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Investigation reveals Police Scotland breach of campaigner rights

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MEDIA RELEASE, Monday 13 November 2017 A Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) investigation has heavily criticised Police Scotland for their handling of a series of complaints made by Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (SPSC). PIRC raises…
Oct 20, 2017 1220

What is going on at £14 billion Strathclyde Pension Fund?

in Corporate
Rolling Stone Magazine famously called Goldman Sachs investment bank "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money." But it's not just one horrendous bank; read below the…
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Oct 20, 2017 403

Texas city to citizens: no Hurricane Harvey aid unless they promise not to boycott Israel

in Governments
ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)19 October 2017 The city of Dickinson, Texas, is requiring applicants for Hurricane Harvey rebuilding funds to certify in writing that they will not take part in a boycott of Israel. The American Civil Liberties Union…
Oct 17, 2017 565

Zionism and Imperialism: The Historical Origins

in The "Jewish Question"
Abdul-Wahab KayyaliJournal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Spring, 1977), pp. 98-112 Zionism as a modern political creed arose as a reaction to three interacting challenges or problems facing Europe in the nineteenth century, the heyday of Western…
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Oct 17, 2017 413

The Balfour Declaration: A study in British duplicity

in Balfour to 1948
Avi ShlaimMiddle East Eye25 August 2017The Balfour Declaration, issued on 2 November 1917, was a short document which changed the course of history. It committed the British government to support the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in…
Oct 15, 2017 1052

Targeting complicit companies: Israel’s Dead Sea industry - the case for BDS

in Occupied West Bank
Stalls selling Israeli beauty products based on minerals extracted from the Dead Sea are a common sight in shopping centres around the world. There are a huge number of Dead Sea franchises operating, with parent companies marketing under various names. In…
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Oct 15, 2017 376

Zionist objectives and the Balfour Declaration

in A colonial project
Ralph Schoenman: Zionist Objectives Ch 2 of Schoenman's Hidden History of Zionism (1988) "We can reasonably say that should Palestine fall within the British sphere of influence, and should Britain encourage Jewish settlement there, as a British dependency,…
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Oct 06, 2017 1364

The Fight Goes On: Resisting the attack on support for Palestine

in Legal attacks
On Monday, 11th Sept, at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, Sheriff Charlotte Coutts found SPSC member Ally Coutts (no relation) guilty of ‘acting in a racially aggravated manner with intent to cause distress and alarm’ for saying ‘Viva Palestina’ when walking past the…
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Sep 28, 2017 557

Anti-Zionism, anti-semitism and internet conspiracy theories

in What is Zionism?
A Tangled WebSarah Glynn unpicks the fine lines between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. An organisation calling itself Jewish Human Rights Watch has just published a report that purports to show that the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign is motivated,…

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SPSC at St.Andrew's Day Anti-Racism March & Rally! Nov 25, 2017 - 10:30 AM - Nov 25, 2017 - 13:30 PM Glasgow Green, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Israel and Settler Society by Lorenzo Veracini

The struggle between Israel and the Palestinians is not unique -- whatever the news media may suggest. Lorenzo Veracini argues that the conflict is best understood in terms of colonialism. Like many other societies, Israel is a settler society. Looking in detail at the evolution of other colonial regimes -- apartheid South Africa, French Algeria and Australia -- Veracini presents a thoughtful interpretation of the dynamics of colonialism, offering a clear framework within which to understand the middle east crisis.