Message from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Southampton Branch.

Dear All
Thank you for your interest in Justice for Palestine. As a local Palestine solidarity group we aim to run weekly stalls in Southampton. These stalls are partly information stalls but also they are to raise awareness about Palestine and about the BDS Campaign, BDS is Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions. BDS is an important strategy in the campaign for Justice for Palestine. We ask people basically not to buy goods from Israel because of its brutal Occupation of the West Bank and it’s siege of Gaza . We are currently highlighting two campaigns on the stalls:

  • The Campaign to Boycott Hewlett Packard who provide the bio-metric technology which enables the State of Israel to maintain checkpoints throughout the West Bank. This enables the Israeli authorities to closely monitor movement of Palestinians at they seek to go about their ordinary lives.
  • The Campaign against illegal settlements in the West Bank. Settlement building creates facts on the ground and is a  huge barrier to peace. The building of settlements on Palestinian land leads to the loss of water resources for Palestinians and to the increase in house demolitions by the Israeli army.

I would also remind you that we are a friendly and open  group. Please get in touch if you would like to be more involved. We welcome all supporters from any background and from any faith or none.

My main purpose in this email is to ask people to volunteer on the stalls. There is now a new rota for March and April, which I attach. If you have not volunteered before and would like further information please email me at Please can I encourage people to respond to this request. Regular street stalls are an extremely important way of raising awareness of the injustices faced on a daily basis by Palestinians.

Also engaging with people on the streets while at times it can be challenging, is also rewarding and exciting! Please get involved, experienced members will give new volunteers lots of help, encouragement and information. I look forward to hearing from you.

Warm Regards
Cathryn Spiller (Branch Secretary, Southampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign)




It’s raining women in Rojava; Bread and Roses TV

Attacks in Xerabê Bava carried out by Turkish fascists troops

Kurdistan Solidarity Network

The siege in Xerabê Bava (Koruköy) village in Mardin’s Nusaybin district, ongoing for 12 days and a complete substitute to the practices of 90s, is executed under the leadership of Bornova 2nd Gendarmerie Commando Brigade.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:30 PM

Bornova 2nd Gendarmerie Commando Brigade has replaced the Bolu and Kayseri commando brigades deployed in North Kurdistan in 1990s to burn villages, torture people at village squares, execute and disappear the Kurdish population.

The siege in Xerabê Bava (Koruköy) village in Mardin’s Nusaybin district, ongoing for 12 days and a complete substitute to the practices of 90s, is executed under the leadership of Bornova 2nd Gendarmerie Commando Brigade.


The Xerabê Bava operation is led by İsmail Balıbek who got promoted to Brigadier General with an official instruction of the Interior Ministry after the coup attempt of July 15, and was assigned as the Commander…

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What is happening in £662,600 a year Mental Hospitals-CQC Reports 2011-2016.



The new age of for profit Britain requires a monopoly of increasing, maximum profit commodities.

Whilst the Mental Health Taskforce Report harvested, it said nothing about how it intended to improve the state of our mental health hospitals, despite their ever increasing budget eating a quarter of our NHS funding.

Hospitals are paid on average £900 per patient per night, and locked wards £12,500 a week.

With such huge sums on offer, is it any wonder we have the highest number of MHA detentions and retentions ever known.

And the highest number of detentions after s2 MHA assessment stay.

The only rights a patient has, is to information about their treatment and to appeal to a Tribunal, but patients are not being informed of them, despite access to IMCAs.

Neither families nor patients are being involved in ‘treatment’ the CQC stating;

The biggest issue we found for patients who were…

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URGENT CALL! from Kurdish People’s Assembly UK

The fascism of the AKP-MHP continues their massacres! The siege of the Kurdish ‘Kurukoy’ (Xerabê Bava) village of the town of Nusaybin has been happening for a week. People are being burnt alive in their house, publicly tortured in the village square and women are being sexually abused and raped. Kurdish people are being openly massacred.
It is in our hands to STOP this massacre, fascism and military siege! We can break this siege by uniting in one voice in the streets.
We call on everyone who believes in humanity to join our protest.

Date: Wednesday 22 February
Time: 12.00 (Midday)
Place: Turkish Embassy (43 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PA)

HDP issues urgent call to international organisations for Xerabê Bava

Attacks in Xerabê Bava carried out by an AKP team

Kurdish People’s Assembly UK

Body of Ryan Lock arrives in London and is honored by the Kurdish Community. RIP comrade, your fight will never be forgotten.

Kurdistan Solidarity Network


“Today, the body of British YPG martyr Ryan Lock arrived in the UK.
All women of the YPJ send our condolences to Ryan’s family and friends at this difficult time.
What Ryan gave us is the purest form of solidarity. We have a saying here: “martyrs never die”. The memory of Ryan’s life will forever live on in our struggle for the freedom of the people of Syria and our hope for change in the whole world.
May he rest in peace.
Your comrades forever,”

YPJ – Women’s Protection Units

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