February 19, 2016

Latest News from Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign


Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Building effective solidarity with the Palestinian people
Scottish PSC E-news: 16 February 2016
EDINBURGH: Join us at the Scottish Parliament
Thursday 25th February, 11am
Say No2BrandIsrael @ the Parliament
We often hear that the the campaign to boycott Israel isn't working and will never succeed. The irony is that we hear it most often from those who oppose the boycott because of their support for Israel. During the fight against apartheid South Africa, the white regime's supporters relied upon their friends in London and Washington to fight the boycott movement. Today we see the same rallying calls being issued from Tel Aviv and once again being answered by their Tory supporters. On 25 February a  motion from Tory MSP Jackson Carlaw will be debated in the Scottish Parliament which attempts to whitewash the brutality of the Israeli government and opposes the peaceful Boycott Divestment and Sanction movement. Join us in solidarity with the resistance to the Israeli attacks on Palestinian culture from 11am to 2pm at the Scottish Parliament.  Read full details
GLASGOW: SPSC members in 'racism trial
Thursday 25th February, 10am @ Glasgow Sheriff Court
We insist these charges are a scandal and can be shown to be so. Every legal or police harrassment of SPSC members for BDS activities has so far ended in ignominious failure.
Your presence in the courtroom during the trial will be a welcome gesture of solidarity and an opportunity to express opposition to the intensifying efforts in Britain to criminalise peaceful BDS campaigning in solidarity with the Palestinian people.
(Please text/call 0795 800 2591 to let us know you're planning to attend.)  Read full details
UK Government to criminalise BDS
Write to your MSPs
David Cameron is sending one of his ministers to Israel to announce the criminalisation of BDS. Faced with growing support for the divestment of public pension funds from Israel and arms companies, Israel has once again turned to its friends in Westminster for help.
Proof if proof were needed that BDS is working.  Read full details

Meetings & actions

Monday 22 February, Electron Club, CCA, Glasgow 7pm
Gaza: Devastation and Resistance
A report from Scottish PSC member Phil Chetwynd after a recent visit to Gaza.
Thursday 25 February, Sheriff Court, Glasgow  10am
SPSC members in "racism" trial
Thursday 25 February, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh 11am
Say no2BrandIsrael at the Parliament

Latest articles

Anti-Palestinian racism, Islamophobia and dubious allegation of academic anti-Jewish racism at an Edinburgh university … Read full article
Pro-Israel organisations and Crown on the defensive as Sheriff throws out charge against Palestine campaigner … Read full article

Your support is vital

Over recent months Israel has stepped up its attacks on the solidarity movement across the world. Here in Scotland they have supported the setting up of a number of groups, a reflection of the impact we are having.
But to carry on this work we need your support. Join Scottish PSC today and help us build effective solidarity with the Palestinian people. We are an entirely voluntary organisation and need your continued support.
Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign
101 Rose Street South Lane, Edinburgh EH2 3JG
0131 208 1948

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