Report: Hundreds march for Palestine

Last Saturday (9 August), over 200 people marched in Portsmouth against Israel’s latest offensive in Gaza, the largest show of solidarity with Palestine in the city in years. The march, called for by Portsmouth and South Downs Palestine Solidarity Campaign, was loud and passionate, filling the Commercial Road with the chant “Free Free Palestine!”. The…

Why I Am Marching For Palestine

This Saturday there will be a demonstration in Portsmouth in solidarity with the people of Gaza. For 22 days Israel has mercilessly shelled the Gaza strip. Ten days in and the F-16s were joined by a ground invasion. The aerial bombardment has been devastating. It has destroyed schools and hospitals, the only power station, UN…

Why We Stand in Solidarity with the People of Gaza

As the Israeli Defence Force launches a ground assault on the Gaza strip the need for international solidarity with the Palestinian people has never been greater. Last night Israeli tanks rolled into Gaza. They were accompanied, according to unconfirmed reports, by 8,000 soldiers. For 10 days Israel has rained down hellfire on the people of…

#J10 Portsmouth goes on Strike

Up and down the country, Public Sector workers walked out on strike and Portsmouth was no exception. Pickets started at Midnight last night as UNITE members at Portsmouth Continental Ferry Port kicked off today’s action. They were joined by other pickets at the Civic offices,  Paulsgrove Housing Office, Wingfield House, Victory Gate, Whale Island and Gosport…