Message from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Southampton Branch.

Dear All,

I’d just like to remind you all that journalist and author Ben White, who has a wealth of knowledge about the issue of Palestine, will be speaking at the University of Southampton next Tuesday (13th October) in building 6 (Nuffield Building) room 1077, 6.30pm start. Please come along if you can and feel free to invite a friend. Please follow this link from where you can down-load a PDF of the map of the campus showing the location of the various buildings:

The Conservative government has announced new rules targeting the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) which represents their biggest attack on our movement to-date. This comes at a time when Palestinians are under increased attack from Israel and in which the BDS movement arguably represents the only thing which could check their aggression and save Palestinian lives. The government’s plan is to try to prevent local councils from getting rid of unethical investments linked to illegal Israeli settlements and arms companies. This is an attack on local democracy and the very principle of ethical investment, as well as on the BDS movement itself. We are extremely concerned about this as an organisation and will be planning a robust response in co-ordination with other organisations.

Guardian article about the government’s plans:

Press release from Palestine Solidarity Campaign:

Open letter to Matthew Hancock MP from Southampton Palestine Solidarity
Campaign:

Official web-site of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement:

Yours sincerely,

Adam Waterhouse

Branch Secretary – Southampton

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