Supporting better inclusion for people with disabilities and the victims of conflict in Gaza – a talk by Pauline Thivilliver and John McGeachy from Humanity and Inclusion (HI) – Wed 5th December 2018

from WHO Situation Report occupied Palestine territory, Gaza, 21 October – 3 November 2018

7.15pm for 7.30pm

on Wednesday 5th December 2018

  Merton PSC presents a talk:

Supporting better inclusion for people with disabilities and the victims of conflict in Gaza:
by Pauline Thivilliver and John McGeachy from Humanity and Inclusion (HI)

People with disabilities are often excluded from humanitarian responses and the talk will include support for victims of the 2014 Israeli offensive, recent work to better equip NGOs and others in Gaza to better include people with disabilities.

Venue: The William Morris Meeting Rooms, 267 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1SD. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.

Approx. 6 mins walk from South Wimbledon tube station on the Northern Line and 10 mins from Wimbledon Rail Station. Buses 57, 93, 131 and 219 stop outside.

Palestinian products on sale – cash only.

RSVP & more information contact: Mertonpsc2017@outlook.com
Mob: 07543858653

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Blurring the Invisible Border – a talk by Daphna Baram – Wed 7th November

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7.15pm for 7.30pm

on Wednesday 7th November 2018

                                                              Merton PSC presents a talk

BLURRING THE INVISIBLE BORDER:
Israel’s displacement policy in Palestine and ICAHD UK

by Daphna Baram – Director of ICAHD UK

Daphna was an activist and a human rights lawyer representing Palestinians in military court and a commentator on Israel/Palestine. She is the author of ‘Disenchantment: The Guardian and Israel.’

Venue: The William Morris Meeting Room, 267 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1SD. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.

Approx. 6 mins walk from South Wimbledon tube station on the Northern Line and 10 mins from Wimbledon Rail Station. Buses 57, 93, 131 and 219 stop outside.

Palestinian products on sale – cash only.

RSVP & more information contact: Mertonpsc2017@outlook.com
Mob: 07543858653

Film screening – Wednesday 3rd October 2018

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7.15pm for 7.30pm

on Wednesday 3rd October 2018

                                                              Merton PSC presents

“My Diaries in a Refugee Camp”

a film by The Palestinian Return Centre, produced by Al Jazeera

The story of Pietro Stefanini, a British citizen living in refugee camps in Lebanon, hosted by a Palestinian family, through whom he will learn about the situation of refugees and how their political and economic life is strongly connected and about their relationship with Lebanese authorities.

Venue: The William Morris Meeting Room, 267 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1SD. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.

Approx. 6 mins walk from South Wimbledon tube station on the Northern Line and 10 mins from Wimbledon Rail Station. Buses 57, 93, 131 and 219 stop outside.

Palestinian products on sale – cash only.

RSVP & more information contact: Mertonpsc2017@outlook.com
Mob: 07543858653

Talk by Abe Hayeem – Wed, 5 Sept 2018

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7.15pm for 7.30pm

on Wednesday 5th September 2018

                                                                      Merton PSC

Present a talk by

Abe Hayeem

an Iraqi Jew born in India and settled in the UK, has been an architect, writer, and peace activist since the 1960s. He is a founder member of Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine, (APJP) which campaigns against the building of the illegal settlements and the Apartheid Wall, and the projects that dispossess the Palestinians under Occupation and within Israel itself.

The Architecture of Occupation

How Architecture is used to define and alter the geography of East Jerusalem & the Occupied Palestinian Territories, to make civilian habitation suit a military and nationalistic agenda.

Israeli architects and planners involved in projects that appropriate land and natural resources from Palestinian territory are complicit in social, political and economic oppression. Their practice of architecture is based on the displacement of Palestinians, and against professional ethical codes, international & humanitarian law and the Geneva Conventions.

The relentless expansion of illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank, the ethnic cleansing of Bedouin from their unrecognized villages in the Negev within Israel and in the occupied West bank are considered as war crimes, and spell the end of the ‘two-state solution.’

Venue: The William Morris Meeting Room, 267 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1SD. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.

Approx. 6 mins walk from South Wimbledon tube station on the Northern Line and 10 mins from Wimbledon Rail Station. Buses 57, 93, 131 and 219 stop outside.

Palestinian products on sale – cash only.

RSVP & more information contact: Mertonpsc2017@outlook.com
Mob: 07543858653

Film Screening: ‘The Lobby’ (Episodes 3 & 4) – Wed, 1 August 2018

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Merton PSC will be holding its regular monthly public meeting on Wednesday 1st August 2018 at The William Morris Meeting Room. Following last month’s meeting, the final two episodes of the documentary film, “The Lobby” produced for current affairs channel, Al Jazeera, will be shown, as well as an update on our campaigns, donations and future events.

“The Lobby,” is based on a six-month undercover investigation examining the role of the Israel lobby in British politics. We will be screening episodes three and four, each approximately 26 minutes in duration. Episode One investigates whether accusations of antisemitism are being used to stifle political debate. Episode Two exposes an official from the Israeli embassy in London and his involvement in a potential plot to ‘take down’ British politicians.

Venue: The William Morris Meeting Room, 267 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1SD. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.

Approx. 6 mins walk from South Wimbledon tube station on the Northern Line and 10 mins from Wimbledon Rail Station. Buses 57, 93, 131 and 219 stop outside.

Palestinian products on sale – cash only.

RSVP & more information contact: Mertonpsc2017@outlook.com
Mob: 07543858653

Film Screening: ‘The Lobby’ – Wed July 4th 2018

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Merton PSC will be holding its regular monthly public meeting on Wednesday 4th July 2018 at The William Morris Meeting Room. The first two episodes of the documentary film, “The Lobby” produced for current affairs channel, Al Jazeera, will be shown, as well as an update on our campaigns, donations and future events.

“The Lobby,” is based on a six-month undercover investigation examining the role of the Israel lobby in British politics. We will be screening episodes one and two, each approximately 25 minutes in duration. Episode One reveals how pro-Israel groups are trying to influence Britain’s youth. Episode Two follows an undercover reporter who joins a delegation from the Israeli embassy at last year’s Labour Party Conference.

Venue: The William Morris Meeting Room, 267 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1SD. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.

Approx. 6 mins walk from South Wimbledon tube station on the Northern Line and 10 mins from Wimbledon Rail Station. Buses 57, 93, 131 and 219 stop outside.

Palestinian products on sale – cash only.

RSVP & more information contact: Mertonpsc2017@outlook.com
Mob: 07543858653

Gaza: Stop the Massacre Protest, London: 15 May 2018

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Members and friends of Merton PSC attended an emergency protest held outside Downing Street, London, on the evening of Tuesday 15 May 2018, against the massacre in Gaza by Israeli forces. The emergency protest was called by: Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Friends of Al-Aqsa, Palestinian Forum in Britain, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Stop the War Coalition, Olive, Europal Forum and was part of nationwide protests, with multiple protests occurring within London.

On 14 May 2018, Israel opened fire on protesters in Gaza, killing over 60 people and injuring some 2,400, many with serious wounds which will lead to lifelong disabilities. Amongst the dead, were at least 8 children, including an 8-month baby who was overcome by tear gas inhalation.

The Gazans’ “Great March of Return” border protest, which started on 30 March 2018, was planned to culminate on 15 May or Nakba (Catastrophe) Day, to mark 15 May 1948, 70 years ago, when Israel declared itself an independent state following the formal withdrawal of Britain, accelerating the expulsion and fleeing of 750,000 Palestinians from their homes.

14 May 2018, the day before Nakba Day, marked the formal move of the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Gazans intensified their “Great March of Return” protest, which was overwhelmingly a non-violent protest. They were attacked with tear gas and live fire. Those Palestinians that did resist with force used stones, kites lit with fire and Molotov cocktails against a heavily militarised line of Israeli soldiers, including snipers and tear gas drones. Israeli forces reported one light injury to a soldier.

Read more about the 15 May 2018 ‘Gaza: Stop the Massacre London’ protests and other nationwide protests here.

Health Under Blockade in Gaza – a talk by Dr Philippa Whitford MP – Wed 6th June 2018

 


Merton PSC will be holding its regular monthly public meeting on Wednesday 6th June 2018 at The William Morris Meeting Room.

We are delighted to welcome Dr Philippa Whitford MP (Central Ayrshire) to talk on “Health under the blockade in Gaza.” Philippa was a Consultant Breast Cancer Surgeon at Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock, for 19 years where she redesigned the service and established reconstructive breast surgery.

Philippa returned to Gaza in 2016 after a 25 year absence, under the auspices of Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), to continue her breast cancer work. During the talk, she will be reporting on her visit, and discussing the changes that have taken place as a result of war and occupation.

Venue: The William Morris Meeting Room, 267 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1SD. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.

Approx. 6 mins walk from South Wimbledon tube station on the Northern Line and 10 mins from Wimbledon Rail Station. Buses 57, 93, 131 and 219 stop outside.

Palestinian products on sale – cash only.

RSVP & more information contact: Mertonpsc2017@outlook.com

Mob: 07543858653

Image sources:
Dr Philippa Whitford MP – Official UK Parliament portrait
24-year-old Abdullah Abu Harbeed from Biet Hanoun, Gaza, pictured with his fiancee, Iman; Gaza, 2014 – Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos for DFID

Public Meeting: Wed 2nd May 2018

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Glyn Secker, Jews for for Justice for Palestinians, at a Rally for Gaza, 8 July 2016 (Courtesy of PSC/Flickr)

Merton PSC will be holding its regular monthly public meeting on Wednesday 2nd May 2018 at The William Morris Meeting Room.

Our guest speaker is, Glyn Secker from Jewish Voice for Labour to speak on: “The Jewish Experience Three histories: Orthodox, socialist, nationalist. Stereotyping, scapegoating and the weaponisation of antisemitism. Where now?” 

Venue: The William Morris Meeting Room, 267 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1SD. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.

Approx. 6 mins walk from South Wimbledon tube station on the Northern Line and 10 mins from Wimbledon Rail Station. Buses 57, 93, 131 and 219 stop outside.

Palestinian products on sale – cash only.

RSVP & more information contact: Mertonpsc2017@outlook.com
Mob: 07543858653

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