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Free Palestine

29 October 2005
Hundreds of activists attended a conference on Palestine, Israel and the Law in central London last Saturday. The conference was organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

Reviews round-up

08 October 2005
Palestinian poster exhibition

Three amazing days of freedom in Gaza

24 September 2005
The last Israeli troops left during the night. As dawn broke small crowds of Palestinians began to filter in. They were wandering among the ruins with a mixture of curiosity, excitement and relief.

Reports round-up

27 August 2005
Free Palestine Exeter Palestine Solidarity Campaign recently hosted the visit of a dance and drama group from Balata Camp from Nablus on the West Bank. Some 250 people crowded into the hall to see A’edoon, a powerful drama of the experience of expulsion and life in occupied Palestine. They have been touring across Britain.

Gaza withdrawal offers space for freedom

27 August 2005
The Palestinian refugees in Lebanon watched every second of the withdrawal of the Israeli settlers from the Gaza Strip over the last few days.

Banksy sees through Israel’s wall

20 August 2005
Guerrilla graffiti artist Banksy has recently branched out from his normal east London haunts and taken a trip to Palestine, where he applied his talents to the apartheid wall being built by Israel.

Tom Hurndall murder verdict

20 August 2005
An Israeli soldier was convicted of manslaugher last week for the killing of British peace activist Tom Hurndall in April 2003 in Rafah in the Gaza Strip. Taysir Hayb shot Tom in the head as he tried to help Palestinian children.

Who says?

06 August 2005
"The Palestinians are the pikeys of the Middle East. If they must have a homeland give them part of Saudi Arabia, because the Egyptians, the Syrians, the Jordanians and the Lebanese don’t want them either." Richard Littlejohn, writing in the Sun

Forums, events and film showings

09 July 2005
Meetings And Events

AUT boycott debate that has put Palestine back on the map

04 June 2005
Everyone, including the movers of the motions, was taken aback by the vote at April’s conference of the AUT lecturers’ union to boycott certain Israeli universities.


28 May 2005
State of exclusion Seven women from Birmingham recently attempted to take money to a project for needy Palestinian children in the Occupied Territories.

Only Human explores a different side of the Palestine-Israel conflict

21 May 2005
Only Human (Seres Queridos)Directed by Teresa de Pelegri and Dominic HarariReleased 20 May

Coming events

21 May 2005
Saturday 21 MayFree Palestine national demonstration, 1pm, central London. Called by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Go to <a href="" target = "_blank"></a>

The film Private shows the humiliation of the Palestinians

14 May 2005
Saverio Costanzo's first feature film tells the story of a middle class Palestinian family whose home is taken over by the Israeli army.

Palestinian teachers’ fight highlights their oppression

23 April 2005
Around 37,000 Palestinian teachers from across all the Occupied Territories — the West Bank and the Gaza Strip — were on their second one-day strike last week in support of a demand for higher salaries. Most teachers earn a paltry $400 per month. This has barely changed since the Israeli occupation began in 1967.

My Name is Rachel Corrie — an inspirational play about Palestine

23 April 2005
My Name is Rachel Corrie The Royal Court, London Runs until 30 April Phone 020 7565 5000 for tickets

Why Hizbollah will keep up the struggle

19 March 2005
The US is attempting to interfere in Lebanon’s politics. The US has made no secret about its intentions for Lebanon, Syria and Palestine.

Palestine solidarity campaign AGM

05 March 2005
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.

Dedicate International Women's Day to Palestinian women

05 March 2005
Amnesty International has just published a disturbing report on the plight of women in Iraq. The report reveals how sanctions, war and occupation have wiped out years of advances made by Iraqi women. Two years of war and occupation have driven women into the home, seen their jobs disappear and their rights eroded.

Coming events

26 February 2005
Saturday 26 FebruaryPalestine Solidarity Campaign conference, 10.30am, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1.Phone 020 7700 6192 for more details

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