Bill Gates: Divest from Israeli Prison Security!
April 17, 2014
Today is Palestinian Prisoners Day, a day of solidarity with the 5000+ Palestinian men, women and children who are being held in Israeli dungeons.
Human rights organizations have documented widespread torture occuring in Israeli prisons, and prisoners are often held without trial indefinitely. They are subjected to severe overcrowding, insufficient quality and quantity of food, medical neglect, isolation, and regular attacks from Israeli Special Forces.
The private security company G4S is at the heart of this system,
installing and running security systems at Israeli jails. In June 2013,
the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation purchased shares in G4S worth
$172m, making it one of the company’s biggest shareholders. Tell Bill Gates to divest now!
In solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners,
Nancy, Alli and the CODEPINK team