Saturday, 14 April 2018

Our Palestine stall outside Matalan in E11, 14 April '18


See the photos from our successful stall today outside Matalan in the Leytonstone High Street.

The weather was great, with lots of people in the street and quite a few of them chose to examine our stall and talk about Palestine and our activities.

The traffic on the High street was heavy and we had drivers honking in support and even stopping to give us a donation.

We have numerous offers of support and solidarity and expressions of interest in volunteering with us.



We need to join forces as people within the Palestine Solidarity movement. Please consider joining as a member https://www.palestinecampaign.org/

Decades long illegal occupation of Palestine by Israel, is becoming more brutal by the day.

Unarmed people of Gaza have been mowed down in their hundreds by Israel, one of the most heavily armed countries in the world and residents of the West Bank are executed daily in their towns and villages.

Land grab for the illegal Israeli settlements is gaining pace and Trump continues with the colonialist behaviour of the only world empire, by presenting Israel with the gift of Jerusalem, illegally occupied since 1967.

While all this is happening, there is little reporting and reactions by the, otherwise trigger happy, UK Government are muted if not non-existent.

In fact, to a a great extent, the Israeli occupation is only made possible by the Western support, including in the most devastating modern weapons available.

Our next stall is on Saturday 28 April 11.30 -14.00. Please pencil the date in if you want to visit us and we will confirm the location nearer to the date.

Show that Palestinian lives matter to you.

Justice for Palestine!

Monday, 19 March 2018

WFPSC protests outside Walthamstow HSBC Bank, 17 March’18


Please see the video of our singing protest outside Walthamstow HSBC against Bank's involvement in financing Israel's military.


Friday, 16 March 2018

Singing for Palestine: HSBC protest, 17March'18

Waltham Forest Palestine Solidarity Campaign (WFPSC)

Singing for Palestine


Join us and demand that HSBC stops financing Israel’s arms industry

Tomorrow, Saturday 17 March ‘18
11.00-13.00

Meet outside HSBC Bank’s Walthamstow branch, 192 Hoe Street, E17 4QN

See you there!



I HEAR MUSIC
(adapted from “Crater Boys” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjvjsqN9x6U)

1st CHORUS
I hear music, I hear music
Whoaoa-oah FREE PALESTINE
I hear music, I hear music
Whoaoa-oah FREE PALESTINE
Israel’s arms-and-tanks
Are paid from BRI-TISH banks
Of the HSBC, the HSBC, of the H—S-B-C kind. (SHAME on---H-S-B-C!)
I hear music, I hear music
Whoa-oah FREE PALESTINE
VERSE (solo)
Mr Settler Man, why do you steal our land?
Why don’t you get back, get back, get back from Pale-stine!
You steal our nation, with your occupation
Though it’s ours, it’s ours, it’s ours, ours, it’s ours
Not your promised land
2st CHORUS
I hear music, I hear music
Whoaoa-oah FREE PALESTINE
Israel’s arms-and-tanks
Are paid from BRI-TISH banks
Of the HSBC, the HSBC, of the H—S-B-C kind. (SHAME on---H-S-B-C!)
I hear music, I hear music
Whoa-oah FREE PALESTINE

VERSE (solo)
You steal our water
Arrest our daughter (FREE AHED NOW!!)
We’ll make you get back, get back, get back from Pale-stine
With your Wall and fencing, for your ethnic cleansing
You want to drive us out, just to drive us out
From our promised land.
3st CHORUS
I hear music, I hear music
Whoaoa-oah FREE PALESTINE
Israel’s arms-and-tanks
Are paid from BRI-TISH banks
Of the HSBC, the HSBC, of the H—S-B-C kind. (SHAME on---H-S-B-C!)
I hear music, I hear music
Whoa-oah FREE PALESTINE
SOLO
VERSE (everybody)
Just like birds of a feather, we got to stick together
And spread our love, our love and justice for Palestine
Repeat: And spread our love, our love and justice for Pale-stine
Whooa, FREE PALESTINE
Whoa, shame on H-SBC
Whoa, FREE PALESTINE

Whoaaaaaa, SHAME on H-SBC

END

You can find more about HSBC Bank's involvement in financing Israel's military here https://www.palestinecampaign.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/HSBC-ActionCards-Online.pdf



Friday, 19 May 2017

Pictures from our vigil last night in Walthamstow

Balfour Declaration centenary - 69 years of Israel's illegal and brutal occupation of Palestine - 1500 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike for over a month.


Time to acknowledge, apologise and act!



Join us and work with us on achieving justice and human rights for the Palestinians.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Join WFPSC vigil tonight 6.30 in Walthamstow Town Square


Tonight we will remember:
- 100 years of the fateful Balfour Declaration which promised Palestinian land to the Zionist movement.


- 69 years of the Nakba (Catastrophe) when up to 750,000 Palestinians were forcibly expelled from their homes during the creation of the state of Israel.

- 1500 palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails on hunger strike for more that 30 days demanding their rights and protesting against mistreatment, occupation and dispossession of Palestinian people.
Show your solidarity!



Find out more on
https://www.palestinecampaign.org/campaigns/balfour2nakba/
https://www.palestinecampaign.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/Nakba-Factsheet-2017.pdf
https://www.palestinecampaign.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/Palestinian-Prisoners-PSC-Factsheet-0517.pdf
https://www.palestinecampaign.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/hunger-strikers-leaflet-A4.pdf

Friday, 12 May 2017

Visit our Palestine Solidarity stall in Walthamstow



Tomorrow, Saturday 13 May ’17, we will devote our stall to Balfour Declaration and 69 anniversary of dispossession of the Palestinians.


We now have new Palestine Solidarity Campaign info materials on the Balfour Declaration and British involvement in Palestine, which we will be handing out.


History cannot be unlived but injustices have to be acknowledged and apologies made.

This year marks a centenary of British Foreign Minster Arthur Balfour’s promise of a homeland for the Jewish people in Palestine, which materialised on 15 May 1948 depriving Palestinians of their homeland.

Palestinians called this a Nakba, (Catastrophe) which resulted in the mass ethnic cleansing, violence and decades of occupation of Palestinian people.



Come and have a chat about these important issues which impact on the world we live in to this day.

Demand justice and equal rights for Palestinians

See you there.


Friday, 21 April 2017

Palestine stall on Saturday 22nd April in E10


You will find us with our Palestine stall near the Leyton tube in the shopping area between the TK Max and the Poundland, tomorrow, Saturday the 22nd April.

Come between 11.30 -14.00 for a chat, to pick up your leaflets and stock up on Palestinian produce.


Looking forward to see you there!

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Cork conference report

A report about the Cork conference will appear soon.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Visit our Palestine stall tomorrow, Matalan, High Str E11


Waltham Forest Palestine Solidarity Campaign (WFPSC) activists will run a stall with Palestine infomation and publicity and produce by Palestinian farmers, tomorrow, Saturday the 25th, 12.00 -14.00, outside Matalan in High Street Leytonstone.

The weather forecast looks promissing, so come and join us for a chat about Palestine, our Boycott, Divestment and Sancton (BDS) campaigns and to sign petition against Hewlett Packard (HP) and a letter to your MP asking them to intervene on behalf on hundreds of Palestinian children in Israeli military jails.



Hope to see you there!
Free Palestine

Friday, 10 March 2017

See us at our Walthamstow stall tomorrow, Sat 11 March, 11.30-14.00

Dear friends and Palestine supporters,

Our regular Wathamstow Palestine info and produce stall is, as always, taking place on the second Saturday of each month 11.30-14.00, in the Town Square at the market, near the Library.


Pop over for a chat tomorrow, to stock up on the latest from our stall, to sign a Palestinian Child Prisoners letter to your MP and Boycott Hewlett Packard petition and most importantly, to get on our supporters list and find out how you can join WFPSC and make our human rights movement grow even stronger.

Also, you are invited to the Palestine Solidarity evening on Tuesday 21 March in The Wanstead Tap, with the guest speakers from Palestine and a young local UK/Palestinian teen activist form Wanstead.

More details can be found below.

See you there!

Friday, 3 March 2017

An Evening of Palestine Solidarity in the Wanstead Tap



Newham Momentum is organising an Evening of Palestine Solidarity on Tuesday 21 March, in the Wanstead Tap - see the attached poster for the event details.

Come and hear inspirational nonviolent activist Hamed Qawasmeh who will speak about the current situation in Palestine and how communities organise to survive and resists Israeli occupation.


Qawasmeh comes from the Palestinian Town of Hebron/al-Khalil which has seen the worst of the five decades long Israeli occupation. In Hebron quarter of a million Palestinians are dominated by 700 violent Israeli settlers living in an illegal settlement in the hearth of the Hebron’s Old City, with 3000 heavily armed Israeli soldiers insuring their impunity.

We will also have a pleasure to hear Leane Mohamed, a wonderful UK/Palestinian teen who won Jack Petchey 'Speak Out' award for her talk about her native homeland Palestine, only to be exposed to an onslaught of attacks and threats by the Zionists and their sympathisers.

Leane was the guest at the recent AGM of the national Palestine Solidarity Campaign and she inspired many with her determination not to be denied the right to speak out.

Members of the Waltham Forest PSC will run a stall with the information materials and produce by the Palestinian farmers, including a delicious Zeytoun olive oil, zatar, olive oil soap from Nablus etc.

Bring your friends and family!

Very much looking forward to see you there.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Israeli military prisons are no place for a child


Please sign the letter to your MP demanding that they take action to protect lives and human rights of over 700 hundred Palestinian children incarcerated in Israeli military jails.

See below the line details of this London-wide PSC campaign including the link to the letter which will be sent to the London MPs with the signatures collected.

Let’s make this campaign massive. Please sign and share widely.

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Dear Friend

We are asking you to join us in launching a co-ordinated London wide campaign to highlight the plight of Palestinian child prisoners.

Under Israeli military detention, Palestinian children are routinely:
•Taken from their homes at night and at gunpoint.
• Blindfolded, bound and shackled.
• Interrogated without a lawyer and with no audio-visual recording.
• Held in solitary confinement.
• Forced to sign confessions.

We need your support to make sure that each London MP, MEP and Assembly member is made aware of the issue, takes notice of our voices and signs the letter telling the UK government to break its silence and take action.

You can see the full text of the letter and sign it by using the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/yhWsTsYUw kuLLJbu1


Letter On The Plight Of Palestinian Child Prisoners: To London MPs, MEPs and London Assembly Members

This form will collect minimum details from you, so that you can become a signatory to the letter. Your signatory details are being collected by the London Palestine Solidarity Campaign Branches Child Prisoners Action Group who will submit the letter to London political representatives on your behalf and keep you informed of progress. Here is the text of the letter to which we hope you will agree to become a signatory by completing the details requested in the section of this form below the letter :

To: [MP or MEP or London Assembly Member]

Dear [ ]

We are writing to you as your constituents to ask for your support to end to the well-documented systematic ill-treatment of Palestinian child prisoners in the Israeli military detention system. At present, under Israeli military detention Palestinian children as young as 12 are routinely: • Taken from their homes in night time raids by soldiers at gunpoint. • Blindfolded, bound and shackled. • Interrogated without a lawyer or relative being present.

The key demand in the letter is:

To require the UK Government to make a public statement that it will take immediate, effective and meaningful action-including through international bodies-to ensure all the following requirements are implemented by the Israeli government without delay:
1. Children must not be prosecuted in military courts that lack basic and fundamental due process guarantees;
2. Detention must only be used as a measure of last resort;
3. Children must not be arrested at night;
4. Children must not be subjected to any form of physical violence;
5. Children must have access to legal representation and parents prior to and during interrogations;
6. All interrogations of children must be audio-visually recorded;
7. Any statement made as a result of torture or ill-treatment must be excluded as evidence in any proceeding; and
8. All credible allegations of torture and ill-treatment must be thoroughly and impartially investigated in accordance with international standards, and perpetrators brought promptly to justice.

[Note all these requirements are those set out by Defense for Children International Palestine]

You can see the full text of the letter and sign it by using the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/yhWsTsYUw kuLLJbu1

Thank you for your support and please share this e-mail by forwarding to others. The more signatories we have the more pressure we can bring to bear.

London Palestine Solidarity Campaign Branches.

(email londonchildprisonerscampaign@g mail.com if you have questions or want more information. But please note that to sign the letter you need to use the links above)

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Taste of Palestine in Leytonstone


Xeinab and her mum Ghada talk and cook Palestinian food in Leytonstone for the Waltham Forest Echo’s Katie Robinson.

Get a recipe for delicious Salad Baladi and read the article here on page 14: http://walthamforestecho.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Echo-24.pdf




The 13th annual Israeli Apartheid Week is here



Dear friends,

Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW http://apartheidweek.org/ ) 2017 is here, a series of events taking place in campuses and cities around the world, aiming to raise awareness of Israel's regime of settler colonialism and apartheid, and to build solidarity with the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

IAW is a huge global annual event and PSC has been working for the past few months with partners including War on Want, the BDS national committee and others to provide support and resources to the fantastic groups of student activists who have organised events across UK campuses.


You will have seen media coverage of the attempts by pro-Israel groups to lobby universities to prevent events going ahead. Students are standing firm and PSC is working with all key partners to support students in bringing the issues of justice for Palestinians to campuses all over the UK this week.

This year's wide range of events includes the opening plenary in London on Tuesday 28th February, 100 years of Palestinian resistance against settler colonialism (https://www.facebook.com/events/1097869287008470/ ), with poet and Dream Defenders activist Aja Monet; Farid Esack, veteran anti-apartheid activist; and Dr Karma Nabulsi.

Many other events including talks, film screenings, and exhibitions are taking place across the UK - see the Israeli Apartheid Week website for more.



Monday, 20 February 2017

Join us on Saturday the 25th in Leyton

Our next stall with information about Palestine and Palestinian produce will take place in Leyton, this Saturday the 25th between 11.30 and 14.00.

You will be able to find us a short distance from the Leyton tube in the area between TKMax and Poundland.

Pop over for a chat about Palestine, about BDS,to add you signature to our Palestinian Child Prisoners and Boycott Hewlett Packard petitions and to find out how you can get involved more in the local Palestine solidarity activities.