23 September, NYC: Support Standing Rock Defenders and Palestinian Prisoners

Friday, 23 September
4:00 pm
G4S NY Office – 19 W. 44th St, NYC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/332605103753305/

nyc-standingrock-g4s12On September 6, Latin American news channel teleSUR confirmed that British-Danish security company G4S has deployed personnel to guard construction sites for the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline (http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/G4S-Admits-It-Guards-Dakota-Pipeline-as-Protesters-Get-Attacked-20160906-0036.html).

Only three days earlier, private security forces working for the project attacked Native land and water defenders, using dogs and pepper against protests that have united thousands from over 200 indigenous tribes against the pipeline (http://www.democracynow.org/2016/9/6/full_exclusive_report_dakota_access_pipeline).

G4S admitted on September 9 that it had dispatched a “unarmed security personnel” for “patrol and response” duties, but refused to say what responsibilities were (http://www.alternet.org/reckless-security-firm-hired-protect-dakota-pipeline-company-has-dark-past-palestine).

G4S, the world’s largest security firm and second-biggest private employer, also services Israel’s checkpoints, its occupation and security forces, and the prisons and detention centers where 7,000 Palestinian political prisoners are held and tortured.

They include 750 “administrative detainees” interned without in Israeli prisons charge or trial.

Demand that G4S end its participation in settler-colonial violence against Native and Palestinian people, and that it cut its ties to the Dakota Access Pipeline and Israel’s occupation regime immediately.

Join us to answer a united appeal by Palestinian prisoners for escalated boycotts of G4S (http://samidoun.net/2015/08/stop-g4s-a-call-to-the-global-boycott-movement-from-palestinian-political-prisoners) and calls from Standing Rock for solidarity.

From Standing Rock to Palestine, support indigenous resistance, self-determination and liberation, and fight settler-colonialism, racism and repression!