Monthly Archives: January 2009

Thursday talk cancelled

As you my be aware, we were planning to have a talk after the general union meeting today at 7. Well the union meeting ended up going on untill 9, so obviously we couldn’t have the talk. We’re really sorry if anybody showed up to the social studies room and found nobody there. 

It’s the second time we’ve had to cancel the talk, and we’ll try a THIRD time to hold it next week.


Results of Emergency Union General Meeting

We’d just like to thank all our members, and all everybody in general who showed up to the Emergency General Union Meeting and gave their support for the sit in that has taken place in the university in the past week. It was really amazing seeing the entire room packed full and the support the organisers of the sit-in received.


The results are out, and out of a total of a total of 330 votes, we have:

275 votes FOR

45 votes AGAINST

10 votes ABSTAIN


Which means the motion in support of the sit-in has passed! Again thanks to all of you.

One World Week Stalls today


It is One World Week and today (Thursday) is *Middle East and Africa Day*from 10AM to 4PM. There will be market stalls in the Union, selling Palestinian scarves, hijabs, pashminas, halal sweets, and much more. After lunch, there will also be an arabic calligrapher where you will have the opportunity to have your name written in Arabic. All proceeds made from the two stalls will go to Gaza through the Disaster Emergency Committee or other charities.

Please come along to Union and do bring your friends!

Event: Market stall

Date: Thursday 29th Jan 09

Time: 10am – 4pm

Venue: Union – 1st Floor


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Solidarity Sit In Continues- All members this Thursday at 6pm

The Solidarity Sit in at S0.21 continues strong. We’d like to ask all members to attend at 18:00 this Thursday as representatives from the union will be attending to discuss the demands made at the sit in.


Afterwards at the meeting end, the Society will be presenting a small talk on the humanitarian aspects of the war and occupation. We’ll try to keep away from the politics and history, and just show the realities of life in Palestine. Please be aware, very strong imagery will be used.

Palestine Solidarity Week Coming Up

Palestine Solidarity Week is coming up on the week from 16th of February to the 22nd. We’ve set up a page where we’ll be updating with the speakers and events when they’re finalised.

Welcome to the New ‘Friends of Palestine Society’ Blog

After gettings tons and tons of requests from our member base, it is finally here! The Friends of Palestine blog is up and running, so be sure to check here often for society updates, new, articles, events etc. 


Feel free to contact us with any ideas you have, questions, requests and comments of any kind. Our contact details can be found in the ‘Society’ page. If anybody wants to publish with us on the blog, send us an email and let us know!