PSC defeats government attempts to outlaw boycott, divestment and sanctions

The Government has acted unlawfully by attempting to restrict local councils from pursuing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against the state of Israel through their pension schemes.   Palestine campaigners hailed the triumph the ruling represented for the BDS movement, stating “Today is a victory for Palestine, for local democracy, and for the rule of…

PSC Launch of #VotePalestine

Palestine Solidarity Campaign today launched the mass campaign to canvass the views of every candidate to the General Election on the 8th June 2017. Voters around the UK will be contacting their local candidates, asking them for their views on Palestine and to find out their level of support for Palestinian human rights. This is…

PSC Director’s Blog: Israel isolates itself from the world

By Ben Jamal, Director Palestine Solidarity Campaign   The significance of the UN Security Council resolution passed on December 23rd rests more in Israel’s reaction to it than the substance of the resolution itself. The resolution does not set any new policy position or commit the UN to any action to which it is not…

#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…

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Israel’s Weapon of Mass Construction by Hugh Lanning

PSC are working in collaboration with the New Statesman to produce a series of online articles on Israel’s illegal settlements and our campaign against them. This is the first article, first published on the New Statesman blog here. By Hugh Lanning.   Israel is building Palestine out of existence, using settlements as a weapon to…

Newcastle Council reafirms its commitment to ethical divestment

On Wednesday 4 February, Councillor Mick Bowman and Councillor David Stockdale took a Labour motion through Newcastle City Council, opposing the Tories plan to curb the power of Councils to divest from unethical companies or countries. The motion passed and was adopted as policy by the Council. Text of the Motion Notice of Motion – ethical policy…

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…