FCO reply to PSC’s child prisoners’ petition

  Alistair Burt has replied to the PSC petition handed into no10 Downing Street by Sir Geoffrey Bindman, Haya Al Farra from the Palestinian Mission  and PSC Honorary President Betty Hunter. The Minister confirms that the Government recognises Israel’s ‘legal obligations as an Occupying Power’ including the ‘Fourth Geneva Convention’.  Mr Burt confirms the Government is pressing for a…

Veolia pulls out of bidding for multi-billion pound contract in North London

Today (21 December) the North London Waste Authority announced that Veolia Environmental Services ‘ will not be submitting final tenders for either NLWA’s waste services or fuel use contracts’.  http://www.nlwa.gov.uk/news/2012/2012/12/21/announcement-on-nlwa-procurement Sarah Colborne, Director of Palestine Solidarity Campaign, said: ‘Veolia’s bid for this waste contract which covers a vast area of North London was deeply controversial,…

PSC opposes all racism

Statement by the Executive Committee of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign September 2011 The Palestine Solidarity Campaign exists to build a mass solidarity movement on Palestine. It is founded on principles of justice, human rights, and opposition to all forms of racism. Any expression of racism or intolerance, or attempts to deny or minimise the Holocaust…

Report from Gaza – by Zillur Rahman

Zillur Rahman of Thompsons Solicitors’ London branch shares some of the lessons he learned during his recent trip to Gaza I travelled to Gaza as part of an Interpal delegation, helping to take urgently needed medical supplies to the people of Palestine. What an amazing journey it was. I knew before I went there the…

PSC Update – Remember Gaza, End the Siege Now!

PSC Update Thursday 20 December Remember Gaza – join us on 27 December! Thursday 27 December marks 4 years since the beginning of Operation Cast Lead – Israel’s war on Gaza which killed over 1400 Palestinians and wounded thousands more. Join us opposite the Israeli Embassy from 1-3pm to call for an end to Israel’s…

Veolia pulls out of North London Waste Authority deal

On 21 December the North London Waste Authority announced that Veolia Environmental Services “will not be submitting final tenders for either NLWA’s waste services or fuel use contracts”. Sarah Colborne, Director of Palestine Solidarity Campaign, said: “Veolia’s bid for this waste contract which covers a vast area of North London was deeply controversial, with local…

Mavi Marmara trial threatens Israeli impunity

Sarah Colborne,  Director, PSC   On 6 November, I travelled to Istanbul to give evidence, alongside hundreds of other witnesses, on Israel’s attack on the Mavi Marmara on 31 May 2010. Four senior Israeli commanders are being tried as ‘fugitive suspects’: former IDF Chief of General Staff Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, Naval Forces commander Vice Adm.…

BBC ignores deaths of Palestinian children

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Petition on child Prisoners handed into Downing Street

Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Action for Palestinian Children are campaigning together to demand the human rights of Palestinian children. Read the Guardian letter for the campaign here>> On 10th December – UN Human Rights Day – Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC, Haya Al Farra from the Palestinian Mission and Betty Hunter, Honorary President of the Palestine Solidarity…

BBC breached its own editorial guidelines

The BBC Trust has admitted that the BBC breached its own editorial guidelines on accuracy when reporting on protests against an Israeli theatre company playing in London. Having initially denied the breach, the BBC backed down following a six month campaign by Palestine Solidarity Campaign (UK), and this week released its new ruling. In its…