Al Quds Day is a day when millions of people around the world in dozens of countries East and West, North and South, come together in unity to demonstrate their support for the oppressed Palestinians who have been living under Zionist occupation for over 60 years. Al Quds Day is the oldest annual international protest in support of Palestine. This years the London Al Quds Day is on Friday 17th August:
Date: Friday 17th August 2012 Assemble outside BBC Broadcasting House on Portland Place at 3pm March to Grosvenor Square where a rally will held outside the US Embassy.
Al Quds Day is unique in that its not a day of remembrance or commemoration, rather its a day of action. The purpose of Al Quds Day is to mobilise the masses in to action for Palestine. With this in mind, in addition to our regular favourite speakers we also have a unique ensemble of speakers from the Boycott Divestment Sanctions movement - activist from each of the key BDS campaigns talking about their work and how you can join in to be part of the global boycott movement described by Israel as an existential threat to its very survival. All the main campaigns are represented - Bin Veolia, Stop G4S, Boycott Israeli Blood Diamonds, Show Israeli Apartheid the Red Card, Co-op Campaign, Don't Dance with Israeli Apartheid, Boycott M&S Campaign.. The one thing no will be able to say when they leave Al Quds Day this years is "but what can I to do..".
Last years London Al Quds Day rally was in Trafalgar Square, this year its in Grosvenor Square outside the US Embassy.
Some of the placards being prepared for this years Al Quds Day are shown below, if you feel you can agree with the message on any one of the placards then come on Al Quds Day to claim your placard,and raise it high in support of Palestine.
Academia is not innocent.. The Hebrew University has been slowly but consistently expropriating land and expelling Palestinian owners in occupied East Jerusalem. Tel Aviv University refuses to acknowledge the fact that it sits on top of an ethnically cleansed Palestinian village. Ben Gurion University has supported in various ways the slow ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian Bedouin's in the Negev, these finding were kept secret until recently and in accordance with the university’s agreement with the Ministry. Haifa University boasts one of the most racist academics in Israel who relentlessly and influentially provides academic justification for ethnic cleansing. Haifa University sponsored a wide campaign attempting to cover up a little known zionist massacre of Tantora near Haifa in 1948. Bar Ilan University not only operates a campus on the illegal colony of Ariel near Nabulas, it has also awarded Sharon an honorary doctorate!