. This announcement came …

PSC responds to Netanyahu’s pledge to annex occupied West Bank

Palestine Solidarity Campaign responds to Netanyahu’s pledge to annex occupied West Bank Campaigning group Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s vow to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank, and has called on the UK Government to hold Israel to account for its ongoing violations of international law. The …

PSC responds to IHRA being used to shut down Big Ride for Palestine event

On Saturday 3rd August, it was revealed (following an FOI request submitted by PSC) that Tower Hamlets Council refused an event application from The Big Ride for Palestine because of secret concerns around the IHRA definition of antisemitism. We have written to Mayor Biggs, the elected leader of Tower Hamlet Council, outlining our serious concerns …

Palestinian cyclists call for British Cycling to drop HSBC

We, Palestinian cyclists, take pride when we see committed solidarity across the globe. On numerous occasions, cyclists and activists around the world have cycled to raise awareness of our struggle and to highlight Palestinian oppression under the Israeli regime. Due to racist Israeli policies we haven’t been allowed to return to our homes for the …

Take Action: Sur Baher Home Demolitions

Write to your MP to ban trade with illegal settlements Write to HSBC to divest from Caterpillar In the early hours of Monday morning, hundreds of Israeli soldiers stormed the Palestinian area Wadi Hummus, in the Sur Baher neighbourhood of East Jerusalem, and began bulldozing residential homes. As scores of families woke up to find …

PSC statement on Appeal Court Decision on British arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Yesterday, Campaign Against Arms Trade won a major victory in the Court of Appeal as judges declared that British arms sales to Saudi Arabia are unlawful because ministers failed to properly assess their contribution to civilian casualties in indiscriminate bombing in Yemen. This decision demonstrates the strength of grassroots campaigning and our collective power in …

REPORT: #BoycottPuma day of action

On Saturday 15th June, thousands of human rights campaigners across the world took part in an international day of action against the German sports brand Puma, urging it to cancel a deal with Israel’s football association. The #BoycottPuma campaign is a response to the call from over 200 Palestinian football clubs and sports organisations to …