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Life beneath the drones: part six – ‘They get money and they cost our lives’

This is the sixth and final instalment in our series of articles focusing on what life is like for people in Gaza living beneath Israel’s military drones. For more reading about the history and impact of drone use in Gaza,… Continue Reading

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Palestinian family forced from their home by Israeli drone attacks

This is part five of our series of articles focussing on what life is like for people in Gaza living beneath Israel’s military drones. To read part one, two, three and four click here. We met Abdullah and Ebtihaj Al… Continue Reading

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Palestinian women’s union calls for a boycott of Israel

In December 2013, Corporate Watch interviewed Taghrid Jooma of the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC) about the union’s work in Gaza and its view of the international movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions. A video interview with Taghrid is… Continue Reading

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Palestinian students call for Barclays boycott over Elbit investment

Palestinian students have made this call for students around the world to stop banking with Barclays: The Palestinian Students’ Campaign for the Academic Boycott of Israel (PSCABI), a group of Palestinian students in Gaza dedicated to the international Boycott, Divestment… Continue Reading

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Life beneath the drones: Part four – ‘We do not need just words’

Click here to read parts one, two and three. This article tells the story of the Abu Zor family, who lost three family members after the Israeli military fired on their neighbourhood from a drone and F-16. Their story shows… Continue Reading

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Barclays Stock Brokers facilitating investment in the arms trade

Barclays Bank claims that it is “not an investor in the defence industry” (defence is the euphemism the industry uses to avoid talking about trade in weapons). However, the bank profits from investment in the arms trade through providing its… Continue Reading

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What it means to survive a drone attack

(For English subtitles please click the subtitles icon in the right hand corner of the you-tube panel and turn subtitles on). “On 6 November 2006, I was waiting for a bus to go from the north of Gaza city to… Continue Reading

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A shareholder activist’s account of the G4S AGM

Submitted by a guest author who attended G4S’ AGM The G4S AGM, on 5 June 2014, passed with predictable controversy. More than 10 protesting G4S shareholders and proxies were forcibly removed, in some instances by being dragged across the floor… Continue Reading

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Co-Operative Asset Management confirms it has dropped G4S

The Co-operative Asset Management, owned by the Co-Ooperative Group, has confirmed that it has ditched its investment in G4S. The Co-Op owned shares in the British-Danish company through the NCH Pumpkin Fund. Andy Hammerton, Public Relations Manager at the Co-Op… Continue Reading

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BDS Victory: EDOM’s Chairman promises to resign and divest shares

Jimmy Russo, the Company Chairman of EDOM, has told Corporate Watch that he plans to “resign” from his chairmanship and “actively seek to sell” his 20% shareholding in the Israeli company. His announcement was in reply to questions about new… Continue Reading