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An insider’s account of the Sainsbury’s AGM

Corporate Watch were inside the Sainsbury’s AGM yesterday. Here’s an account of what happened: Campaigners protesting outside the Sainsbury’s AGM at the QE2 conference centre in Westminster yesterday called for the company to cease working with companies profiting from Israel’s… Continue Reading

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Open letter to Sainsbury’s shareholders

The Sainsbury’s Annual General Meeting is being held in London tomorrow. This is Corporate Watch’s message to the shareholders attending the AGM. Corporate Watch urges you to pressure the Sainsbury’s management to listen to the call from Palestinians living under… Continue Reading

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Workers paid below the minimum wage in the Israeli settlement of Na’ama

During January 2013, Corporate Watch conducted interviews with Palestinians who work in the illegal Israeli settlements in the Jordan Valley. Part one and two of our findings can be read here and here. Ayman works in the illegal Israeli settlement… Continue Reading

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Poverty wages and child labour in the settlement of Beit Ha’Arava: Conditions for settlement workers in the Jordan Valley – Part two

During January and February 2013 Corporate Watch conducted interviews with Palestinians who work in the illegal Israeli settlements in the Jordan Valley. Part one of our findings can be viewed here. We met Fares*, Younes* and Jammal* near the Northern… Continue Reading

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John Deere and the exploitation of occupied land

John Deere (Deere and Company), the American manufacturer of agricultural machinery and irrigation equipment is partnering with Israeli companies which advertise John Deere equipment in a West Bank settlement in the occupied Jordan Valley. A sign on a packing house… Continue Reading

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British organisation ends relationship with charity supporting Israeli settlements

In 2011 Corporate Watch reported that Christian Friends of Israeli Communities (CFOIC) Heartlands was receiving money from UK donors via World Action Ministries (WAM), a UK based charity. CFOIC Heartland is an ideologically motivated Christian Zionist charity with offices in… Continue Reading

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‘Charity’ and Ethnic Cleansing: Christian Friends of Israeli Communities

Corporate Watch has previously reported on the role that Zionist charities play in the support of illegal settlements and a recent research trip provided more evidence of this practice. On 21st January 2013 Corporate Watch researchers photographed a sign stating that Christian… Continue Reading

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“Everything changes apart from the money”: Conditions for settlement workers in the Jordan Valley – January 2013 (Part One)

On February 9th a coalition of civil society groups have called for an international day of action against Israeli agricultural companies in line with the movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israeli militarism, apartheid and colonisation. Corporate Watch… Continue Reading