Fellow Scots in Israeli line of fire visit Dundee

Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign member Gordon Club has been in the West Bank for the last three weeks. He has seen and been a victim of unprovoked Zionist brutality. He will be speaking about his experiences Tuesday 14th August 7:30pm Room G7 Tower Building Dundee University.

Walking back to a peaceful protest from the UN office I saw that the Israelis had started attacking the crowd and my friend. When I asked them to calm down and tell them that we are internationals I was thrown about, punched and Oliver was kicked.

The Palestinian was about to be sick because of the pepper spray so they dragged him and the American out, kicking Oliver because he was in the way. Whilst he was being sick they were both kicked repeatedly in the street. The American was later hit twice with a thick UN report by the policeman. We were driven to the police station where we were told to strip. We were made to face a wall outside in the sun and then they interrogated us. Full Report

Call to Action from Lebanon – International Protest 12th Aug Stop the War Edinburgh

We, the people of Lebanon, call upon the local and international community to join a campaign of civil resistance to Israel’s war against our country and our people.

August 12 marks the start of this Campaign of Resistance, declaring Lebanon an Open Country for Civil Resistance. August 12 also marks the international day of protest against the Israeli aggression.

On August 12 at 7 am, we will gather in Martyrs’ Square [Beirut] to form a civilian convoy to the south of Lebanon. Hundreds of Lebanese and international civilians will carry relief as an expression of solidarity for the inhabitants of the heavily destroyed south who have been bravely withstanding the assault of the Israeli military.

After August 12th, the campaign will continue with a series of civil actions for which your presence and participation is needed. Working together in solidarity we will overcome the complacency, inaction, and complicity of the international community and we will deny Israel its goal of removing Lebanese from their land and destroying the fabric of our country.

Lebanon Solidarity “A country open for civil resistance”

International Day of Action 

There will be an International Day of action on Saturday 12th August when demonstrations will be held around the world. There will be one for all of Scotland in Edinburgh: Assemble Middle Meadow Walk, Edinburgh 2pm

Demonstration:
END ISRAELI TERROR
HANDS OFF SYRIA & IRAN
TROOPS OUT OF IRAQ

For the Dundee bus email: justice4lebanon[@]gmail.com 

more UK Stop the War events

more International protests

Israeli Cricket protests – Glasgow Stop the War

this post is old, click here for extra up-to-date information – recent news stories from the 5th Aug protest

Stop the War 1 Israel 0

News has just broke that Israel’s first match on thursday has been cancelled!

saturday and sundays matches are scheduled to be played at Glasgow Academicals ground at Anniesland X, NOT Hillhead or Paisley.

At yesterdays vigil in the square we found out that all the matches had been shifted to Anniesland. A few hours later we got phonecall saying venue was being changed again but we could not get any information as to where. This morning we were told thursdays match had been cancelled (due to a lack of a cricket ground willing to stage the match)! As far as we know the weekends matches are still going ahead. It looks like we got Israel On The Run (that could be a chant).

The lesson here is that we should not let up in our campaigning around this, who knows maybe the match may finish 3-0 to us!

BBC News article

Israelis claim cricket stopped by “Muslim threats,” I think not.

http://homagetojerusalem.blogspot.com/

http://news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1099522006

http://www.islamonline.net/English/News/2006-07/29/06.shtml

STOP These Cricket Games
Israeli Soldiers Out of Scotland – Oppose the Brutes
Besiege the Israeli soldier-cricketers while their comrades besiege Lebanon and Palestine
Invade the pitch to protest the invasion of Lebanon

Everybody in Scotland who is enraged with Israel’s crimes should try to be in Glasgow this weekend.  Where the Israeli soldiers appear for recreation from their brutal work – that is the front line in the campaign against war crimes and for solidarity with the people of Lebanon and Palestine.  Israeli killing of civilians continues across the whole of Palestine and Lebanon.  The bombing of Beirut continues.  Israel PM Olmert says Israel will empty an area of Southern Lebanon of all its Arab population. This brutal plan continues the Israeli clearing of most of Palestine of its Arab inhabitants.

Israel crushes Palestinian sport: Israel bombs Palestinian sports grounds, arrests team members, prevents free movement through its military control, steals most of the water resources that would support Palestinian would-be swimmers. The cancellation of today’s Israeli cricket match was the result of widespread revulsion among the public over the massacres by Israeli soldiers of Lebanese and Palestinians – they fear, correctly, that the appearance of off-duty Israeli soldiers in cricketing whites will provoke widespread protests.  On Saturday and Sunday, they intend to try to play at the Glasgow Academicals ground, which is protected by a strong two metre-spiked fence perimeter.PRESS RELEASE
Israel
cricket match in Glasgow cancelled
http://www.scottishpsc.org.uk/cricketpressrelease.htmlThe Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign calls for intensified pressure to have this tour cancelled by the cricketing authorities: they should take a leaf out of the book of the International Film Festival in neighbouring Edinburgh where the Israeli link has been cut because of the Israeli massacres in Lebanon and Palestine .  This tour should be cancelled and the Israeli soldiers asked to leave ScotlandContact the Club to demand that they refuse to allow their grounds to be used by Israel:
0141 959 4569
Phone (Fraser Murray): 07905 376 151/0141 959 5354
sponsorship@glasgowaccies.cc

We need to send a message to the Middle East by STOPPING these games. If the cricketing authorities fail to cancel the games, then decent citizens have to fill the human rights gap by vigorously protesting each match

STOP ISRAEL’S ARMY CRICKET TEAM

Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 August
Assemble 12 noon at:

Glasgow Accies Sports Club
The Pavilion
 
21 Helensburgh Drive 
Anniesland 
Glasgow 
G13 1RR 

DIRECTIONS:
directions

Check http://www.scottishpsc.org.uk/ or  0795 800 2591 / 0780 32 44 739 for updates

Prestwick Airport – reports from sunday’s demonstration

‘If what people are saying is that we should impose an arms embargo on Israel or indeed on the
US, I think that would be very curious indeed’
  Tony Blair, British prime minister

Some pics from Press Association – view

US ‘bombs’ flights, headed for Israel, avoid Scotland view

Protest at British airport over US-chartered flights to Israel – view

UK anger over US bomb flights – view

Protestors prevent cargo from landing – view


US ‘bombs’ flights, headed for Israel, avoid Scotland –
view

Protest at British airport over US-chartered flights to Israel – view

UK anger over US bomb flights – view