20-22 June 2014: SPSC Discussion weekend on Palestine solidarity with the Middle East on fire

Dear all
Our friends of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign are holding a weekend of discussion in Spittal of Glenshee from Friday, 22 until Sunday, 22 June 2014.
There are still a few places left, so please get in touch with them – see details at end.
They write:
“In March 2003, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown joined the US in the devastation of Iraq. Blair peddled the lies and Chancellor Brown diverted the funds. The following year they ignored the decision of the International Court of Justice that the Israeli wall was illegal and all governments should take active steps to see that it was removed.

“Almost 200,000 deaths later, Iraq remains in agony, the spectre of war haunts the entire region, a blood-soaked Egyptian dictator has been endorsed by the US and UK, joining the long-standing pro-Western royal absolutisms in the Gulf and the ethnic cleansing regime in Israel.

“Even as Iraq and Syria burned, and Israeli ethnic cleansing accelerated, Scottish Minister of External Affairs told a pro-Israel meeting in Glasgow that the Scottish Government’s ‘position on the Middle East [that] doesn’t vary much from the UK government’.

“So what does this mean for solidarity campaigning with the Palestinian people?

Scottish PSC members and supporters are meeting for a weekend of discussion 20-22 June in Gulabin Lodge Outdoor Centre in Spittal of Glenshee to discuss and analyse the shambles that the US and UK Governments have helped to create across the Middle East and what this will mean.
“A few places left; join us: Gulabin Lodge, from 5pm, Friday 20th, until 1pm, Sunday 22nd June, 2014.

“Registration £40 / £30 unwaged – fee includes accommodation and meals for the whole weekend.”
To register, please e-mail campaign AT scottishpsc DOT org DOT uk or phone 01501 78 55 63.

About Oban Concern for Palestine

. . . supporting people in Palestine and Israel who oppose the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Oban Concern for Palestine are a group of Argyll residents who share an interest in Palestine, a friendship with its people and a deep concern for their welfare. And, for the sake of Israel, we want to encourage the government of Israel to comply with international law. Oban Concern for Palestine believe that the oppression of the Palestinian people is a grave wrong, that the government of Israel is in violation of international law, and that we have a duty to speak up and do what we can to bring it to an end. We welcome new members and supporters. For more information, please contact obanconcern4palestine AT gmail DOT com • +44 7747 300 062 • Oban Concern for Palestine, c/o Stronchriach, Rowan Road, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5TY, UK
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