Category Archives: Middle East

Oregon Protesters Occupy Offices of Israel-affiliated Prison Firm G4S author

Oregon Protesters Occupy Offices of Israel-affiliated Prison Firm G4S Friday August 22, 2014 10:16 by Celine Hagbard – IMEMC News A group of Palestine supporters occupied the office of the prison and security contracting firm in Portland Oregon on Thursday … Continue reading

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County security contract supports human-rights abuses

Commentary Emily Schneider: County security contract supports human-rights abuses By Emily Schneider 8 August 2014 Distributed by The McClatchy Company Over the past weeks, I’ve watched with horror as the death toll in Gaza rises to over 1,800 dead and … Continue reading

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‘Landmark divestment action’: United Methodist Church Divests from G4S

‘Landmark divestment action’: United Methodist Church Divests from G4S Annie Robbins on June 13, 2014 3 United Methodist Kairos Response In a landmark decision, The United Methodist Church, the largest mainline Protestant church in the United States, will be pulling … Continue reading

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Initial Assessment by the UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises -Complaint from Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights against G4s

Initial Assessment by the UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises -Complaint from Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights against G4s UK National Contact Point for the OECD May 2014 The UK National Contact Point (NCP) for … Continue reading

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UK watchdog to probe G4S Israeli contract

June 2, 2014 6:10 pm UK watchdog to probe G4S Israeli contract By Gill Plimmer ©Bloomberg G4S, the global security company, came under further pressure on Monday when a UK government-funded watchdog agreed to investigate its activities in Israel and … Continue reading

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Gates Foundation begins to divest from occupation profiteer G4S

Gates Foundation begins to divest from occupation profiteer G4S (Graphic Stephanie Westbrook) On April 17, ahead of of Palestinian prisoner’s day,  Addameer Prisoner Support, Human Rights Association, War on Want, and over 100 Palestinian and international organizations issued a Call to action asking Bill Gates to … Continue reading

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G4S faces questions over its contracts in the Middle East as protestors gear up to demonstrate against firm this week

G4S faces questions over its contracts in the Middle East as protestors gear up to demonstrate against firm this week By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 16:19 EST, 1 June 2014 | UPDATED: 16:19 EST, 1 June 2014 Security giant G4S … Continue reading

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Private Group Sought to Arm Syrian Rebels

Private Group Sought to Arm Syrian Rebels A group led by a former Pentagon official devised a plan to supply moderate Syrian rebels with weapons sourced in Eastern Europe and financed by a wealthy Saudi, and it ran into flak … Continue reading

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Former army general reveals secrets about Sisi’s private security firm

Former army general reveals secrets about Sisi’s private security firm Sunday, 13 April 2014 18:11 General Adel Sulaiman, Director of Strategic Dialogue Forum, revealed in a televised interview that the private security firm in charge of providing security for Abdel-Fattah … Continue reading

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BAHRAIN GOV’T SIGNS NEW $20M PR CONTRACT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: bill@bahrainwatch.org Twitter: @bhwatch April 16, 2014 BAHRAIN GOV’T SIGNS NEW $20M PR CONTRACT Western Firms Profit by Promoting Government’s Image as Abuses Continue Bahrain Watch expresses its serious concern about a new $20 million contract between … Continue reading

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