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Palestine solidarity campaign AGM

Issue No. 1941

SOME 185 people came to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign annual general meeting in central London last Saturday. Speakers included Jeremy Corbyn MP and Tony Benn. Basim Sbaih from the Palestinian Political Prisoners Society spoke about the Israeli tactics of collective punishments and sieges, and the limits of Israel’s release of prisoners.

There was also an appeal from the Free Samar and Jawad campaign. Samar and Jawad are two Palestinians who are wrongly imprisoned in this country.

The conference resolved to continue campaigning against the apartheid wall, to promote the boycott of Israeli goods, to encourage disinvestment in companies that back Israel, and to invite trade unions to take an active part in these campaigns.

A point was made from the floor that Respect is the only electoral organisation to have an unequivocally pro-Palestinian policy. It was suggested that PSC stalls could be set up at Respect and Stop the War meetings.
Esther Neslen

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Sat 5 Mar 2005, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1941
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