Last weekend there were local protests and rallies up and down the country calling for a ceasefire now, including hundreds marching through Camden Town and ending with a rally at Mornington Crescent, and another national demonstration is taking place this Saturday. Full details of the assembly point and route are being finalised – we will have them by Thursday’s meeting at the latest – but put the time and date in your diary.
Virtually all trade unions, huge swathes of civil society organisations and politicians around the world are now calling for a ceasefire – our Tory government is one of the few that isn’t so far. If we want that to change, we have to keep up the pressure, and an important part of that is to join the protests.
However, not everyone can join a march – but there’s always something everyone can do:
• If you can donate, there’s the collection mentioned above, or you can donate to Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) – see the link for information about their work Medical Aid for Palestinians (map.org.uk)
• You can sign a petition – there are lots circulating, but this is a good place to start Seek a ceasefire and to end Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip – Petitions (parliament.uk)
• And you might want to know how your MP voted: How did your MP vote on the Gaza ceasefire motion? | Gaza | The Guardian
• Support a boycott campaign – historically, boycotting companies and organisations that profit or benefit from war, occupation and discrimination has been an important part of campaigns. We will be discussing if this is effective and if we want to have a boycott campaign at one of our members meetings soon, so bring along your ideas
If you have any more ideas about how members can be involved, get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org