Protest on the High Street, Birmingham by Marks and Spencer
U.S. President Donald Trump’s reported plan to recognize occupied Jerusalem as the “capital of Israel” is an appalling attempt to give legitimacy to Israel’s illegal control of the city by a xenophobic and racist U.S. administration.
Jerusalem is illegally occupied by Israel under international law, and this latest illegal act reverses decades of official U.S. policy on Jerusalem. It goes against the entire international consensus on Jerusalem and exposes again the US blindly adhering to Israeli policy to ethnically cleanse Palestine and to set the Middle East ablaze.
Palestinians, supported by the absolute majority in the millions of people of conscience worldwide, will protest this latest U.S. surrender to Israel’s extremist agenda and we will stand with them in Birmingham. We will collectively continue to insist on attaining Palestinians’ UN-stipulated rights and ending Israel’s regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid through popular resistance and the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
We call on all concerned individuals to take a stand for the Palestinians, still occupied, still violently forced from their land, and still the victims of the shameful support of western governments, from the Balfour Declaration to the US embassy move to Jerusalem. Join the ‘Hands Off Jerusalem’ protest on SAturday 1400-1600 high street Birmingham
Ill-treatment in the Israeli military detention system remains “widespread, systematic, and institutionalised throughout the process”. These were the conclusions of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report ‘Children in Israeli Military Detention Observations and Recommendations‘.
Ayed Abu Eqtaish from
Defence for Children International Palestine
will be speaking in Birmingham
Saturday 25 November 2017 at 2 pm
Unite Building, Heneage Street West, Birmingham B7 4AZ
Israel is the only country in the world that systematically prosecutes children in military courts – between 500 and 700 each year. The Israel Prison Service revealed that an average of 204 Palestinian children have been held in custody every month since 2012.
Palestinian children as young as 12 are routinely:
- Taken from their homes at gunpoint in night-time raids by soldiers.
- Blindfolded, bound and shackled.
- Interrogated without a lawyer or relative being present and with no audio-visual recording.
- Put into solitary confinement.
- Forced to sign confessions (often in Hebrew – a language they do not understand).
For more information about the suffering of the children of Palestine see Defense for Children International Palestine,www.dci-palestine.org
JOIN US FOR
WMPSC AGM at 1pm
followed by the
Launch of ShirHever’s & Warren Bardsley’ books
The Privatisation of Israeli Security
Consequences The Trial of Arthur James Balfour
Sunday 3 December 2017 at 1 pm
Unite Building, Heneage Street West, Birmingham B7 4AZ
Between 1994-2014, Israel’s security service was transformed, becoming one of the most extreme examples of privatised security in the world. This book is an investigation into this period and the conditions that created ‘Occupation Inc.’: the institution of a private military-security-industrial complex.
State sponsored violence is increasing as a result of this securitisation, but why is it necessary, and what are its implications? In this book, ShirHever considers the impact of the ongoing Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation, the influence of U.S. military aid and the rise of neoliberalism in Israel, to make sense of this dramatic change in security policy.
Through the lens of political economy, this book shows how the Israeli security elites turn violence into a commodity in order to preserve their status and wealth, providing a fresh new perspective on the Israeli occupation.
ShirHever is an economic researcher based at the Alternative Information Centre in Jerusalem.
Consequences: The Trial of Arthur James Balfour, by Warren R Bardsley
Warren Bardsley’s new book was released in early September, and is available for the price of £9.99
Please see this flyer for more details about the book.
There is also a 3-act play script based on the book available for groups to use, with no charge or copyright.
To order a copy of either the book or play script, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All proceeds will go to Medical Aid for Palestinians.
Birmingham City Council Conservative councillors re putting the resolution to the Council that will severely restrict our ability to campaign for Palestinian rights and aspirations. WMPSC has written to the Council’s member responsible for Equalities about our concern. I am urging all of you to write to individual councillors also about your concern.
This resolution, if passed by the Council, would prevent Palestinian voices being heard in the city. We urge you to turn up in large numbers to impress on the Council the strength of our feelings for Palestine.
It would be good if you can contact your councillor by monday afternoon as they will be deciding group policies before Tuesday’s council meeting. Join us for a lobby on Tuesday
Copy Letter below and send it to your council – email addresses can be ob
Protest: Balfour Declaration -100 Years
£10 waged, £5 unwaged and children under 14 (unless can sit on a lap, then free)
Pick up will be from Coventry Swimming Baths, Pool Meadow. 9am and we will return approx 6/7pm to the same place.
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