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Anti militarists launch private prosecution against arms companies

Anti-militarist campaigners have launched a private prosecution of two arms companies. A statement by the activists lawyers reads: “Hodge Jones & Allen solicitors today confirmed that they have obtained a summons against two international arms companies – TIAJIN MYWAY INTERNATIOANL… Continue Reading

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Photos of Israeli tear gas canisters fired at Palestinian demonstrators in the Gaza ‘buffer zone’

On 2nd November 2013 Israeli forces fired tear gas at Palestinians demonstrating in the Gaza buffer zone East of Gaza City, by the Nahal Oz checkpoint. A report of the demonstration by an eyewitness can be viewed here. Pictures of… Continue Reading

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Ford vehicles adapted and used for internal repression by Israel

On 11 January 2013 Corporate Watch witnessed Ford vehicles, fitted with Good Year tyres, being used to repress demonstrations in the occupied West Bank. As Who Profits? has previously reported Ford vehicles are used by the Israeli Occupation Forces’s (IOF)… Continue Reading

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Tears and gases: is Combined Systems Inc responsible for deaths in Egypt and Palestine?

At least three people have died in Cairo’s Tahrir Square after inhaling toxic tear gases. Reports suggest that, in addition to CS gas made by Combined Systems Inc (CSI) and other American and British companies, Egyptian security forces have used… Continue Reading

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A history of the Israeli use of ‘non lethal’ weapons in Palestine

In the light of the recent death of Jawaher Abu Rahma through tear gas inhalation (see http://corporateoccupation.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/1080/ ) Ryan Olander takes a look at the history of systematic ‘non-lethal weapon’ usage by Israel against Palestinians. Jamal Shukeirat, resident of East Jerusalem,… Continue Reading

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The Deadly Experiment – Israel’s Murderous Testing Ground for ‘Non-Lethal’ Weapons

“The Israeli government and its army have been for years now using the West Bank and Gaza as their testing ground. The Palestinians are their guinea pigs. The Israeli army uses tear gas that would probably be banned in any… Continue Reading

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Pittsburgh: A new testing ground for acoustic weapons

The mass mobilisation against September’s G20 Summit in Pittsburgh was met with a characteristically brutal response from US Homeland ‘Security’. In many ways, police repression of UK protests pales in comparison to American political policing, with activists being routinely arrested… Continue Reading