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Call to support refugees and oppose the racist SDL on Oct 3rd in Edinburgh

Fighting against Zionism and other White supremacism: Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign calls on supporters of Palestinian freedom to support all refugee rights, and to protest against the racist SDL (Scottish Defence League) in Edinburgh on Saturday October 3rd (Mound 1pm), against their efforts to whip up hatred against refugees. SPSC opposition to the racist project of Zionism is part of… Read full article
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Israeli State's continuing boycott efforts - this time a fail

Israel launches a culture warYvonne RidleyFriday, 28 August 2015 While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is determined to scupper the historic nuclear deal with Iran, his Culture and Sports Minister, Miri Regev, has opened up a second front by targeting a state-run European opera company. The Tel Aviv minister has become embroiled in a culture war to try to block a landmark concert from… Read full article

Middle East Monitor's evaluation of SPSC - an opinion we need to live up to

Scottish activists lead the way on BDS Asa WinstanleyMiddle East Monitor28 August 2015 The SPSC stated succinctly its reasons for this act of cultural boycott in a press release: "There can be no normality for Israel until it ends the crimes against the Palestinian people. This show must not go on."These Scottish boycott actions have been carried out in line with the guidelines drawn up by the… Read full article

Haaretz asks: Israelis scarce at Edinburgh Fringe - because of BDS?

Israelis are but a Walking Shadow at This Year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe by Yair AshkeenaziHaaretz 27 August 2015 "...all the artists who spoke to Haaretz said the BDS protests were aimed solely at works or troupes supported by the Israeli government, not at Israeli creators and actors specifically. Thus, they noted, though there are no Israeli productions at Edinburgh this year, several actors… Read full article
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Palestinian rights campaigners respond to “hypocritical” Festival chiefs

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE USE Scots campaigning for Palestinian rights have responded to “hypocritical”comments by Fergus Linehan, the new director of the Edinburgh International Festival, and his predecessor Jonathan Mills. Last week Linehan and Mills spoke out against Palestine solidarity actions over recent years that have disrupted and closed down Israel-state endorsed events during… Read full article

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US State Department intervened to defeat grass-roots Scottish boycott effort...and failed

According to the front page headline in the Scotsman of Saturday 8 August 2015, Hillary Clinton weighed into Edinburgh film festival row, the court-mandated publication of her emails from 2009 reveal that the US Secretary of State worked from Washington to mobilise support against an SPSC boycott initiative, while Hollywood film makers were being asked to boycott the Edinburgh International Film… read full article
Settler Colonial Studies, Vol 2 No 1 (2012)

Settler Colonialism in Palestine.

Settler Colonialism and the State of Exception: The Example of Palestine / Israel David Lloyd, University of Southern California"This paper argues that these apparent contradictions...can best be explained by understanding Israel's occupation of Palestine as an exemplary settler colonial project whose contradictions are embedded in the early framing of Zionism and whose unfolding follows a logic… read full article
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Al Hiwar TV interview: Israel's weaknesses, the growing BDS Campaign and what happened in Cairo in New Year 2011

Mick Napier, Scottish PSC founder member and SPSC Vice-Chair Yvonne Ridley in wide-ranging dscussion with Anas Takriti on Al Hiwar's English-language weekly programme. View here or here. read full article
Gone: a state set up by Western powers to deny national self-determination to the people of Vietnam

States come and go - it's people who are important

"The state formation that will follow the defeat of the Zionist programme of ethnic cleansing and mass killings is not for us to decide. The commitment to full human rights for Palestinians alongside Jews and to the dismantling of the structures of Jewish supremacy throughout Israel/Palestine is enough to guide a campaign of solidarity through the challenges we will face, including attacks from… read full article

These paranoids have nuclear weapons, courtesy of the West

Vatican teaching Hezbollah how to kill Jews, says pamphlet for IDF troopsBy Ofri Ilani, Haaretz 31 July 2009The Pope and the cardinals of the Vatican help organize tours of Auschwitz for Hezbollah members to teach them how to wipe out Jews, according to a booklet being distributed to Israel Defense Forces soldiers. Officials encouraging the booklet's distribution include senior officers, such as… read full article