November 2013

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Nov
2013
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Private jet booked for hunger-striker deportation

Muazu has not eaten for 90 days, in protest at the Home Office's treatment of his asylum claim and his detention in Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre outside Heathrow.

The Home Office had hoped to deport Muazu on a Virgin Atlantic flight this evening, until medical warnings forced them to cancel.

Air Charter Scotland refused to comment to Corporate Watch about whether their clients included the Home Office.

The company recently flew singer Mary J Blige to Lagos, Nigeria.

The small fleet has only a handful of aircraft capable of carrying out a deportation flight.


21
Nov
2013
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Gazan farmers and fisherfolk call for food sovereignty and an end to Israeli attacks

On 20th November 2013 hundreds of farmers and fisherfolk gathered outside the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East (UNSCO) in Gaza City to demand that the international community take action to prevent the Israeli military’s attacks against them and to end the occupation.

One fisherman told Corporate Watch, “We are only looking for our daily food and a livelihood. We want to ask the UN to pressure the Israeli occupation not to attack us, we are just trying to earn a living for our families”.

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2013
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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 one of the canisters fired at the activists are shown below.

Corporate Watch has written several articles about Israel’s use of tear gas in the West Bank. Some of our previous work can be found here and here.


13
Nov
2013
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Top Tory donors visit Sri Lanka for Commonwealth business deals


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Nov
2013
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Tory donor Lycamobile linked to Sri Lankan President's family businesses

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President Rajapaksa's family is accused of cronyism for their control over extensive parts of the country's economy and public positions, including airlines, hotels, banks and defence companies.


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Nov
2013
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Palestinian prisoners' association calls for the prosecution of G4S

Demonstrators at the G4S AGM

Hussam Association, a Gaza based organisation of current and former Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails, has released the following statement calling for the prosecution of G4S. G4S, a British/Danish multinational company, holds a contract with the Israeli Prison 'Service' to supply Israeli jails with equipment and services:

"Hussam, the prisoners and liberated association, has called human rights bodies and organisations to work on the prosecution of British company G4S that oversees security systems of the prisons of the Zionist Occupation in the West Bank.

The association has also confirmed that it will call for Arab and European human rights organisations and official bodies to take the necessary procedures to put officials of G4S company on trial, for the company’s involvement in war crimes, and crimes against humanity against Palestinian prisoners.