Tony Hall defends new BBC appointees

At the Culture, Media and Sport Committee hearing of BBC Director General Tony Hall and BBC Chairman Chris Patten on 25 April 2013 on the topic: “Priorities for the Director-General of the BBC” the issue of the BBC’s ‘impartiality’ was raised. Jim Sheridan MP raised the Electronic Intifada blog by Amena Saleem, PSC, and asked…

PSC update: keeping the pressure on G4S

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign works for peace & justice for Palestinians, in support of human rights & against all racism Samer Issawi – victory for his hunger strike Help us to campaign for Palestinian human rights – join PSC today. Palestine Solidarity Campaign led events and campaigns across the country for Palestinian Prisoners’ Day focused…

PSC Gaza Lessons Conference

Thank you to all who came to PSC’s conference on Saturday 13th April. Watch Jeremy Corbyn MP welcome conference delegates   You may have seen the Morning Star’s report on the event> Click here if you attended the conference and would like to give feedback>    

Parliamentary update: 23 April 2013

THURSDAY 25 APRIL 2013 1. Matthew Offord: In view of anti-Semitic remarks having been made at recent meeting at Middlesex university, may we have a debate on anti-Semitism on university campuses and how we can prevent such occurrences? Business of the House 2. Andrew Smith: What discussions has the FCO had with Israel on securing water supplies to Gaza? Written…

An evening for Palestine Solidarity

An evening for Palestine Solidarity SPEAKERS INCLUDE His ExcellencyManuel Hassassian Palestinian Ambassador to the UK Lutfur Rahman Mayor of Tower Hamlets Jeremy Corbyn MP for Islington North Dr Anas Altikriti Founding memberBritish Muslim Initiative Baroness Jenny Tonge Independent Liberal Democrat Naila Ahmed Federation of StudentsIslamic Societies SPECIAL FUNDRAISING APPEAL BY Ajmal Masroor Join us for…

In Opinion

UK Government response: administrative detention

PSC members and supporters have received replies from the Foreign Office to their representations on Israel’s detention of Palestinian prisoners. Middle East Minister, Alistair Burt, has responded to MP Lynne Featherstone to say: “We are concerned about Israel’s extensive use of administrative detention, which, according to international law, should only be used when security makes this absolutely…

Press release: G4S

press release Date of issue: 22nd April 2013 For immediate release G4S withdrawal from selected contracts with Israel won’t end its complicity in abuses of Palestinian human rights Responding to the Financial Times article confirming that G4S is planning to leave some Israeli contracts following protests, Sarah Colborne, Director of Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), said:…

Palestinian Prisoners’ Day

Events were held up and down the country. There are more to come – please check our events’ page for details. Hundreds of letters have been sent to G4S calling for them to withdraw from contracts that make them complicit with Israel’s crimes. Send a letter to G4S today> G4S contracts include: security arrangements for…

In Opinion

‘Response to Alistair Burt’ analysis of responses

We asked you to let us know what you thought of Foreign Office Minister’s response to our ‘Action Not Words’ campaign so we could feed your views back to the Foreign Office. We’ve now done this – thanks so much for your response.  Here is a summary of your replies:  In response to the question…

Scottish TUC votes to support BDS against G4S

Scottish Trades Union Congress voted on Tuesday 15th April to heed the Palestinian call to join the boycott, disinvestment and sanctions campaign against G4S, the British-Danish ‘secure outsourcing group’. They called specifically for the Scottish Government to cancel G4S’s new contract for tagging of offenders and endorsed the UK StopG4S Campaign. The motion passed at STUC reads:…