local Palestine Solidarity activity
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Veolia's activities in occupied Palestine
§ Operate Tramway linking illegal settlements in East Jersualem
§ Operate Ayalon Sewage Treatment Plant treating Sewage from illegal settlements.
§ Refuse collection from settlements for the Tovlan Land fill site
What you can do to oppose Israel’s attacks on Gaza
1. Demonstrate! Protests are taking place around the country
2. Educate people about what is really happening – resources are online, including 10 things about Gaza and Israel’s timeline of aggression
3. Keep informed through PSC’s updates – news, actions and events on Palestine
Westminster on 28th November
A number of Wolverhampton activists travelled to London to lobby our MPs and had positive responses from Pat McFadden and Emma Reynolds.
By lobbying MPs directly we can put pressure on the government to support international law and end Israeli expansion and occupation.
Use our email tool to contact your MP and arrange a meeting.
Over 100 attended a PEACE AND JUSTICE candlelight VIGIL FOR GAZA on 23rd November 2012, Queen's Square called by Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign against the Israeli attacks and siege on Gaza.
Operation “Pillar of Cloud" comes 4 years after "Operation Cast Lead" in which nearly 1500 Palestinians were killed, and Israel committed crimes against humanity in using White Phosphorus, a chemical weapon illegal under international law.
After eight days of brutal bombardment, which left 160 Palestinians dead, around 40 of them children and 5 Israelis, a ceasefire was called.
Atrocious weather did not deter 10-15,000 protesters from marching to show their solidarity for Gaza on 24 November in London from Downing Street to the Israeli embassy in Kensington. For a video and pictures of the demonstration, see: http://bit.ly/10QiuCH
On one side you've got three generations of a family wiped out. On the other, a woman's got to ring Autoglass. And we act like this is battle whose fate is in the balance. To start with, why do the news channels ask Tony Blair for his advice on conflict in the Middle East? It’s like asking Gary Glitter for advice on what to do about Jimmy Savile..........read full article here
PSC National Annual General Meeting,
Conway Hall, London,
Saturday 26th January 10am-5pm
All members of National PSC urged to attend. Register by 18th January.
Some very good news
- Wolves PSC has received a letter from Assistant Director Alistair Merrick of Wolverhampton City Council that states that the council will not extend the confidential waste contract after September 2014. Instead it will seek an in-house solution. The council's letter fell short of our demand that Veolia should be permanently excluded from all future tenders under the Public Contract Regulations (2006) but non-the less this represents an important sucess. A great many thanks to everyone who came to the Clare Short public meeting, signed the petition and voiced their support - well done, we could not have done it without you.
Wolves PSC's Campaign successfully called on Wolverhampton City Council not to extend its waste disposal contract with Veolia, a company involved with building transport links across Palestinian land into territory occupied illegally under International law.
The UK government and the United Nations have repeatedly stated their view that Israel’s building of settlements in the illegally occupied West Bank and its annexation of East Jerusalem are in breach of international law. The UN has demanded that the Israeli settlement activity and occupation should not be supported;
Veolia has accepted contracts in Jerusalem in contravention of international law and United Nations resolutions. In particular, it was a leading partner in the consortium which established and operates a tramway between West Jerusalem and the Israeli settlement of Pisgat Zeev, which is in clear violation of international law and relevant United Nations resolutions. It is still a minor shareholder in this operation and operates Israeli-only bus lines 109 & 110 to settlements;
http://westmidspsc.org/boycott/?p=327 details of latest more success to dump Veolia
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Wolves PSC Planning Meetings
We meet once a month in the Great Western Pub to plan our activities. Our meetings are friendly and informal.
All members are welcome. Let us know if you’d like to join us. If you’d like to join in but you don’t want to attend meetings on licensed premises say so and we’ll meet somewhere else