GREAT news via PSC: VEOLIA pulls out of its contracts with Israeli apartheid!

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign works for peace & justice for Palestinians, in support of human rights & against all racism
The Palestine Solidarity Campaign have got some fantastic news, sent round on 28 August 2015:
Veolia out of Israel
 
This is a huge victory for solidarity with Palestine and the BDS movement and sends a clear message to other companies – doing business with Israel risks your reputation and profit.
The campaign against Veolia notched up major successes with Veolia losing major contracts. The pressure from campaigns like ours was too much and today they announced they’re selling the Light Rail shares too! That means Veolia has completely withdrawn from Israeli apartheid, exactly what our campaign wanted them to do.  
 
So we just wanted to say thank you.
A victory like this only happens because of the people involved. This couldn’t have happened without you. We’ve won because of the dedication of PSC activists and supporters, all of the other campaigners we work with in the UK, in Palestine, and people around the world.
When I spoke to Sarah Colborne, our Director, she agreed, “this victory is thanks to years of hard work from activists and campaigners in the UK joining together with people around the world to stand up for Palestinian rights. This just shows that when we act together for justice we can achieve great things.”
 
Thank you for everything you do.
Today we’ve shown that we have the power to stop companies who choose to put profit over human lives. We have succeeded in ending the devastating effect Veolia was having on Palestinian lives. I hope you’ll join me in standing in solidarity with other struggles against Veolia across the world. We’ve won against Veolia in Palestine, let’s make sure we connect Veolia’s actions in Palestine with what it’s doing in other countries.
By being part of our campaigns, like the one against Veolia, you are supporting justice and equality, and standing up against racism and occupation. You have helped to win this campaign and grow our movement and we can’t thank you enough.
We’ve stood up to a powerful corporation and won. So enjoy the success and take the bank holiday to celebrate. Then let’s use that energy to win the ultimate campaign for a free Palestine!
Rachel Diamond
Campaigns Officer
Palestine Solidarity Campaign can only win campaigns like this because of donations from people like you.
Click here for information about other companies and corporations that continue to profit from Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian state territories.
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About Oban Concern for Palestine

. . . supporting people in Palestine and Israel who oppose the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Oban Concern for Palestine are a group of Argyll residents who share an interest in Palestine, a friendship with its people and a deep concern for their welfare. And, for the sake of Israel, we want to encourage the government of Israel to comply with international law. Oban Concern for Palestine believe that the oppression of the Palestinian people is a grave wrong, that the government of Israel is in violation of international law, and that we have a duty to speak up and do what we can to bring it to an end. We welcome new members and supporters. For more information, please contact obanconcern4palestine AT gmail DOT com • +44 7747 300 062 • Oban Concern for Palestine, c/o Stronchriach, Rowan Road, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5TY, UK
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