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60 years on Free Palestine!
Palestinian speakers from the West Bank, Gaza and Lebanon will tell supporters of the need for international help to end the ongoing catastrophe facing the Palestinian people on the 60th anniversary of the Nakba.
In 1948 750,000 Palestinians were expelled or fled their homes, in an orchestrated ethnic cleansing planned well in advance by the Zionist leadership. (Their military Plan Dalet makes it clear that force was to be used to remove as many Palestinians as possible, destroy the villages and take over the towns.) The Israeli policies of land confiscation, house demolitions, and killings continue to this day.
Recent media has focused on the foundation of Israel in 1948, with very little mention of the dispossession of the indigenous Palestinian people which accompanied it. Join us to demonstrate opposition to 60 years of Israeli policies of displacement, destruction and occupation and in solidarity with the Palestinian people.
National Demonstration for Palestine
Saturday 10th May 2008 London
*** 60 Years of Nakba (1948 Palestinian Catastrophe) ***
END THE SIEGE ON GAZA FOR THE RIGHT OF RETURN OF PALESTINIANS END ISRAELI OCCUPATION
Assemble 1pm Temple Underground station/ Victoria Embankment, rally in Trafalgar Square.
Dr Mustafa Barghouti
Olfat Mahmoud, from Bourj al Barajneh camp in Beirut
Prof Manuel Hassassian
Dr Jamal Khudari, Popular Committee Against the Siege Gaza
Caroline Lucas MEP
Hugh Lanning, DSG PCS
Baroness Jenny Tonge
Richard Burden MP
George Galloway MP
Jeremy Corbyn MP
Daoud Abudllah, Muslim Council of Britain
Organised by: British Muslim Initiative, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Palestinian Forum in Britain.
Supported by: UNISON, Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), Unite the Union, Communication Workers Union, GMB, TSSA, RMT, Fire Brigades Union, National Union of Miners, Association of Palestinian Community UK, Amos Trust, Friends of Al Aqsa UK, Palestinian Return Centre, War on Want, Jewish Socialist Group, Pax Christi, Stop the War Coalition, Jews for Justice for Palestinians, Britain Palestine Twinning Network, ICAHDUK, Friends of Lebanon, Federation of Student Islamic Societies, Midlands Palestinian Community Association.
Contact us to volunteer in the weeks leading to the demonstration or on the day!!
– Birmingham: West Midlands PSC coach to the rally.
Departs from Albert Street, off Dale End, Birmingham City Centre 9:30am; returns from Central London c. 1730. Price : £12; £8 concessions
To book : buy a ticket from our stall on Saturday afternoons (c. 2.15 to 4.15 p.m.) outside the M&S branch near Carrs Lane; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ;or phone 07941 452034.
– Cambridge: coach is leaving 10.30 am from Parkside and will return about
5pm. The tickets are £10/5/3. They must be booked and paid for in advance. Contact for more is Anna Gordon 07817196042
– Leicester: Transport leaves Secular Hall, Leicester (opposite Sainsburys) Humberstone GateAt 8.30am. £15 waged £5 unwaged
Tel Chris 2219459 or 07963 690326
– West Yorkshire: Bradford/Halifax/Leeds/Dewsbury:
coach leaves from Bradford University, Great Horton Road at 7.30am. Tickets £20 or £10 unwaged – ‘phone 01422 320139 or 07971545327
– Bristol Bristol Palestine Solidarity Campaign will be running a coach up to this demo. Tickets £15 waged / £8 concessions.
Itinerary:- 8.00am Anchor Road, Bristol – 8.45am Avon Street Coach Park, Bath
Arrive back Bath/Bristol 8.30/9.00pm approx.
Tickets on sale at Booty, 82 Colston Street, Bristol or email Bristol.Nakba60@yahoo.co.uk
– Coventry: 9:30 from Coventry Leisure Centre, Fairfax Street. £12 waged £6 unwaged Contact: email@example.com
– Exeter: £24 waged /£10 concesssions tickets- Sarah on 07902207922/e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Amal on 07977 95 7553
Leaves 7.30am from Exeter Belgrave Road, and to stop en route at Tiverton Parkway. returning from London at approx 17:30.
– Brighton: 49 seater coach booked to leave Brighton – St Peter’s Church, Lewes Road at 9 am. Return from London at 4 pm. Cost £5. For tickets contact Brenda 01273 502406/mob 07792 009758 or visit Saturday stall in town centre.
– NORWICH: COACH DEPARTS FROM THEATRE ROYAL 8 for 8.15am Returns from London 5.00pm
Tickets £15/£10 from the Greenhouse, Bethel Street, Norwich
More info Email email@example.com
or phone Peter 07757 752485 / Julie 07866 504671
– Manchester: from University of Manchester Student Union (UMSU) Steve Biko Building, Oxford Road; Manchester M13 9PR Leaving at 7:30 Ticket: £10 – Advanced booking is required: please call 07971469929 or 07783575780
PSC and Al Zaytouna Dabke group present
by Ghassan Kanafani
Thursday 8th, Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th of May 2008
Doors open 7pm Start 7:30 prompt.
The first adaptation of Ghassan Kanafanis Returning to Haifa fusing music, theatre, contemporary and traditional Palestinian dance, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Nakba (1948 Palestinian catastrophe).
The show will feature live music by the legendary Mohamed Diab, the main singer of Al ‘Ashiqeen Group (The Lovers), who will appear on stage for the first time in solo. Nizar Issa, the famous Palestinian song writer and oud master will also be featuring in this exceptional performance which will showcase the best in Middle Eastern contemporary culture in London.
Please visit the PSC website now and you will be able to buy tickets from the Shop/tickets section.
Or get tickets directly from the PSC office 0207 700 6192 or send a cheque to PSC Box BM PSA WC1N 3XX London.
At the Greenwood Theatre, Weston Street, London SE1 3RA
Closest Underground: London Bridge tube and train station. View a map here: http://tinyurl.com/27833s
Tickets: Advance Booking: Adults: £15, conc: £12 // On the door: Adults: £17, Conc: £15
Tickets from the PSC 0207 700 6192 Or send cheque to PSC Box BM PSA WC1N3XX London. Online from: www.palestinecampaign.org
The Ila Haifa performances are sponsored by:
The A. M. Qattan Foundation
Public and Commercial Services Union
UNITE the Union
Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Box BM PSA
Tel: 020 7700 6192
Fax: 020 7609 7779