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The Israeli boycott campaign (See SchNEWS 798) has struck again, as French multinational Veolia failed to win a £485 million contract to provide waste treatment services in West London.
Pro-Palestine campaigners had pointed out Veolia's complicity in human rights abuses in the West Bank to the local authorities. The list is a long one: Veolia takes waste from Israel proper, and its settlements, and dumps it on Palestinian land. It is also accused of racist employment policies in Israel.
The company runs bus services throughout Israel including into the West Bank – on roads Palestinians are prohibited to use - as well as being involved in the Jerusalem Light Rail project which will join settlements in East and West Jerusalem settlements.
Veolia should have been a favourite for the high-value London deal – it currently owns a waste depot in the area, but convenience wasn't enough to land it a deal for Ealing Council's 'Clean and Green' scheme either, despite the fact it had already been providing most of the services.
Veolia has been a prominent target of the BDS campaign (started in Palestine in 2005, calling for 'Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions' against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights) - and the pressure has told. The company has lost public contracts from Europe and Australia, faces legal action in France and pension funds in Norway, Denmark and Sweden have all disinvested in them since their complicity in Israel's illegal occupation came to light. See www.bdsmovement.net & www.bigcampaign.org for more.
'Ground the Drones' demo to take place in Lincoln this Saturday as UK expands armed drone programme - and international resistance to the Drone Wars amps up.
UK ISM activist expecting imminent deportation after arrest by Israeli military
Despite reports from pro-Israel newspapers to the contrary, race war is not about to break out in front of Brighton's crappiest fizzy drinks seller.
Known by many as the "godfather of Israeli anarchism", author, activist and radical anti-zionist troublemaker Akiva “Aki” Orr, had pursued a radical vision for a democratic one state solution in Palestine and Israel for over 50 years.
Burin is one of a group of small Palestinian villages near Nablus in the Occupied West Bank. Burin has been having a lot of problems off the local settlers, especially one settlement in particular: Yitzhar, which currently holds the distinction of being the most violent settlement in the West Bank.
State services and employees crippled by Israel's refusal to hand over Palestinian taxes.
As a pro-Palestine speech to Hackney Council is banned, who are UK Lawyers for Israel and what other campaigns have they been waging to silence and criminalise Palestine solidarity activism?
Israeli forces have begun a massive terror campaign against the Gaza Strip