Parliament update: Friday 25 September 2015

FRIDAY  25  SEPTEMBER Steve Baker: What recent assessment has Foreign Secretary made of the political and security situation in Israel and Palestine? http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-09-14/10179   Andrew Percy: What assessment has Foreign Secretary made of the treatment of gay, lesbian and transgender people by the Palestinian Police and Palestinian Authority? http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-09-14/10146 Nos 1-2 Commons Written Answers  …

Report: PSC at TUC Congress 2015

Palestine was once again one of the key issues supported by the UK trade union movement at the TUC Congress in Brighton in September 2015.   Hundreds of delegates have shown their support, by visiting the Palestine Solidarity Campaign stall in the exhibition area, by wearing a Palestine lanyard, signing the petition against the siege…

Report: Transport Unions Delegation to Palestine 2015

Between July 21st and 28th 2015, a trade union delegation with representatives from ASLEF, TSSA and RMT travelled to Palestine with the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.   The delegation included: Mick Whelan (ASLEF General Secretary), Manuel Cortes (TSSA General Secretary), Andi Fox (TSSA executive), Colin Smith (ASLEF), Marz Colombini (ASLEF executive), Mick Carney (TSSA President), Peter…

Together we can!

    Palestine Solidarity Campaign is delighted at the election of Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of the Labour Party. Jeremy is a long-time patron of PSC. His commitment to upholding human rights and international law – ending the Israeli occupation, ending the siege on Gaza, opposing settlements in the West Bank – has never…

Jeremy Corbyn: a champion of Palestinian rights

Palestine Solidarity Campaign is delighted at the election of Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of the Labour Party. Jeremy is a long-time patron of PSC. His commitment to upholding human rights and international law – ending the Israeli occupation, ending the siege on Gaza, opposing settlements in the West Bank – has never wavered. The…

Parliament update: 14 September 2015

THURSDAY   17  SEPTEMBER  2015 Implications for human rights of promoting arms sales – debate tabled by Ann Clwyd: – Ann Clwyd: Today, the biennial Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition, one of the world’s largest arms fairs, which generates millions in arms deals, is taking place at the ExCeL centre in London’s docklands. It is…

PSC update: activists take centre-stage

  Netanyahu: not welcome here More than 2,000 people massed outside the gates of Downing Street yesterday in protest at David Cameron’s welcome for Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu flew into London for a two day visit, which will include a meeting with Cameron. He is also scheduled to meet with other MPs. Protesters…

No place for racism in our movement

Statement from Hugh Lanning, PSC Chair: The Palestine Solidarity Campaign is an anti-racist organisation campaigning for Palestinian rights. We are appalled at the acts of racism and antisemitism we witnessed at the protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the UK to meet David Cameron. There is no place for racism in the…

Parliament update: 7-11 September 2015

FRIDAY  11  SEPTEMBER  2015 1. Alex Cunningham: What reports has Foreign Secretary received on the likely timetable for lifting the blockade of Gaza, and what steps is he taking with his counterparts in the EU and elsewhere to bring this about? http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-09-04/8529 Alex Cunningham: What discussions has Foreign Secretary had with counterparts in the EU and…