This year saw the largest Palestine solidarity demonstration in British history as Palestinians across historic Palestine rose up against the latest episode in Sheikh Jarrah, at al Al-Aqsa mosque and across historic Palestine of the ongoing Nakba - the ethnic cleansing and dispossession of the Palestinian people from their homeland. Universities across the UK remain invested in this process, refusing to abide by the demand from Palestinian civil society to boycott divest and sanction Israeli apartheid.
Our institutions are standing on the wrong side of history and it is our responsibility as socialists to demand divestment and solidarity with the Palestinian people from our universities and in all our organising spaces. The struggle of the Palestinian people for liberation from Israel’s settler-colonialism must be our struggle as socialists.
Earlier this year we organised blocs at Palestine solidarity demonstrations organised by Apartheid Off-Campus and the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. As the largest ever mobilisations in solidarity with Palestine in British history, we were proud to participate and believe that it’s the responsibility of the student and labour movements to stand with the Palestine solidarity movement.
Reach out to your Universities Palestine society to see what you can do to fight Israeli apartheid on your campus.
This weekend Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th September we’ll be joining the Palestine Solidarity Campaign Youth and Student summer school in London. You can sign-up for it here and let us know or drop Fraser a message if you’re planning to join.