FW: Never Before Campaign / Protest Veolia / SPSC activists charged / Scottish Parliament petition

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Lambert, Emily

Apr 5, 2010, 6:06:34 AM4/5/10
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Never Before Campaign video:
An Israeli Love Song in Palestine:

Please watch, forward and circulate as widely as possible.

From: camp...@scottishpsc.org.uk [camp...@scottishpsc.org.uk]
Sent: 05 April 2010 10:19
To: Scottish PSC
Subject: Protest Veolia / SPSC activists charged / Scottish Parliament petition

Protest Veolia!!
Veolia Water UK manager hosted by Edinburgh University Business School
Tuesday 6th April from 5.30pm onwards – 7 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AL

Veolia, is complicit in Israel's breach of International law and ongoing war crimes in Palestine.

Veolia, a French multinational with various subsidiaries (such as Connex, Onyx or Cleanway), is involved in providing services for the State of Israel. These services cement Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine and aid the establishment of an apartheid state.

Israel’s Occupation of Palestine is illegal under international law. As is the building of “settlements” and the annexation of East Jerusalem, including the ongoing evictions of Palestinians from their homes.

Veolia’s collaboration with Israel is immoral. It profits from Israel’s crimes in the following ways -

1. Veolia is a major partner in the Jerusalem Light Rail (JLR), which is set to link Israeli West Jerusalem to illegal Israeli settlements in Occupied East Jerusalem (Palestine).
2. Veolia runs two bus services (109 and 110), which connect Israeli West Jerusalem to illegal Israeli settlements in Occupied East Jerusalem, using roads on which Palestinians are forbidden to travel.
3. Through its subsidiary TMM, Veolia owns and operates the Tovlan landfill site in the Jordan Valley area of the West Bank. This site is set up to service the illegal settlements, dumping waste on Palestinian land, and by extension, the illegal occupation.

Veolia is currently being dragged through the French courts for its illegal actions and has already lost contracts to the value of billions of euros in Europe alone due to boycott actions.

Come to protest Veolia’s disregard for international and human rights law and their proffiting from Israel’s crimes.

For more information please check: http://www.scottishpsc.org.uk/index.php?option=com_sectionex&view=category&id=50&Itemid=200209
And SPSC Veolia factsheet: www.scottishpsc.org.uk  

Criminalising Solidarity - 5 Scottish PSC activists charged
Next court appearance 8 April 2010, 11am

On Thursday 8 April, 11am, a ruling will be given on whether 5 Scottish PSC activists, charged with 'racially aggravated conduct' for disrupting a performance by Jerusalem Quartet, cultural ambassadors for the state of Israel, will continue to trial.  On 29th March 2010, the prosecution argued, to gasps from the public gallery of 80 people, that comments such as 'End the Siege of Gaza' and 'Stop Gaza Genocide' were racist and would also be liable for prosecution even if shouted in a demonstration or march. 

On the same day campaigners for Palestinian freedom disrupted a performance by the Jerusalem Quartet in London - the protestors on this occasion were neither arrested nor charged.  Read this report by ISM London about their joint protest with Brighton & Hove PSC and Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods: http://www.ism-london.org.uk/1128

* Sign the open letter in defence of the right to boycott Israel
* Read the Financial appeal & make a donation
* Background and update: Update: What happened at court on 21-22 January?
* And
on 29th March 

* The Jerusalem Quartet: Cultural Ambassadors of the State of Israel - and liars
* Palestine campaigners threatened with legal gag

Scottish First Minister calls for review of trade relations with Israel

"you can't have normal relationships if you believe another country has been involved in what Israel has been involved in"  read more

... Scottish Friends of Israel organises an exhibition at the Scottish Parliament to cover up Israel's crimes against humanity: Sign the petition

The deadline for the petition is Friday 9th April - distribute this appeal widely!

Scottish PSC Factsheets available for download from: www.scottishpsc.org.uk  

Scottish PSC stickers are available for order. To view visit the home page of our website: www.scottishpsc.org.uk  
To order contact camp...@scottishpsc.org.uk  

Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign
c/o Peace & Justice Centre
2 Princes Street
Edinburgh EH2 4BJ
00 44 (0)131 620 0052
00 44 (0)795 800 2591

The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683.
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