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Press Release: Over 1000 people close their Barclays accounts in protest

Thousands of people vow not to bank with Barclays until it ends its complicity with Israeli genocide and apartheid Over 1000 people collectively close their Barclays accounts today (21 March 2024) on second mass account closure day. This adds to the 1500 that shut their Barclays accounts on the first account closure day, 9 February …

Press Release: Barclays Bank hit by boycott as 1500 close accounts

Thousands of people vow not to bank with Barclays until it ends its complicity with Israeli genocide and apartheid 1500 people collectively close their Barclays accounts today (Friday 9 February) Thousands more pledge never to bank with Barclays, in echo of South African anti-apartheid struggle Barclays is condemned for its financial ties with arms companies …

Press Release: PUMA forced to drop Israel Football sponsorship

Campaigners force global sports brand PUMA to drop sponsorship of Israel Football Association (IFA) over involvement in illegal settlements   The IFA includes clubs in Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory in contravention of international law PUMA has faced huge public pressure over its links with IFA PSC branches across Britain have played an …

Press release: Repressive anti-boycott bill returns

 ‘Don’t give the green light to further violence and violations of international law,’ Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) urges, as the government prepares to return repressive anti-boycott bill to Parliament   The Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) bill, or anti-boycott bill, has been scheduled for report stage in the House of Commons on Wednesday …

Hundreds protest at Barclays links to Israeli arms companies

  On Saturday 23rd September 2023 hundreds of protesters descended on more than 25 Barclays branches across Britain to demand the bank divests from arms companies supplying Israel with weapons used in its attacks on Palestinians The campaigners were taking part in a National Day of Action organised by Palestine Solidarity Campaign, War on Want …

Press Release: Welsh Government opposes UK government’s anti-boycott bill

Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) welcomes the announcement by the Welsh Government that it is formally opposing the Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill, better known as the ‘anti-boycott bill’ and recommending that the Senedd withhold its consent This decision by the Welsh Labour Government is the latest blow to Michael Gove’s toxic anti-boycott …

Press Release: TUC condemns anti-boycott bill

PSC welcomes the re-affirmation of support by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement, in a motion passed with a unanimous vote at its Annual Conference today (12/9/23) The motion confirms the full opposition of TUC to the Government’s anti-boycott bill and support for the coalition of more than …

Press Release: Stop the DSEI Arms Fair Vigil

  People from across London gathered at vigil organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign to oppose the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair in London The vigil highlighted DSEI’s role in arming Israeli apartheid, and other repressive states around the world This event begins two weeks of protests against DSEI under the banner …

Press Release: Right to Boycott petition delivered to Downing St

  Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) and a delegation of civil society groups have today (31/8/23) handed in a petition at 10 Downing Street calling on Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, to scrap the Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) bill, or anti-boycott bill. The anti-boycott bill aims to prevent public bodies – including local councils, …

Press Release: Unite the Union backs BDS, 14 July 2023

Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) welcomes the decision of Unite the Union, Britain’s second biggest union, to reaffirm its strong support for the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign for freedom and justice, in 3 motions passed at its Conference today A central motion passed by the Union calls on the UK government to abandon …