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Dec 07, 2017 2220

SPSC press release: Is Scotland encouraging Israel’s extremism?

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For immediate release Is Scotland encouraging Israel’s extremism? 7 December 2017 Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has been condemned by campaigners for Palestinian rights in Scotland. They claim that the move fits with…
Dec 04, 2017 544

Three submissions to 'Review' but no submission to attacks on free speech

in Legal attacks
Zionist efforts are continuing to have laws instroduced to protect the apartheid structures of the State of Israel from attack. The UK and Scottish Governments have endorsed, "adopted", the flawed IHRA definition of anti-Semitism, which would criminalise…
Dec 01, 2017 1887

BBC challenged over bias and complicity

in The BBC
On 2nd November, the BBC published an article by Fiona Stalker, and ran an accompanying piece on Reporting Scotland. Throughout both pieces, individuals were allowed to make unfounded accusations against pro-Palestine supporters with no attempt by the BBC to…
Nov 27, 2017 2242

BBC becomes the latest establishment body to cosy up to the Israel lobby in Scotland

in The BBC
The BBC has been criticised for its failures during an episode of the BBC Two “Victoria Derbyshire” show broadcast on 27 April – see article here. The BBC was found to have given a platform to pro-Israel campaigners without making their campaigning role…
Nov 13, 2017 3861

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 1402

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 568

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 712

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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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.