Labour conference votes for freeze of arms sales to Israel

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 25 September 2018 Labour conference votes for freeze of arms sales to Israel Delegates at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool today voted to support a freeze on arms sales to Israel after debating a motion on Palestine for the first time in living memory. During the moving of the motion in the…

PSC sends condolences and solidarity to Omar Barghouti

Palestine Solidarity Campaign sends its deepest condolences and solidarity to Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, whose mother Wafieh passed away on Friday. In a moving tribute, to his mother (posted in full below), Barghouti described her as having “lived a life of ‘loyalty’ and ‘faith’ to your principles, to…

UK-wide protests tell HSBC: Stop Arming Israel!

Over 35 protests hit branches of HSBC on Saturday as the national day of action sent a clear message to the bank to divest its shares in Elbit Systems and other companies arming Israel. Press coverage: ‘Protests in over 30 HSBC branches over its links with companies arming Israel‘, Morning Star, 16 Sept 2018. ‘Protests target HSBC…

PSC says it is time to talk about Palestine

PSC says it is time to talk about Palestine PSC regrets the Labour Party National Executive Committee’s (NEC) decision to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism despite many calls to reject it, most importantly from a coalition of Palestinian civil society organisations, the Joint List of Palestinian members of the Knesset and representatives of the…

UK student conference: driving forward campus BDS

UK student conference: driving forward campus BDS Students from over 35 different UK universities converged in Manchester at the weekend for a national conference on campus Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaigning. The two day gathering included workshops on researching universities’ complicity with Israeli apartheid, effective divestment campaigning, building coalitions on campus, winning the case…