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Keep Harlow Clean and Bin Veolia's Contract

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Why do we want to Petition against Veolia in Harlow?

Veolia is a French multinational involved in waste management, water and transport, with subsidiary companies all over the world. It prides itself on its high ethical standards and respect for the law. Yet its business activities in Jerusalem and the West Bank directly serve Israel’s occupation and its settlements – settlements that are illegal under international law. Veolia is therefore complicit in, and directly profits from, Israel’s ongoing colonisation of Palestinian land that breaches  international humanitarian law as expressed in the 4th Geneva Convention.

In summary:

* Veolia is part of a consortium which operates the Jerusalem Light Railway connecting illegal Israeli settlements to west Jerusalem. Veolia also runs bus routes which connect illegal Israeli settlements to Israel and west Jerusalem.

* Palestinians are not allowed to use Veolia-operated buses, which connect the illegal Israeli settlements, over substantial lengths of their routes.

* Veolia’s record on non-discrimination is poor; in 2010 it placed job adverts for the Jerusalem Light Railway which were racist, deliberately worded to discourage Palestinian citizens of Israel from applying for or being eligible for jobs

* Veolia is involved in taking waste from Israel and illegal Settlements and dumping this on stolen Palestinian land.

The Palestinian Boycott Divestment and Sanctions National Committee has asked people of conscience across the world to boycott Veolia, a call which we endorse.


This Petition is created by the Founder and Co-CEO of #LovePalestine

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