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Solidarity with 14-year-old prisoner Shadi Farrah on International Palestinian Prisoners’ Day

Hundreds of Palestinian parents are spending Palestinian Prisoners’ Day (17 April) with their children behind bars, including Farehan Farrah whose son Shadi was detained when he was just 12 years old. Around 6,500 Palestinians are being held in Israeli prisons,… Continue Reading

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UK Supreme Court rules in favour of mass surveillance of protestors

Last Wednesday a landmark protest case was lost when Metropolitan Police won its appeal against John Catt, a 90 year old anti-war campaigner from Brighton who has fought a long battle to have his details removed from the national ‘domestic… Continue Reading

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“Are you Palestinian? Are you a little bit Palestinian? They yelled at me”: Experiencing detention in Israel

Palestinians have called for international action on April 17th 2013 in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails. Corporate Watch has been investigating the companies involved in the Israeli prison system and this article is part of a series… 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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G4S providing security services in Gilo settlement

The multinational company G4S is providing security services in the settlement of Gilo. On the 4th February 2013 Corporate Watch researchers photographed a G4S sign on a building on the road leading to the Gilo military checkpoint. Gilo is an… Continue Reading

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Securing the ethnic cleansing of Silwan: Settlements in Wadi Hilweh using Pelco security equipment

The Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan is experiencing harassment and home demolitions at the hands of the Israeli state and settler organisations. This ethnic cleansing is enforced by security companies and surveillance technology and facilitated by revenue from international donors and… Continue Reading

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G4S providing services to settlements in East Jerusalem

On 26th January 2013 Corporate Watch took photos of G4S signs in the East Jerusalem settlement of Ramat Eshkol and Ramot Allon. On 31st January Corporate Watch observed Rapiscan machines at both entrances to the Western Wall compound in East… Continue Reading

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G4S expands business in Israel: Prisons, high street stores and migrant detention

The logo and uniform of British/Danish company G4s is becoming ubiquitous on the Israeli high street. G4S is the largest security company in the world and the largest employer on the London Stock Exchange, operating in 125 countries worldwide.[1] It… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading