Safe Spaces Policy
Values, Politics and Safer Space Policy for Palestine Place
Below is a list of the values of the space agreed by its participants:
The politics that unite this space are three demands made by Palestinian civil society:
- An end to the occupation and colonization of all Arab lands occupied since 1967
- Equal rights for Palestinian citizens of Israel (Palestine 1948)
- Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their lands as stipulated in UN Resolution 194
Beyond this Palestine Place will not be dogmatic nor prescriptive about attitudes, opinions or beliefs that relate to the political debate around Palestine.
However, Palestine Place is an anti-zionist, anti-fascist and anti-racist space.
Expressions of oppressive beliefs, dogmas, and or politics relating to either the subjugation of the Palestinian people or of an anti-Semitic/Islamophobic nature will not be tolerated and will result in a person being asked to leave. (these include Nakba or Holocaust denial or revisionism, holding the Jewish people collectively responsible for the actions of the state of Israel or Palestinians collectively responsible for the actions of the any individual or group of Palestinians.)
Within the space all people are regarded as equal, regardless of class, race, sex, ‘gender’, sexual preference, belief, age, ability or difference. Everyone has a right to be respected and treated equally within the space. Therefore, sexist, racist, classist, homophobic, transphobic and other oppressive behaviors will not be tolerated.
We ask everyone to be aware of their personal privileges (such as being white, male middle class, etc.) and to act against any inequality that may arise from such privileges.
If you feel uncomfortable or unsafe around another person in the building, please talk to someone who is organizing in the space at the moment.
For cultural, security, and productivity reasons, Palestine Place is a drug, alcohol and smoking (inside) free space.
Some areas are used solely by the people who are running the space, and may be off limits for visitors. While this may be problematic, or could create hierarchies, it is important that the building is kept safe and secure in order to maintain the space for the full two weeks. Thus we ask people to respect any ‘no-go’ areas.
Free food for all!
Please lend a hand in washing up and cleaning things you use.
Revolution starts at the kitchen sink!