April 2015

30
Apr
2015
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So far in 2015 we have:

 

- exposed the companies bombing and imprisoning Palestinians

- published secret filming showing the "shit" conditions in a privately-run immigration detention centre


24
Apr
2015
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Shareholder activists target Barclays AGM

On Thursday 23 April 2015, several protests were held outside the gates of the Barclays Annual General Meeting at the Royal Festival Hall. Several activists bought shares and attended the AGM in order to ask questions.

Anti-militarist activists held a protest calling on Barclays to divest from the arms trade.

One activist read out an alternative chairman's speech to the queue of shareholders waiting to pass through security. He was roughly carried away from the entrance by Festival Hall security guards.

A press release from the Stop Barclays Coalition states: “Barclays is the named shareholder in several major arms firms including Raytheon, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin:

* Lockheed Martin is the world's largest arms company. Their products include Hellfire missiles, Apache attack which have been used in Iraq, and F-16 fighter aircraft which have been used by the Israeli military in attacks on Gaza.


22
Apr
2015

Are £1-an-hour jobs legal?

As a hybrid of prison labour and sub-zero hours exploitation, the cheap work done by migrants in UK detention centres is open to challenge in the courts, one barrister argues.

Inside the walls of the UK’s 'Immigration Removal Centres', a regime of low-paid labour has seemingly cast detained migrants outside the protections of the law – while saving companies and the government hundreds of thousands of pounds in wages.

Corporate Watch’s research, alongside a new film Working Illegally, highlight the current scale of labour exploitation within the detention centres – with migrants being used to perform tasks essential to the running of centres for just £1 an hour (and £1.25 for a smaller category of 'jobs').


17
Apr
2015
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Imprisoned voices: Corporate complicity in the Israeli prison system

This briefing collects the memories of the pain and resilience of Palestinians who have been imprisoned by Israel, and profiles the companies involved.


03
Apr
2015
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The story of a released Palestinian prisoner, banned from returning home

Pictured above - Israeli soldiers prepare to tear gas Palestinian protesters outside Ofer prison in the West Bank (2013)