Sunday, March 07, 2010

We should start planning for this now – at the minimum a picket of Waitrose and Tescos. The BDS National Committee (BNC) is calling on you to unite in your different capacities and struggles for a Global BDS Day of Action on 30 March 2010 in solidarity with the Palestinian people and for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. see

Nobel Peace Prize for Dr Barghouthi Ask your MP to sign the EDM 849 welcoming and supporting Mustafa Barghouthi nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in organising non-violent resistance against the Israeli occupation.

Click here for Amnesty’s briefing and email your MP to ask them to sign Early Day Motion 502 on universal jurisdiction – check here to see if they have already signed – and if they have, please email to thank them. Read update : 5 MARCH 2010 No change in Universal Jurisdiction before election - Amnesty continues to oppose any changes to our war crimes legislation. Amnesty International thanks the thousands of AIUK supporters, NGOs, MPs and lawyers who have taken action to stop the UK Government weakening our war crimes legislation. Amnesty is deeply concerned that changes to the law would undermine the capacity of victims of serious international crimes to hold accountable alleged perpetrators who come within the UKs jurisdiction.

Debate on war crimes in Parliament
Read the full debate on war crimes and universal jurisdiction that took place in Parliament. If you haven't written to the Prime Minister asking the government not to change the law and give impunity for Israeli war criminals in Britain - its still not too late. Click here to use our lobby tool to email Gordon Brown.

BRICUP has sent an open letter to Elton John asking him to cancel his planned concert in Israel in June. Write to him. HERE

Swee Ang has sent us this to sign : * We endorse the Civil Rights for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Petition to The Cabinet and Parliament of Lebanon. Read the Civil Rights for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

PSC Weekly Update 4 March 2010 Findings of the Russell tribunal are here

Upcoming Events: Local

Monday at 8pm at Wadham Old Refectory.Oxford University Palestine Society : Time to globalise the intifada?" - stories of resistance from Bil'in to the Gaza Strip, with Jody McIntyre

Tuesday 9th March PSC branch meeting.7.30. Oxford Town Hall. All Welcome.