Palestine • Student Respect • Viva Palestina
Wednesday 17th February 2010
Last month students from across Britain joined the Viva Palestina international aid convoy. The Convoy succeeded in breaking the siege on Gaza and delivered vital medicine and humanitarian aid to the besieged people of Gaza on the first anniversary on ‘Operation Cast Lead’, Israel’s brutal 22 day assault on Gaza, which resulted in the deaths of over 1,400 Palestinians.
The national ‘End the Siege on Gaza’ student tour will include exclusive footage from the journey to Gaza, eye witness accounts from students who broke the siege and heartbreaking stories about the young Palestinians students they met in Gaza.
The tour will be travelling to universities and colleges across Britain including Birmingham, Bradford, Coventry, Essex, Huddersfield, Kent, Leicester, London, Nottingham, Sheffield, Teesside and many more.
For more information about the tour, including how to organise a meeting on your campus email: email@example.com or call 020 7700 6192.
More info at: www.palestinecampaign.org
Organised by Palestine Solidarity Campaign, NUS Black Students' Campaign, Viva Palestina, Let Palestinians Study
Wednesday 17th March 2010
Respect Party Leader Salma Yaqoob will join a range of speakers including Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams, Ken Livingstone, leading trade unionists, politicians, academics and others from Britain and Ireland at a major conference in London, Putting Irish Unity on the Agenda.
The conference, hosted by Sinn Fein, will discuss the issue of a united Ireland in the context of the Good Friday Agreement -- which enshrines the right to self determination, should a majority agree it in Ireland.
The importance of Ireland, and understanding Britain's role historically and today is a crucial issue for progressive people. Moreover, there are many common issues in relation to Ireland and the current struggles for self determination in other countries around the world today, such as Palestine and in Latin America.
The new situation in Ireland and the peace process has positively changed the situation and this conference will be a key event to discuss issues - such as the prospects for Irish unity and independence, how the economic, political and demographic developments are impacting, opening a dialogue with unionism, and the role of the Irish community in Britain -- many of whom of course are students.
Student Respect encourages people to come along to this important event, which takes place on Saturday 20 February at the TUC Congress House, starting at 10am. All are welcome, and registration in advance for students is £4.
You can register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
General Election 2010 • Respect • Student Respect
With the General Election just around the corner, Respect Party leader Salma Yaqoob has launched a blogsite where she will be discussing current affairs and making the case for global peace, justice and equality. The site is updated daily and can be found at www.salmayaqoob.com.
It is also the place to find out the latest on Salma's campaign to be the first Respect MP in Birmingham.
Student Respect urges progressive students from across the country to join our General Election campaign in Birmingham and East London where we are fighting to win 3 Parliamentary seats.
Salma’s general election campaign is well under way. She needs all the support she can get. If you would like to volunteer your help in any way, or make a financial donation online, please ring her on 078 121 72885 or email Salma at email@example.com.