Monday, October 30, 2006

Agenda for Palestine Solidarity Campaign student day school



Agenda for Palestine Solidarity Campaign student day school

on: Saturday, November 4th,
at: St Clement’s Building, London School of Economics

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On Saturday 4th November the Palestine Solidarity Campaign will be holding a student day school in London. The event will be opened by Tony Benn and will include high profile speakers and academics.

Speakers include:

Tony Benn

Karma Nabulsi, Oxford university professor expert on refugee issues

Ruqayyah Collector, NUS Black Students Officer

Dan Richards, Friends of Bir Zeit University

Saida Jaser, Researcher on Palestinian Students under occupation

The day school will provide an opportunity for activists around the country to come together and discuss the ongoing reality of Israel’s brutal and illegal occupation, the denial of Palestinian human rights and how we can take forward campaigning on campus and in the student movement.

Publicity and an e-flyer will be available at this location soon but please start informing your contacts now so we can make the event as successful as possible as a step towards building greater student solidarity with Palestine.

Please contact us at for more information.


Why Palestine:10am-11:30
Chair: Ruqayyah Collector, NUS Black Students Officer
Speakers: Tony Benn, Manuel Hassassian -Palestinian delegate to Britain, Betty Hunter - General Secretary PSC, Dan Judelson - Jews for Justice for Palestinians

1) Palestine and the Media: Sharif Nashashibi -Arab Media Watch, Betty Hunter - PSC
2) Solidarity with universities in Palestine: George Shire - Briccup, Dan Richards - Fobzu
3) Israel ’s weapons of war – cluster bombs, depleted uranium and nuclear weapons– David Polden, CND

Lunch :12:30-13:15

Life, death and education in Palestine – the impact of the Israeli occupation :13:15-15:00
Dan Richards, Friends of Birzeit University
Ihtisham Hibatullah, British Muslim Initiative
Saida Jaser, Palestinian researcher on education under occupation
Ben Soffa, Jewish Students for Justice for Palestinians

Working for peace and justice in Palestine :15:30-17:00
Dr. Karma Nabulsi, Nuffield College Oxford
Shimri Zameret, Israeli Refusenik
Veronica King, NUS Vice President Welfare, (pers caps)
Mahmud Monah, General Union of Palestinian Students
Sarah Colborne, Palestine Solidarity Campaign
George Woods, NUS NEC (pers caps)

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