Around 70 people attended a Palestine Solidarity Campaign meeting in Glasgow last week. Scottish National Party MSP Shona Robison and leading pro-Palestinian academic Dr Michael Prior were joined by Palestinian and Jewish speakers in calling for solidarity with the intifada.
A message of support was read out from STUC general secretary Bill Speirs. A Scotland-wide demonstration is planned for this Saturday, 3 March. Assemble 11am, East Market Street, Edinburgh.
There was an inspiring protest in Parliament Square last Thursday evening against the bombing of Iraq. About 30 people sang and waved placards. A lot of motorists honked their horns in support of the demonstration, organised as part of a week-long protest against the bombings.
Some 20 members of the Socialist Alliance, CND and the Coalition Against Sanctions and War in Iraq petitioned and lobbied Manchester Labour MP Keith Bradley last weekend over depleted uranium. John Clegg, former Labour councillor and now Socialist Alliance candidate, told the protest, 'Keith Bradley and his government are out of touch with the people in Withington. Depleted uranium should be banned now.'