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The Britain Palestine Friendship and Twinning Network

Show solidarity for the people of Palestine by joining or starting a friendship or twinning link with a group or community in Palestine. There are already over thirty of these groups and links across the UK – so you could join one that already exists or begin your own, with full support from The Britain Palestine Friendship & Twinning Network (BPFTN). For more information please get in touch by email or visit the website.


Tell Big Banks to Cancel the Debt

Covid-19 could push up to 150 million people into extreme poverty. However, many large banks continue to demand debt repayments from countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Big banks are making up to 250% profit on their loans to global south governments and are currently owed enough by African governments to vaccinate the entire continent against Covid-19 three times over. Sign the petition and tell banks to cancel the debt today.


Stand up for Palestine – Comedy Fundraiser

20:00 – 21:30 | Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Join PSC for a great stand-up show featuring a brilliant line-up of acclaimed comedians, including Gavin Webster, Juliet Meyers, Andrew O’Neill, Isabelle Farah, Yuriko Kotani and MC Susan Murray. Proceeds will fund the work of PSC, the fastest growing campaign for Palestine human rights and justice. Click here for more information and tickets!


#YemenCantWait – Stop British Support for the War

Years of conflict in Yemen has led to failing systems and the added pressure of the pandemic has pushed the population to famine. The UK Government’s decision to drastically cut humanitarian aid to the people of Yemen last week could be the difference between life and death for millions of people. Please call on the Prime Minister to protect aid to Yemen.


Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign

Support the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign (NSC) by running the in-person London Marathon or the Virtual London Marathon, please click here for more information and share the link with fellow members. Participation will help raise awareness and funds for NSC’s work.


Stand with Syria

Ten years ago protests erupted across Syria against the security forces’ brutality and escalated into a nation-wide uprising with hundreds of thousands of people demanding a more democratic, equal and just Syria. However, the Assad regime has survived, at the cost of at least 400,000 dead and millions of refugees. Click here for more information and to add your name to the MENA Solidarity Network statement and stand with Syrian refugees.


Myanmar – Ask your MP to Support Protesters Resisting Military Rule

Rushanara Ali MP has tabled a motion in Parliament calling on the British government to take effective action to support the people of Myanmar resisting the military coup. The motion includes sanctioning military companies; building a global arms embargo; supporting Myanmar’s referral to the International Criminal Court; and joining the genocide case at the International Court of Justice. Please email your MP today asking them to support the motion.


Free Palestinian Child Prisoners

Support an end to the mistreatment of Palestinian children under Israeli military detention. Palestinian children as young as 12 are routinely taken from their homes at gunpoint in night-time raids by soldiers; blindfolded, bound, and shackled; interrogated without a lawyer or relative present; put into solitary confinement; and forced to sign confessions. Sign the petition calling for the rights of children to be protected.


Film about the Roma – A People Uncounted

This film weaves stories from the Porajmos – the Roma word for the Holocaust – to provide a deeper understanding of the experience of the Roma people during the Holocaust/Porajmos and what is happening in many parts of Europe today. To request the log-in details to view this film (suitable for over 16s only), email information@newcastle.gov.uk


Statement of Solidarity with Uyghur Women and Uyghur Muslims

The NEU has been sickened and horrified by the latest reports on the treatment of Uyghur women in “re-education” camps in China’s Xinjiang region. Systematic rape, sexual abuse, and torture have been documented in new accounts obtained by the BBC. The NEU condemns these gross violations of women’s and human rights in the strongest possible terms. Read the NEU statement here.


Statement of Solidarity with Women in Poland

Following the enforcement of a near total ban on abortion in Poland, the NEU reaffirms its commitment to women’s rights in Poland, across Europe, and around the world. Read the NEU statement here.