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National Lobby of Parliament for Palestine
The first lobby for Palestine in this new parliament will take place in under a week.
Hundreds of people like you who are passionate about Palestinian human rights will arrive at Westminster on Tuesday ready to inform their MPs about the terrible situation in Palestine, and pressure them to take political action. By taking our concerns to those in power, we will be engaging in direct and effective action.
At this point we are asking people to come along on the day – you don’t even need to send a letter! You can get all the details you need to know here. If you are nervous about not having enough information to address your MP, you needn’t be. We will have people on hand all day to help you out with facts and figures, and generally guide you. Join us for a fascinating day in Westminster, and make sure that Palestine is firmly on the agenda for this coming parliament. The more people we have on the day, the stronger our message will be, and the more MPs will have to listen.
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PREVENT: tackling extremism or criminalising dissent?

 

Speaking out for justice and human rights: challenging the government’s Prevent strategy and the Counter-terrorism and Security Act.
7pm, Thursday 25th June
Amnesty Human Rights Action Centre, London, EC2A 3EA
Prevent was introduced as part of the government’s post-9/11 counter-terrorism strategy. Instead of being an effective way of genuinely countering extremism, it is rightly perceived as what Baroness Warsi called a “Cold War against British Muslims.” Now it has been given added legitimacy as part of the Counter-terrorism and Security Act (CTS), passed in 2015.
Now CTS is being used to criminalise legitimate dissent. Under the new government this is only going to get worse. Only a few days after the election, David Cameron announced even more sinister powers under this Act – a taste of what’s to come if we don’t challenge this legislation.
This public meeting will bring together a broad range of speakers from different sectors – journalism, politics, arts, education, health. It will be the start of a process of coalition-building across organisations and sectors to engage people in this issue and start challenging the new and serious threats we face.
Tickets are almost sold out for this event, so make sure you get yours today! Register for tickets here.
Speakers:
Hugh Lanning, Chair of PSC
Peter Oborne, Associate Editor of the Spectator
Sally Hunt, General Secretary of UCU (University and College Union)
Karma Nabulsi, Professor at Oxford University
Simon Natas, leading Criminal and Human Rights Lawyer
Jenny Jones, Green Party Assembly Member and Peer
More to be confirmed

 

Congratulations Jeremy!
We are delighted that our patron Jeremy Corbyn has made it onto the ballot paper for the Labour Leadership Election! It’s great to have someone who has been such a long-time supporter and advocator of Palestinian human rights in the running.
It’s another example of the recent growth in parliamentary political backing, as MPs have become more vocal in their criticism of Israel, and their support of Palestinians.
Remember that you can still see what your MP thinks about Palestine, by revisiting our Vote For Palestine tool on our website here.
News and events
Sign the petition here calling for sanctions on Israel, to be delivered during the lobby next week!
Report: Meet Israel’s ultranationalist settlers | Channel 4 News
Village of Susiya at risk of imminent demolition. The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme is urging people to write to their MP.
Influential artists, including Leon Rosselson, criticise article on boycott | The Guardian
Palestinian man dies after being left under IDF jeep for 3 hours | Ma’an News
Jill Evans MEP blogs about visit to Palestine
Gaza one year on: In pictures | The Daily Mail
Israel exonerates itself over killings of four children on beach in Gaza last year | The Guardian
Until 20 June – Freedom Theatre UK Tour – Glasgow
Until 21 June – Palestine unlocked festival – Oxford
Until September – Reem Kelani: Live opera in the UK
Thursday 18 June – AMOS trust and Friends of Sabeel UK present: What next for Palestine? – London
Thursday 18 June – Supper club with Hana Haj Ahmad of Tatreez Café – The Mosaic Rooms, London
Tuesday 23 June – Evening rally after the Lobby – Parliament, London
Sunday 28 June – Film: ‘Where Should The Birds Fly’ with PCT – London
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