Monthly Archives: November 2012

Hackney Gazette: Tories, Labour and Lib Dem unite to block resident’s five minute Veolia speech at Hackney Council meeting

Originally posted on Hackney Gazette, 27 Nov 2012 by  Emma Bartholomew, Senior Reporter Hackney councillors have been accused of preventing freedom of speech, after they virtually unanimously voted to block a campaigner from giving a five minute speech about Veolia’s bid for a multi-billion pound waste deal. Caroline Day’s deputation had been approved by the borough’s […]

Yael Kahn: This waste disposal solution is the worst possible for environment

A letter from Yael Kahn to Islington Tribune. COUNCILLOR Clyde Loakes, as chair of North London Waste Authority (NLWA),  attempts to be “helpful” about plans for dealing with waste from north London but mainly rubbishes residents’ attempts to fully understand the process (Letters, November 16). He obfuscates and himself adds further confusion. He disguises the […]

Caroline Day: Why was I censored by Hackney Council from speaking against Veolia?

Originally posted on Occupy News Network. Hackney Council censor resident from speaking against corporation complicit in war crimes in Palestine Yesterday (Wednesday) I was meant to speak at a Hackney Council meeting about the potential selection of the multinational Veolia for a colossal multi-billion pound waste management contract, an issue I wrote about last week […]

Hackney Gazette: “Blacklist Veolia over Israel,” campaigners urge Hackney Council

Originally reported on Hackney Gazette, 21 Nov 2012 by Emma Bartholomew, Senior Reporter Campaigners have urged Hackney Council to help block awarding a massive multi-billion pound waste services contract to Veolia, because of the services it provides to illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian land. The North London Waste Association (NLWA) contract with LondonWaste comes to an […]

Andrew Johnson: Decision day looms for £4.7bn waste disposal deal

Letter from Andrew Johnson to Camden New Journal. TOWN Hall chiefs from across north London – including Camden – will meet in secret on Friday to decide a 25-year waste deal that will cost council tax-payers more than £4.7billion – £600million for each of the seven boroughs involved. It is thought to be one of […]

EI: London media discussion heats up after UN official warns against waste contract to occupation profiteer Veolia

Original report on Electronic Intifada by Adri Nieuwhof. Last week, Richard Falk, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories lent his support to efforts to keep occupation profiteerVeolia from winning a lucrative waste management contracts in seven north London districts. In a letter published on my blog, Falk urged the North London Waste […]

UN official says law could be broken if Waltham Forest Council gives cash to firm with Israel links

Originally reported on East London and West Essex Guardian Series. by Daniel Binns A UN official has warned that Waltham Forest Council may break international law if it gives public money to a firm which he says is complicit in the running of Israel’s illegal settlements. French multinational Veolia is currently in contention for several waste […]