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Workers Power - Leeds We are the Leeds Branch of WORKERS POWER, a revolutionary communist organisation that fights to end

23/12/2023

Great turn out for Palestine today

16/12/2023
Health workers protest the Gaza war in London and Bradford this Friday, please join them!
14/12/2023

Health workers protest the Gaza war in London and Bradford this Friday, please join them!

No arms, no aid for the genocidal war on Gaza
14/12/2023

No arms, no aid for the genocidal war on Gaza

Over 2000 marching through Leeds today - the biggest protest in weeks 🇵🇸👏
09/12/2023

Over 2000 marching through Leeds today - the biggest protest in weeks 🇵🇸👏

07/12/2023
Calling all activists - please attend and share widelyMonday 4th December 7pmWoodsley Road Community Centre64 Woodsley R...
29/11/2023

Calling all activists - please attend and share widely

Monday 4th December 7pm
Woodsley Road Community Centre
64 Woodsley Road LS3 1DU

Protesting in Leeds today against the   and demanding our cowardly leaders do the same 🇵🇸✊
18/11/2023

Protesting in Leeds today against the and demanding our cowardly leaders do the same 🇵🇸✊

11/11/2023

We went to London today for Gaza and wow

"We affirm our solidarity with everyone who is oppressed and struggling for freedom. During the Nakba (“catastrophe”) of...
10/11/2023

"We affirm our solidarity with everyone who is oppressed and struggling for freedom. During the Nakba (“catastrophe”) of 1948, more than 700,000 Palestinians were brutally displaced from their homes, with entire villages massacred and destroyed. Since its creation, Israel has never stopped pursuing its colonial expansion."

More than 300 Ukrainian scholars, activists and artists express their solidarity with Palestinians in an open letter.

More than 300 Ukrainian scholars, activists and artists express their solidarity with Palestinians in an open letter.

Tickets still available from Leeds to the Million March for Palestine tomorrow 🇵🇸
10/11/2023

Tickets still available from Leeds to the Million March for Palestine tomorrow 🇵🇸

Provisional ticket for a coach to the London Demo. Tickets will be refunded if we are unable to source a suitable coach. Return...

04/11/2023

Leeds train station sit in for Palestine today

The value of UK military exports to Israel is low compared to other countries. But the UK hosts an arms industry of worl...
02/11/2023

The value of UK military exports to Israel is low compared to other countries. But the UK hosts an arms industry of world importance, providing access to skilled workers, a chain of production, and research, exchange and collaboration with Israel’s two most important security partners, the US and UK. This gives the UK importance to the Israeli war machine well beyond the monetary value of exports.

Fight for workers' control to stop UK complicity in the occupation

Protest for Palestine Sat 4 nov -
01/11/2023

Protest for Palestine Sat 4 nov -

The Palestine pages of Workers Power and our international organisation, detail the deepening crisis of Israel's occupation and apartheid-style laws against the Palestinians, the growing repression of the Palestinian people, and their resistance.

In a brilliant development that should be raised throughout the workers movement in Britain, Belgian transport workers’ ...
01/11/2023

In a brilliant development that should be raised throughout the workers movement in Britain, Belgian transport workers’ unions have called on their members to refuse to handle military equipment being sent to Israel for the war in Gaza

Belgian transport workers' unions, on Tuesday, called on their members to refuse to handle military equipment being sent to Israel to battle Hamas gunmen, Reuters reports. The ACV Puls, BTB,...

Outrageous crackdown by government of Palestinians who are politically active in Britain, please, spread and sign
30/10/2023

Outrageous crackdown by government of Palestinians who are politically active in Britain, please, spread and sign

Reconsider the intention to revoke Dana Abuqamar's entry permit to the UK

Thousands marching through Leeds again today 🇵🇸
28/10/2023

Thousands marching through Leeds again today 🇵🇸

27/10/2023

Celtic fans waving Palestine flags sing "You'll never walk alone" ✊

Israel is not defending the democratic rights of its population. It is defending its ‘right’ to dispossess and expel the...
27/10/2023

Israel is not defending the democratic rights of its population. It is defending its ‘right’ to dispossess and expel the Palestinians from Israel and exploit the West Bank and Gaza as internal colonies within an Apartheid state.

Workers' action can strengthen the global solidarity movement

Against the Racist Endeavour charts the struggles of the Palestinians against colonial oppression, invasive settlement, ...
26/10/2023

Against the Racist Endeavour charts the struggles of the Palestinians against colonial oppression, invasive settlement, mass expulsion and war.

From the emergence of Zionism as a response to European antisemitism, through the duplicitous policies of Britain in Mandate Palestine, to the establishment of the state of Israel, that long history has forged a nation whose very survival is a challenge not only to Israel and its imperialist backers but also to the regional powers have repeatedly betrayed it.

Its future is bound up with the revolutionary overthrow of the existing world order -- its refusal to submit is a beacon to all the oppressed.

https://www.prinkipo.net/product/against-the-racist-endeavour

Palestine Solidarity Poster for Saturday, if anyone wants to share or help put up
26/10/2023

Palestine Solidarity Poster for Saturday, if anyone wants to share or help put up

26/10/2023

🚨 BREAKING - MASS ACTION HAPPENING NOW: 🚨

🇵🇸 Over 150 young trade unionists have blocked the entrance to an Israeli arms factory in Kent!

They're calling on British workers to stop building and transporting weapons destined for Israel, as Palestinian unions have demanded.

🇵🇸Share these tweets to help publicise the action: https://x.com/novaramedia/status/1717434042214134214?s=20

https://x.com/politicsjoe_uk/status/1717431985113571376?s=46&t=0qkNWd2ldFw8WPzHdleRRQ

🇵🇸Donate here to help fund the cost of the coaches: https://paypal.me/freepalestine2023

Solidarity with Starbuck's workers union in the USA, being sued by bosses after it tweeted "solidarity with Palestine".
25/10/2023

Solidarity with Starbuck's workers union in the USA, being sued by bosses after it tweeted "solidarity with Palestine".

The coffee company says the union, Starbucks Workers United, is making people think it stands in solidarity with Palestine after Hamas’s attack.

21/10/2023

Blocking the road outside the BBC in Leeds ✊🇵🇸
Shame on you, BBC!

21/10/2023

Over a thousand people have gathered on Briggate to protest the war on Gaza

Palestinian trade unions issue call for no arms to Israel, and RMT transport union opposes delivery of weapons and suppo...
20/10/2023

Palestinian trade unions issue call for no arms to Israel, and RMT transport union opposes delivery of weapons and supports the protests, the first unions to do so. Now build a workers boycott!

Any war requires propaganda to justify itself, and disinformation.“It’s been about four days since this incredible and t...
16/10/2023

Any war requires propaganda to justify itself, and disinformation.

“It’s been about four days since this incredible and tragic escalation of violence and the level of misinformation — even disinformation — seems near unprecedented.”

The Israel Defense Forces could not confirm a horrific claim that Hamas beheaded babies during a weekend assault, a spokesperson for the military told The Intercept.

At this Tuesday’s meeting we will be discussing how the background to the war drive in Gaza, and what we can do in solid...
15/10/2023

At this Tuesday’s meeting we will be discussing how the background to the war drive in Gaza, and what we can do in solidarity with the Palestinian people. Please come along, this is potentially a watershed in Palestinian history to rival 1948 and 1967.

The Gaza strip is under siege and a collective punishment is being imposed on Palestinians. Water, fuel and electricity have been cut off, and aid agencies are being denied access while Israel bombs the enclave. Over 1000 are dead, and the death toll will keep rising, as Western governments send more arms and military support to the Israeli state.

Nobody should support attacks on civilians in any conflict, including those by Hamas. It weakens Palestinians’ ability to call for solidarity from workers and youth in Israel and worldwide, which would help undermine the war drive by their oppressor, the Israeli ruling class and state that is determined to absorb all of Palestine into “Greater Israel”.

To dismiss the Palestinian’s right to liberation from decades of occupation because of the actions of Hamas would mean siding with the oppressor against the oppressed. It is this brutal occupation that has led to the events this week just as slavery in the past led to slave revolts with all their violence. To support the horror being inflicted on Gaza today would be inhuman.

We should condemn the gross hypocrisy of the US and UK governments and media, who have ignored the hundreds of civilians killed by Israel in the last few years, and hundreds killed in the last few days, which will soon grow to thousands and in a serious war to tens of thousands. Hamas grew as a response to Israel’s violent repression and dispossession of the Palestinian people.

The US and UK protect the Israeli state not because they care about Jewish people there but because Israel reinforces their control of the Middle East and its oil. Their motives are those of imperialist powers, not the struggle against anti-semitism. Lenin was correct to call anti-semitism “the anti-imperialism of fools” and all socialists in Britain and elsewhere have fought anti-semitism wherever it rears its ugly head.

Now the Tories are threatening the Palestinian solidarity movement, effectively trying to ban the Palestinian flag. This is the flag of the Palestinian people, their claim to nationhood, not that of Hamas! When have such restrictions ever been placed on the Israeli flag? The double standard is glaring and obvious.

The struggle against Israel’s apartheid and for Palestinian liberation is in part a struggle against this wider imperialism that has blighted the Middle East for a century, and created much of its reactionary political forces, from the dictatorships that keep the workers and poor of Egypt, Iraq (and originally Iran) down to political Islam itself. That includes Hamas which was promoted as a rival to the then powerful and secular nationalist movement Fatah at the time of the first Intifada (uprising).

So please come along on Tuesday to discuss not just the urgent question of the situation today and what we can do in solidarity with the Palestinian people, but how we got here and the history of occupation, oppression and apartheid in Palestine.

Our international coverage of the Palestinian question can be found here, and easily disproves the hypocritical, cynical claims of the Western politicians and media, as well as those of Israel: https://fifthinternational.org/category/1/178/192

Fantastic show of solidarity with Palestine in Leeds today. Must be over 1000 here, and we will keep marching ✊Viva viva...
14/10/2023

Fantastic show of solidarity with Palestine in Leeds today. Must be over 1000 here, and we will keep marching ✊

Viva viva Palestina!

Protest the war drive against Gaza today!  12 noon, Briggate.The destruction seen so far in Gaza is just the beginning o...
14/10/2023

Protest the war drive against Gaza today! 12 noon, Briggate.

The destruction seen so far in Gaza is just the beginning of a horrific war, especially if that becomes a ground war. The Israeli government is telling Palestinians to go to safe places - there aren't any. If a war goes ahead Gaza's destruction will be total, greater than even the worst-hit towns of Ukraine that have been flattened by Russia's invasion.

The solution to this conflict is one state for both peoples, democratic and secular. That can only be realised by a mass uprising, a third intifada, controlled by the masses through popular committees, not Hamas or Fatah, that spreads into Israel and also draws in the powerful working classes and poor of the surrounding region, particularly Egypt, Jordan and Iraq.

Hundreds of thousands displaced as even conflict-weary Palestinians fear they are in uncharted territory

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