December 2014

22
Dec
2014

Detained migrant workers slam low pay

By Phil Miller. Names have been changed to protect identities.

 

Sitting in her house directly under the Heathrow flight path, Mary begins to tell me her story. Her voice is often drowned out by the planes taking off and landing, ferrying tourists and business travellers around the globe. But Mary's next flight could be her deportation.

 

Mary is an asylum-seeker, fleeing persecution, in need of safety. The British government, which promised to protect her, is taking an extremely long time to decide her case. Until then, Mary is left in limbo.

 


17
Dec
2014
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...and then we told them the wealth would 'trickle down'!

 Six-figure Christmas bonus? Why not let some 'trickle down' to Corporate Watch? ;)

For nearly 20 years Corporate Watch has supported people struggling against corporations and capitalism by providing information for action: from campaigners against the fracking companies plundering the countryside to those resisting the corporations profiting from imprisonment of migrants. We provide all our research for free online and produce DIY tools so people can carry out their own research.

09
Dec
2014
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Will the Supreme Court give police the 'right' to mass surveillance?

Pictured above - John Catt, who took a case against the police for storing data on his attendance at protests

The Metropolitan Police and the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), with the backing of the Secretary of State, have been fighting a case in the Supreme Court, defending their 'right' to store data on protesters. They are appealing against a 2013 judgement, which said that they were obliged to destroy data about an anti-war protester called John Catt. The ruling has implications for the police's right to store data on everyone. The court has now heard legal arguments and a judgement is expected soon.


08
Dec
2014
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Energy, rail and water privatisation costs UK households £250 a year

 

New research by Corporate Watch in collaboration with We Own It has found:

- Households across the UK could save £250 each on their electricity, gas and water bills and train fares if the services were publicly financed.

- Private electricity, gas, water and rail companies pay out £12bn a year to investors and shareholders in interest and dividends.

- In total, cheaper government borrowing rates could save the UK public £6.5bn: £4.2bn on energy, £2bn on water and £352m on rail.

Click here for an infographic on the We Own It website.

Click here to read and download this report with full figures, references and calculations.


05
Dec
2014
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'They get money and they cost our lives' - Gaza: Life beneath the drones part six

Photo Caption - An Israeli surveillance balloon over a house in Al Qarara, close to the home of the Abu Zneid family - Photo taken by Corporate Watch, November 2013