Palestine Lobby of Parliament

Remember to join this year’s PSC Lobby of Parliament on Wednesday 23rd November from 2pm-6pm!

Last year many of us from Tower Hamlets and our Palestinian visitor, Jamal Hwayel, met with Rushanara Ali to discuss the situation in Palestine.

This year, the lobby will be focused upon the issue of Israeli arms and the demand is for a comprehensive ban on trading in arms with Israel. Other issues to bring to the attention of your MP include the colonisation and destruction of East Jerusalem, the continuing brutal siege of Gaza and the recognition of a Palestinian state at the UN.

To contact your MP, attend the after lobby meeting in Parliament and further information on the issues, go to the PSC website.

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New Book: In Your Eyes a Sandstorm

A new book by Arthur Nelsen about the meaning of being Palestinian, including interviews with Palestinians from all walks of life, has just been published. ‘In Your Eyes a Sandstorm’ begins with an account from Bisan and Ahmed, two traumatised children from Jenin Refugee Camp and from there the book’s narrative arcs backwards through the generations to come full circle with two elderly refugees from villages that the children were named after. You can read a detailed summary of the book here.

Arthur will be speaking about his book at a Waltham Forest Palestine Solidarity Campaign event on Monday 21st November at Hornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London. The event begins at 7.30pm and can be found on Facebook and on their website

Bin Veolia Event

SAY NO TO APARTHEID: BIN VEOLIA!

Veolia is once again sponsoring the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum. Find out more about the campaign against Veolia’s sponsorship on the London BDS website

Join us on Saturday, 5 November between 12-2pm outside the Natural History Museum, near the Exhibition Road entrance, London SW7 5BD. All welcome.

Nearest Tube: South Kensington on the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines.

Buses: 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414 and C1.