First boycott action at Sainsbury’s supermarket by newly formed London Palestine Action (LPA) network

First boycott action at Sainsbury’s supermarket by newly formed London Palestine Action (LPA) network Palestine solidarity campaigners targeted a branch of Sainsbury’s in Islington, north London, on Saturday 26th October, calling for the boycott of companies whose goods are made in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. More than 30 activists from the … Continue reading

Take creative action against Israeli apartheid – New Group, Open Meeting

Get together to create a new London Palestine solidarity group – Open meeting Tuesday, 24 September 2013, 19:00 – 21:00 The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, off Brick Lane, E1 5LJ https://www.facebook.com/events/1415387922016427/ Want to take creative action against Israeli apartheid? Trying to get involved in effective and participatory Palestine solidarity work? If that sounds like … Continue reading

Open Shuhada Street Global Actions Mapped

Some of us at Palestine Place have been hard at work mapping the global actions that took place last month in solidarity with Shuhada Street in Hebron, known as ‘Apartheid Street’ because it has been completely closed to Palestinians since 2000. This happened in bizarre connection to the Cave of the Patriarchs massacre, and despite … Continue reading

Main website: palestineplace.org —– Space vacated, but we’ll be back

Please use palestineplace.org for future updates! A brief debrief: Sadly our two weeks have come to an end and Palestine Place is no longer a physical space. But the network we’ve formed is still going. So watch this space. We have had two weeks of thoughtful discussion, sharing of skills, food, music, poetry, tea, ideas, … Continue reading

Palestine Place successful in court today – staying as planned

Today Palestine Place was represented in Central London County Court in heroic fashion by Jim Saxon, in what he described as ‘singularly the weirdest squat defence case I’ve ever run’. We successfully prevented an interim possession order from being issued against our space at 24 Grays Inn Road. This would have made it criminal to … Continue reading

Ilan Pappe Speaks at Palestine Place – Download or Listen Online

On Friday 8th June the renowned Israeli historian Ilan Pappe gave a powerful, enlightening and charming talk, answered some great questions with equally great answers, and generally had a great time. Audio of the event is now available to be streamed here. Direct download links: Talk at Palestine Place: MP3, or Ogg Vorbis Q&A at … Continue reading

First glimpses of Palestine Place

Facebook solidarity?

There have been widespread discussions regarding social media as a mobilising instrument, perhaps even that which enabled political action in and through the Arab uprisings. It is also seen to have had the unprecedented effect of “duplicating” such political action across several political contexts. However, the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, and the “chain reactions” … Continue reading

Notes from Palestine Place first public meeting – Thursday 24th May 7-9pm

Introduced by Ewa Jasiewicz, activist, journalist and Gaza flotilla organiser, and Frank Barat, Russell Tribunal on Palestine coordinator, and Abdel Razzaq Takriti, Palestinian activist and political historian. Abdel Razzaq Takriti – A Brief History of Modern Palestine Israeli independence is for Palestinians the Nakba – the catastrophe. The humanitarian Nakba began, as most know, in … Continue reading