Our local group is broad-based, and comprises individual members of the community who are supportive of the Palestinian cause. We have around 430 members many of whom are actively involved in local and national events/campaigns.
Anyone who wants to be involved more locally, or just be informed, is welcome. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month in Exeter and organise regular stalls, actions, culture, bazaar, public speaking and other events. Your input and support is always needed and appreciated.
The Exeter PSC also works with several other groups in Exeter and the South West to promote Palestinian culture and goods as well as political lobbying. We also aim to provide information and raise public awareness about the situation in Palestine.Click here to contact Exeter Palestine Solidarity Campaign.
As with all campaigning groups we rely on financial support for our work from members and the public. Our annual budget is currently about £2,000 the majority of which is used for targeted humanitarian projects in Palestine especially Hebron and Gaza where we have links. Some funds are raised through events, but our ideal source is many individuals donating regular amounts, naturally we would also be grateful for single donations. Click here to donate to the Exeter Palestine Solidarity Campaign.
Exeter Palestine Solidarity Campaign is affiliated to the National Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), which was established during the build-up to the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 and support for the new organisation was greatly strengthened by subsequent events, and particularly by the massacres at Sabra and Shatilla.
Since 1982 the PSC has become the largest and most active campaigning organisation in the UK on the issue of Palestine. The PSC aims to build an effective mass campaign, organising protests, political lobbying and raising public awareness.
The PSC is an independent, non-governmental and non-party political organisation with members from many communities across Britain - and increasingly throughout the world.
Campaigning against oppression and dispossession suffered by the Palestinian people.
Supporting the rights of the Palestinian people and their struggle to achieve these rights, including the Right of Return in line with UN Resolution 194.
Promoting Palestinian civil society in the interests of democratic rights and social justice.
Opposing Israel’s occupation and its aggression against neighbouring states.
Opposing anti-Semitism and racism, including the apartheid and Zionist nature of the Israeli state.
Several of our members have set up their own local groups through the church, trade union and other organisations or simply with other like minded people. If you would like to do this, please contact us for help. You can also get materials for stalls or meetings direct from us. See also campaign material and merchandise available from the national PSC.
The national PSC has published a Branch Guide to help set up local groups, please contact us if you would like a copy.
Although we would strongly encourage you to become a member of the national PSC, this is not compulsory.