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London meeting hears support for Palestine near a tipping point

by Charlie Kimber
Issue No. 2445

Over 200 people came to a Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) event, The Tipping Point, in London last Saturday. 

It was an action summit that reflected campaigners’ increased confidence.

Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, said, “Israel might be facing its ‘South Africa moment’ soon.”

While everyone was aware of the scale of the task to win freedom for Palestine, there are clear opportunities to increase the campaigning pressure.

One workshop heard of successes in winning boycotts of Sodastream and Veolia, firms that profit from Israeli apartheid.

A focus now is the campaign against Hewlett Packard, a company that supplies technology to the Israeli army and navy.

Another is the academic and cultural boycott on the campuses. The summit heard from a Soas student about the overwhelming vote for a boycott in a staff and student referendum.

Campaigns are taking place at several other universities.

In several areas PSC is involved in election hustings to ask candidates their views on Palestine. 

We must not fail Palestine, PSC Camden meeting with Frank Dobson MP, Natalie Bennett, Keir Starmer, John Rose. Wed 25 Mar, St Pancras Community Centre, 30 Camden St, London NW1 0LG

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Tue 17 Mar 2015, 17:35 GMT
Issue No. 2445
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