Posts Tagged ‘peace’

Viva Palestina Report Back


Salma Yaqoob was joined at the University of Birmingham yesterday by Viva Palestina Student Officer Fiona Edwards at a Gaza report back and meeting to discuss the plight of the Palestinian people and the struggle for peace in the Middle East.

Chaired by Adam O’Connell (Acting President of the University of Birmingham Friends of Palestine Society); Fiona shared her insight from a recent convoy trip to Gaza and explained how the tunnels were being used to transport food and essential appliances despite the threat of Israeli bombs looming, while Salma discussed the nature of apartheid rule in Israel and how action in cities in the UK was having a direct impact on international opinion.

WATCH:

Salma Yaqoob: Part 1 | Part 2

Fiona Edwards: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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Birmingham: Public Gaza Vigil tomorrow (Friday) 5pm – BSTWC Meeting Monday

gaza_black_ribbon1FRIDAY 2nd JANUARY 2009

Birmingham Public Gaza Vigil – All Welcome

Location: Outside Waterstones, Bullring Birmingham

Vigil: Please bring black flags, Palestinian flags and candles
Time: 5pm-6pm (Speakers from 5.30pm)

Speakers : Hanna Khamis, Free Gaza, M. Hassassian (or his deputy), Clare Short MP, Cllr Salma Yaqoob, John Hemming MP, Nicola Jones, Lynne Jones, Mohammed Balousha, JJFP, IAW

Organisers and stewards: Meet at 4pm Friday at BHS store (New Street); be at venue by 4.30pm.

Supported by West Midlands Palestine Solidarity Campaign, MPSC, BRTI, MP and Stop the War Coalition.

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MONDAY 5th JANUARY 2009

Event: Birmingham Stop the War Coalition Emergency Public Meeting: Stop the Bombing of Gaza – Justice for the Palestinians

Venue: Committee Rooms 3 & 4, Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham | Time: 6.30pm (tbc)

Speakers: Salma Yaqoob, Cllr Ayoub Khan (Lib Dem), Cllr Tahir Ali (Lab), John Rose (Jewish anti-Zionist author) and others from the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign and the Birmingham Ramallah Twinning Committee.

National Gaza Massacre Demonstration: London – Saturday 3rd January 2009

Four-year-old Lama Hamdan killed by an Israeli missile on 29 December.

Four-year-old Lama Hamdan killed by an Israeli missle

“Israel is committing a shocking series of atrocities by using modern weaponry against a defenceless population – attacking a population that has been enduring a severe blockade for many months.”

The UN Human Rights Council

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STOP GAZA MASSACRE

Hands Off Gaza: Stop the Bombing: Free Palestine

Saturday 3rd January 2009
Assemble 12:30pm | Embankment, London, WC2

Nearest tube Embankment.  View map >>
Called by Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War Coalition, British Muslim Initiative, CND and many other organisations.

Speakers include Salma Yaqoob, Jeremy Corbyn, George Galloway, Tony Benn and more…

Download the national demonstration leaflet >>

Local protests around the country >>

Birmingham
Coaches leave 8.30am  – Carrs Lane Church, Carrs Lane, (opposite Moore St station).

Tickets: £8 (Unemployed/students), £12 (Employed)

For tickets, call Nick on 07828013091 or Naeem Malik on 07721427690

10 MAB Coaches, Departing from Birmingham Central Mosque (Highgate, B12), 8.30am
Tickets: £5 each
Contacts: 07870948503 | 0776691344

National coaches here >>

Protests in Scotland here (facebook group) >>

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Join the demonstration – message from Tony Benn

Tony Benn

Tony Benn

“The Israeli Government, armed and supported by President Bush, with its savage attack on the people of Gaza now represents the greatest threat to security in the Middle East and the world peace movement is mobilizing on a massive scale to defeat this aggression.
I appeal to everyone who can possibly do so to attend the many demonstrations that are being held here so that the British government is left in no doubt as to the strength of opposition there is to this war. ”

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More:  Stop the War Coalition >>