Open Democracy – G4S and other assorted reports

G4S: Securing whose world?

In a privatised children’s prison, a care worker restrained a boy who died; G4S promoted him. After guards killed an asylum-seeker on a plane, G4S was handed a public contract to provide housing for asylum-seekers — they’ve made a mess of that. In a prison van in Australia they baked a man to death.

Welcome to OurKingdom’s investigation into G4S, the security and surveillance people who see democratic uprisings as a business opportunity. They’re running privatised public services worldwide.

Our coverage, led by award-winning reporter Clare Sambrook, has been followed by the BBCThe TimesThe Guardian and the New York Times. Continue reading “Open Democracy – G4S and other assorted reports”

House of Commons Public Bill Committee on the Immigration Bill 2013-14

The Committee has been announced and the link is below.  We will have to start lobbying the people below so that they are more likely to push for ending indefinite detention. Do you have contact with anyone on the list below?

House of Commons Public Bill Committee on the Immigration Bill 2013-14

Here you can browse the record of the public proceedings of the House of Commons Public Bill Committee on the Immigration Bill.

PROTESTERS MEET IN SADNESS OUTSIDE CAMPSFIELD HOUSE DETENTION CENTRE AT NOON TODAY

PRESS RELEASE – SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER 2013

‘What kind of country allows its government to lock up innocent people in a ‘prison’ that even the fire officials say is unsafe?’ where is the UK’s tradition of human rights now?’ says Liz Peretz,Member of the Campaign to Close Campsfield.
In the latest of a series of fires in UK immigration detention centres, two people from Campsfield House, at Kidlington, near Oxford have been hospitalised. This must call our attention, yet again, to the Home Office ‘duty of Care’ towards the people held in Immigration detention in this country. Continue reading “PROTESTERS MEET IN SADNESS OUTSIDE CAMPSFIELD HOUSE DETENTION CENTRE AT NOON TODAY”