Category: News

The price of bravery, My local newspaper and the Palestinian dispossessed

Dear Manchester Evening News (cc any newspaper in the UK) I was a teacher and human rights worker for two years in the Gaza Strip in 2010 and 2012 and I lost many friends, including two students of mine, one of whom died with two of her toddler children, her husband and mother in law with a single bomb in 2014 (like over 2200 others who lost […]

Manchester coalition calls for a demonstration against the “Stand With Israel” rally at the Palace Theatre this Sunday

*****Press Release***** Manchester coalition calls for a demonstration against the “Stand With Israel” rally at the Palace Theatre this Sunday Stop Glorifying War Crimes 12/03/2016 We are a broad coalition of Manchester groups that condemn and oppose the “Stand with Israel” rally taking place at the Palace Theatre in Manchester this Sunday and call for a demonstration at […]

Manchester groups welcome cancellation of pro-Israeli rally

21/01/2016 A broad coalition of Manchester groups has welcomed the decision by the owners of the Sheridan Suite to refuse to host the “Stand with Israel” rally 31st January. As groups in Manchester demanding justice and equality for Palestinians, we believe it is a moral duty for institutions and companies to refuse to host events […]

MPA members present ‘Killing of the Dead Sea’

Activists from MPA yesterday presented months of research, to a crown in the city centre, into how the Israeli occupation pillages the Dead Sea. In a presentation that spanned, not just human rights concerns, but also environmental ones too, the presentees were able to explain how Israel cunningly extras water from it’s side of the Green […]

Return to Kedem

MPA activists and friends returned to peacefully picket Kedem Cosmetics in Deansgate last Thursday. The shop’s products  profit from the occupation of the Dead Sea and it’s denial of these resources to the Palestinian economy, illegal under international law. The summer pickets outside the store were massively successful in garnering support from around the city and resulted in […]