Dundee City Council Boycott Motion

On Monday the 13th of June Councillor Fraser Macpherson (Lib/Dem) will submit a motion to be voted on in City Chambers calling on the City Council to add its voice to the growing international condemnation of the Israeli Government’s continued disregard of UN resolutions and its continued failure to comply with the requirements of the Geneva Conventions.

See today’s Courier article

This is a watered down motion. The original motion called for a total boycott. However the Council’s legal officers, non-elected officers, blocked this by insisting that it is never legal to Boycott anybody. This despite the wording of the motion being very similar to those already ready deemed as legal by the officers of West Dunbartonshire and Stirling councils. SPSC Dundee believes that Council policy should not be dictated by, or debate silenced by non-elected officers who supposedly hold no political affiliations. We hope to resubmit the original motion at a later date.

In the mean time we still believe that it is important to get the new motion passed. We know that there is some cross party support for the motion but if we are going to be successful we need to let all councillors know how strongly the people of Dundee feel about the current situation in Palestine.

Below is a way for those of you to email all of your councillors in four easy steps and ask them to support Councillor Macpherson’s motion. If you contact them through this site they are obliged to reply. This Action is also open to students as they are also your representatives simply use your term time address. You can cut and past the message at the bottom of this page or compose your own.

We would also encourage as many of you that can to call your councillors or visit them in their surgeries. Details of surgeries can be found here

Visits are must effective if you can go in groups of two’s or three’s. If you receive any positive responses could you please forward them to us so that we can gauge how much support the motion has.

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How To Email Your Councillors

Type in your Dundee postcode and press enter.

The page will show you a list of all your councillors. Click on Write to all your Councillors at the top of this list.

Enter your details, your own message or cut and paste ours, sign and send.

Model message

On Monday the 13th of June a motion calling on the City Council to add its voice to the growing international condemnation of the Israeli Government’s continued disregard of UN resolutions and its continued failure to comply with the requirements of the Geneva Conventions will be submitted before chambers.

Israel can no longer be allowed to hide behind a shield of normality whilst committing war crimes against the Palestinian people and cementing its unlawful occupation of the region through the continued construction of its illegal colonies.

I hope that on the evening of the 13th you vote in support of the motion thus sending a further message of support to the beleaguered people of Palestine from the people of Dundee.

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Councillor Macpherson is already coming under attack on the Courier’s web site for his brave stance, a tried and tested Zionist ploy. So we also invite you to visit the site, and praise him for his actions.

********PEACE*******BOYCOTT ISRAEL*********FREE PALESTINE**********

Scottish Palestine solidarity Campaign: Dundee Group

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