A French Court of Appeal has ruled that the PLO as the legitimate representative of the Palestinian people has the legal standing to make civil claims against companies allegedly complicit in Israeli violations of international humanitarian law and human rights. These are important rulings. But it failed to address the argument that the Jerusalem light rail violates international law, having been designed by the Israeli authorities to serve the illegal settlements in and around occupied East Jerusalem, rather than in furtherance of its duty as an occupying power to maintain normal public life and the infrastructure of the civilians living under Israeli occupation.
Continue reading French court’s ruling is like the curate’s egg
The University of Sheffield’s Accommodation and Campus Services (ACS) have decided not to renew their waste management contract with Veolia Environmental Services.
Continue reading Veolia loses its contract with Sheffield University
Sussex Students’ Union has voted to continue its boycotts of Coca-Cola, Nestlé and Israeli goods. Thus the Union will campaign against the University’s outsourcing policies and lobby it to end its contract with Veolia Environmental Services. Details of the consultation process, the referenda questions and the arguments on both sides are provided.
Continue reading Sussex students vote to boycott israeli goods and campaign against Veolia contract
A new leaflet from the Bin Veolia in Brent campaign, also available as a download.
Continue reading A new leaflet from the “Bin Veolia in Brent” Campaign
Camden Labour party has asked the Camden Labour group “to look for legally permissible ways to avoid in future commercial partners who are heavily involved in human-rights violations in Palestine and in other parts of the world”.
Continue reading The screws are slowly tightening…
In its condemnation of Israeli settlement activity a UN Human Rights Council resolution adopted at its 22nd Session specifically mentions the role of the Jerusalem light railway.
Continue reading UN Human Rights Council condemns the Jerusalem tramway
Veolia has ended its sponsorship of the Natural History Museum World Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition as from October this year. The existing 2012-13 Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition continues to be sponsored by Veolia until October and is currently on tour.
We present some thoughts on how campaigners might respond…
Continue reading The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is now on tour
A footnote to the disgraceful way in which Hackney Council last November prevented a local Veolia campaigner from addressing a meeting of the Council after this had previously been agreed by the officers.
Continue reading Hackney Labour group unhappy…
Brent campaigners are active! The Council failed to respond to a request by Brent & Harrow PSC to exclude Veolia from the bidding for the contract at the initial stage. A petition is now being organised calling upon Brent to exclude Veolia Environmental Service from the list of contractors approved to bid for the Public Realm contract because of Veolia’s complicity in the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory.
If you live in Brent to know others in Brent please forward a link to this posting.
Continue reading Bin Veolia in Brent campaign
The North Coast Coalition for Palestine in the US have produced a Toolkit arising out of their experience of running a local campaign against Veolia. Lots to learn from it about the basics of organising.
Continue reading Activists’ Toolkit from the North Coast Coalition for Palestine in the US