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:

 

  1. An end to the occupation and colonization of all Arab lands occupied since 1967
  2. Equal rights for Palestinian citizens of Israel (Palestine 1948)
  3. 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!


Comments
8 Responses to “Safe Spaces Policy”
  1. Sam says:

    You might want to clarify above that you mean anti-Jewish/anti-Semitic expression. The term anti-Semitic is correct but it is sometimes misused in this context.

  2. kryten1974 says:

    So as you are anti-racist, will you have some pro-Israel speakers?

  3. Jewish Chap says:

    Are you going to be discussing the aim of HAMAS, as set out clearly in their charter, to slaughter as many Jews as possible?
    Are you going to address the fact that any Palestinian state will be entirely Jew-free, as confirmed by Abbas?
    Will you discuss the 800,000 Jewish refugees from other middle eastern countries since 1948, and the slaughter of those unfortunate enough not to have got out in time?
    Will you discuss current anti-Jewish apartheid in the middle east?
    Are you going to admit that by “anti-Zionism” means a total rejection of the Jewish right to self determination, whilst celebrating Palestinian right to self determination?
    Will you discuss the slaughter and forced exile of Syrian Jews when you’re demanding the return of the Golan Heights?

    …or is this just yet another biased, lying, hypocritical antisemitic event, the like of which London is becoming, disgracefully, synonymous with?

    • Mo Cash says:

      A curious post. Why should they be discussing anything other than the aims and objectives set out, in detail, above? In order to preempt any further weaknesses in comprehension, I have taken the liberty of reposting the main aims and aspirations of this movement:

      1. An end to the occupation and colonization of all Arab lands occupied since 1967
      2. Equal rights for Palestinian citizens of Israel (Palestine 1948)
      3. Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their lands as stipulated in UN Resolution 194

      As such, no further time should be wasted replying to emotive questions that have little to do with the intentions of Palestine Place. As uninsightful as this may be, perhaps your questions about Hamas and Syrian Jews should be presented to people who actually diddle in those circles. These types of questions have nothing to do with any of the above; not by a long chalk.

      • kryten1974 says:

        Really? So you think it’s OK to recruit people for something they only half understand? You don’t think we should be challenging the dogma of what it is they are professing to support?

  4. Fiona says:

    Do not feed Trolls!!

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