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Corporate Complicity in Israel's Occupation: Evidence from the London Session of the Russell Tribunal on Palestineby Asa Winstanley
Synopses & Reviews
The Russell Tribunal on Palestine is a people's tribunal in the spirit of the Tribunal on Vietnam that was set up by Bertrand Russell in the 1960s. This book contains a selection of the most vital evidence and testimonies presented at the London session. Examining the involvement of corporations in the illegal occupation of Palestinian land by Israel, the tribunal of 2010 generated widespread media coverage. The book identifies companies and corporations participating in such illegality and possibilities for legal action against them are discussed. Released to coincide with the South Africa session at the end of 2011, Corporate Complicity in Israel's Occupation is a vital resource to lawyers, journalists, and activists hoping to take informed action against Israeli war crimes and occupation.
About the Author
Asa Winstanley is a journalist who has lived in occupied Palestine. He writes for publications such as Electronic Intifada, the New Left Project, and the Ceasefire. He worked for two years in the occupied West Bank and was managing sub-editor of the Palestine Times, an English language daily paper.
Frank Barat is a human rights activist and the coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine. He has written for Electronic Intifada, Counterpunch, Z Magazine, New Internationalist, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, and the Palestine Chronicle. He worked as editor on Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel's War against the Palestinians (2010).
Table of Contents
Foreword by Alice Walker
1 The legal framework relevant to corporate conduct
2 Corporate activities in and around Israeli settlements
3 Trade and labelling of Israeli settlement goods
4 The financial services sector
5 The security industry and the war industry
6 Witness recall
7 The jury's findings
Appendix 1 - Israeli participation in the ESRP
Appendix 2 - Formal Responses From Companies
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