Dear friends and affiliates
Please find some news and events about current and upcoming actions in solidarity with Palestine below.
The TUC and 11 National UK trade unions have released a statement in support of the 6 Palestinian civil society organisations => https://www.tuc.org.uk/research-analysis/reports/trade-union-statement-decision-criminalise-six-palestinian-human-rights
The supporting trade unions: TUC ASLEF, BFAWU, GMB, NEU, NUJ, PCS, RMT, TSSA, UCU, UNISON and Unite the Union.
PSC Lobby of Parliament on Palestine 7th December 2021 – Please support by sharing with your members and networks!
Register now for our winter lobby of Parliament – one of the issues will be the targeting of Palestinian civil society https://palestinecampaign.eaction.online/winterlobby2021
This will be a virtual event, where constituents will be invited to meet with your MP over zoom to discuss Palestine. We will provide everyone with a full briefing in advance, and also accompany constituents in their meetings with parliamentarians to give direct support. You don’t need to be an expert to participate.
They should have been lawyers. Instead they’re at Israeli construction sites
After years of investing in becoming economists, lawyers, engineers, or doctors, many Palestinian graduates are discovering that the only way to make a proper living under occupation is to work as laborers in Israel.
JCB News from today: UK National Contact Point confirms JCB business practices violate human rights.
The UK NCP, a UK government body, spent nearly two years examining the case file submitted by LPHR which argued that the use of JCB products in illegal activities in the West Bank is “material and prolific, resulting in serious human rights violations” (see LPHR press release) impacting the Palestinian population, including children left homeless or without schools because of Israeli military demolitions using JCB machinery.
JCB machinery is used in the demolition of Palestinian homes and properties, and for the construction of settlements in occupied territory – war crimes under international law.
Webinar on Thursday 2 December 6pm
LGPS Divest: The Complicity of the LGPS in Israel’s Violations of International Law
Michael Lynk, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967.
Riya al’Sanah, Palestine-based political organiser, and research co-ordinator for WhoProfits, independent research center dedicated to exposing the role of the private sector in the Israeli occupation economy
Andrew Preston, Andrew Preston is an advisor at Norwegian People’s Aid, working on “Norwegian ties to the occupation,” a collaborative project with the Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees.
Chair: Ryvka Barnard, Deputy Director of Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Join this webinar to learn more about how business enterprises contribute to sustaining human rights abuses against Palestinians, and the responsibility of investors to end their complicity in these abuses. We’ll also discuss how you can support the growing LGPS Divest campaign.
Support PSC with Union Lotto
We have joined forces with GFTU and you are now able to use this new initiative to raise funds for PSC with a chance to win big!!
Please sign-up and share: https://www.unionlotto.org/support/palestine-solidarity-campaign
Many thanks and best wishes.
Palestine Solidarity Campaign