Earlier this month, US-based security company Allied Universal acquired G4S, creating the world’s largest security company. #StopG4S was launched by Palestinian civil society organizations in 2012, to support a historic hunger strike by Palestinian political prisoners. Trade unions, churches, and grassroots movements across over 25 countries joined the campaign that cost G4S contracts worth millions of dollars. The #StopG4S campaign has already shown its impact. In December 2016, G4S sold its subsidiary, G4S Israel, to the Israeli equity fund FIMI. Until then, G4S was responsible for running Israeli prisons, where Palestinian political prisoners are held without trial and subjected to … Continue reading →
Posted April 26, 2021 in BDS, Campaigns, Email Campaign, G4S, Human Rights, International Law, Jerusalem, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Stop G4S, War Crimes, West Bank.
Allied Universal recently acquired G4S, Allied Universal now has an obligation in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to cease its involvement in these crimes, which contribute to Israel’s regime of apartheid. We urge Allied Universal to stand on the right side of history. We, the undersigned civil society organizations, write to you regarding your recent acquisition of G4S – which continues to be the target of an international boycott and divestment campaign launched by Palestinian human rights and civil society organizations nine years ago. G4S was identified in 2012 by the then UN Special … Continue reading →
Posted April 26, 2021 in G4S, Human Rights, Open Letter, Press releases, Stop G4S.
Today, April 17th, is Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. Yesterday IPSC branches in Dublin and Portadown hosted information stalls dedicated to the issue of political prisoners in Apartheid Israel’s jails – where torture and other physical and psychological ill treatment, denial of visitation rights, terrible food and appalling conditions are routine. Since 1967 Israeli has imprisoned over 800,000 Palestinians – around 1/4 of the male population in the OPT – and currently holds over 7,640 political prisoners, including 700 internees, 68 women and 420 children, the youngest being a 12-year-old girl. All are treated with the same callousness regardless of age or … Continue reading →
Posted April 17, 2016 in Addameer, Child Prisoners, Event Report, G4S, Human Rights, Infographic, National Rights, Photos, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Protest, Stop G4S, Women.
On Thursday 16th April the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign held a solidarity action for Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli jails at the top of Grafton Street. For an hour members and supporters, including many from the Palestinian community stood with placards, banners and flags in very effective visual display to get the message out to the public about the appalling plight of the Palestinian prisoners. Palestinian Prisoners’ Day is April 17 every year, however due to this falling on a Friday this year, we are staged our event on April 16th to reach as many people on the late shopping … Continue reading →
Posted April 17, 2015 in Addameer, Amnesty, Apartheid, Child Prisoners, Commemoration, Demonstration, Dublin, Event, Event Report, G4S, Human Rights, Marwan Barghouthi, National Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Stop G4S, Women.
The Anglo-Danish security firm G4S is one of a number of private companies bidding for the JobPath contract with the Irish state. Amongst other things, G4S is notorious for its operations and service provision within the Israeli prison system. IMPORTANT UPDATE: It was announced on Friday 6th June by G4S that it will pull out of the Israeli prison regime within three years. But as Randa Wahbe of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association notes, ” this has no immediate effect on those facing human rights violations inside Israel’s prisons today [and] G4S has a long track record of … Continue reading →
Posted March 26, 2014 in Action Item, Addameer, Amnesty, Apartheid, BDS, Campaigns, Child Prisoners, Defence for Children International, EU Guidelines, G4S, Gaza, Human Rights, Irish Government, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Stop G4S, War Crimes, West Bank, Women.
The Palestine Podcast showcases a selection of lectures, talks and interviews featuring leading experts and social justice activists active on the Palestine-Israel issue. Brought to you by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Click here to view all podcasts. ===== PP#6 – Fadwa Barghouti & Neeshan Balton on the launch of the ‘Campaign for the Freedom of Marwan Barghouthi & All Palestinian Political Prisoners – Ireland’ [2014-05-07] – (Download here) INFO: This public meeting saw the Irish launch of the international ‘Campaign for the Freedom of Marwan Barghouthi and All Palestinian Political Prisoners’. The meeting took place on Wednesday 7th May at … Continue reading →
Posted May 9, 2014 in Campaigns, Child Prisoners, Event Report, Human Rights, Marwan Barghouthi, National Rights, Podcast, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Public Meeting, Stop G4S, Women.
Today, Thursday April 17th is Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, and to mark the occasion the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign will be hosting two events in Dublin – A vigil from 5-7pm outside St. Stephen’s Green to highlight private security firm G4S’ complicity with Israeli abuses in apartheid’s prison regime. (Click here for more info) and Two film screenings focusing on Palestinian child prisoners beginning at 7.30pm in the Pearse Centre on Pearse St; the Dublin premiere of ‘Small Hands in Handcuffs’ & excerpts of ‘Stone Cold Justice’. (Click here for more info) Since the beginning of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories … Continue reading →
Posted April 16, 2014 in Addameer, Amnesty, Apartheid, BDS, Campaigns, Child Prisoners, Defence for Children International, Demonstration, Divestment, Email Campaign, Event, Factsheet, Film Premiere, Film Screening, G4S, Human Rights, Impunity, Infographic, National Rights, Petition, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Stop G4S, War Crimes, Women.