Updates on our Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign

Our friend and fellow human rights campaigner Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement (BDS) has been issued a travel ban by the Israeli government. Despite having lived in Israel for 22 years and having no criminal record, Omar will now no longer be able to travel around the world advocating…

Video: Why we boycott. With Omar Barghouti

Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement told PSC why BDS matters, why it is working, why international solidarity is essential to achieving equality and freedom for Palestinians. And if you don’t have time to watch the full 15 minute version, we’re made a shorter 5 minute version for you to…

Easter update

We wish everyone a very happy holiday. To stay up-to-date with developments in Palestine please visit our facebook and twitter pages (which you can also see on our website palestinecampaign.org). Update  With each passing month the situation for the Palestinians gets worse. More homes are demolished. More settlements are built. Yet our government does next to nothing to…

G4S decision to leave Israel is a “vindication” of BDS tactics

G4S has announced that it will be selling its subsidiary, G4S Israel, “in the next 12 to 24 months”. For the last four years, G4S has been the target of a sustained campaign by Palestine Solidarity Campaign and other groups involved in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement because of its connection with the…

G4S found to be in violation of human rights obligations

The global security firm, G4S, has been found to be in violation of its human rights obligations under guidelines issued by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).The finding comes less than a week after a chaotic G4S annual general meeting was taken over by campaigners for Palestinian human rights demanding an end to…

G4S grilled at AGM over its involvement in Israel’s occupation

The annual general meeting of global security company, G4S, descended into farce and chaos today as board members faced a grilling over the firm’s involvement in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory. For the third year in a row, the G4S AGM was taken over by human rights campaigners directing tough questions at Chief Executive…

G4S under pressure over Israeli prison contracts

G4S, the global security company, will come under pressure at its annual general meeting on Thursday to disclose exactly when it will be withdrawing from its Israeli prison contracts. Chief executive, Ashley Almanza, indicated at last year’s AGM that the company was aiming to terminate its work with the Israel Prison Service but failed to…

BDS Victory for Tower Hamlets PSC

Tower Hamlets PSC has successfully persuaded Tower Hamlets Council, London, of the need to exclude occupation-complicit companies such as G4S and Veolia from council contracts. Members of TH PSC attended and spoke at a council meeting on 21 January, following a protest outside. After a successful local petition demanding that G4S be disqualified from contracts…

G4S AGM dominated by its Israeli prison contracts

PSC sent the following press release to national and international media today: The annual general meeting of global security company, G4S, was severely disrupted today by campaigners protesting about the company’s alleged complicity in human rights abuses and breaches of international law. Instead of discussing issues such as capital growth, the AGM was dominated by…

PSC update: BBC award contract to G4S rival

PSC applauds BBC decision to award security contract to G4S rival Palestine Solidarity Campaign has welcomed the BBC’s decision not to award its security contract, worth £80 million, to G4S. PSC has campaigned since July 2013, urging the BBC to reject any bid by G4S, the firm which provides security services to Israeli prisons. PSC’s…