Public meeting: Corbyn, Antisemitism and Justice for Palestine

Corbyn, Antisemitism and Justice for Palestine public meeting

Monday 17th September 2018, 7.00pm
The Kitchen, Silver St, Bristol, BS1 2AG

The introduction to the meeting from Stop The War Coalition states “Criticism of Israel is being conflated with antisemitism in ways that threaten free speech and the right to protest while silencing Palestinian voices. We must vigorously oppose all forms of antisemitism, but we can’t let smears be used to silence criticism of the Israeli state.”

– Lindsey German, Convenor of Stop the War Coalition
– Bernard Regan, Palestine Solidarity Campaign national committee
– Salma Karmi-Ayyoub, British-Palestinian human rights lawyer
– Rob Ferguson, Jewish anti-racist
– Jay Blackwood, Jewish Voice for LabourChair: Michal Nahman

The introduction goes onto explain that –

“Jeremy Corbyn – a lifelong anti-racist in all respects and prominent figure in the Palestine solidarity movement – is being labelled an antisemite and a racist by those who oppose his politics and leadership of the Labour Party.

“This meeting will discuss the importance of challenging any attempt at a witch hunt, strengthening the struggle for Palestinian freedom while maintaining zero tolerance for antisemitism and all forms of racism.

“In order to cover the costs of the venue we will be asking for donations on the door for those who are able to afford it. The venue has a large capacity so let’s make it a big meeting.”

This event is organised by Bristol Stop the War Coalition.

Bristol March for Climate, Justice and Jobs

Notice for Bristol March for Climate, Justice and Jobs

The TUC Congress 2015 agreed to support the People’s March for Climate, Justice and Jobs. During late November and early December 2015 there will be a number of marches and rallies across the word to mark the opening of the UN’s climate change treaty negotiations in Paris.

For trade unionists the four key demands that will be presented to the negotiations will be

  • Raise ambition and realise the huge jobs potential of climate action.
  • Hold global warming to below 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels.
  • Deliver on the $100 billion of climate finance a year by 2020 for developing countries to secure sufficient resources to adapt to climate change.
  • Commit to securing a just transition and decent work for workers and their communities in the shift to a low carbon future.

As part of programme of activities Bristol Trades Union Council is urging trade unionists to support the Bristol event.

More information on how the TUC is supporting the campaign can be found here – Peoples’ March for Climate, Justice and Jobs