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Alternative Report
An Alternative Report used by activists in the UK. Mimics the structure of a business annual report but highlights G4S's involvement worldwide in the following key areas: immigration, Palestine, policing, welfare, and prisons. 

December 2012
The Electronic Intifada, Michael Deas
University of Oslo to end G4S contract over support for Israeli apartheid
University of Oslo announces that it will terminate its contract with G4S in July 2013 due to campaigning by student activists. 

November 2012
Business and Human Rights Resource Center
Background on G4S and its positive and negative impacts worldwide, including reports and  multiple links to further information.

September 26, 2012
Adri Nieuwhof, Electronic Intifada
Danish clients dump G4S because of security company’s ties to Israeli occupation
Pressure from BDS activists has forced several Danish clients to terminate their contracts with G4S due to the company’s role in the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Highlights the campaign of Boykot G4S Denmark, a network of solidarity groups and individuals.

August 10, 2012
Michael Deas, Electronic Intifada
Energy Firm Ditches Occupation Profiteer G4S
British Firm, Good Energy, announces that it will be ending its relationship with G4S, saying part of the reason was due to "feedback from customers." Two activists who occupied the roof of G4S headquarters near London plead "not guilty" to aggravated trespass.

June 13, 2012
UK Members of Parliament
UK Early Day Motion for Government to Stop New Contracts
UK Parliament member Jeremy Corbyn introduces Early Day Motion (Number 182) asking the Government to review its procurement procedures to stop G4S from being awarded new contracts. Parliamentary signatures gathered.

June 8, 2012
Asa Winstanley, Electronic Intifada
London activists protest G4S abuses, complicity in Israeli occupation
A video and article of London activists creatively protesting G4S abuses and their complicity in the Israeli occupation. Activists joined anti-deportation and anti-austerity groups for a noisy demonstration outside the annual meeting of private security company G4S in London. Activists wear prisoner outfits outside G4S AGM and shareholders were handed an alternative annual report that looked like an official G4S publication but profiled the company’s human rights abuses in Palestine and the UK.
April 17, 2012

The European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine (ECCP)
G4S Loses its Contract with the European Parliament
The European Union declines to renew a contract with G4S amidst concerns raised by MEPs and campaign groups about the role the company plays in equipping Israeli prisons where Palestinian political prisoners are held in violation of international law.

April 17, 2012
Joint Statement from Palestine
Palestinian Civil Society Call to Action
Press release from Palestinian civil society and human rights organizations mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day 2012 with a call to action against G4S.

February 29, 2012
Tucson Activists
Tuscon G4S Lockdown
Video showing Tuscon activists lock down on a G4S facility to prevent prisoner deportation and prisoner transportation buses from leaving the property. This action is calling to light the abuses toward undocumented migrant people along the border by G4S.

October 26, 2011
Edinburgh SJP
Edinburgh University Students Vote to Ban G4S
Edinburgh University Student Association (EUSA) overwhelmingly passed a motion through its Student Council to block their contract with security firm G4S, and to lobby the University to follow suit.

March 2011
Who Profits from the Occupation?
The report provides an extensive overview of how G4S is involved in the occupation, including information regarding a history of G4S Israel, specific equipment and services provided by G4S, and the mass incarceration of Palestinians by the Israeli military and the routine practice of torture in these installations.

February 8, 2011
Paul Lewis and Matthew Taylor, The Guardian
G4S security firm was warned of lethal risk to refused asylum seekers
An investigation by the guardian reveals that G4S employees warned the company repeatedly about the potentially lethal force being used against deportees, before such force was used against Jimmy Mubenga, resulting in his death.

December 2010
Adri Neiuwhof, Electronic Intifada
Outcry in Denmark over firm's involvement in occupation
DanWatch launched a public campaign in Denmark with the Israeli Coalition of Women for Peace (CWP) which exposed the involvement of G4S in the Israeli occupation. This campaign received significant press coverage and prompted calls to exclude G4S from receiving public contracts in Denmark.

November 2010
Russell Tribunal on Palestine 
The Second International Session of the RTOP in London, included discussions and presentations on G4S and its role in the Israeli occupation of Palestine. It concluded that G4S can and should be targeted legally for its role “in the provision and supply to the Israeli state of certain equipment used in the checkpoints, which are a part of the Separation Wall, whose route was declared illegal by the ICJ Advisory Opinion…and in light of G4S’s alleged complicity in Israeli violations of international law both in respect of the maintenance of the illegal settlements and in the construction of the illegal law.”  See here for Who Profits from the Occupation?’s testimony on G4S for the tribunal.

May 2007
UNI Property Services; Alliance for Justice at Group 4 Securicor
Who Protects the Guards? The Facts behind G4S in Southern Africa
This fact-finding mission exposes the various ways in which G4S has mistreated its employees in southern Africa, including low pay, harsh treatment, and instances of racism by superiors.