Thursday, 12 May 2011

Caroline Lucas to speak at Gaza demonstration on Saturday

Green MP Caroline Lucas is among the speakers at Saturday's demonstration at 12 noon opposite Downing Street.

Campaigners will demonstrate  against the siege of Gaza and in support of the Freedom Flotilla 2. The demonstration is timed to commemorate the Nakba, the catastrophe which began in 1948 with the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their homeland and continues today with Israel’s violent and illegal siege of Gaza.

Speakers at the demonstration will include:

Andy Slaughter, Labour MP for HammersmithBaroness Jenny Tonge, Liberal Democrat Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion Palestinian musician, Reem KelaniJody McIntyre, journalist and political activist
Jonathan Ledger, General Secretary of NAPO Hugh Lanning, Deputy General Secretary of PCS Simon Dubbins of Unite the Union His Excellency Manuel Hassassian, Palestinian General Delegate to the UKDr Karma Nabulsi, Oxford academic and a former PLO representative
Dave Randall, guitarist, producer and composerDiana Neslen of Jews for Justice for PalestiniansKate Hudson of CND
Lindsey German of Stop the War

The demonstration has been called by

Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War Coalition, British Muslim Initiative, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND)l, Palestinian Forum in Britain.

It is supported by a number of other organisations including Amos Trust, Association of the Palestinian Community in the UK, Communications Workers Union (CWU), Fire Brigades Union (FBU), Friends of Lebanon, Friends of Al-Aqsa, GMB, The Green Party , ICAHD UK, Jews for Justice for Palestinians, Liberal Democrat Friends of Palestine, Pax Christi, Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS)l, The Russell Tribunal on Palestine, Twinning with Palestine, UNISON, UNITE the Union ,University & College Union (UCU), War on Want, Zaytoun.

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