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November 23, 2015

4pm Today at the UN: #UNDropG4S: Tell the United Nations to cut ties with Israel prison contractor G4S

From: Letwin, Michael
Date: Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 10:32 AM
Subject: 4pm Today at the UN: #UNDropG4S: Tell the United Nations to cut ties with Israel prison contractor G4S

#UNDropG4S: Tell the United Nations to cut ties with Israel prison contractor G4S
Monday, November 23
4:00 PM
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1634714110122391/

United Nations agencies hold contracts worth over $22 million annually with G4S, a British-Danish company that is both the world’s largest security firm and its second-biggest private employer.

G4S also equips and maintains Israeli detention centers and jails where Palestinians are held and tortured, as well as training facilities that prepare occupation forces for their attacks on Palestinians.

The Palestinian prisoners’ movement recently issued an unprecedented appeal for escalated boycotts ofG4S over its participation in Israel’s colonial policies off occupation and repression.

As the UN marks its official International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, join us as we answer the prisoners’ call by launching a global wave of action demanding the UN end its contracts withG4S.

Organized by:

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

Endorsed by:

Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
BMCC Students Without Borders
CCNY Students Without Borders
International Action Center
Jews for Palestinian Right of Return
Labor for Palestine
Neturei Karta International
NYC Students for Justice in Palestine
NYU Students for Justice in Palestine
Students for Justice in Palestine at Brooklyn College
Students for Justice in Palestine at College of Staten Island
Students for Justice in Palestine at Hunter College
Students for Justice in Palestine at John Jay College
Students for Justice in Palestine at Pace University NYC
Students for Justice in Palestine at St. Joseph’s College

Background information:

“UN faces pressure over contracts with G4S”
http://www.bdsmovement.net/2015/un-faces-pressure-over-contracts-with-g4s-13291

“Over 220 Palestinian and international organizations demand United Nations cancel G4S contracts”
http://samidoun.net/2015/09/over-220-palestinian-and-international-organizations-demand-united-nations-cancel-g4s-contracts

“Palestinian Boycott National Committee calls for action, responds to prisoners’ movement call”
http://samidoun.net/2015/08/palestinian-boycott-national-committee-calls-for-action-responds-to-prisoners-movement-call

“Stop G4S: A call to the global boycott movement from Palestinian political prisoners”
http://samidoun.net/2015/08/stop-g4s-a-call-to-the-global-boycott-movement-from-palestinian-political-prisoners/

“Why does UN hire G4S, accomplice to Israeli torture?”
https://electronicintifada.net/content/why-does-un-hire-g4s-accomplice-israeli-torture/14661

“Why is the United Nations doing business with G4S, notorious prison supplier?”
http://mondoweiss.net/2014/09/business-notorious-supplier

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