PSC takes government to court

We’re taking the government to court over its crack down on our right to run boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) campaigns. In November new government regulations aimed at preventing Local Government Pension Schemes from divesting from companies involved in human rights abuses in Israel came into force. Today we are announcing that PSC will be challenging them…

PSC response to Government’s adoption of antisemitism definition

PSC welcomes the reaffirmation of the commitment of the Government to combat antisemitism. Antisemitism is a racism that is utterly repellent, and as an anti-racist organisation we welcome actions to ensure that no one is subject to discrimination because of their background or heritage. We also share the Government’s concern that efforts to combat antisemitism…

UK Report: International Week of Action on HP

The International Week of Action on HP was the broadest-ever coordinated Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) action. It took place from Friday 25th November to Saturday 3rd December 2016. More than 150 actions were held, in 101 towns and cities in 30 countries, across 6 continents. 40 UK towns and cities saw actions across the…

#StopHP Campaign: Attendees Get the Message at Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s International Trade Fair

London Stop HP Campaigners took the message about Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s [HPE] complicity in Israel’s human rights abuses to the thousands of HPE executives, employees, customers and suppliers who attended the company’s showcase international trade fair held in London on 29 November. More than 30 campaigners used the large space outside the conference hall to…

Defending the right to protest. By Ben Jamal

Ben Jamal is the Director of Palestine Solidarity Campaign. In a month where human rights activists across the world absorbed the shock of the election of Donald Trump, Israel’s relentless campaign to silence protest against its abuses of Palestinians continued apace. Last week on, Wednesday 16th November in New York , the Israeli ambassador to…

International Week of Action on HP- UK actions

The International Week of Action on Hewlett Packard (HP) was the broadest-ever coordinated BDS action. It took place from 25th November to 3rd December, with over 150 actions in 25 countries, across 6 continents. More than 40 actions took place in the UK alone. Please see below for locations. Saturday 26th November Birmingham Bradford Brighton Bristol: 12pm-2pm outside…

Your message to The Cabinet Office

Last week we sent a letter to Ben Gummer, the recently appointed Minister of the Cabinet Office. Enclosed were the signatures of 8,759 of you. These were the signatures of the almost nine thousand of you who signed a postcard from Palestine, as a petition against Government proposals to curtail our right to boycott. Earlier…

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My first trip to Palestine. By Jordan Stapleton

Jordan is the young members’ officer for Unison’s Derbyshire branch in the East Midlands region. Jordan visited Palestine with a Unison delegation organised by PSC in April 2016. A full report from the delegation is available here. It was his first time visiting Palestine this is a blog of his experiences and reflections since the trip.…