Protest: Al-Quds/ is Palestine ! Birmingham High Street 9th Dec 2 pm – 4pm

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

#FreePalestine #BDS #StopArmingIsrael

Defence for Children International Palestine

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

WMPSC AGM and launching books on Palestine & Israel

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.

Balfour flyer (1)

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 w.bardsley39@btinternet.com

All proceeds will go to Medical Aid for Palestinians.

Centenary Protest 4th November 2017 – Coaches from Birmingham

Protest: Balfour Declaration -100 Years

Balfour Declaration…. 100 years..
National mobilisation –  Coaches leave Birmingham around 8 am.
 
Coventry Friends of Palestine are putting on a coach to London for the national Rally
There will be limited seats available on a first come first served basis.
£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.
Coach will leave from Walsall Abu Bakr Mosque 150-156 Wednesbury Road Walsall
Coach will leave from Birmingham Central Mosque 180 Belgrave Middleway, Birmingham B12 0XS at 8:15 am on Saturday the 4th November – ,
 
Coach will also leave from Carrs Lane Church Carrs Ln, Birmingham B4 7SX at 8:30 am on Saturday the 4th November
 
National Demonstration in London for Saturday the 4th November. Coaches will be arranged to take us from Birmingham to the National Protest.
 
The charges are 15.00 waged and 10.00 unwaged
To confirm your seat on the coach please deposit the money into our account when done please text me on 07721 427690

Our account details are

Unity Trust Bank, account no 20364276 sort code 60-83-01
Use your mobile number as reference where possible.
Please pay as soon as you can to confirm your seats. Early booking would allow us to book additional coaches if needed. 
Thanks