IPSC Annual General Meeting 2011
The 2011 Annual General Meeting of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) takes places on Saturday 24th September in the Teachers’ Club, Parnell Square, Dublin 1.
Registration is at 11.30am, and the AGM begins a 12 noon.
The AGM will be followed by a social event in the same venue where people from around the country can get to know each other in a more informal setting. It will feature music and Palestinian food. As we need an idea of the numbers for food, we ask that you please confirm your attendance by RSVPing to firstname.lastname@example.org, thank you.
Membership Subscriptions and Renewals
- a successful campaign against the purchase of Israeli made bullets by the Irish Defence Forces,
- a successful campaign against Total Produce’s attempt to purchase Israeli food exporters Agrexco. Agrexco has since gone into liquidation, a great victory for the BDS campaign
- the second year of a high profile campaign against CRH’s investment in Israel, including another widely reported intervention at CRH’s AGM, the filing of a complaint with the OECD, bringing the issue to the Russell Tribunal on Palestine and the ’12 Days of CRHistmas’ webvideos
- the launching of the ‘Irish Artists Pledge to Boycott Israel’ with a concert in Temple Bar Square. The pledge now has 210 signatures
- involvement in the Irish Ship To Gaza campaign and Freedom Flotilla II
- the passage of successful motions in Cork and Fingal Councils concerning Veolia’s illegal operations in the West Bank (Veolia has since pulled out of the East Jerusalem Light Rail, but remains active in the West Bank) and in Dublin City Council in support of Freedom Flotilla II.
- organising many events, notably the Israeli Apartheid Week (including the launch of Gideon Levy’s book), two Palestine Days in Belfast during the Feile, Nakba Week in May, the launching of David Cronin and William Parry’s books, and a film festival and several film premières.
- the launch of the Palestine Education Initiative, the success of which has seen it become an independent Development Education venture
- continued awareness raising about the struggle of the Palestinian people through street stalls, actions and public talks and film screenings
- continued lobbying of politicians at local, national and EU level, including the publication of many briefing documents and reports, as well as intervening in the General Election producing a series of question to ask politicians
- launching new IPSC branches in Donegal and the Northwest
- continued boycott actions, including the launch of the Israeli Blood Diamond campaign, delivering over 6,000 signatures to Dunnes Stores asking them to stop selling Israeli products, and a high profile campaign aimed at stopping Riverdance’s tour of Israel
- involvement in the passing of boycott resolutions by the Technical Engineering and Electrical Union (TEEU) and Dublin Food Co-op
- participation in debates and discussions, including with Glencree Peace and Reconciliation Centre, Cork Student Union, and the Peace and Neutrality Alliance
- launch of a new look website
You can do this by
- Standing order (please see http://www.ipsc.ie/get-involved/standing-orders)
- Paypal (http://www.ipsc.ie/get-involved/join/join-the-ipsc-online-membership-form)
- Cheque or bank payment (http://www.ipsc.ie/get-involved/join).
If you are unsure as to your subscription’s status, please contact us and we will let you know.
As standing orders are very important to the IPSC – they form the backbone of our finances – we would recommend you take this membership option as standing orders enable us to plan effectively for the future, and to rent office space and hire a coordinator.
We look forward to working together another year, and thank you again for your support and solidarity with the Palestinian people.
Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign