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BDS victory: Veolia sells off settlement bus lines
Veolia have finally sold off their remaining bus lines that run through Israel’s illegal settlements on Palestinian land. Congratulations to all the BDS campaigners who have campaigned for divestment from Veolia – they are responding to your pressure.
As Who Profits reminds us ‘It is important to note that Veolia is still involved in the occupation; in transferring waste to Tovlan landfill in the oPt through a subsidiary and in the light train through it’s shares in Citypass and Connex Jerusalem’.
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This week also saw G4S lose another contract: The Norwegian union Industri Energi terminated its long-standing contract with G4S as ‘an act of solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian people’.
Veolia and G4S are not the only complicit companies; Sodastream have their main factory based in an Israeli settlement, and are profiting from the theft of Palestinian resources and the exploitation of Palestinian labour.
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  • Join our day of action against Sodastream tomorrow (Saturday). To find out about the nearest action to you please visit our facebook event>
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Gaza: ‘Human dignity has become a joke, international law is empty’
Self portrait by Shahd, illustrating her ‘frustration and suffocation’
“I am sure this closure would be easier to understand if it was a natural disaster. But knowing that other human beings are doing this to me and 1.7 million other civilians living in Gaza, while the rest of the world looks on, is too difficult to believe.”
Read Shahd Abusalama’s blog from Gaza in which she describes the frustration and desperation of more than a million Palestinians trapped in Gaza.
Their suffocation is a result of Israel’s ongoing air, land and sea blockade which is now combined with the new Egyptian regime’s policy of sealing the border at Rafah.
The UN reports that 30% of essential medicines are unavailable, that power cuts are now at 12-16 hours/day, and that 1 million Palestinians living in Gaza are food insecure.
Please write to your MP using our NEW e-tool and ask them to urge action by the Foreign Office. Even if you’ve written to your MP before about Gaza please do so again – we have a new letter for you to send and we must keep pushing for action.
Sign the pledge for protection for Palestinian children!
Yesterday The Guardian published a pledge for action on Palestinian child prisoners which was signed by around 150 individuals and some 18 organisations. Pledge signers include: national/international organisations, 19 Trade Union General Secretaries including Frances O’Grady and Christine Blower, 9 MPs, and prominent figures from the Arts, Law & Media.
Since the launch many more individuals have signed but we want more! Please sign today and ask your family and friends to do the same.
Palestinian children
Strong support for Palestine at Labour Conference
Labour Party Conference
PSC’s Sunday panel: Kevin Maguire – Mirror, Dr Nabil Sha’ath, Katy Clark MP, Andy Slaughter MP, TSSA’s Gen Sec, Manuel Cortes, and Jean Butcher, UNISON, Hugh Lanning and Kamel Hawwash from PSC.
In total, there was attendance of over 1,000 for the 6 events on Palestine at this year’s Labour Party Conference. PSC held a packed fringe meeting on Sunday evening with Kevin Maguire from the Mirror, Dr Nabil Sha’ath, Katy Clark MP, Andy Slaughter MP, TSSA’s General Secretary, Manuel Cortes, and Jean Butcher from UNISON alongside Hugh Lanning and Kamel Hawwash from PSC. Thousands visited PSC and Jews for Justice for Palestinians’ joint stand, including members of the Shadow Cabinet and MPs.
Thank you to unions UCATT, UNISON, UNITE, CWU and FBU, and Thompsons Solicitors, for supporting PSC’s fringe event.
News and events
Palestinian village erased from the map | The Independent
Jenin welcomes Tower Hamlets | PSC
Infographic: peace, what peace? | Ireland PSC
Border closures heightening crisis in Gaza |UN OCHA
Latest UN report on Gaza – 30% of essential medicines at zero stock, 600,000 people without adequate and safe water and sewage facilities, power cuts ‘have increased to 12 hours per day, in most areas, and up to 16 hours per day in some locations. The threat of complete shut down of the GPP in the coming days remains high’.
Peace talks threatened by Israeli soldier death, but 7 Palestinians killed makes barely a ripple | Middle East Monitor

Fri 27 Sept – Area C and the Death of the Two-State Solution Friends Meeting House, Oxford Read More

Sat 28 Sept – Bidisha and Selma Dabbagh – Palestine: Fiction or Non-fiction? Marlborough Town Hall, Marlborough Read More
Sat 28 Sept – Screening of ‘Over the Wall’ with Q&A with Directors Matthew Kay and Jasper Kain The Hive, Shrewsbury Read More
Sun 29 Sept – Screening of 5 Broken Cameras with panel discussion
Cinema Museum, Kennington, London Read More
Tues 1 Oct – Is aid the solution to achieving peace in Palestine? Tory Party Conference Fringe Meeting,
Manchester Town Hall Read More
Sat 5 & Sun 6th Oct – SOAS Conference: Self-Critique Two Decades After Oslo
SOAS University, London Read More
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