Friday, 23 December 2016

Singing for Palestine

Large crowd joined in Christmas carols singing earlier tonight, 22 December'16 in Trafalgar Square in London.

Funds were raised for Amos Trust's Women of Palestine Christmas Appeal, to ensure breast-screening is available to the women of the besieged Gaza- see

Justin Butcher did a fab job conducting Choir of St Luke's Church, West Holloway, the acclaimed north London choir Vox Holloway and the members of the London NUT Choir, supported by the Holloway Brass quartet.

What a lovely way to show solidarity with Palestine and raise funds for an important health cause.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

WFPSC at the St Barnabas Christmas Fayre, 4 December ’16

On Sunday the 4th we joined a well-attended community event in the St Barnabas Church in Walthamstow.
Visitors streamed in and out throughout the afternoon buying Christmas presents made by local organisations and arty residents and having cakes and hot drinks.

The link with a Christian family in Bethlehem made the event even more special. Sami Awad of the spoke to the people attending the Fayre via a laptop which Cannon Steven Saxby carried around the Church Hall.

Steven and his family made everybody so very welcome and good time was had by all.
We had chats with so many fellow Waltham Forest residents who tried our Palestinian olive oil and zatar and acquired quantities of it, as well as Palestinian dates, Nablus soap and other Zaytoun and Palestine Solidarity Campaign produce we had on our stall.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Leyton stall today, 3 December '16

Here are a few pictures form our Palestine stall earlier today, in the wind-tunnel outside the Poundland in Leyton.

The interest and expressions of solidarity were hearth warming. A woman came over who spoke with tears in her eyes about her recent trip to pray in Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and the subsequent tour of the occupied West Bank.

Another woman told us that she spend time in the West Bank during the First Intifada and described her feelings of desperation that the atrocities in Palestine still continue to this day.

There was lots of interest in the Hewlett Packard boycott and everybody we spoke to was surprised to learn about HP's involvement in the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Out next stall will take place in the Walthamstow Town Centre, near Library,

on Saturday 10 December

Hope to see you there. All welcome.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Join us at Leyton stall tomorrow & at Christmas Fayre on Sunday

Join Jim and Rada at WFPSC stall outside TKMaxx near the Leyton tube station.

We will be there with our Palestine publicity materials and Zaytoun produce tomorrow,

Saturday the 3rd December
between 11.30 - 14.00.

Also, we will take our stall to the St Barnabas Christmas Fayre taking place on this

Sunday the 4th December
between 13.00-17.00
Foster Hall, Wellesley Road, E17 8QY

Come and mingle with the locals at this traditional and well attended community event and do your Christmas shopping while supporting local organisations.

We hope to have a skype link with a Palestinian family in Bethlehem and share festive feelings with them.

The pictures are form WFPSC last year's stall at St Barnabas Christmas Fayre.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

WFPSC starts a week of actions against the HP, 25 Nov-3Dec '16

Hewlett Packard (HP) is the technology behind the Israeli occupation and oppression of Palestinians and we want to make sure that this is known locally in London and nationwide.

We are lucky to have choices and not many of us would choose to fund an occupation by buying a printer or a laptop.

WFPSC joined the international weeks of actions against the HP by campaignig against the HP on Saturday the 26th in the bustling Walthamstow market outside Rayman's and Argos, both of which have HP produce on their shelves.

We than moved to another big HP seller, John Lewis in London's Oxford Street, brimming with Christmas shoppers.

We handed out hundreds of HP cards explaining HP's role in the occupation of Palestine and asking people to sign a pledge online to boycott HP and put pressure on Hewlett Packard to abandon its participation in abuses of human rights of the Palestinians.

On Tuesday the 29th , between 9.30 and 14.00 we will join a London-wide action against the HP who is participating in a trade fayre in the Excel Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, E16 1XL

Join us if you can - all welcome!

Here are some pictures form our HP actions so far.