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Bill Gates Foundation sells shares in Israeli prison contractor G4S

Children are routinely tortured in prisons run with the help of the British-Danish security firm.

Activists force Catalan authorities to scrutinize academic collaboration with Israel

More than 350 academics and university staff in Catalonia support the academic boycott campaign.

Bill Gates refuses to accept responsibility for aiding Israel's prisons

Foundation ignores own policy guidelines on avoiding investment in “egregious” activities.

Sainsbury’s supermarket pressured over Israeli land-grab firms

Protests across 30 UK towns and cities condemn Sainsbury’s over its links to Israeli fresh produce exporters Mehadrin and Edom that operate in illegal Israeli settlements.

UK student union to cancel G4S contract over role in Israeli prisons

G4S continues to lose contracts over its deep involvement in Israeli apartheid

Boycott campaigns cost G4S two university contracts

The University of Southampton and King’s College London both snub G4S after campaigns by Palestinian solidarity groups and other students.

Second Norwegian university drops G4S over support for Israeli apartheid

Bergen college ruled that hiring G4S would cause severe damage to its reputation.

Norwegian union ends G4S contract as "act of solidarity" with Palestinians

In a bad week for G4S, a major teachers association in London has also passed a motion condemning the firm for equipping Israeli prisons.

European lawmakers tell EU to stand up to lobby pressure, implement ban on settlement funding

Announced in July, the new EU guidelines should bar it from awarding grants to Israeli projects in territory occupied since 1967 and exclude Israeli businesses and institutions that operate in the West Bank from receiving EU loans.

Interactive timeline shows 8 years of Israel boycott gains

Today marks the eighth anniversary of the Palestinian civil society call for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel

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