9th Boycott Israel Network Weekend Workshop- REGISTER NOW


  9th Boycott Israel Network

Weekend Workshop

Friday 17th October – Sunday 19th October 2014

Coalbrookdale Youth Hostel, 1 Paradise, Coalbrookdale, Shropshire , TF8 7NR . Nearest Train Station: Telford

The 9th Boycott Israel Network weekend workshop is an opportunity for activists to come together over a weekend to exchange ideas, discuss progress, develop new projects and share best practice for Boycott Divestment and Sanction campaigning. Given the victories so far in 2014. rising student action and the increased global solidarity since Israel’s destruction of Gaza, this year’s Boycott Israel Network conference will continue to enhance and grow the already burgeoning Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement in the UK.

The United Kingdom is the hub of Boycott Israel activity in Europe, and meetings like this are a real chance to build national campaigns and learn from each other, whether in local groups or on university campuses. So many different people at the forefront of boycott divestment and sanction campaigns from England , Scotland and Wales will be attending. The workshops are participatory, encouraging input from everybody. For students, workshops will be run by campus groups with experience of BDS victories. They will be a great education for those who want to really make a boycott campaign count at University this year.

There is help for those who could have trouble paying for the stay and for students there’s a cut price that includes accommodation in Coalbrookedale Youth Hostel for two nights with all food for the weekend. It is a picturesque and historic town near Telford – the details on the leaflet are attached. Please apply as soon as possible if you’re interested in coming, as places are limited.

The Boycott Israel Network (BIN) is made up of individuals and organisations committed to campaigning for a comprehensive boycott of Israel , in response to the 2005 call from Palestinian civil society, until Israel complies with International law and the fundamental rights of the Palestinian people.

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/events/455146247960345


We would appreciate early registration. Registration fee is

£45 and £30 for students (covers all accommodation and meals for the weekend). Email Norma below for details of how to register. We need you to book now so we know what places are filled. Help with transport is possible.


There will be ten free student places and if anyone wants to attend but has financial difficulties please contact Norma as we want everyone to come.

Weekend Schedule



Time Activity
1pm – 3pm Join  Demonstration at Shenstone Drones factory, Lichfield
5pm Many will arrive from the early evening from 5pm onwards for the meet and greet and introduction to the hostel
6:30pm From 6:30pm food will be served
7:30pm-8pm Gather together for introductions
8pm-9pm Film showings about the 2014 attacks on Gaza with questions.





9:00 – 9:15am

Introduction to the BIN weekend workshop from the organising committee including house keeping

9:15 – 10:15am

Opening Plenary with update on BDS session and victories in 2014, future steps

10:15 – 10:30am

Coffee/Tea Break

10:30 – 12:00pm

“Ending UK arms trade with Israel.” Opening Session with workshop

12pm – 1pm


1pm – 2:30pm

Stop G4S campaign and Agricultural trade: Sainsbury’s, “taste the indifference” campaign. Simultaneous meetings concerning two principal national campaigns

2:30pm – 3pm

Coffee/Tea Break

3pm – 4:30pm

“How to carry out a successful BDS Campaign.” BDS campaign 101 with guidance and discussion.

4:30pm – 4:45pm

Final discussion on BIN and who will organise next year’s BIN












Time Activity
9:15 – 9:20 Introduction, housekeeping, feedback
9:20 – 10:20pm Individual campaigns workshops and planning, one hour each. Information on the different campaigns covered will be available on Friday and prior to BIN to help inform choices. So far workshops cover HP; Divestment; The arms trade; cultural boycott; Red Card; Dead Sea products; EU association agreement.
10:20 – 11:20pm Second stage of workshops 1 hour each. Gives people a chance to attend a second different workshop.
11:20 – 11:45pm Short feedback from workshops
11:45 – 12pm Coffee Break
12pm – 12:30pm Final Plenary, Feedback
12:30pm Lunch then finish


We would appreciate early registration. Registration fee is

£45 and £30 for students (covers all accommodation and meals for the weekend). Send a cheque payable to Boycott Israel Network (or email Norma below for other methods of payment. We need to book now so we know what places are filled. Help with transport is possible.  For details of how to register, contact Norma Turner


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