March 2014

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Mar
2014
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Animal rights activist convicted as repression of activists in the UK intensifies

Animal rights protest

An animal rights activist has been convicted of conspiracy to blackmail after 5 weeks on trial at Winchester Crown Court. Debbie Vincent of the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) campaign was accused of blackmail on the basis that SHAC pressured companies to end their business relationships with Huntingdon Life Sciences, Europe's largest animal testing laboratory.


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2014
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Life for a sick Palestinian prisoner in the Israeli prison complex

Israeli surveillance technology overlooks Palestinian farmland in Beit Hanoun- Picture taken by Corporate Watch, November 2013

International action has been called for in solidarity with prisoners held in Israeli jails. Corporate Watch has been investigating the companies involved in the Israeli prison system and interviewing ex-prisoners. This interview is part of a series of articles which will be released over the coming months focusing on companies providing equipment and services to the Israeli Prison 'Service' (IPS).


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Mar
2014
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Boris Johnson at MIPIM: the world's largest property fair

Think of any community in the UK (or even worldwide) currently experiencing gentrification of some form or another and it's likely that MIPIM (Marché International des Professionnels d'Immobilier, International Market of Real Estate Professionals) will be involved.

The annual MIPIM property fair is the world's leading real estate event for property professionals, bringing together the most influential players from all international property sectors and offering unrivalled access to the greatest number of development projects and sources of capital worldwide. As MIPIM says itself, those attending are “looking to close the most profitable property transactions”.