The Herald: "Football chiefs reject petition backed by thousands calling for Scotland to boycott matches against Israel"

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The Herald 17 August 2018 SCOTTISH football's governing body has rejected calls for the national team to boycott forthcoming matches against Israel. Nearly 3000 have backed a…
Jeremy Corbyn

Why don't Corbyn’s critics attack him for EDM 1677?

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A huge variety of approaches have been taken by the Labour right, Tories, and the pro-Israel groups to smear Corbyn as hostile to Jews. They have scoured social media posts for…
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Edinburgh 2018 Fringe free of Orwellian Israeli Peace Festival

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“Those who profess to favour freedom and yet deprecate agitation…want crops without ploughing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean…

Scottish Pension Fund Divests from Israeli Bank Hapoalim

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SPSC not only welcomes the decision by Falkirk Pension Fund to divest from Israeli Bank Hapoalim, but also the rationale for reaching that decision. The Scottish pension fund,…

Interview with Argentine BDS campaigner on football victory

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Tonight (Fri June 8) at 7.30pm UK timeon BDS activist David Comedi will discuss the decision by the Argentine national football team…

Press Release: Palestine campaigners welcome hate crime recommendation

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Send a letter to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Communities Minister Angela Constance to ask that the Scottish Government repudiate the IHRA definition as publicly as they…
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Protests 5pm Sun 6th/Mon 7th May Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh

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Join the protests against Israeli State-promoted Seret Film Festival 5pm on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May at the Cameo Cinema, Home Street, Edinburgh An article in Today's Herald,…

Support Palestine - Stand Up to All Racism

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UPDATE as of Friday morning 16 March We need a victory of courage over fear - as Palestinians show every day The depraved racist views of COFIS (Confederation of Friends of Israel…
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Trump-Israel isolated at UN following threats and insults

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The Israel-Trump school of diplomacy was on full view as US Ambassador Haley again threatened the UN as a whole, and Israeli Ambassador Danon followed Haley to snarl at those in…

SPSC press release: Is Scotland encouraging Israel’s extremism?

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For immediate release Is Scotland encouraging Israel’s extremism? 7 December 2017 Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has been condemned by…

Three submissions to 'Review' but no submission to attacks on free speech

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Update 29 January 2018 Lord Bracadale is expected to publish his report and recommendations in Spring 2018. The Hate Crime Legislation Review group has not yet published the…

Investigation reveals Police Scotland breach of campaigner rights

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MEDIA RELEASE, Monday 13 November 2017 A Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) investigation has heavily criticised Police Scotland for their handling of a series…
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The Fight Goes On: Resisting the attack on support for Palestine

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On Monday, 11th Sept, at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, Sheriff Charlotte Coutts found SPSC member Ally Coutts (no relation) guilty of ‘acting in a racially aggravated manner with intent…
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Scottish PSC representatives are available for press / TV interviews and comment on Israel/Palestine and related issues and events. Please contact or…
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The Lynching - during Edinburgh Fringe

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·'Frankie wrote this after attending a performance of The Lynching in Whistable: "Dear Canterbury and Whitstable Labour Party committee members and activists, I was surprised to…

May Day: Palestinian trade unions call for intensifying BDS

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28 April 2017 by Palestinian Trade Union Coalition for BDS (PTUC-BDS)From On May Day, we Palestinian trade unions are proud to stand with the trade union movement…

Media Release: Campaigners welcome STUC statement

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Campaigners welcome STUC statement on solidarity with Palestinian workers Media Release, 1 May 2017 [Pictured right: Ryvka Barnard of War on Want speaking at joint War on Want,…

Why SPSC declined invitation to debate

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The four short emails below are self-explanatory. 1-4 from bottom to top: 1. Letter of invitation from St Andrews Debating Society 2. SPSC seeks clarification 3. Clarification -…

Scottish PSC: notes from sixteen years of campaigning

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CONTENTS Pioneering boycott in Scotland Political ideas - major conferences Political ideas -.speakers Consistent anti-racism Sports boycott Taking on the racist JNF Cultural…
SPSC 4 0 Zionists

Scoreboard: SPSC 4 - 0 ScottishPFs (with two 'games' to go)

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" May 2010 then-First Minister Alex Salmond rightly attacked the idea that Scottish Jews "should be judged or affected by the policies of Israel. The Jewish community is not…

Sept 5th Israel-Italy World Cup qualifier - BDS Italy appeal

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During the Israel-Italy World Cup qualifier, let's fill social media with Palestinian flags!BDS Italy On September 5 in Haifa, Italy will play against Israel in the qualifiers for…
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Lajee cultural centre in Edinburgh

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Over 150 people attended the Lajee Centre performance in Edinburgh on the 15th of July on their scottish tour. Lajee, meaning refugee in Arabic, is a creative cultural space for…
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SPSC letter to Edinburgh Fringe, 2016

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To: Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Festival Fringe18th July 2016 Dear Ms McCarthy International Shalom Festival Gala Concert, Central Hall, 17 August 2016 I write to…
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Support Scottish activists on 'racially aggravated' charges for protesting Israeli Dead Sea cosmetics thieves

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Support two SPSC members - Jim Watson and - I, on trial for 'racism' on Wednesday April 27th and Friday April 29th in Court 10 of Glasgow Sheriff Court. The effort by Zionists and…

2016 Edinburgh International Festival free of Brand Israel

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The programme of the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival published today, April 6th, has no Israeli State-sponsored artists. Make no mistake, this represents a failure on the…

CCTV tracking technology ready to launch in Glasgow

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Glasgow City Council slammed over CCTV tracking technology ready to launch on 70 cameras which can track you across town by Billy Briggs, 30 March 2016The Daily Record A TOTAL of…

No 2 Brand Israel at Edinburgh Festival 2016

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Please act on the appeal from the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) which asks you to add your voice – wherever you are – asking the…
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Edinburgh Science festival are without Selex ES in 2016

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The Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign welcomes the news that the Edinburgh international science Festival will no longer involve Selex ES. The Edinburgh based arms company…

Pro-Israel organisations and Crown on the defensive as Sheriff throws out charge against Palestine campaigner

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3 February 2016, Kilmarnock Sheriff Court Sheriff Watson dismissed a charge of assault against Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (Scottish PSC) member Mick Napier today…

Right to BDS

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Divest from Israeli Apartheid

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Report on Dr Mads Gilbert in Scotland

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Mads Gilbert, Norwegian doctor, humanitarian and political activist, who has worked in the war zone of Gaza during four major Israeli attacks since 2006, has completed his short…

Protests for Palestine across Scotland 17 October 2015 - photos

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Protests were called last Saturday by the Scottish Palestine Alliance, to which SPSC is affiliated: Protest for Palestine! Stop Israeli terror!The Glasgow event was filmed by…
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Scottish Green Party motion on Israel/Palestine is a significant step

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This motion was moved by SPSC member Eurig Scandrett, a Scottish Green Party Parliamentary candidate in the May elections, and was voted overwhelmingly following debate. Scottish…
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Palestinian rights campaigners respond to “hypocritical” Festival chiefs

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MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE USE Scots campaigning for Palestinian rights have responded to “hypocritical”comments by Fergus Linehan, the new director of the Edinburgh…

4 reasons the “anti-Semitism” attacks on Jeremy Corbyn are dishonest

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It was inevitable, shocking but not surprising. A determined opponent of all racism, Jeremy Corbyn is smeared by pro-Israel Blairites and the same pro-Israel media that helped…
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MEDIA RELEASE: Clinton intervention fails to reverse Israel boycott

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Media Release: Sunday 9th August 2015, No Embargo Pro-Palestine campaigners say recent revelations of Hilary Clinton’s attempt to overturn the Edinburgh International Film…

Israeli State-sponsored groups avoiding Edinburgh Festival because of human rights protests

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The Show Must Go on for Israeli Troupe Hounded Out of Edinburgh Festival in 2014Do they think the reception they’ll receive will be different this summer? “We really hope so,”…
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How Israeli lacrosse pushes an ethnic supremacy agenda

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Should Israeli soldiers be able to brutalise Palestinian sports team members with impunity and then travel the world un-protested? The pro-Israeli gang, as usual, seek to prohibit…
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PRESS RELEASE: Protests planned at Edinburgh Israel games on anniversary of Gaza attacks

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For Immediate Release 22 July 2015 Human rights campaigners are planning protests at Israel’s participation in the FIL Rathbones Women’s 2015 U19 Lacrosse World Championship that…

Solidarity with University of Edinburgh Divestment Campaign

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18th May 2015 Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign extends solidarity greetings to People & Planet Edinburgh and all students and staff who have occupied and shut down the…
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Appeal from Gaza student in Scotland – you can stop the bombs!

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My name is Enas Bahar and I’ve just arrived in Scotland from Gaza. During Israel’s destruction and massacres last summer, I lived for 52 days with my family , friends and…
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We couldn't stop Israel doing this to Palestine...

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... devastating Gaza. Nor could we stop the daily scenes... ...or this routine But we can work to try to stop the next devastation it is openly planning for whoever resists it.…

Scottish school(s?) using shocking racist materials that demonise all Palestinians

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The racist, anti-Palestinian materials came to light after Aliyah Shafiq, the sister of a P7 pupil at New Stevenston primary, asked on her Facebook alongside a copy of her…

Banking on Apartheid

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Banking on Apartheid One Saturday afternoon in Edinburgh's main shopping street, a group of unmasked, unarmed, mainly female singers drifted with nonchalant daring into the main…
Mural at Abu Dis SPSC Summer 05

SPSC Fact-finding Project & Visit to Palestine - 1st-10th June 2015

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This trip is an opportunity to visit Palestine to learn more about the reality Palestinians face every day, in order to provide effective solidarity back in Scotland. The project…

Answers to Quiz: Palestine, Israel & Zionism as seen from Scotland

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Q.1 What is the name of the boy in this iconic image from 2000 (shot dead days later by an Israeli sniper)?Faris Odeh Q.2 A Scottish politician's father made an annual homage to…

No 2 Brand Israel

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For many years Scottish PSC has led the campaign in support of the cultural boycott. From the protests against the Jerusalem Quartet and the Batsheva dance group; the Edinburgh…
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Scottish Zionist claims of anti-semitism get weirder

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"One constant of political Zionism is the smearing of their victims, the mantra that Palestinian resistance to Israeli ethnic cleansing means wanting to "drive the Jews into the…
The teeshirt that Celtic FC couldn't allow

Closing down free expression for Palestine

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A Celtic fan was ejected and threatened with arrest at Tynecastle after Celtic officials raised an objection to the tee-shirt he was wearing, which said 'Free Palestine' on the…

Show your support for BDS

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UPDATE Mick Napier was arrested on Saturday (20th) night at this home for allegedly breaching his bail conditions. Following his arrest on 13 September, Mick along with another…
Scottish Rabbi with official Jewish kosher tartan

Another 'Project Fear' attacks Scottish civil society as anti-semitic and urges Scottish Jews to leave for Israel/Palestine

in 'Anti-Semitism'
It is an axiom of political Zionism that Jews cannot live safely anywhere outside Israel and those who do so are inferior to those who emigrate to Israel (olim) to take part in…

Scottish Councils support call to boycott Israel

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To date four Scottish Councils have resolved to boycott Israeli goods, resist any form of political or economic support for the state of Israel, and endorse the Palestinian civil…
Forced out of apartheid South Africa; can we force them out of Elbit Systems?

Arms trade with Israel

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The Palestinian civil society call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions demands action to persuade the investors in companies complicit in Israeli militarism to divest their…

Dead Sea Products

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Don’t buy Dead Sea Products Palestinian people have been violently dispossessed and robbed of the natural resources of the Dead Sea. We believe that Kedem Cosmetics – and other…

Stop Powering Israeli Apartheid

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Visit the Wood Group Campaign site STOP POWERING ISRAELI APARTHEID is a campaign organised by Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign with support from a wide range of partners and…
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Campaigners welcome government call for arms embargo

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5 August 2014 Campaigners have responded positively to the Scottish Government call for an immediate arms embargo against Israel and a UN led investigation into Israel’s war…

Media Release: Protests stop second Israel state-sponsored show

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MEDIA RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE USEMonday 4th August Israeli press reports have confirmed that the planned production at the Edinburgh Fringe by Ben-Gurion University dance group Pola…
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Protest the Israeli State-funded Incubator Theatre

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Close down all Israeli State-financed projects in Scotland in a time of massacreProtest the Incubator TheatreAssemble at Bristo Square, Edinburgh 1.00pm Wednesday 30th July&…
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Show of solidarity with Palestinians undergoing Collective Punishment

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Activists from across the North East of Scotland yesterday came together for an emergency demonstration in St. Nicholas Square, Aberdeen. They came to stand in solidarity with…
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Edinburgh branch newsletter - July 2014

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Letter to Scottish Govt, Stop the Wall, Sainsburys campaign ...... Edinburgh SPSC Branch Newsletter : July 2014Here are more details and links below for your information on how…
JNF gave Palestine to colonists

Demonstrate against the racist JNF Friday 27th June Cowans Law

in UK
Demonstrate against the fundraising shoot by the racist JNF (Jewish National Fund) Scotland Friday 27th June - Cowans Law - 8 till late Each of us is forced to subsidise this sham…

Scotland and Palestine

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The 5th of June marked what Palestinians call Al Naksa (the Setback), referring to the 1967 War when the Israeli forces demolished homes and villages, displaced hundreds of…
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Sainsburys action Edinburgh June 2014

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Sainsburys action Edinburgh June 14 Craigleith Superstore On Saturday 7th June, a group of activists entered the Sainsburys store in Craigleith Edinburgh. On February 9th 2013…
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Edinburgh branch newsletter - June 2014

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Book launch, G4S protest and supermarket event Edinburgh SPSC Branch Newsletter : June 2014Welcome to the June newsletter of the Edinburgh branch of the Scottish Palestine…
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The Bonds with Zionism

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The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement to economically pressure the Israeli state to adhere to international law has been gaining traction since its inception in July…

A Bird is not a Stone: Palestinian poetry in translation

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A Bird is not a Stone: Palestinian poetry in translation 3 June 2014 at 18:00 Looking Glass Books 3 Porters Walk, EH3 9GG Edinburgh, United Kingdom Contemporary Palestinian poetry…
Wood Group

Join the Wood Group AGM protest Aberdeen May 14th

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SPSC Protest at Wood Group's AGM in Aberdeen: 10am, Wednesday May 14thJoin us on May the 14th in Aberdeen to challenge Wood Group's ongoing complicity in Israel's occupation and…
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Edinburgh branch newsletter - May 2014

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Join us this Saturday on the May Day March and Rally, plus take part in the Sainsburys campaign. Come to our branch meeting this Thursday to find out more.Edinburgh SPSC Branch…
The Stills Gallery

Edinburgh Stills Gallery returns Israeli Embassy sponsorship money

in Cultural
Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign welcomes today's decision by the prestigious Stills Gallery to terminate the Israeli Embassy's sponsorship of their forthcomng photography…
Sainsbury's store Newton Stewart 5 April 2014

Asserting the right to free speech for solidarity with Palestine

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Six members of Dumfries & Galloway SPSC Branch went to "Sainsbury's Superstore" at Newton Stewart to join in the UK effort to pressurise Sainsbury's UK management to follow the…
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Edinburgh branch newsletter - April 2014

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183 minors in Israeli prisons amongst almost 5,000 Palestinians incarcerated. These are the most recent figures released by Israeli human rights groupB'TselemEdinburgh SPSC Branch…
Dont admit representatives of a war ciminal entity, G4S, into your home

Don't let G4S meter readers into your home

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A few people across Scotland have already got in touch to say they have turned away a G4S meter reader from their home to protest G4S running parts of Israel's notorious prison…
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Ask Home Secretary to prevent Livni's attendance at JNF London provocation

UCU Scotland condemns Livni visit to London JNF event The 2014 Annual Congress of the University and College Union Scotland Congress (UCU Scotland) today voted unanimously to…
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Edinburgh branch newsletter - March 2014

in Edinburgh
Edinburgh SPSC Branch Newsletter : March 2014Scarlett Johanssen has recently given an inadvertent boost to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign. Her decision to choose…
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Children in chains

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Children in Chains Edinburgh-based independent writer and film makerJon Pullman’s film about the abuse of Palestinianchildren in the Israeli court system Augustine Church, George…

Highland Regional Council condemns Israeli illegal occupation and siege as JC warns of "sanctions tsunami" threatening Israel

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Highland Regional Councillors voted today in full Council to condemn “the Government of Israel for its continuing illegal occupation of Palestine’s East Jerusalem and the West…
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Divestment conference Edinburgh Oct 2013, full report

in Divestment
Time to divest Conference, 19-20 October, Edinburgh Saturday 19 October Welcome and Introduction Maggie Chapman, Scottish Green Party Maggie told us that Denis Goldberg, South…
Prof. Jake Lynch

Zionists attempt to criminalise support for BDS

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Professor Jake Lynch of Sydney University is the subject of legal proceedings initiated by an Israel-based organisation using allegations of racism in an attempt to criminalise…
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Hasbara in Dundee

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Dundee recently witnessed a Zionist propagandist present a talk titled ‘Israel at eye-level, through the prism of a medical institution’. On the same day, a Palestinian prisoner…
Part of the protest against Israei crimes outside the Scottish Parliament

Protesting Racist Larry Rich Brand Israel Spokesman

in Edinburgh
On Tuesday 5th Nov at 6pm at the Scottish Parliament, Ken Macintosh MSP invited Larry Rich, director of Development and International Public Relations, Zionist Speaker and…
Lt. Col. Moty Cristal

Israeli Embassy involved in legal attack on UNISON for its support for Palestine

in UK
There is no doubt that Lt. Col. Cristal sees himself in the front line of an attack on the political positions of all UK trade unions and even solidarity with Palestine generally.…
Sainsbury's Bernard Street in Leith

Sainsbury's STOP! (Stop Trading with Occupation Profiteers)

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Israel has stepped up its construction of illegal settlement building. Defence for Children international reports that Israel continues to kill Palestinians, including many…
Eric, you can walk through that barrier you are leaning on...

Eric Burdon cancels gig in Tel Aviv "under increasing pressure"

in Music
Below is an example of the appeals that Burdon received to remain true to his long-term hostility to racism and Jim Crow in the US South. SPSC deplore any threats made to Burdon,…

Join SPSC Edinburgh festival activities this summer

in Edinburgh
Scottish PSC Edinburgh will be holding stalls and raising awareness of the situation in Israel / Palestine and the campaigns you can get involved in. Join us for all of part of…
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Edinburgh newsletter - July 2013

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Edinburgh SPSC Newsletter July 2013Edinburgh branch activities in June 2013It was with sadness that we heard the news that writer Iain Banks passed away on 9th June. The great…

Scottish solidarity with French BDS activists

in Criminalisation
Scottish PSC endorses statement of solidarity with French campaigners facing trial for BDS actions, members and branches send photo messages of solidarity. More than 150…

Palestinian-Irish solidarity with French BDS activists

in Boycott
The Palestinian call for solidarity with the upstanding citizens of France facing state repression for their efforts in the BDS campaign could not have fell on more receptive ears…

Findhorn Foundation statement supporting rights of refugees and internally displaced persons

in Moray
The following statement has been issued by The Findhorn Foundation, following approaches to the management by many members of The Findhorn Foundation Community and representatives…
Soldier at checkpoint demands a Palestinian kiss the Beitar scarf to be allowed to pass

Racism rampant in Israeli football, rewarded by UEFA

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Israeli football, racism and politics: The ugly side of the beautiful gameJonathan Cook 25 April 2013 Rifaat Turk, the most successful Arab player in Israeli football and the…
L to R: Jackie MacNamara, ex-Celtic and Hibs player, Mahmoud Sarsak, Tony Higgins of FIFPro

FIFPro (World Football Players' Union) on Mahmoud Sarsak's jailing and torture by Israel

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Mahmoud Sarsak: 'Football is my weapon of resistance'Friday 14 JuneFIFPro World - Anti-racism FIFPro – represented in the person of anti-racism spokesman and FIFPro Division…
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Tuesday 4th June 2013 Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign: Media Release CONTROVERSIAL ISRAEL CHARITY FACES FUNDRAISER PROTEST Campaigners are set to protest a “charity shoot”…
Palestinian footballer Mahmoud Sarsak presenting the Rivals4Charity trophy to  Hibs Skipper Frankie Arthur

2013 June 1st: Mahmoud Sarsak presents Hearts/Hibs charity trophy as calls increase to prevent Israel's hosting of the U21 European Championships

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Church of Scotland General Assembly 2013

MEDIA RELEASE: Church of Scotland General Assembly refuses to accept misuse of scripture to claim exclusive right to territory and reaffirms support for Palestinian rights

in Scotland
MEDIA RELEASEThursday 23 May 2013 Delegates to the Church of Scotland General Assembly have today voted to adopt a report by its Church and Society Council which challenged…

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