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One year on from Israel's invasion of Gaza, which left over 1,300 Palestinians dead, the signatories, including leader of the Liberal Democrats Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP and Chair of the Britain Palestine All Party Parliamentary Group Richard Burden MP, call for an to the siege that still prevents reconstruction materials and humanitarian aid from reaching the territory's shattered infrastructure and population.
Operation Cast Lead, destroyed or damaged 50,000 Palestinian homes, 280 schools and kindergartens as well as numerous hospitals. A total of 352 children lost their lives during the 22-day campaign, whilst tens of thousands more suffer from iron and vitamin deficiencies as a result of the blockade, in place since June 2007.
The letter calls for the British government to apply meaningful pressure upon Israel to fulfil its obligations under international law and end the blockade, asserting that "the confinement and punishment of an entire population is no way to bring about peace for all of the people of the Middle East."
Richard Burden, Chair of the Britain-Palestine APPG said:
"The people of Gaza are sheltering throughout the winter in inadequate accommodation, living off food aid and wondering why the world has forgotten about them. This intolerable situation is not the result of an act of nature however, it is the result of a political decision. The suffering could end tomorrow; Israel must abide by UN Security Council Resolution 1860, lift the blockade and allow reconstruction materials and humanitarian aid reach those that so desperately require it."
Graham Bambrough, Parliamentary Officer at the Council for Arab British Understanding, welcomed the publication of the letter:
"This letter demonstrates the level of concern that exists within the British parliament for the people of Gaza. I hope that the UK government will apply meaningful pressure upon Israel to fulfil its obligations under international law and end this collective punishment of an entire population."
Full text of letter and signatories
One year on from Israel's invasion of the Gaza Strip the Israeli government continues to imprison 1.5 million Palestinians and prevent the rebuilding of its shattered infrastructure. Israel's blockade of Gaza, described by the UN Fact Finding Mission as "collective punishment", stops reconstruction materials and all the necessary humanitarian aid from reaching those that so desperately require it, whilst the continued lack of access from the Rafah crossing on the border with Egypt only adds to the suffering of the population.
Over 1,300 Palestinians, including 352 children, were killed during Operation Cast Lead, which damaged or destroyed 50,000 homes, 280 schools and kindergartens, as well as numerous hospitals.
As a result of the blockade however homes cannot be rebuilt and the civilian population is forced to survive in the most appalling conditions, with many Palestinians, now suffering in the grip of winter, forced to live in temporary shelters or partially destroyed homes. Essential food items and fuel are routinely prevented from entering the territory, with the result that over two thirds of the population currently live in poverty and require United Nations aid merely to survive. Tens of thousands of children meanwhile suffer from iron and vitamin deficiencies.
We call upon all parties to alleviate the suffering of the people of Gaza and specifically the British government and the international community to apply meaningful pressure upon Israel to abide by UN Security Council Resolution 1860, to end this flagrant abuse of international law and lift the blockade. The confinement and punishment of an entire population is no way to bring about peace for all of the people of the Middle East.
Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP
Leader of the Liberal Democrats
Richard Burden MP
Chair of the Britain Palestine APPG
Ed Davey MP
Shadow Foreign Secretary, Liberal Democrats
Michael Moore MP
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, Liberal Democrats
Tony Lloyd MP
Dr Brian Iddon MP
Secretary of the Britain Palestine APPG
Christine Russell MP
Treasurer of the Britain Palestine APPG
Martin Linton MP
Chair of Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East
Jo Swinson MP
Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, Liberal Democrats
Spokesperson on International Development, House of Lords, Liberal Democrats
John Austin MP, Chair of the Council for Arab British Understanding
Roger Berry MP
Clive Betts MP
Colin Breed MP, Chair of the Council for Arab British Understanding
Peter Bottomley MP
Richard Burden MP, Chair of the Britain Palestine APPG
Alistair Carmichael MP
Nick Clegg MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats
Michael Connarty MP
Ed Davey MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary
Neil Gerrard MP
David Hamilton MP
Dr Brian Iddon MP, Secretary of the Britain Palestine APPG
David Lepper MP
Tom Levitt MP
Martin Linton MP, Chair of Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East
Tony Lloyd MP
Andy Love MP
Bob Marshall Andrews MP
Michael Moore MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development
Baroness Northover, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on International Development, House of Lords
Christine Russell MP, Treasurer of the Britain Palestine APPG
Alan Simpson MP
Andrew Slaughter MP
Dr Phyllis Starkey MP
Lord David Steel
Jo Swinson MP
Sarah Teather MP
Derek Wyatt MP
Sir Robert Atkins MEP
The LGC Awards judges will look for councils that have showed vision, imagination and enthusiasm, as well as projects that have unlocked potential for the area and brought partners together. Our entry showcases a former derelict site is now a modern multi-purposed leisure amenity for locals and visitors. But it is the optimism and confidence shown by local private businesses that is also recognised through
The £74,000 commission is part of the £455,000 Boscombe Sea Change project, which aims to revive the area.
The council-led project is funded by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (Cabe).
The works, commissioned by Bournemouth Borough Council, will consist of an orientation feature in the Edwardian Garden overlooking Boscombe Pier Approach and six public artworks on the pavement along Sea Road.
Mr Kirkby has previously created a 'Garden in the forest' sculpture for the Bishop of Winchester school and 'Orrery', a large hand-cranked mechanical sculpture in Puddletown, Dorset.
He will consult with the local community before designing and creating the works, which are due to be installed by 23 July, 2010.
The concepts and final designs will first be approved by a project panel made up of public art consultant Nicky Whittenham, councillor Lisa Northover, local resident Steve Kent, council arts development officer Adam Gent and Arts University College course leader Mike Griffiths.
Carols in the Precinct ( Boscombe) on Saturday 19th December 11 - 12.
Goodbye to the lollipop people Sid and Pearl's last day at Bethany and St Clements! Today Click here for more!
BUFFET DANCE PARTY at Nice 'n' Easy, 19th December 112 Haviland Road, Boscombe 8pm. Dancing, games, spot prizes, raffle, Xmas Buffet £12.50 in advance, £15 on door Tel: (01202) 302905
Bournemouth Natural Science Society have a well deserved rest this week for christmas. Please consider supporting them by becoming a member - also a great gift! A membership subscription helps the Society in its work, by helping to fund the lecture programme, maintain the collections and stage special events throughout the year.
Photo's: Lisa with Nick Clegg at the Lib Dem party conference in Bournemouth
Lisa being congratulated by Douglas Eyre, former leader of Bournemouth Council and Parliamentary Candidate, and Carol Ainge, Councillor for Queens Park.
Spartans Winter Swimming Club Meet at 10.45am to swim at 11am each Sunday October to April inclusive. Changing faciltities and hot drinks avalable. Members are also welcome to meet informally May - September for summer bathing at 10am each Sunday. Seafront adj. to Boscombe Beach Office To the East of Boscombe Pier.
Stop the Traffik say the good news is only partial, as this will only apply to their ‘four finger’ product.
‘Two finger’ Kit Kats and all of their other chocolate products “will continue to exploit the chocolate slaves of the Ivory Coast from where Nestlé source most of their cocoa” they said in a statement.
If Nestle were really committed to improving their impact on the world and peoples lives they could just bring up ethical standards accross the board - Every year there are still violations of the code on the marketing of babymilk - this is no minor detail, 1.5 million babies die every year from unsafe bottlefeeding.
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A new video about Boscombe has appeared on you tube, I have put it on the front page of http://www.Boscalicious.co.uk
Not so long ago, when I had my first child I had a lot of experience of formula companies. The idea's of foxytocin were common practice. On becoming pregnant I recieved an Emma's diary, which was full of formula ad's, babycare suggestions were all geared around the formula fed baby, Breastfeeding was given a nod, but the style of parenting which was normalised in all this was not compatible with breastfeeding. Getting babies to sleep through the night, 4h feeds, prams not slings etc.
I have never had any breastfeeding problems but if I had followed these parenting tips I would not have been able to breastfeed.
When I went to antenatal classes one of the 4 classes was given over to the 'lovely' SMA rep, who came to talk to us about feeding the baby, she got us all involved, we all smelt the formula and said how it reminded us of being little& memories of feeding siblings. It was left to her to tell us about breastfeeding too. We all went away knowing what we needed to buy to get ready for the baby.
I was one of only two who was still breastfeeding when we met after having our babies, so I wanted to start a group to meet other breastfeeding mothers. I met with the health visitors where they gave me a cup of tea in an SMA mug, the leaflets on the stand on how to feed your baby were mostly on bottlefeeding, the few about breastfeeding were produced by formula companies.
When it came to weaning, the main info from the health visitor was a booklet produced by a formula company given out at 3 months. Reading through this booklet, which heavily pushed follow on formula, I was left ( A very well read trainee breastfeeding Councillor at the time!) with serious fears that my baby could become seriously deficient in iron - it laid it on that thick. My friends in the area who received the same literature felt the same.
As I got more involved I found out that the Reps would often go into local health care settings - with doughnuts to train up health workers, and I realised that the health workers were being trained by the formula manufacturers! this was why they had no confidence in breastfeeding.
I could add so much more!
As each of these ways for formula companies to market their products using the healthcare system has been stopped there has been incredible resistance - we really had to fight. Now I think it is at least acknowledged that it is not right. It is however important that we all continue to monitor the situation and to take action when these violations (of the WHO code) happen. www.who.int/nutrition/publications/code_english.pdf
I hope this explains why it is so important to keep on top of it!
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With the economic downturn it is no surprise that its not easy to sell beach huts at 65-90K at the moment - BUT! Where is the marketing of the beach huts? I have just googled Boscombe beach huts and apart from the initial press release about them there is no information about how to actually buy one! I went onto the Goadsby site and tried to search for them ( properties between 0-100,000 in Bournemouth - Beachuts and they didn't come up!
Other sites which came up on a search for Boscombe beach huts did not differentiate between these beach huts and normal huts so buyers could easily wonder what all the fuss is about!
Some of the parents register their babies with a registrar who visits the hospital, this means that the hospitals rules about marketing materials an compliance with Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative are undermined.
These birth registration folders are provided by Lifecycle Marketing, who also produce Emma's diary.
At the moment there is a break in the supply of the Lifecycle wallets, so now is the time to take action!
There is an alternative folder that registrars can use and this is distributed by civil ceremonies, this can be provided along with a wallets for death certificates.
So.. What Can you do?
Please check if your local Registrar uses a folder to present birth certificates which is produced by " lifecycle Marketing". If they do, Inform them that some of the leaflets contained in this folder undermine the WHO code (and Unicef baby friendly accreditation that the PCT/Hospital may be in the process of obtaining/ have obtained) and to point out that other alternatives are available.
let me know the response by commenting below!
Toucan? Pedestrian Crossing, and Road Improvement Works These works are funded by the council to improve safety for children going to and from King?s Park School, and to provide better facilities for cyclists along with repairs to the pavement and road surfaces. They are going well ? with close supervision from the transportation team ? and on programme at the present time; there are no anticipated big problems.
Open Mic Night & Jam sessions at the Portman/ Green Room instruments available to use include: Acoustic Guitar Electric Guitar, Drum Kit *BANDS ARE WELCOME TO TURN UP & PLAY *RECORD YOUR ACOUSTIC LIVE SET ON TO A CD FREE ENTRY Every Thursday: 8PM till 11PM
A grand Christmas Market at St Clements Church Hall Boscombe, Saturday 5th December 10.30 - 1.30 Soup, Mince pies, Stalls, Tombola, Raffle
Countryfile Sunday 7pm Matt Baker and Julia Bradbury are in Bournemouth, to try out the waves created by the Northern Hemisphere's only artificial surf reef.