June 2015

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Researching health companies: a web search guide

How to uncover the facts about the companies involved in NHS privatisation - a joint OurNHS/Corporate Watch guide.

The more you know about the companies carving up the NHS, the better you can campaign against them. Chances are your first port of call will be the internet. This introductory guide, from OurNHS openDemocracy and Corporate Watch, shows you how to get the information you need as quickly as possible.

First up, type the company's name into a search engine (Google being the obvious example but there are alternatives). The majority of results you get will usually be from the mainstream media and may not bring up critical information that exists about a company –  to get that you may need to refine your search a bit.

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Frackanpada: Building the European anti-fracking movement




Home Office told to publish confidential reports on migrant detention sites

Home Office on Marsham Street, London


The Information Commissioner has ordered the Home Office to disclose confidential self-audit reports written by the companies that ran two controversial immigration detention centres. The decision follows a ten month freedom of information battle by Corporate Watch.

The Commissioner slammed the Home Office for a series of delays and said there is “a very strong public interest” in disclosure. He said the reports contain “detailed breakdowns and insight” into the performance of Serco and the Geo Group on their multi-million pound government contracts for operating the Colnbrook and Harmondsworth facilities. The Home Office has to hand over the documents by 13 July 2015 or risk contempt of court. The Home Office can still appeal the Commissioner's decision.

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'Gezi will never die': Two years on from the Gezi Uprising

Over the coming months Corporate Watch will be releasing a series of articles about the companies supplying military equipment to the Turkish police and army. On the second anniversary of the day they were injured, this interview tells the story of two of the people who participated in the 2013 Gezi uprising and gives their opinions about the need for action against companies complicit in Turkey's attacks on protesters.

Lead Photo Captıon: From left Celal Karaca, Aydın Aydoğan and Erdal Sarıkaya