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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: 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 …

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: 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: Anti-Boycott Bill, June 19 2023

Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) joined by nearly 70 civil society organisations in pledging to fight the Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) bill, or anti-boycott bill, as a threat to basic democratic rights. The anti-boycott bill aims to prevent public bodies from deciding how to spend, invest and trade ethically, in line with international …

Press Release on Student Day of Action, 17/2/23

Students across Britain in Day of Action on 17th February to demand universities end complicity in Israeli apartheid. Action takes place in context of Israel’s newly elected far right Government intensifying oppression of Palestinians Day of action has also been called in response to efforts by the UK Government to repress the right to protest …

A response to Nick Cave- Silencing of whose voice?

Nick Cave is preparing to play the second of two concerts in Israel. Justifying his decision to perform despite the cultural boycott of Israel, Cave framed his act as a statement against “the silencing of artists.” A few miles away from Cave’s press conference celebrating his concerts, Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour remains under house arrest. …

UK Report: International Week of Action on HP

The International Week of Action on HP was the broadest-ever coordinated Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) action. It took place from Friday 25th November to Saturday 3rd December 2016. More than 150 actions were held, in 101 towns and cities in 30 countries, across 6 continents. 40 UK towns and cities saw actions across the …