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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Demonstrate against Veolia at Brent Executive on August 19th

The Brent Council Executive will receive the Bin Veolia in Brent petition calling for the exclusion of Veolia from the current procurement of the £250m plus Public Realm contract at its meeting on Monday August 19th.

The petition has received widespread support across the community from people who believe that Veolia's activities in the occupied territories of Palestine constitute serious misconduct in terms of human rights and make it an unsuitable company to receive council tax payers' money.

Veolia runs bus and rail services that help maintain illegal Israeli settlements in land stolen from the Palestinians as well as a waste facility on Palestinian land that dumps rubbish from Israel and the settlements.

The Bin Veolia in Brent has sought to engage with Brent Council officers in providing evidence about Veolia's conduct and the legal grounds on which the company could be excluded. We have encountered difficulties in getting answers to key questions and these are the subject of a Freedom of Information request LINK

We have also sought a meeting with Cllr Roxann Mashari, lead member for the Environment, to discuss the issue, so far without success.

We ask our supporters to join us for a demonstration in  support of Veolia's exclusion outside the new Brent Civic Centre at 6.30pm on Monday August 19th and to attend the Executive Meeting at 7pm when we are given 5 minutes to present our case.

Details on how to get to the Civic Centre are HERE

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