BDS Action in London – Protest Against Veolia at Natural History Museum

    • Wanneer
      zaterdag 28 januari 2012
    • Tijd
      12:00 tot 14:00
  • Waar
    Exibition Road Entrance , Exhibition Road (Nearest tube South Kensington), London, United Kingdom
  • Veolia is once again sponsoring the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum.

    Saturday, 14 January, between 12:00 – 2:00pm, we’ll be engaging visitors in a public education campaign outside the

    Exhibition Road Entrance, London SW7 5BD

    Veolia, a large French multinational, has helped to build and operate a tramway linking illegal settlements in East Jerusalem with Israel. Not only do the settlements contravene article 49 of the 4th Geneva Convention forbidding an occupier transferring its own civilians into the territory it occupies, but in most cases the establishment of the Israeli settlements involves war crimes too. The tramway tightens Israel’s hold on occupied East Jerusalem, ties the settlements more firmly into Israel and undermines chances of a just peace for the Palestinian people.

    Tovlan landfill
    In the occupied Jordan Valley, Veolia has been supporting illegal settlements by taking their refuse at its Tovlan landfill site. Veolia has now compounded its offence by actually selling Tovlan to an illegal settlement while maintaining an advisory role.

    A Veolia-run bus operates in the occupied West Bank. (Anne Paq/ActiveStills)
    Veolia also operates bus services connecting illegal Israeli settlements to Israel. Palestinians were, until recently, forbidden from using the apartheid roads on which the buses travel and Palestinian use of these services is still severely restricted.

    Veolia must be made to halt these activities which enable Israel to maintain and tighten its grip on the occupation.

    More about Veolia –

    http://londonbds.org/

    http://www.bigcampaign.org/veolia/
    http://electronicintifada.net/content/israel-veolia-connexxion/6417#.TqQdft40_1Y

    Transport –

    Nearest Tube: South Kensington on the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines.

    Buses: 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414 and C1.

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