[Marxism] Gates Foundation yields to BDS - ends investments that help run Israeli prisons

Joseph Catron jncatron at gmail.com
Sun Jun 8 16:05:48 MDT 2014


This followed G4S' own announcement that it would end its "Israeli" prison
contracts within three years:

http://on.ft.com/1mYad9F

Talk is cheap, of course, so until the deed is done, *la lucha continua*.

"G4S is certainly feeling the pressure and reputational damage caused by
the international campaign against its complicity in Israel's military
occupation," said Randa Wahbe, advocacy officer with the Addameer Prisoner
Support and Human Rights Association, in a statement emailed to The
Electronic Intifada.

"The latest reports that G4S will not renew its contract with the Israeli
Prison Service is a welcome step, but this has no immediate effect on those
facing human rights violations inside Israel’s prisons today," she added.

"G4S has a long track record of saying one thing but doing another and has
not made any formal written statements about when it intends to end its
contracts with the Israeli prison service and other aspects of Israel's
apartheid regime," Wahbe said.  "The campaign against G4S will continue
until it actually ends all contracts that support Israel’s military
occupation.”

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign adds that G4S "will continue to be
targeted until it ends its complicity with Israeli crimes."

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/g4s-end-israel-prison-contracts-pressure-mounts-over-torture-complicity

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