20 August, Manchester: Remembering Ghassan Kanafani – Palestinian revolutionary socialist

Sunday, 20 August
2:00 pm
Cross Street Unitarian Chapel
M2 1NL Manchester, UK
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Filmshow, discussion and music 🇵🇸

This year marks 45 years since the assassination of Ghassan Kanafani and his niece Lamees by Israeli Mossad agents who planted a bomb in their car in Beirut. Kanafani was a pioneering novelist and literary figure whose influential works are seen as conscious classics in Palestine and around the world. He was also a Marxist, PFLP activist and editor of leftist newspapers demanding Palestinian liberation and an end to imperialist intervention in the Middle East. Kanafani’s contribution was vital for the rebirth of the Palestinian movement and remains relevant as Israel intensifies its occupation crimes today.

Join us on 20 August for an afternoon of film and discussion showing the classic movie Return to Haifa, based on Kanafani’s book.

Donation on the door
Wheelchair accessible


Part of a weekend of action: on 19 August we will take to the streets in protest at Britain’s ongoing support for Israel. Meet at 12 in Piccadilly Gardens with banners, flags and loud voices!


Manchester Boycott Israel Group – Victory to Palestine!
Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! (FRFI) Manchester
Victory to the Intifada
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
RCG – Revolutionary Communist Group