Only four days till Gaza demo: Raise your voice to the sky for Gaza!

In four days time people from across the country will gather at Manchester University to stand up for Gaza and to support the waves of student occupations which have swept the country. The eyes of the Palestinian Solidarity Movement in the UK will be watching us. And so will be the vice chancellors, the government, and the Israeli embassy.

The demonstration on Wednesday is not simply a fight to support the Manchester Student occupation and their just demands over Gaza. Its a fight in which the strentgh of the student solidarity movement is being tested, a fight in which the power of occupations is being decided. Our battle is your battle. If the biggest University in Western Europe with the longest occupation in the country wins then it will send shock waves across the world; proving that students can influence their university’s policy, and showing that all the while Gazan children sleep in the rubble of their former houses people across the world will never stop fighting.

We have held two massive student meetings on campus; both clearly showing our anger at Israel’s latest war on the Palestinians.  At the end of each meeting we have exploded on to our campus reclaiming it from those who sell the weapons which oil Israel’s war machine. We need to continue to show our disgust at our University which refuses to condemn the bombing of Palestinian educational facilities, and would rather throw money at the companies which benefit from the bombing of refugee camps, hospitals, and schools.

Its time that we decisively broke the back of those who would rather see our aid for Gaza rot in University buildings than see it go to some of the most oppressed people on earth. Our Vice Chancellor thinks Palestine is isolated and that we will soon dissapear. On Wednesday show him that on the contrary-Palestine will never die and our aid will be sent.



  1. Ash said

    Our VC is not “rabidly pro-Israeli”. He may be very right-wing and hate student activists, but he has spoken out in support of our twinning with An-Najah.

    Don’t tell lies please.

  2. Mike said

    And still not a peep out of the Students Union. If we believe the website, Executive has not even met to discuss what to do following the mandates from the EGM, still less taken any action. Are they all asleep?

  3. richard kuper said

    Instead of occupying university premises, why don’t you occupy hospital wards and labs which are buying hundreds of millions of pounds of Israeli pharmaceuticals and medical equipment..? surely they can substitute other life-saving devices and pills for the stuff that’s keeping our parents and grandparents alive presently. I propose, for example, that we toss out all the copaxone drugs to treat MS coming from racist Israel and disconnect the CT scanners and diagnostic equipment bearing the label “made in Israel.” Our Gazan brothers and sisters deserve our sacrificing our health needs temporarily so that they can continue the struggle against the apartheid Zionists. The students need direction and i am afraid they are presently directionless.

  4. اسرائيل خالية من الإرهاب said

    Richard, we want you as a leader. To rethink our strategy all together, I really suscribe to your suggestions…

    مع اسرائيل على قيد الحياة
    עם ישראל חי

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