‘Labour & Palestine’ was launched at the 2018 Labour Party Conference. We are currently in the process of setting up a ‘Highgate Labour & Palestine’ comprising of local activists from Labour & Palestine, JVL and Camden PSC. We hope to launch in late September, details will be publicised in due course.
Labour & Palestine
Labour & Palestine is supported by Aslef, CWU, NUM, TSSA, Unison and Unite, and our founding statement has been signed by over 2500 Labour members from over 450 CLPs.
Our purpose is to build solid support for Palestine across the Party and the labour movement.
If you are interested in being informed and helping promoting Palestine within Labour please sign the ‘Speaking Up for Palestine’ statement here.
Labour & Palestine have a model motion for Labour Party Conference 2019. Here is the Peace & Justice for Palestine Model Motion and accompanying Q&A. Please pass it in your CLP and Trade Union branches.
New pro-Palestine network to be launched at Labour conference
Morning Star article A new political network is to be launched in order to “stop the silencing” of the Palestinian cause within Labour. The movement is intended to temper fears from Palestinians and Palestine solidarity campaigners that the cause of the state has been “pushed under a bus” by the British labour movement.
Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Many of our members are active in one of our local branches. These branches are the bedrock of our campaigns, winning support from individuals and groups in their areas. Below you will find contact details for all of the current PSC local branches.
For details of upcoming branch events, either visit the branches’ own websites and Facebook pages (where available) or try our events page.
Please note you do not need to be a national PSC member to attend branch meetings, but why not join us now!
Jewish Voice for Labour
Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL) is a network for Jewish members of the Labour Party. Our political priorities are universal human rights and dignity; justice for all; freedom of expression; and democracy in the Labour Party.
Our mission is to contribute to making the Labour Party an open, democratic and inclusive party, encouraging all ethnic groups and cultures to join and participate freely.
Links of websites on Palestine
Jonathan Cook is an award-winning British journalist based in Nazareth, Israel, since 2001. He is the author of three books on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Blood and Religion: The Unmasking of the Jewish State (2006), Israel and the Clash of Civilisations: Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East (2008), Disappearing Palestine: Israel’s Experiments in Human Despair (2008). He has also contributed chapters and essays to several edited volumes on Israel-Palestine.
Here is the link to his website with relevant articles: Jonathan Cook
We Are Not Numbers
We Are Not Numbers is a Website where Palestinian youth tell the human stories behind the numbers in the news.
“There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless.’ There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” –Arundhati Roy
When the world talks about Palestinians living under occupation and in refugee camps, it is usually in terms of politics and numbers – specifically, how many killed, injured, homeless and/or dependent on aid.
But numbers are impersonal, and often numbing. What they don’t convey are the daily personal struggles and triumphs, the tears and the laughter, the aspirations that are so universal that if it weren’t for the context, they would immediately resonate with virtually everyone.
That’s why established and aspiring “word artists” from around the world have joined with youth in Gaza, and now, Lebanon, to create “WE ARE NOT NUMBERS.” Through this platform, we share and celebrate their stories, with experienced authors mentoring the youth.
See more at: https://www.wearenotnumbers.org/