The twinning groups, the schools, the teachers, the programme for the #TeachersInAction project are slowly coming into place – The Palestinian group will come to the UK next January and the UK group will go to Palestine next year in October. It was exciting to have the first teachers’ meeting in Palestine today. To keep in touch with this project, please follow this blog… http://teachersinaction2016.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/very-excited-to-have-had-first.html
CADFA were asked by friends in Hackney to help with a stall in Stoke Newington today. Stars of the event were CADFA youth links group who baked cakes to raise money for their fund, gave out leaflets about what is happening in Palestine and collected petition signatures calling for human rights for Palestinians!
Every day is bringing more bad news from Palestine, where over 50 people have been killed in the past three weeks. An estimated 5000 people have been injured. Videos of horrible events are pouring out. CADFA is holding a series of street events like this one in Kentish Town to protest about what is happening, talk to people and collect petition signatures.
CADFA is actually over eleven years old, having got going in a meeting at the end of 2003, but our official launch date was 4th October 2005 when Ken Loach, Julie Christie and Ahdaf Soueif attended a packed meal in Daphne’s Restaurant, Camden Town, and the organisation was launched. Durring the next year, our first group visits to Palestine and from Palestine took place, and we became a charity in 2005 … Read More →
The month of October has so far been a terrible time in Palestine. Following tension around the Al Aqaa Mosque when settlers and the Israeli army entered it in early September, and the increasing involvement of the armed settler movement, there has been increasing trouble. The Israeli government gave notice of a shoot to kill policy against demonstrators. In October, serious bloodshed started: we have in the last three weeks seen … Read More →