The Palestinian BDS National Committee is asking for support in their efforts to secure as many votes as possible for G4S in the infamous ‘Worst Company of the Year’ Public Eye People’s Award. G4S is complicit in human rights abuses across the world and helps Israel commit crimes against the Palestinian people. You can read more about G4S’s human rights abuses and cast your vote by following this link: www.publiceye.ch/en/vote/g4s/. It only takes seconds to vote and no registration is required. Badayl-Alternativesstrongly endorse this measure of solidarity.
Why is this vote important?
G4S is involved in running Israel’s prisons, checkpoints, police force and Apartheid Wall.
G4S has a contract with the Israeli Prison service and provides equipment and services to prisons at which Israel detains Palestinian political prisoners without charge and subjects them to torture and ill-treatment. Many Palestinian political prisoners remain on hunger strike to protest detention without trial and one prisoner, Samer Al-Issawi, is approaching 170 days of hunger strike.
Voting closes on January 23 and the winner will be announced at a counter summit at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Embarrass G4S for its support for Israeli Apartheid at one of the most important corporate events of the year! A number of public bodies have already cut their ties to G4S and it will become even harder for governments and companies to defend their relationship with G4S if it wins this award or receives a large number of votes.
Please take a minute to vote for G4S and share the links to the voting page and our information page on social media and as widely as possible.
Link to the voting page: www.publiceye.ch/en/vote/g4s/
Link to our information page: www.bdsmovement.net/2013/vote-for-g4s-as-worst-company-of-the-year-10357