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Thames Walk
This sponsored walk is to raise funds for the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. We rely on funding from our members and supporters to carry out our work, and all money will be used towards our campaigning activities.

Please help make a difference – every pound raised will be used to campaign for a Free Palestine. This event is very kindly organised by Kingston & Richmond and West London PSC

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An 8.5 mile walk along the most picturesque stretch of the Thames in West London.
Starting at Putney Bridge we pass boathouses (start of the boat-race) and the Barnes Wetland Centre. We cross the river at Hammersmith past the pubs and Georgian houses of Hammersmith and Chiswick Malls. We cross back to the south bank at Barnes where the river takes on a more rural feel as we pass Dukes Meadows, Kew Gardens and Syon Park. The walk finishes in Buccleuch Gardens near Richmond Bridge where soft drinks will be provided by Richmond and Kingston PSC.
The walk is along (mostly) well surfaced paths and is well served by public transport for those not wanting to do the whole walk.
You can also sponsor a few of those who have already signed up to take part:
Life in Gaza: a slow and gradual death
Rafah Crossing The coup in Egypt has caused a renewed crisis in Gaza, with tunnels being destroyed and the Rafah Crossing closed. With Israel’s air, land and sea blockade of Gaza still locked in place, the tunnels and the Crossing had provided a lifeline for Palestinians.

Hossam Rajab, a student in Gaza, writes about the added suffering their closure has caused for Palestinians – and about his own fears and that of his family:
Thank you for taking part in the day of rage
Palestinians called on us to join them in a ‘day of rage’ last Thursday 1st August against the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from the Naqab (also known as the Negev). The protest is to stop Israel from going ahead with their plan to ethnically cleanse 40,000 Palestinian Bedouin from their homes and land.
Hundreds of tweets and facebook messages were shared during the day of Virtual Protest, and, thanks to all of you who took part, tens of thousands more found out about Israel’s ethnic cleansing plans via twitter and facebook.
Bedouin Palestinian children
photocredit: Tal King
If you haven’t already done so, please send a letter to the Middle East Minister today calling on him to make it clear to Israel that action will be taken if they go ahead with the Prawer Plan. And please share this action with family and friends.
Want to know more? Find out more about why you should oppose Israel’s plan to ethnically cleanse Palestinians>
News and events

Why does the BBC plead ignorance? | EI

‘Is the BBC biased or just incompetent?’ asks PSC’s Amena Saleem

Peace talks | Ben White

Ben White has pointed out that ‘since new peace talks were announced on 30 July:

1) The Israeli government put 91 Jewish settlements on a national priority funding list;

2) Official figures show the settler population grew in the first half of 2013 at twice the rate as inside the ’67 lines;

3) Official data also revealed that 865 new settlement housing units were begun in the first quarter of 2013, 3x as many starts as same quarter in 2012

4) Israel will begin construction on new Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem next week, with Housing Minister and Mayor of Jerusalem set to attend the cornerstone-laying ceremony’

Press freedom | Avaaz
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is urging people across the world to take action by signing a global petition calling for the freedom of movement and safety of Palestinian journalists.
Palestine orchestra with Nigel Kennedy | the Independent

On Thursday, a Palestinian youth orchestra will play at the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, performing with Nigel Kennedy.

Kennedy has refused to play in Israel, telling an Israeli newspaper in 2007: “I was really shocked when I saw the wall [that divides Israel and the West Bank] here. It’s a new type of apartheid, barbaric behaviour.”

‘This is our land’ | The Independent
Protests against the ethnic cleansing of tens of thousands in the Negev (the Naqab).

Racism wins votes in Upper Nazareth? | Haaretz

A campaign attacking Mayor Gapso for his anti-Arab Palestinian views was in fact fraudulently run by his own campaign.

Saturday 10th, 17th & 24th August
Weekly Protest Against Sodastream
Brighton Read More
Tuesday 13th August
Public Meeting on Gaza Blockade

Saturday 17th August

Palestine Fundraising Garden Party

Wolverhampton Read More

Monday 19th August

‘Common Ground’ Children’s Day Out in Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth Read More

Friday 23rd August

Acousti Mosaic

Freshford, near Bath Read More

Tuesday 3rd September

The Jewish Boat to Gaza, 2010

Milton Keynes Read More
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