When attending the pickets down at Kedem, I’m greeted by a veritable soundboard of insults. The classics include ‘terrorists’, ‘baby killer’ and for good measure, analogies with histories notorious anti-Semites. But I’ve noticed there is has been a shift in the type of insults my counterparts give me… The recent ‘Arab Awakening’ coupled with the […]
The many racisms of Hasbara
Using Twitter for Palestine and to promote or defend action in Manchester
If you have a twitter account at www.twitter.com you can pass small messages of news and opinions, including links to others on twitter (like messaging on Facebook, just quicker, briefer and more direct). This can also be to official organisations such as the council, MP’s, media and other institutions. Remember on twitter as with other […]
What you can do for Palestine?
What you can do for Palestine at home in your local neighbourhood (on your own or with friends!) 1. Stop buying Israeli goods! Products such as Israeli dates, fruit and vegetables are sold widely in UK stores, check the label for Product Origin. Other brands to avoid include SodaStream, Ahava and Jaffa oranges. […]
Launch meeting results report, skills data and next steps
The bustling launch meeting of Manchester Palestine Action (MPA) was the setting for some serious introspection about what we had to offer as a movement. In the interests of building a sustainable, action driven movement for Palestinian rights and freedoms we carried out an analysis of collective strengths and weaknesses, an audit of the skills […]