From 6pm, Fri 18th – 12noon, Sun 20th February 2011;
New Lanark Youth Hostel
Re-thinking Palestine Solidarity - Moving forward during the Arab Revolutions
The revolutions in the Arab world are transforming the political landscape across the entire region. For five years SPSC had to fight to win the argument for the centrality of BDS as the key form of solidarity. Now we need to link BDS and our wider activity to an Arab democratic revolution that will spread from the Atlantic to the Euphrates and includes Palestinians.
The Arab revolution for democracy already confronts the US, the EU and Britain as defenders of restructured dictatorship. Palestinians inside Israel, Gaza and the West Bank are already demonstrating for democracy, in solidarity with Egypt and Tunis, are growing in confidence by the day, and confronting Zionist racism as well as repression from both the PA and Hamas.
We have no ready-made manual to steer us through the exhilarating rapids of this revolution. The weekend in New Lanark will be your opportunity to join in a discussion and shape the consensus that will enable us to continue to provide effective solidarity to the Palestinian people.
Friday: from 6pm
Short films & discussion
Saturday: sessions 1½ hour each
Palestine solidarity in a time of revolutions
Economics of BDS (Shir Hever)
Learning the lessons of activity - A BDS case study: the SPSC Veolia campaign in Edinburgh
Local groups & fresh ideas for future campaigning - break out sessions where people could join in small groups to discuss, then come back for chat.
With half hour to hour to sum up day.
Campaigning & our rights
Working with the media
Results 2010 & Prospects 2011
Donation towards food: min £5
£20 registration fee for event (includes Frid & Sat accommodation; SPSC have exclusive hire of the hostel)
REGISTER FOR THE WEEKEND
Use the link below to pay online. Alternatively send a cheque enclosed with your details to:
c/o Peace & Justice Centre
Cheques should be made payable to 'Scottish PSC'. Please mark the envelope 'Scottish PSC Residential Weekend'.