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Urgent Action Needed - Help End Israel's Ethnic Cleansing and Siege On Gaza
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The Palestine Solidarity Campaign works for peace & justice for Palestinians, in support of human rights & against all racism
Join the lobby of Parliament and help end the crisis

Wednesday 27th November, 2-6pm, Parliament, London
The situation in Gaza is beyond desperate – the 6 year blockade of the Gaza strip is forcing Palestinians to breaking point and Israel’s incursions continue. Everyday life has  fallen by the wayside as people struggle to maintain life.
 
Meanwhile, Israel’s plans to ethnically cleanse the Palestinian Bedouins living in the Naqab (Negev desert) are still forging ahead.
 
Now more than ever we need to demonstrate to MPs that support for Palestinian human rights is at an all time high – and that Government action to end these human rights abuses is a must. Please commit today to joining the lobby of Parliament on the afternoon of Wednesday 27th November. 72 MPs have  been asked for meetings so far – the furthest being in Northern Ireland and the closest being Westminster. Email your MP today using our easy e-tool.
  
EU Guidelines – have you emailed your MEPs yet?
Well done to everyone who has already emailed their MEPs to ask them to support the EU guidelines against economic cooperation with Israeli settlements, due to come into force in January 2014. These guidelines aim to stop Israeli projects in illegal West Bank settlements from being granted EU research funds, awards, prizes or loans. MEPs are under incredible pressure from the US Secretary of State and other friends of Israel to reverse these plans but over a thousand of you have already sent letters to your MEPs. This is already having a significant impact, but we need to get everyone on this email list to use it to contact their mep and get their friends to do the same. It is very important that the EU stands firm. The crucial decisions are being taken in November so this is urgent! 
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Public consultation: Media Ownership and Plurality
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Tell the BBC what you think of its news and current affairs service
The BBC is currently carrying out what it calls “an in-depth review” of its news and current affairs service.
You can take part in this review online.
If you click on the link and then scroll down to the bottom of the page, you’ll see a blue box that says ‘Give us your Views. Online Survey’.
The online survey is open till 13th December 2013. At the end, you can tick a box requesting to be informed of the results.
News and events
Education in Palestine Denied:  A call to action | Chat2Gaza
Israel’s local elections have brought racism to the fore | Al Jazeera
Palestinian children get warm welcome in Bath! | Palestinian Mission
Shin Bet’s methods include threatening women with rape | Al Jazeera
A third of Palestinian homes under threat of demolition | Middle East Monitor
 
Advance notice for events
 
Advance Notice – Around the UK Speaking Tour 10 to 20 November – Palestinian Child Prisoners: How the Israeli military criminalises a generation
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Book now for the Rally after the Lobby of Parliament - Wednesday 27 NovemberRead more
 
Thurs 24 October - Ben White on Israel: Apartheid not Democracy, Bristol
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Thurs 24 October - Film screening: Children in Chains, Sherborne Read More
 
Sat 26 October - Reem Kelani Live, Mytholmroyd Read More
 
Sat 26 October  - London BDS Fortnightly Sodastream Action, London Read More
 
Sat 26 October - University Links with Israel – a bonus for whom? Glasgow
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Sat 26 October - Weekly Protest Against Sodastream, Brighton Read More
 
Sat 26 October  - DAM Live in London – Dabke on the Moon, London Read More
 
Tues 29 October - Film screening & discussion: Village under the Forest
Passing Clouds, London Read More
 
Thurs 31 October - What Future For Palestine?, Watford Read More
 
Fri 1 November - Film Screening: The Time that Remains, Wolverhampton
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