Book Launch: The Privatisation of Israeli Security

Shir Hever will be presenting his new book Privatisation of Israeli Security (Pluto, 2017).

Shir Hever Leaflet

Between 1994-2014, Israel’s security service was transformed, becoming one of the most extreme examples of privatised security in the world. This book is an investigation into this period and the conditions that created ‘Occupation Inc.’: the institution of a private military-security-industrial complex.

State sponsored violence is increasing as a result of this securitisation, but why is it necessary, and what are its implications? In this book, Shir Hever considers the impact of the ongoing Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation, the influence of U.S. military aid and the rise of neoliberalism in Israel, to make sense of this dramatic change in security policy.

Through the lens of political economy, Continue reading Book Launch: The Privatisation of Israeli Security

Charges Dropped! Protest at Shenstone this Friday

All charges against the last two of the Elbit 5 arrested following the protest in July at the Elbit Systems drone engines factory UAV Engines in Shenstone have been dropped. Charges against the other three were dropped at a court hearing in September.   The court case of the remaining 2 had been timetabled for Friday 24th November to take place at Newcastle-under-Lyme magistrates court. A celebration protest has therefore been called to take place on the same day. If you wish to join the protest  and need transport from Manchester please call 07972365257** or send an email to Adie Mormech <adie_mormech@hotmail.com> as there will be cars going down from Manchester.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have said “The decision to Continue reading Charges Dropped! Protest at Shenstone this Friday

Manchester Branch of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign