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  • kill them all
    Feb 15, 2017 Mass killings

    We need to discuss White supremacists rising and Palestine solidarity

    "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity..."Dickens, Tale of Two Cities Dark times are coming with Trump, whose election was greeted with joy by the Israeli Government and hand-holding by the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May. But the fear of what is… Read full article
  • gasthearabs2
    Feb 10, 2017 On campus

    Why SPSC declined invitation to debate

    The four short emails below are self-explanatory. 1-4 from bottom to top: 1. Letter of invitation from St Andrews Debating Society 2. SPSC seeks clarification 3. Clarification - Israeli diplomat will be invited 4. SPSC response, declining invitation, explaining rationale, and calling for diplomats of Apartheid State to be boycotted4. On 9 February 2017 at 09:58, Scottish PSC… Read full article
  • jerusalem woman attacked
    Feb 06, 2017 What is Zionism?

    Israel has always been based on White Supremacy

    Israel and White Supremacy by Aaron Michael LoveCounterpunch 15 October 2002 the racial oppression of the Palestinian people is at the heart of the matter; all other things–land laws, religion, pass laws, racially designated roads and neighborhoods, etc.–are symptoms. This should not come as any surprise: the racial definition of the Zionist project existed from the very… Read full article
  • trump
    Feb 06, 2017 SPSC

    SPSC Residential weekend - political discussion March 10-12

    SPSC Residential weekend of political discussion – ideas for effective campaigning in four sessions: Israeli embassy criminalisation effort against BDS and strategies to combat it Fit for the fight! The SNP on Palestine & the wider political landscape in Scotland Palestine solidarity in the context of the wider Middle East These are tumultuous times - a carnival of reaction… Read full article
  • trump
    Jan 27, 2017 From anti-Semites

    Intelligent Zionists fear Israel's enthusiasm for Trump

    "Walter Russell Mead, who warned Israel not to embrace Trump too strongly lest it is irrevocably stained in the eyes of American public opinion. Former U.S. Ambassador Martin Indyk was bleaker by far: For the first time in my life, he said, I am concerned about the future of the Jewish people, in America and in Israel. The Jewish people, he explained, have prospered and… Read full article
  • masot
    Jan 09, 2017 Israel's image

    Don't miss Al Jazeera's 4-part 'The Lobby' this week

    Don't miss the programme the BBC or C4 never tried to make Al Jazeera Investigative Unit's 4-part series "The Lobby" Wednesday, January 11, 22:30 Thursday, January 12, 22:30 Friday, January 13, 22:30 Saturday, January 14, 22:30 Go to www.aljazeera.com to watch live UK Gov't wants the 'matter closed' (BBC has already dropped it.) Neither Theresa May nor Boris Johnson called in… Read full article
  • Jan 08, 2017 Free Speech on Palestine

    Media Release: Public enquiry needed into Israeli Embassy black-ops

    Media Release: Public enquiry needed into Israeli embassy black-opsSunday 8th January 2017 [Image left: Israeli Ambassador Mark Regev meeting with SNP MPs at Westminster, October 2016] Israeli government efforts to 'neutralise' and 'take down' critics have been revealed thanks to an al Jazeera undercover investigation. Shai Masot, a sernior Israeli Embassy official, is a… Read full article
  • azaria
    Jan 05, 2017 Mass killings

    Mass support for killer Azaria - drift towards genocide?

    Elor Azaria has been tried by an Israeli military court and found guilty of manslaughter after murdering a helpless Palestinian alleged to have attacked and wounded an Israeli solder. Unfortunately for the Israeli military who condone such attacks, this murder was captured on a mobile phone, shared and went viral. The killer last March, Elor Azaria, was actually an Israeli… Read full article
  • latuff antisemitism 1
    Dec 18, 2016 Free Speech on Palestine

    BBC's statistics programme demolished Zionist antisemitism claims

    BBC Radio 4's weekly statistics programme took 10 minutes in January 2015 to examine and demolish absurd Zionist claims that massively exaggerated popular antisemitism in the UK and magnified Jewish fears. Any antisemitism must be firmly challenged, not just the atrocious terrorist massacres in France and Belgium but any manifestation of prejudice towards Jews as Jews. (Of… Read full article
  • Aberdeen City Councillors eloquently rebutted a Lib-Dem/Tory effort to denounce BDS activities in Scotland's third city
    Dec 16, 2016 Right to BDS

    Aberdeen City Council robustly defends freedom to boycott Apartheid

    In a victory for free speech and democracy, December 14th saw a significant defeat for forces attempting to silence criticism of Israel , as a motion raised by Councillors Greig and Boulton of Aberdeen City Council was debated at a meeting of the full Council. At first viewing, the motion had much to commend it, roundly condemning racism and xenophobia and calling for… Read full article
  • BDS2
    Oct 21, 2016 Campaigning

    Scottish PSC: notes from sixteen years of campaigning

    CONTENTS Pioneering boycott in Scotland Political ideas - major conferences Political ideas -.speakers Consistent anti-racism Sports boycott Taking on the racist JNF Cultural boycott victories Economic boycott Defending our right to fight for BDS Legal threats Scottish campuses What they say about us - partners and friends around the world What they say about us – the… Read full article
  • angus robertson 3361592b
    Oct 16, 2016 Free Speech on Palestine

    ALERT: all-party attack on free speech for Palestine

    A report published today by the all-party Home Affairs Select Committee unanimously recommends limits on political free speech. The six Tory MPs, three New Labour and one SNP are unanimous in urging that the term ‘Zionist’ be allowed only in an academically neutral or positive tone and that use of the term in an “accusatory“ manner should be categorised as “inflammatory” by… Read full article
  • deir yassin
    Oct 15, 2016 Right to BDS

    Stewart McDonald MP sings the Israeli Embassy song

    "Ten years earlier most of the main SNP leaders signed a motion in the Scottish Parliament to send “an important message to the Palestinian people expressing Scotland’s disgust at their treatment at the hands of the Israeli Government”. Now Stewart McDonald shares in the “inspiration for Scotland [Winnie Ewing] saw in Israel”, including the fascist-inspired butcher, Menachem… Read full article
  • SPSC 4 0 Zionists
    Oct 12, 2016 'Anti-Semitism'

    Scoreboard: SPSC 4 - 0 ScottishPFs (with two 'games' to go)

    "...in May 2010 then-First Minister Alex Salmond rightly attacked the idea that Scottish Jews "should be judged or affected by the policies of Israel. The Jewish community is not liable for those policies”. It is therefore troubling that the Lord Advocate has now accepted the Zionist claim that the Israel State represents in some way Scottish Jews. Having officially endorsed… Read full article
  • Oct 09, 2016 State terror

    Urgent: quickly send a letter to your MP to demand release of these children from an Israeli prison

    Nine children aged 13-17 were kidnapped this afternoon (Monday 10 October) from Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem by masked Israeli soldiers. On Wednesday October 5th three 14-year-olds, Mustafa Bdair, Mo'taz Barak'ah and Omar Radi were seized from their homes at 4am by Israeli soldiers. They were released on Sunday evening. The three are members of Lajee Dance group from in Aida… Read full article
  • Shimon Peres
    Sep 28, 2016 State terror

    Peres: Israeli war criminal whose victims the West ignored

    Ben White Middle East Monitor A few years ago, Peres described the Palestinians as “self-victimising.” He went on: “They victimise themselves. They are a victim of their own mistakes unnecessarily.” Such cruel condescension was characteristic of a man for whom “peace” always meant colonial pacification. Peres was born in modern day Belarus in 1923, and his family moved to… Read full article
  • adelson
    Sep 11, 2016 Others

    We face an enemy with deep pockets & friends in high places

    The Israeli Minister of Public Security and Strategic Affairs flew into London last week to enlist UK Government help to fight the BDS movement. Hand in hand with Israeli massacre and ethnic cleansing on the ground in Palestine, the Israeli Government fight against international solidarity with the Palestinian people involved the Minister making a sinister threat to BDS… Read full article
  • dubai
    Sep 05, 2016 Right to BDS

    Israeli anti-BDS "threats to lives of activists"

    Defamation, harassment and threats - the risk in "special operations" against BDSYossi Melman, Maariv(Key points translated by Ofer Neiman) The ministry is divided into three sections: intelligence, awareness (media) and operations.Problems may arise when the operations section, as hinted by Erdan at the YNET conference on BDS this year, will try to carry out, directly or… Read full article
  • Default Image
    Sep 05, 2016 What is Zionism?

    Settler Colonialism in Palestine - videos

  • beitarscarf
    Sep 01, 2016 Football

    Sept 5th Israel-Italy World Cup qualifier - BDS Italy appeal

    During the Israel-Italy World Cup qualifier, let's fill social media with Palestinian flags!BDS Italy On September 5 in Haifa, Italy will play against Israel in the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup. This match should not take place. Under the rules of fair play, FIFA should suspend the Israel Football Association. In addition to practicing colonialism and apartheid against… Read full article
  • child torture
    Aug 27, 2016 State terror

    Human rights groups call for end to 'severe' Israeli torture

    Three human rights groups urged the international community to take action to end Israel’s torture and ill-treatment of Palestinian children, on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (June 26). In a joint statement, Adalah, Al Mezan, and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel say that the Israeli authorities continue, with no accountability, to… Read full article
  • Journal of imperial and Commonwealth history
    Aug 27, 2016 A colonial project

    How British soldiers brutalised Jewish troops in Mandate Palestine

    Terror in Galilee: British-Jewish Collaboration and the Special Night Squads in Palestine during the Arab Revolt, 1938–39Matthew HugesThe Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History In 1938 in British Mandate Palestine, British army officer Orde Wingate organised and led a joint British-Jewish military unit, the Special Night Squads (SNSs), to defeat Palestinian rebels… Read full article
  • shirhever2
    Aug 27, 2016 Occupied West Bank

    Most aid intended for Palestinians ends up in Israeli hands

    Study: At least 78% of humanitarian aid intended for Palestinians ends up in Israeli coffers Shir Hever, an Israeli economist who has spent years piecing together the murky economics of the occupation, recently published a report that makes shocking reading. Like others, he believes international aid has allowed Israel to avoid footing the bill for its decades-old occuption.… Read full article
  • krav maga
    Aug 22, 2016 The extreme right

    Violence at Israel ‘Peace Festival’ in Edinburgh Fringe

    The claim in the Jewish Chronicle of Nazi salutes at a pro-Palestine demonstration in Edinburgh on August 17th was pure invention. The smear is as ridiculous as it is unsurprising given the anti-racist politics of the organisers, the intolerance of the protestors to such filth, the large number of cameras and smartphones in constant use, as well as the numbers of police… Read full article
  • rabbi eyal karim
    Aug 02, 2016 Zionism

    Protest Festival of Israeli crime in Edinburgh, August 17

    Palestine supporters to Edinburgh on August 17th!The language of some UK pro-Israel organisations is getting very heated concerning their celebration of "all things Israel" during the Edinburgh Fringe on Wednesday August 17. The celebration of Israel is a celebration of violent ethnic cleansing - past, ongoing and planned. "All things Israel" includes war crimes and crimes… Read full article
  • Jul 24, 2016 Edinburgh

    Lajee cultural centre in Edinburgh

    Over 150 people attended the Lajee Centre performance in Edinburgh on the 15th of July on their scottish tour. Lajee, meaning refugee in Arabic, is a creative cultural space for the children of Aida camp in Bethlehem; a training ground for IDF soldiers that is home to 3150 refugees (UNRWA).The centre's tour brings 35 talented young people from the camp to Scotland and Ireland,… Read full article
  • August in Edinburgh
    Jul 24, 2016 Free Speech on Palestine

    Zionist censorship & mobilisation for Edinburgh Fringe

    The pro-Israel gang are working across the UK to support their one-day effort during the Edinburgh Fringe to openly promote the apartheid State of Israel as a beacon of tolerance. They are also trying to persuade Edinburgh City Council to cancel the booking for the conference on Settler Colonialism in Palestine on August 13th in Edinburgh. Mick Napier24 July 2016… Read full article
  • Jul 22, 2016 Free Speech on Palestine

    Is it Anti-Semitic to Criticize and Boycott Israel?

    "...nowadays legislatures in Europe and North America condemn and occasionally outlaw peaceful boycott of Israel (BDS) as anti-Semitic. In doing so they explicitly link Jews of their countries to Israel and its actions. This constitutes a serious danger, not only for the Jews, but also for basic freedoms underpinning the liberal principles of Western democracies." Our elected… Read full article
  • Default Image
    Jul 18, 2016 Cultural

    SPSC letter to Edinburgh Fringe, 2016

    To: Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Festival Fringe18th July 2016 Dear Ms McCarthy International Shalom Festival Gala Concert, Central Hall, 17 August 2016 I write to you to ask that you remove the above event from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme since it is nothing more than an explicit attempt to whitewash the crimes of a state, in this case the state of… Read full article
  • World Council of Churches
    Jul 07, 2016 Churches

    World Council of Churches slams Israeli injustice in Palestine

    WCC calls for member churches to recognize the danger of using scripture to in any way justify occupation Jimmy Powdrell CampbellEdinburgh7th July 2016 Representing over half a billion Christians around the world, when the World Council of Churches (WCC) agrees a statement recognizing that “so long as underlying injustice persists there can be neither peace nor security for… Read full article
  • Don't Dance with Israeli Apartheid 2016
    Jul 04, 2016 Zionism

    Don't Dance with Israeli Apartheid at the Edinburgh Festivals

    The Confederation of the Friends of Israel Scotland has announced a provocative all-day event during the world’s biggest arts event, the Edinburgh Festival & Fringe; on Wed 17 August at Central Hall at Tollcross, Embassy-funded Friends of Israel and StandWithUs are organising a ‘Shalom Festival’ to promote Israeli 'democracy and tolerance of minorities'. The primary Israeli aim… Read full article
  • Default Image
    Jun 20, 2016 All

    West Bank - Eye Witness Report

    SPSC Edinburgh 13th June 2016 West Bank - Eye Witness Report Monday 13the June 7pm SPSC Edinburgh Office Presented by Gerry Coutts In April of this year Gerry and Basia Gordon visited a village called Jayyous, Palestine in the West Bank. They were hosted by the famiy of Abdel-Latif. Gerry and Basia travelled from Glasgow to Edinburgh to present a summary of their trip to the… Read full article
  • Crime and duty
    May 06, 2016 Free Speech on Palestine

    Palestinians and their supporters will not be silenced by Zionist-inspired accusations of 'anti-semitism'

    Recent weeks have seen a corrdinated series ofattacks on supporters of Palestinian freedom as supposedly 'anti-semitic'. Political positions both serious and whimsical, but not remotely racist, have led to suspensions from the Labour Party that have included lifelong antiracist Ken Livingstone, ex-Mayor of London. Mick NapierWest Calder6th May 2016 The attacks are a sign of… Read full article
  • Default Image
    May 03, 2016 Apartheid

    Palestinians on campaign to silence pro-Palestine voices

    As members of the Palestinian Diaspora in Britain, many of us British citizens, we have long been familiar with the ploys of Zionists and their supporters in politics and the media. We observe the desperate attempts to silence the ever-growing world-wide criticism of Israel’s actions by conflating opposition to Israel’s brutal policies towards our people with hostility to… Read full article
  • tariq ali
    May 03, 2016 What is Zionism?

    Tariq Ali: Notes on anti-Semitism, Zionism and Palestine

    By Tariq Ali / 28 April 2016 The past few months have seen voices raised from within the media and Westminster establishment concerning the supposed culture of anti-semitism nurtured under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn. This has reached a peak today with the suspension of former Labour Mayor of London Ken Livingston, from the party. But, what is anti-semitism and how does… Read full article
  • ken livingstone wennphotostwo080902
    May 01, 2016 Free Speech on Palestine

    How Israel lobby manufactured UK Labour Party’s anti-Semitism crisis

    Asa Winstanley The Electronic Intifada 28 April 2016 Last year, socialist stalwart Jeremy Corbyn won the leadership of the UK’s Labour Party by a landslide. Since then, there has been a steady flow of claims by Israel’s supporters that Corbyn has not done enough to combat anti-Semitism. This has only accelerated in the lead-up to a major test for Corbyn, the UK local elections… Read full article
  • SPSC Banner Stop Israeli War Crimes at Glasgow Sheriff Court
    Apr 17, 2016 Legal attacks

    Support Scottish activists on 'racially aggravated' charges for protesting Israeli Dead Sea cosmetics thieves

    Support two SPSC members - Jim Watson and - I, on trial for 'racism' on Wednesday April 27th and Friday April 29th in Court 10 of Glasgow Sheriff Court. The effort by Zionists and their allies to conflate opposition to Israeli crimes and hatred of Jews is intensifying; having long ago lost the debate over the revolting crimes of the Israeli Government, the Zionists are openly… Read full article
  • college of policing logo
    Apr 17, 2016 Free Speech on Palestine

    British police guidance equates anti-Zionism with ‘new anti-Semitism’

    The College of Policing, a body which sets standards for police in England and Wales, is being urged to revise its guidance on hate crime, which equates anti-Zionism with “a new antisemitism.” The manual, ‘Hate Crime Operational Guidance’, was published in May 2014, but its definition of antisemitism was recently quoted by Eric Pickles MP on a government website. Ben… Read full article
  • JerusalemQuartet
    Apr 06, 2016 Cultural

    2016 Edinburgh International Festival free of Brand Israel

    The programme of the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival published today, April 6th, has no Israeli State-sponsored artists. Make no mistake, this represents a failure on the part of the Israeli Embassy and its Scottish supporters who announced they were working to reverse the boycott trend that has developed since vigorous protests against the Jerusalem Quartet in 2008 and… Read full article
  • JamalApril2016
    Apr 05, 2016 1948 till today

    Jamal Juma public meetings on the Palestinian Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign

    "We therefore need to ensure that the campaign for the freedom of all anti-wall activists and Palestinian political prisoners continues to grow. We have to combine our energies to ensure that the root cause – the Wall – will be torn down and the occupation will be brought to an end. SPSC public meetingsTear down apartheidJamal JumaGlasgow Sunday 24th April 3.00pmQuaker Meeting… Read full article
  • Mar 30, 2016 Arms companies

    CCTV tracking technology ready to launch in Glasgow

    Glasgow City Council slammed over CCTV tracking technology ready to launch on 70 cameras which can track you across town by Billy Briggs, 30 March 2016The Daily Record A TOTAL of 70 cameras are now able to track people in the streets of Glasgow through hi-tech surveillance. Their potential use has been branded a threat to civil liberties by politicians and consumer groups. The… Read full article
  • Mar 29, 2016 Cultural

    No 2 Brand Israel at Edinburgh Festival 2016

    Please act on the appeal from the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) which asks you to add your voice – wherever you are – asking the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) and Edinburgh Festival Fringe (EFF) not to cooperate with the State of Israel while that state commits crimes against the Palestinian people. Please send a letter… Read full article
  • latuff
    Mar 18, 2016 Zionism

    Owen Jones’ Obsession with ‘anti-Semitism’

    As A B Yehoshua, one of Israel’s foremost novelists, explained in a lecture to the Union of Jewish Students, ‘‘Anti-Zionism is not the product of the non-Jews. On the contrary, the Gentiles have always encouraged Zionism, hoping that it would help to rid them of the Jews in their midst. Even today, in a perverse way, a real anti-Semite must be a Zionist.’ (Jewish Chronicle… Read full article
  • 2banners in one
    Mar 18, 2016 Zionism

    Palestine, Zionism, Apartheid Israel, and UK Government attacks on BDS

    "UK Minister of Justice Michael Gove opposes a welcome to refugees fleeing war and seeking sanctuary here and he fights against Palestinian refugees who do not want to come to Europe but desire to return to Palestine from which they were ethnically cleansed." The Zionist programme of occupation, colonisation, Apartheid and dispossession of the Palestinian people continues.… Read full article
  • Mar 14, 2016 Arms companies

    Edinburgh Science festival are without Selex ES in 2016

    The Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign welcomes the news that the Edinburgh international science Festival will no longer involve Selex ES. The Edinburgh based arms company Selex ES is a subsidiary of the giant Italian corporation Finmeccanica. Last year Selex ES terminated its sponsorship of the science festival festival but remained involved with running the event… Read full article
  • LatuffPewResearchPoll
    Mar 12, 2016 Right to BDS

    Israel is warring on the Palestinians...and on us. Enlist in the "enemy forces" today!

    Massacre and ethnic cleansing are popular with Jewish Israelis The Independent reported on Tuesday (8 March) the findings of a “study carried out by the Pew Research Centre” that “almost half of Jewish Israelis believe Arabs should be "expelled or transferred" from Israel. In a settler colonial state, of which Israel is a modern example, there is always a drive to the… Read full article
  • barclaysGaza
    Mar 08, 2016 Corporate

    Police protect Barclays investments in death against symbols of death

    Police Scotland seem to be lining up with Barclays Bank to prevent political activity on a public street against Barclays' $25m investments in arms giant Raytheon. Barclays profits from military technology that Israel uses to carry out its massacres of Palestinians as part of the ongoing ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people. Last Saturday (March 5th) Police Scotland… Read full article
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    Feb 18, 2016 What we stand for

    SPSC Edinburgh Branch Statement

    18th February 2016 SPSC has for many years developed a tradition of active grass roots campaigning to win support for the Palestinian call for BDS against Israel. Our approach has drawn harsh criticism from Zionists and their supporters, praise from allies and, most importantly, has delivered a string of successes that has placed this small country firmly in the ranks of those… Read full article
  • David Cameron & Margaret Thatcher: defenders of apartheid
    Feb 16, 2016 Right to BDS

    Government attack on BDS

    Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign16 February 2016 The UK Government plans to criminalise the adoption of BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) policies by local authorities, health boards and student unions. It will act directly "against organisations that impose boycotts" and it will encourage "others to take such bodies to court”. Tories echo the dishonest Zionist… Read full article
  • Feb 10, 2016 Free Speech on Palestine

    Anti-Palestinian racism, Islamophobia and allegation of anti-Jewish racism

    In the June 2001 issue of the Edinburgh Star, ‘Journal of the Edinburgh Jewish Community’, available in Edinburgh Central Library, Esti Sheinberg wrote that, ’The Jewish passion for Jerusalem is to rebuild and live in it. The Palestinian passion is for blood.’ Sheinberg, then teaching at Edinburgh University, added that, ‘…the Islam of today…because of its psychological and… Read full article
  • Feb 03, 2016 Legal attacks

    Pro-Israel organisations and Crown on the defensive as Sheriff throws out charge against Palestine campaigner

    3 February 2016, Kilmarnock Sheriff Court Sheriff Watson dismissed a charge of assault against Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (Scottish PSC) member Mick Napier today following the collapse of the prosecution case. Challenges to the prosecution proved that the case had no basis in evidence leading the sheriff to halt the trial before a defence case was presented. The… Read full article
  • Jan 27, 2016 Zionism & the Nazi Holocaust

    Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 - Remembering and drawing lessons

    We remember the legendary Marek Edelman, who was the last surviving commander of the ZOB, the Jewish Fighting Organisation, in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising...Edelman remained an anti-Zionist till his death, a national hero, in Poland in 2009. Seven years earlier, during the second Palestinian intifada, Edelman addressed an open letter to "To all the leaders of Palestinian… Read full article
  • Mau Mau round up Kenya 19 008
    Jan 21, 2016 War and Imperialism

    44% of British people 'proud of the British Empire' - we honour those who resisted and still resist

    The British Empire not only organised the Zionist colonisation of Palestine, and invaded and devastated Iraq more than once. These are details in a much larger bloody story. The full horror of this bloody empire has, though, been kept a well-guarded secret from generations of British schoolchildren. How many have any inkling of the full horror of Britain's role in, say, Kenya… Read full article
  • coopjan23
    Jan 20, 2016 Corporate

    Protest Co-op Bank threats to Palestine campaign accounts

    Saturday 23rd & 30th January 2016 11am to 1pm Glasgow: Gordon Street Co-op Bank Corner of Mitchell St Edinburgh: George Street Co-op Bank between Hanover St & Frederick St The Co-op Bank is working to impede groups campaigning for Palestinian rights by threatening to shut down the accounts of SPSC and Friends of Al Aqsa, making it much more difficult to operate. The bank… Read full article
  • Kill
    Jan 07, 2016 What we stand for

    SPSC meetings: Settler-colonialism in Palestine and Ireland - a comparison

    Talk & discussion introduced by Mick Napier(SPSC National Committee) Israel is often usefully compared with the colonial-settler project in South Africa but comparison with the Scottish/British settler colonisation of the North of Ireland can be instructive. The Irish experience of Captain Charles Boycott, for example, of being isolated and ostracised in 19th Century Ireland… Read full article
  • Together Against Prevent
    Jan 04, 2016 What we stand for

    Together Against Prevent

    We are a signatory to the 'Together Against Prevent' statement that says: We recognise and condemn the damage that Prevent’s “spot the potential terrorist” approach has made primarily in stigmatising and criminalising entire Muslim communities, but also to a growing number of political activists and campaigners labelled with ill-defined terms like “non-violent extremist” or… Read full article
  • BDShp
    Dec 30, 2015 Scottish PSC priority campaigns

    Right to BDS

  • Divest from Israeli Apartheid
    Dec 30, 2015 Scottish PSC priority campaigns

    Time to Divest

  • Ar Ram checkpoint
    Dec 29, 2015 About SPSC

    Palestinians face genocide, fighting for freedom. Join SPSC

    “Many killings of Palestinian children by Israeli armed forces have been unlawful…and meet the definition of crimes against humanity under international Law” (Amnesty Report, 20 November 2004) Israeli “crimes against humanity” have long been public, while British Government support for Israel continues despite a popular opinion that is hostile to the Apartheid State and its… Read full article
  • Dec 10, 2015 Boycott

    Report on Dr Mads Gilbert in Scotland

    Mads Gilbert, Norwegian doctor, humanitarian and political activist, who has worked in the war zone of Gaza during four major Israeli attacks since 2006, has completed his short but inspirational tour of Scotland, speaking to large audiences in Edinburgh, Glenrothes and Glasgow. His testimony in words and graphic images told of Gaza under siege and bombardment for over 8 years… Read full article

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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.

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