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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

Coming events

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

Campaigns to defy college censorship

15 January 2005
HERE’S AN example of a curb on freedom of expression that none of the mainstream media have covered—attempts by the student union at Leeds University to ban the activities of pro-Palestinian activists.

Free Palestine

04 December 2004
THE FRIENDS of Palestine Society at Warwick University organised a debate on Israeli apartheid last week.

Yasser Arafat (1929 - 2004): the gun and the olive branch

20 November 2004
Yasser Arafat, who died on Thursday of last week, dominated the Palestinian struggle ever since his emergence as head of the national liberation movement in the late 1960s.

US and Israel: an axis of evil

06 November 2004
John Pilger once made an excellent documentary called Palestine is Still the Issue. The news that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is seriously ill, and has had to be flown for treatment to a Paris hospital, is a reminder that Pilger was right.

The argument for creating a secular state for both Palestinians and Jews is gathering force

17 October 2004
The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is the single most important issue on the world agenda today.

News in brief

13 October 2004
Wall won’t stop us from twinning ALMOST 70 supporters of the Camden Palestine Campaign packed into Daphne Restaurant in central London last Wednesday to attend the launch of the Camden-Abu Dis Friendship Association.

Hear the voices of Palestinians

02 October 2004
SOME 34 people joined the delegation to Palestine, united around the common theme of action against war and for peace. We came together from mosques, trade unions, universities, schools and the voluntary sector to see the conditions in the Palestinian refugee camps for ourselves.

‘The situation is far worse than the media show’

02 October 2004
‘Palestinian firefighters face extraordinary dangers every single day.

Who says?

02 October 2004
"I ask you to release the man you hold. I know that millions of British people did not and do not support the war on Iraq. A million marched against it last year. More than 6,000 British people have written to me to support me. They quarrel with the British government about injustice, and so do I. I do not quarrel with the British people. Our problem is with the government." MAHMOUD ABU RIDEH Palestinian activist imprisoned without trial under Britain’s anti-terrorism laws appealing last weekend to Ken Bigley’s captors

The suffering the press ignores

11 September 2004
The suffering that the press ignores THE RIGHT wing media has scrambled yet again to demonise the Palestinian people as terrorists, but we should stop and evaluate the truth of the situation, whether it has been reported or not.

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