UK, Newcastle upon Tyne: Boycott Israel! Picket Marks & Spencer! 26.8.10

Join the weekly picket of Britain's biggest corporate supporter of Zionism and sponsor of Israeli terror, Marks & Spencer. 

‘Victory to the Intifada!’ is the campaign of the Revolutionary Communist Group in support of the Palestinian people’s right to self determination and against the continued occupation of their land. We support the right of return for all Palestinian refugees and call for the boycott and isolation of the racist Zionist Israeli state. Recognising British imperialism’s historical role in the creation of the Zionist state and its continuing support for
Israel we campaign to build a mass movement on the streets of Britain opposing all support for Israel and calling for a boycott of all Israeli goods. 

• Isolate the racist Zionist state of
• Oppose all British support for
Israel – boycott Israeli goods! 
• Support the Palestinian people’s right to self determination! 

‘Victory to the Intifada!’ has played the central role in organising the nationwide campaign to boycott Marks & Spencer. 

Marks & Spencer supports
Israel financially and politically, today lobbying on its behalf via the British-Israel Chamber of Commerce. The early owners of Marks & Spencer were close political allies of the leader of Zionism, Chaim Weizmann, who became the first President of Israel in 1948. Together they helped draw up the 1917 Balfour Declaration which signaled British support for a Zionist state in Palestine. In 2004 Stuart Rose became the new Chief Executive of Marks & Spencer. In December of that year he was guest of honour alongside the Israeli ambassador to Britain and the British ambassador to Israel at the annual dinner of the British-Israel Chamber of Commerce. Marks & Spencer trade with Israel now amounts to approximately £240 million every year. 

The campaign to boycott Marks & Spencer as a symbol of British corporate support for Zionism gives the broader struggle to isolate the Israeli state a much needed focus for action.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Outside M&S, Northumberland Street.
Open megaphone for all anti-racists
Phone Contact
07858 346 276
Organised by the Revolutionary Communist Group/Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!