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BOYCOTT ISRAELI GOODS CAMPAIGNERS TO LOBBY TESCO PLC SHAREHOLDERS AT LONDON AGM
On Friday 7th July 2006 supporters of Palestinian rights from Brighton will attend Tesco PLC shareholders' meeting/AGM to push for a boycott on all products from apartheid Israel
Tesco PLC AGM/Shareholders Meeting is at Queen Elizabeth 2 House, 11am, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster
For further Info call Palestine Solidarity Campaign - 020 7700 6192/07845039980 email@example.com
As the Israeli state pushes further into Gaza, deprives the Gazan civilian population of water, power and basic necessities supporters of Palestinian Rights from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC www.palestinecampaign.org) and Boycott Israeli Goods campaign (BIG www.bigcampaign.org) will pressure Tesco PLC shareholders to phase out the sale of goods from apartheid Israel.
The PSC and the BIG campaign are responding to calls from Palestine and calling for a boycott of until it complies with international law and universal principles of human rights. The call for an international boycott has been signed by 180 civil society organisations in Palestine.
Last month campaigners claimed a victory as Tesco PLC announced that they would phase out their line of Israeli peppers due to consumer pressure.
BIG activists, who have obtained shares in Tesco PLC, will attend the shareholders meeting to persuade the corporation to bow to consumer pressure for a total boycott of Israeli produce.
PSC and BIG aim to build a mass campaign similar to that of the boycott of apartheid. The campaign focuses on Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against . In addition to its brutal occupation and theft of Palestinian land, the Israeli state also operates an entrenched system of racial
discrimination against its own Palestinian civilians which is among the reasons many South African activists label it an apartheid state.
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The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) aims to raise public awareness about the occupation of Palestine and the struggle of the Palestinian people. PSC seek to bring pressure on both the British and Israeli
government to bring their policies in line with international law. PSC is an independent, non-governmental and non-party political organisations with members from communities across.
On 9th June 2005 a coalition of Palestinian Civil Society Organisations issued a ‘Call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against apartheid Israel until it complies with International Law’ See
http://www.stopthewall.org/downloads/pdf/BDSEnglish.pdf for the full statement and signatories.
The Boycott Israeli Goods Campaign (BIG) was set up by PSC to support the Palestinian call for a boycott and to pressure institutions, organizations, unions and corporations to boycott Israeli produce.
Israel occupied the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Golan Heights in 1967 in contravention of international law.
Since then Israel has moved over 380,000 settlers into these occupied territories in contravention of the Fourth Geneva Convention (article 49), the Hague Regulations and United Nations Security Council Resolutions.
Israel continues to build an illegal apartheid wall inside the West Bank despite the Advisory Ruling of the International Court of Justice in 2005 that the wall is illegal. Fifty five illegal Israeli settlements will be on the Israeli side of the wall separated from the West Bank .
Since 2000 Israel has demolished 628 Palestinian houses, home to 3, 983 people, in acts of collective punishment. These demolitions constitute a war crime. (Above statistics confirmed by Israeli Information Centre
Btselem see www.btselem.org)
3, 808 Palestinians have been killed as a direct result of Israeli military actions and 29, 456 injured during the current upraising which began in September 2000.
For latest news and updates please see www.palestinecampaign.org