Noam Chomsky at Imperial

Mar 11

Imperial College Palestinian Society is very proud to play host to one of the greatest names of our time, Professor Noam Chomsky. He will be joining us on 19-3-2013 from 12:00-13:30.
Professor Chomsky will begin by talking about Palestine and US policies relating to Palestine, followed by a lengthy question and answer session.

Professor Noam Chomsky is an Institute Professor and Emeritus Professor in the department of linguistics and philosophy at MIT. He is also an influential figure in the fields of computer science, mathematics and psychology, and as many of you will know, is also well-known for his critique of US foreign policy, state capitalism and mainstream news media, which will be the main feature of his discussions with us.

Please ensure you arrive at 12:00 with your printed booking confirmation. Our time with Professor Chomsky is limited so please arrive promptly to ensure a smooth running of the event and allowing us the maximum amount of time possible.

Tickets sold out!

There will be stewards and other volunteers, wearing event t-shirts, at hand to help you at registration and at the lecture theatre.

Directions to venue:
From south kensington underground station, take the tunnel signposted Science Museum/ Imperial College London, exit the tunnel at the last exit and turn left. Take the first left and walk straight for about 100 yards, Sir Alexander Fleming building will be on your left. Take the stairs in the entrance of the building, the lecture theatre is the second on the left.

Sir Alexander Fleming Building
Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

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Oct 09

Dear all

Welcome to Palestinian Society!

We would like to welcome all new students, we were very happy to meet you all yesterday.

Welcome back to all returning students!

Meet & Greet is on Tuesday 18th of October

As usual there is going to be lots of food for FREE, Falafel, hummus and tahini for you to make your own Falafel wraps with khobez.

Meet & Greet starts at 6.30, make sure you come and get to know more about the society.

See you all in two weeks time, in the in the meantime please read the email below from CAAT


Your Palestinian Society Committee

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My name is Beth and I’m the Universities Network Co-ordinator at Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT).
I wonder if you might be able to help me.

Imperial has a number of links to the arms trade but, as far as I know, no anti arms trade group. I would love to help some students to start one up at Imperial.
I’m emailing you to ask if you, or any of your members, would be interested in coming to an introductory meeting on the arms trade and anti arms trade campaigning at Imperial, with the aim of maybe setting up a small group at the university?

Imperial University is involved in some research projects which Israel Aerospace Industries is also a part of.
CAAT have been talking to someone who’s part of the BDS movement about getting some university campaigns going against university projects such as this.
We would love to help out if you were interested in running a campaign against Imperial being involved in such projects.
If you would like we could have a chat sometime this week or next about the possibilities for us working together on something like this.

If you could forward this to your mailing list and anyone you think may be interested I would be really grateful.

I look forward to hearing from you
With thanks, Beth

Beth Smith
Universities Network Co-ordinator
Campaign Against Arms Trade / +442072810297

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Mar 16

You may not have noticed the posters around campus advertising our ‘Voices of Resistance’ Gig.
It is a night of Palestinian Hip Hop being held this Saturday 19th March, 8pm at LSE.
A poster is attached.
This concert is part of the Celebrate Palestine Festival.
I will forward details of the other festival activities in a separate email.
Also occuring on Saturday is the UK Palestine Student Societies Conference.
It is the first attempt to bring together all Palestine Societies across the UK.
This conference is open to everyone.
Hope to see you soon,

Your Palestinian Society Committee

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Coming Up…………..

Mar 02

Hi everyone,
After the raging success of last week’s session, this THURSDAY 3rd MARCH we will be holding our next Dabke lesson.Anyone is welcome to come along at 6pm in EEE Room 403b. This is on the 4th floor of the Electrical Engineering dept.

Also, our friends in Ahlulbayt Society asked us to send out the following event:

We are hosting an event entitled “MIDDLE EAST: Revolution, Democratisation and End of US Hegemony”. The event aims to discuss the recent struggles for democracy in the Middle East and how the resulting changes are a sign of the end of U.S hegemony in this region. We are pleased to be joined by the distinguished speakers: Dr Kemal El-Helbawy, Dr Saeed Shehabi, Mr. Guma El-Gamaty Dr Moniji Abidi. The event will take place on Thursday 3rd March (this Thursday) in lecture theatre G16 of the Sir Alexander Fleming Building. We would like to cordially invite you to join us at this event which will discuss contemporary matters very much relevant to your society and its audience.
The following is the link to the Facebook event page:

The event trailer:

We can all head over together after Dabke…


Finally, as you all know, Apartheid week is almost upon us!

If anyone would like to be involved in organising and taking part in the events please email


Peace out brothers and sisters

Your Palestinian Society Committee

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Upcoming Events

Feb 21

 Hi everyone,

This THURSDAY 24rd FEBRUARY we will be holding our next Dabke lesson.

Anyone is welcome to come along at 6:30pm in Huxley 711c. This is on the 7th floor of the maths dept.

As you all know Apartheid Week is coming up so before our Dabke session we will be having a commitee meeting to get the ball rolling on our plans.

If you’re interested in helping out come along to the SAF Cafe at 5:30pm on Thursday.

If you haven’t been watching it, there is a new Channel 4 drama series on about the British force in 1940s Palestine.

The blurb:

 The Promise follows feisty 18-year-old Londoner Erin (Little Dorrit’s Claire Foy) who finds her terminally ill grandfather Len’s diary in his dusty Leeds home and learns of his role as a sergeant in the postwar British force instructed to keep the peace in Palestine. Visiting Tel Aviv for her gap year, she retraces his steps to uncover a heartbreaking secret.

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