• Hallé Concerts Society Boycott Barclays
    We cannot afford to construct any new infrastructure which relies on fossil fuel extraction. We cannot dig any new coal mines, drill any new oil fields, build any more pipelines. Yet right now, projected investment in new fields, mines, and transportation infrastructure over the next twenty years is worth $14 trillion. Barclays is a major investor in fossil fuel infrastructure across the globe it's time for them to halt their support for the fossil fuel industry before they crash the climate. Allowing Barclays to sponsor their concerts the Hallé Concerts Society gives Barclays cover to continue to crash the climate.
    106 of 200 Signatures
    Created by Chris Jarvis
  • University of Edinburgh break your ties with the border industry
    Our universities are directly implicated in maintaining the border industry that operates across the UK and Ireland. Through advertising on right wing media outlets such as Breitbart and Daily Express to using the services of private companies involved in the running of detention centers. The are five companies that are particularly prevalent that we are targeting with this campaign, these are: G4S, Mitie, Capita, Serco and GEO. These companies are all involved in either the building of or maintaining the everyday running of detention centers, through providing infrastructure and security services. At the same time on our campuses the same companies are used to deliver cash collection services, cleaning, catering, portering and more. --End Detention-- Detention centers uphold the hostile environment that the government is actively creating for refugees and asylum seekers. They are places of numerous human rights abuses, including paying detainees less than £1.50 per hour to do essential work such as cooking, cleaning and building maintenance. Our universities are contributing to sustaining these detention centers through using the services of these companies. --Block the Daily Express-- The media holds the power to create and maintain borders in the minds of people and our universities are helping this to happen by contributing to their advertising revenue. It should come as no surprise that the Daily Express - responsible for headlines such as ’BRITAIN MUST BAN MIGRANTS’ – not only endorsed UKIP, but its owner, Richard Desmond, personally donated £1million to the anti- immigrant party. Their headlines spread hate and mistrust in society.
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    Created by Chris Jarvis
  • Bath University Break Ties With Border Industry
    Why shouldn't support border industry: detention centres etc. Shouldn't have ties, companies profiting from misery of migrants, have incentive to lobby government for harsher migration laws- profit from people being put in detention
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    Created by Lucy Griffiths
  • Durham Uni Break Ties with Border Industry
    MITIE Group PLC is the UK's single largest provider of immigration detention centers. Inspections have severely criticised these facilities for detaining people for 'unreasonably long' periods (even when medical and mental health professionals have recommended their release) in 'desolate' and insanitary conditions. Other exploitative practices include the use of inmates to perform essential maintenance work, with payment of only £1 an hour, while incidents of serious self-harm quadrupled in 2 years at one immigration detention centre operated by MITIE. By making a profit from detention centres, MITIE also has an incentive to lobby the government for harsher migration policies. Durham University has a long and proud record of respect for human rights and social justice, a record that is being tarnished by our association with immoral companies like MITIE. Working with these firms is an embarrassment to the student body and the university as a whole.
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    Created by Bethany Holden
  • Bristol Uni to break ties with the Border Industry
    Our universities are directly implicated in maintaining the border industry that operates across the UK and Ireland. Through advertising on right wing media outlets such as Breitbart and Daily Express to using the services of private companies involved in the running of detention centers. The are five companies that are particularly prevalent that we are targeting with this campaign, these are: G4S, Mitie, Capita, Serco and GEO. These companies are all involved in either the building of or maintaining the everyday running of detention centers, through providing infrastructure and security services. At the same time on our campuses the same companies are used to deliver cash collection services, cleaning, catering, portering and more. These companies run for-profit detention centres within the UK. The university should therefore cut ties with them for ethical reasons. These companies profit from the misery and punishment of migrants and will therefore lobby the UK government towards stricter and damaging migration policy. End detention: Detention centers uphold the hostile environment that the government is actively creating for refugees and asylum seekers. They are places of numerous human rights abuses, including paying detainees less than £1.50 per hour to do essential work such as cooking, cleaning and building maintenance. These practices damage the mental health of their workers, such as in Yarl's Wood detention centre where the incidence of self-harm is high and has increased from 58 cases in 2014 to 96 in 2015. Our universities are contributing to sustaining these detention centers through using the services of these companies. Block Breitbart and Daily Express The media holds the power to create and maintain borders in the minds of people and our universities are helping this to happen by contributing to their advertising revenue. Breitbart News is the self proclaimed voice of the new-right, made famous for supporting Trump’s rise to power and its ex-CEO – Steve Bannon’s recent place in Trump’s inner circle. Its far right message includes cheerleading for the #MuslimBan, sexist rants about keeping women in their place, attacks on anyone who stands up to Trump, misinformation on climate change, as well as a constant flow of out and out racism. It should come as no surprise that the Daily Express - responsible for headlines such as ’BRITAIN MUST BAN MIGRANTS’ – not only endorsed UKIP, but its owner, Richard Desmond, personally donated £1million to the anti- immigrant party.
    218 of 300 Signatures
    Created by Robin Boardman-Pattison Picture
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