Monthly Archives: March 2011

Corporate Watch talk given to All Party Parliamentary Committee on Palestine on Companies Exploiting the Jordan Valley

Joint talk by Brighton Jordan Valley Solidarity and Corporate Watch

view at http://www.inminds.com/article.php?id=10503

G4S delivers services to Israeli prisons and illegal settlements

by Adri Nieuwhof and Basma Salem

On 11 March 2011, the Danish-British security firm G4S announced its exit from some contracts in the West Bank. The company will continue to deliver security services to illegal settlements in the West Bank and to prisons in Israel.

G4S came under scrutiny after Who Profits, part of the Israeli Coalition of Women for Peace, and Danish financial watchdog DanWatch, revealed in November last year that the company supplied equipment and services to Israel for use at checkpoints, police stations and settlements in the occupied West Bank and at Israeli prisons.

See http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article11678.shtml and http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article11718.shtml

Following the disclosure of G4S involvement in the Israeli occupation, which was extensively reported in the Danish media, local politicians from socialist parties in Copenhagen, Gladsaxe, Roskilde, Odense and Aarhus have put the contracts of the municipalities with G4S on the agenda
of their city council. Continue reading