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Demandez à Bill Gate de désinvestir de la compagnie G4S qui travaille pour les prisons israéliennes

3 avril 2014 - action proposée par l’association Addameer de Soutien aux Prisonniers et de défense des Droits de l’Homme

G4S est une entreprise qui contracte avec les prisons israéliennes en matière d’équipement et d’organisation. La fondation caritative Bill Gates est un actionnaire important de G4S. L’association Addameer et de nombreuses autres associations palestiniennes et internationales lancent un appel à désinvestir de cette entreprise. Pour soutenir l’appel et en savoir plus, cliquez ici.

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3 April 2014, Occupied Ramallah - Addameer and the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee call on campaigners and people of conscience to take action Palestinian prisoner’s day on April 17 to stand in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners.

The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, the biggest charitable foundation in the world, owns shares in Israeli prison contractor G4S worth more than $170m. Join us in calling on them to divest their shares !

Over 5,000 Palestinians are currently held in Israeli prisons, including 183 children and 175 held under administrative detention, a form of detention without trial that Israel uses to hold Palestinians indefinitely on secret information.

Each year the Israeli military arrests thousands of Palestinians in an attempt to suppress any resistance to its continued occupation and apartheid policies. Among these are hundreds of children as young as 12 years old. In too many cases Palestinian children are tortured, ill-treated, placed in solitary confinement and coerced into signing a confession in Hebrew, a language which most Palestinian children do not understand. Every year approximately 1,000 children are sentenced in Israeli military courts.

Night raids are the most common form of arrest, during which Israeli soldiers will ransack an individual’s house, destroying personal property and abusing physically abusing family members. The arrested person will then be handcuffed and blindfolded before being thrown into the back of an Israeli military jeep, face-down, where the beatings, insults and humiliation will continue.

Under Israeli military law, Palestinians can be interrogated for a period of 90 days and denied access to a lawyer for the first 60 days. Since 1967, 73 Palestinian detainees have died as a result of torture while under Israeli interrogation, the most recent of which was Arafat Jaradat, who was tortured to death in a G4S-secured interrogation centre in February 2013.

We urge people to take action on Palestinian prisoner’s day on April 17 to stand in solidarity with the struggle of Palestinian political prisoners.

Stop G4S – Tell Bill Gates to divest now !

Two years ago, on the eve of the mass hunger strike by more than 2,000 Palestinian political prisoners, Addameer and other Palestinian organisations called for a campaign against G4S, the British security company that runs and provides security services and equipment at Israel’s prisons.

As part of the rapidly growing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, campaigns against G4S are now underway in more than a dozen countries. Universities, banks, charities and trade unions across the world have cancelled contracts with G4S because of its role in Israel’s abhorrent prison system, costing G4S millions of dollars. Feeling the pressure, G4S has tried to make statements distancing itself from Israel’s prison system.

The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, the biggest charitable foundation in the world, owns shares in G4S worth more than $170m.

The Gates Foundation says that it is “guided by the belief that every life has equal value” and that it uses its investments to fund projects that “help all people lead healthy, productive lives”. But through its holdings in G4S, the Gates Foundation is legitimising and profiting from Israel’s use of torture and mass incarceration.

This Palestinian political prisoner’s day, join Addameer in putting pressure on the Gates Foundation to divest from G4S.

Take action !

  • Sign and widely share the petitioncalling on the Gates Foundation to divest from G4S
  • Share this call and the link to the petitionusing the hashtag #StopG4S
  • Share the graphics from ourFacebook page calling on the Gates Foundation to divest
  • Organise an action at a G4S or Gates Foundation office in your city
  • Organise a protest or rally in so1lidarity with Palestinian political prisoners

Send an email to info@addameer.ps to let us know about any actions you are planning.

Published by :

Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Palestine

Palestinian BDS National Committee, Palestine

Endorsed by :

Abu Jihad Center for Prisoners Movement, Palestine

Al-Dameer Association for Human Rights, Palestine

Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency & Refugee Rights, Palestine

Center for Defense of Liberties and Civil Rights "Hurryyat", Palestine

The Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem (Representing 25 member organizations), Palestine

Defence for Children International - Palestine Section, Palestine

Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center, Palestine

National & Islamic Parties in Ramallah & Al-Bireh, Palestine

Palestine Farmers Union, Palestine

Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign " Stop The Wall", Palestine

Palestine National Institute for NGOs (Representing 420 organizations), Palestine

Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network (representing over 135 member organizations), Palestine

Ramallah Center for Human Rights Studies, Palestine

The Palestinian General Union of Charitable Societies (Representing 500 organizations), Palestine

Treatment & Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture (TRC), Palestine

The Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem, Palestine

Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network, Palestine

The Palestinian General Union of Charitable Societies, Palestine

Palestine National Institute for NGOs, Palestine

International Solidarity Movement, Palestine

International Women’s Peace Service, Palestine

Palestine Human Rights Campaign, Aotearoa-New Zealand

Federation of Palestinian-Argentinian Entities, Argentina

Artists Against Apartheid AU, Australia

Australian Friends of Palestine Association, Australia

Australians for Palestine, Australia

Friends of Palestine (Western Australia), Australia

Just Peace Queensland, Australia

Justice for Palestine Brisbane, Australia

Justice for Palestine Matters, Australia

Women for Palestine, Australia

Women in Black, Austria

Association Belgo-Palestinienne, Belgium

ECCP - European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine, Belgium

Palestina Solidariteit, Belgium

Ciranda Internacional da Comunicação Compartilhada, Brazil

Frente de defesa do Povo Palestino, Brazil

Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign, Canada

Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA), Canada

Palestine House in Mississauga, Canada

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, Canada

Comité Chileno de Solidaridad con Palestina, Chile

BDS Colombia, Colombia

Finnish-Arab Friendship Society, Finland

AFPS, France

Campagne BDS France, France

CCIPPP, France

Collectif Judéo Arabe et Citoyen pour la Palestine, France

Stop Apartheid Toulouse, France

UJFP, France

BDS Berlin, Germany

InCACBI, India

Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Ireland

Boycott ! Supporting the Palestinian BDS Call from Within, Israel

Associazione Senza Paura Genova, Italy

BDS Italia, Italy

Fellesutvalget fr Palestina, Norway

Polish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Poland

Comité de Solidariedade com a Palestina, Portugal

Scottish Friends of Palestine, Scotland

Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Scotland

BDS Slovenija, Slovenija

BDS South Africa, South Africa

BDS Madrid, Spain

BDS Switzerland, Switzerland

Breed Platform Palestina, The Netherlands

Diensten en Onderzoekcentrum Palestina (docP), The Netherlands

Netherlands Palestine Committee, The Netherlands

Palestina Komitee Rotterdam, The Netherlands

WILPF Nederland, The Netherlands

Brighton & Hove Palestine Solidarity Campaign, UK

Football Against Apartheid, UK

Friends of Al-Aqsa, UK

ICAHD UK, UK

Inminds, UK

Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods, UK

Jews for Justice for Palestinians, UK

Liverpool Friends of Palestine, UK

London BDS Group, UK

London Palestine Action, UK

Palestine Solidarity Campaign, UK

Stop G4S, UK

Trade Union Friends of Palestine, UK

Waltham Forest Palestine Solidarity Campaign, UK

War on Want, UK

Watford Friends of Salfeet - Palestine, UK

US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, US

14 Friends of Palestine, Marin, US

Adalah-NY : The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel, US

Al-Nakba Awareness Project, US

Bay Area Women in Black, US

Bryn Mawr Peace Coalition, US

Chico Palestine Action Group, US

Citizens for Palestinian Self Determination, US

Committee for Palestinian Rights (Howard County, MD), US

Culture and Conflict Forum, US

Episcopal Peace Fellowship Palestine Israel Network, US

Delaware Neighbors Against The Occupation, US

Friends of Palestine Wisconsin, US

Jewish Voice for Peace - SF Bay Area chapter, US

Justice First Foundation, US

Lutherans for Justice in the Holy Landf, US

Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, US

Methodist Federation for Social Action, US

Minnesota Break the Bonds Campaign, US

NH Veterans for Peace, US

Northwest BDS Coalition, US

Palestine Solidarity Group - Chicago, US

Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace, US

Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice c, US

Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights, University of Washington, US

the Rachel Corrie Foundation, US

Tiffin Area Pax Christi, US

Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East, US

United Methodist Task Force on Peace with Justice in Palestine/Israel of Upper New York Conference, US

United Methodists’ Holy Land Task Force, US

US Peace Council, US

Vancouver for Peace, US

Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel, US

WI Middle East Lobby Group, US

WILPF Boulder, US

Source : http://addameer.org/etemplate.php?id=670



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