Crisis in Palestine: News, actions, PCC Conference, webinars and research articles

Dear friends,Colonial powers always claim the right to kill and plunder without consequences. They always label the resistance they encounter as ‘terrorism’. We see the results of this mindset in the wanton use of lethal force employed by Israeli occupation forces that has killed over 30 Palestinians this month and also led to seven Jewish … Continue reading Crisis in Palestine: News, actions, PCC Conference, webinars and research articles

Open letter to members of the International Neuropsychoanalytic Association (NPSA)

Open letter to members of the International Neuropsychoanalytic Association (NPSA)from the UK-Palestine Mental Health NetworkWe write to protest the decision of the NPSA to locate its 2023 Conference in Tel Aviv.It is common knowledge that Palestinian civil society has courteously requested that the international community refrain from acts that collude in a denial of the … Continue reading Open letter to members of the International Neuropsychoanalytic Association (NPSA)

Gaza webinar and book discussion Sat 17 Dec 5pm (UK)

Here are details of a forthcoming webinar and details of a new book:Palestine Trauma Centre (UK) https://www.palestinetraumacentre.uk “Talk to Gaza” returns with a webinar devoted to Palestinian thoughts about Gaza’s future.Saturday 17th December 20227pm Gaza time / 5pm UK time. Our webinar discussion will introduce the recently publishedLight in Gaza Writings Born of FireEdited by Jehad Abusalim, Jennifer Bing, and Mike … Continue reading Gaza webinar and book discussion Sat 17 Dec 5pm (UK)

Get To Know Us! Our Lives with Mental Illness in the Palestinian Community – Wed. Dec. 14, 2022 at 11am (UK)

Dear friends and supporters of UK Palestine Mental Health Network,Here are details of the launch of an extraordinary, new, illustrated storybook:Get to Know Us!Our Lives with Mental Illness in the Palestinian CommunityBook Launch in English:Wednesday, December 14, 2022 @ 11am UK / 1pm PalestineClick here to register for this meeting in English. Book Launch in Arabic:Tuesday, December 13, 2022 @ … Continue reading Get To Know Us! Our Lives with Mental Illness in the Palestinian Community – Wed. Dec. 14, 2022 at 11am (UK)

Café Palestine 35 on 3rd December 2022 at 3:45pm (UK) / 5:45pm (Pal) Standing Together: International Activism and Solidarity with Palestine

Café Palestine 353rd December 2022 at 3:45pm (UK) / 5:45pm (Pal)Standing Together: International Activism and Solidarity with Palestinehttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/89763624365 This Café Palestine is dedicated to the precious memory of Eamon McMahon 1951-2022Special note: Please try to arrive by 3.45pm. In place of live music, during the first 15 minutes we will remember the contribution of Eamon McMahon, who … Continue reading Café Palestine 35 on 3rd December 2022 at 3:45pm (UK) / 5:45pm (Pal) Standing Together: International Activism and Solidarity with Palestine

Café Palestine 35 – Saturday 3rd December! Plus: hear Samah Jabr online, and other news

Dear friends, In this issue: Cafe Palestine no 35:Standing together: International activism and solidarity with PalestineSat 3rd Dec - hold the date!! Suffering, Sumud & Mental Health in Palestine: The Impact of the Israeli Occupation on Palestinian women. Thursday 24th November. Two short videos from the Palestine Trauma Centre Three responses to the results of the recent Israeli … Continue reading Café Palestine 35 – Saturday 3rd December! Plus: hear Samah Jabr online, and other news

Palestinian mental health workers address their colleagues worldwide

Dear friends and colleagues,Please read this Position Paper from the Palestine-Global Mental Health Network called "Concerning the Recent Acts of Zionist Aggression, Brutal Siege and Killing Taking Place Across Palestinian Cities, Villages and Refugee Camps". It provides their analysis of the recent intensification of repression and resistance in Palestine, and their call for our solidarity and support.Please … Continue reading Palestinian mental health workers address their colleagues worldwide

Prisoners’ Rights and Protests; Challenging Professional Collusion – events and recordings

Dear friends and colleagues,1. "Hunger Strikes, Human Rights, and the Health of Palestinian Political Prisoners"2. Challenging Professional Collusion with Settler Colonialism  a) "Necropolitics and Palestine"  b) Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian in conversation with Ilan Pappé  c) Questioning "diversity" in psychoanalysis 3. One Democratic State1. “Hunger Strikes, Human Rights, and the Health of Palestinian Political Prisoners"MONDAY 3rd OCTOBER, 7pm-8pm (UK) 9pm-10pm … Continue reading Prisoners’ Rights and Protests; Challenging Professional Collusion – events and recordings

Eamon McMahon – a great loss. With news of fellowships, events to continue his work for the liberation of Palestine

Dear friends and colleagues,1. Eamon McMahonWith great sadness, we share the news of death of our dear friend Eamon McMahon. Our commiserations to his family and friends, his comrades in the trade union and Palestine solidarity movements, his professional colleagues and collaborators, and members of the Ireland-Palestine Mental Health Network (IPMHN).Eamon made an enormous contribution … Continue reading Eamon McMahon – a great loss. With news of fellowships, events to continue his work for the liberation of Palestine

International Social Work bureaucracy silences Palestinian Social Workers

Dear friends and colleagues,First BASW, now the IFSW, abandon the struggle against apartheid On 9th August 2022, the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) published on its website an invitation from the Israeli Union of Social Workers (IUSW), calling for “the Palestinian Social Workers to join them in dialogue to explore how the two unions can communicate and … Continue reading International Social Work bureaucracy silences Palestinian Social Workers