PSC Trade Union Conference Report

‘Solidarity with Palestine: Next steps for the UK Trade Union movement’ – a report of the PSC conference on 12 October 2019   Over 120 trade union activists from the UK attended the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) conference in October. The event was supported by the following UK trade unions: Unite the Union, UNISON, GMB, …

Mandela’s grandson in UK: “End Israeli apartheid!”

Nkosi Zwelivelile, an African National Congress MP and grandson of Nelson Mandela, spoke out against Israeli apartheid during a visit to the UK this week. On Tuesday 11 October 2018, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign organised a briefing with union officials and NGO leaders to build international links and discuss the parallels between Israel’s treatment of …

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. …

Take action: Israeli settlement football teams

Take action: Ask your MP to sign this EDM on Israeli settlement football teams Please contact your MP now and ask them to sign Early Day Motion 811 and raise the issue of FIFA recognising football teams from illegal Israeli settlements. The link to the EDM and the signatories so far:  https://www.parliament.uk/edm/2016-17/811 Find your MP https://www.theyworkforyou.com/ …

Video: Why we boycott. With Omar Barghouti

Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement told PSC why BDS matters, why it is working, why international solidarity is essential to achieving equality and freedom for Palestinians. And if you don’t have time to watch the full 15 minute version, we’re made a shorter 5 minute version for you to …

Stories of dispossession: Four Palestinians tells us what the Nakba means to them

Haya Al Farra, Mahmoud Zware, Kamel Hawwash, and Ben Jamal on what the Nakba means to them. Haya Al Farra works at the Palestinian Mission in London. Her parents, along with their families, lost their homes and land in Palestine when Israel was created in 1948. Like millions of Palestinians across the globe, Haya continues …

Q&A: Antisemitism, anti-Zionism, and BDS

We are being contacted by members and supporters concerned with the misrepresentation of the campaign for Palestinian human rights by media and public figures. In the past few weeks and months there has been increasing discussion of antisemitism. It is important that we set out the campaign for Palestinian rights is an anti-racist campaign, and …

Take action: Protect local democracy for Palestine

Take action now to protect local democracy for Palestine! The UK Government is trying to prevent local authorities from divesting from companies linked to Israel’s illegal occupation and settlements on Palestinian land. Authorities which refuse to contract with such companies are also being targeted. Please take action and make your voice heard: send a message …

Report: PSC at TUC Congress 2015

Palestine was once again one of the key issues supported by the UK trade union movement at the TUC Congress in Brighton in September 2015.   Hundreds of delegates have shown their support, by visiting the Palestine Solidarity Campaign stall in the exhibition area, by wearing a Palestine lanyard, signing the petition against the siege …