Press release: Sainsbury’s under pressure

Date of issue: Friday 28th February 2014 For immediate release Sainsbury’s under pressure Campaign day of action on Saturday 1st March Campaigners calling on Sainsbury’s to stop using suppliers that profit from occupation J. Sainsbury plc (Sainsbury’s) is coming under pressure from campaigners to stop using suppliers to that benefit from illegal occupation. Palestine Solidarity…

PSC update: Support grows for Sainsbury’s day of Action

The support for PSC’s Sainsbury’s Day of Action, this Saturday 1st March, is growing with events being held up and down the country. The campaign aims to raise consumer awareness and support for the campaign for Sainsbury’s and other supermarkets to end all trade with companies operating in and exporting from the Palestinian Occupied Territory.…

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Film tickets competition: A world not ours

  Thursday 27th February 2014, 1900  Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Road, London E1  A World Not Ours is ‘an intimate, and often humorous, portrait of three generations of exile in the refugee camp of Ein el-Helweh, in southern Lebanon. Based on a wealth of personal recordings, family archives, and historical footage, the film is a…

Parliament update: 24 February 2014

FRIDAY  28  FEBRUARY  2014 1. Ann Main: What steps is DfID Secretary taking to ensure UK aid to Palestinian social assistance programmes is not used to compensate convicted terrorists? 2. Ann Main: What assessment has DfID Secretary made of the role of UK aid to Palestine in encouraging climate conducive to achieving peaceful resolution to the conflict?…

PSC update: take BDS action

There are now a number of protests around the country for the Sainsbury’s Day of Action (check this page regularly for events near you). We are calling for Sainsbury’s to stop using suppliers, like EDOM and Mehadrin, that profit from Israel’s illegal occupation. In April 2013, The Co-operative stated that in line with its ethical…

UK Gov response to Gaza petition

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have responded to PSC’s petition to the Prime Minister, handed in early this year.  The letter details the Government’s shared concern about the situation, but gives no tangible suggestions as to what they will do to end the blockade on Gaza. The Government have called on Israel “to ease restrictions”…

PSC update: Sainsbury’s – taste the indifference

Almost 2,000 of you have sent letters to Sainsbury’s asking them to stop buying from companies that are profiting from Israel’s occupation. Sainsbury’s have now replied to some of you, ignoring the issue of their relationship with complicit companies. If you haven’t yet written to Sainsbury’s please do so today using our easy e-tool it…

Sainsbury’s reply to our campaign

Sainsbury’s have replied to our campaign calling for them to stop using suppliers that trade in products from illegal Israeli settlements. Israeli settlements are built on stolen Palestinian land and are illegal under international law. Almost 2,000 of you have sent letters to Sainsbury’s asking them to stop buying from companies that are profiting from Israel’s…

Parliament update: 10-14 February

THURSDAY  13  FEBRUARY  2014 Syrian Refugees (Schooling) – tabled by Gordon Brown: – Alan Duncan: “When she was in Lebanon in January, the Secretary of State announced that £4 million will be made available for 300,000 packs of textbooks for all children between the ages of six and 15 who attend state schools in Lebanon,…