Sunday, June 07, 2009

Action Alert: Demand That Saudi Authorities Divest From Alstom NOW!

Action Alert: Prevent Alstom From Building The Haramain Express Railway! End Saudi collusion with Israeli apartheid!

Saudi Arabia awarded French company Alstom a multi-million dollar contract for the construction of Haramain Express Railway, to link the holy cities of Makkah and Madina. Alstom is in violation of international law for its part in the construction of the Jerusalem Light Rail, which will link illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory (including East Jerusalem) with the city of Jerusalem. The construction of the light rail is part of a wider Israeli policy to ethnically cleanse the Palestinians from Jerusalem and turn permanent the illegal occupation of the city.

The decision by the Saudi Arabian authorities is in violation of its own international commitments. The Arab League barred member states from dealing with companies involved in the construction of Jerusalem Light Rail project. The Saudi contract sends a signal of approval for Alstom's actions in Jerusalem and highlights the lack of integrity of the Haramain project: the Saudi Arabian government has chosen to link two of Islam's holiest cities by sponsoring the colonization of another.

Across the world a divestment campaign is taking pace against Alstom and its partner company Veolia, with victories in Sweden and France. In 2006, Dutch ASN Bank took the responsible decision to divest from the project. Alstom and Veolia are accused by Palestinian civil society, represented by the BDS National Committee, BNC, of complicity in grave violation of international law and Palestinian rights for their role in the JLR project. Despite the pressure, the two companies have refused to end their participation in the project. With construction at an advanced stage, Alstom and Veolia are guilty of actively colluding with Israeli apartheid.

Demand That Saudi Authorities Divest From Alstom NOW!


1 - Write to the Saudi Railway Organization and to the Saudi Arabian diplomatic representation in your country demanding immediate cancellation of the contract with Alstom.
Saudi Railway Organisation contact details (http://www.facebook.com/l/;http://tiny.cc/llcfC)
karni@http://www.facebook.com/l/;saudirailways.org (Vice President)
shafqatrabbani@http://www.facebook.com/l/;sro.org.sa (Project Manager)
salim@http://www.facebook.com/l/;sro.org.sa (Project Manager)
sohail@http://www.facebook.com/l/;sro.org.sa (Project Engineer)

Saudi Arabian diplomatic representations worldwide: http://www.facebook.com/l/;http://tiny.cc/NvtOd
Please bcc us on your correspondence: saudialstomdivestment@http://www.facebook.com/l/;gmail.com


2 - Sign the petition: http://www.facebook.com/l/;http://www.petitiononline.com/BDSaudi/petition.html


3 - Write about this issue in your local media. Discuss it in your local mosque and community centers. Participate in actions for boycott, divestment and sanctions of Israel.


Find Out More:

The Case Against Veolia and Alstrom:
GulfNews: Company in Saudi rail project linked to Israel

Divestment campaign gains momentum in Europe

Veolia looses 3.5 billion EUR contract in Sweden

PLO takes Veolia Transport and Alstom to court in France

Legal action in France against Veolia and Anstrom

Time to hold Veolia to account


The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians From Jerusalem:
Ethnic Cleansing in East Jerusalem

Civic Coalition to Defend Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem

Israeli House Demolitions in Jerusalem Slideshow

Policy of Residency Revocation of Palestinians in Jerusalem

Global Movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israel

7 Comments:

OpenID bodyontheline said...

thanks for posting this, laila. but the links do not work and i'd like to share the information. do you think you could double check the links and fix them?

shukran!
marcy

12:29 PM  
Blogger Ziyaad Lunat said...

Because this was pasted from Facebook, the e-mail addresses and web links did not appear correctly. Here's the correct contact details:

Demand That Saudi Authorities Divest From Alstom NOW!

1 - Write to the Saudi Railway Organization and to the Saudi Arabian diplomatic representation in your country demanding immediate cancellation of the contract with Alstom.
Saudi Railway Organisation contact details (http://tiny.cc/llcfC)
karni@saudirailways.org (Vice President)
shafqatrabbani@sro.org.sa (Project Manager)
salim@sro.org.sa (Project Manager)
sohail@sro.org.sa (Project Engineer)
Saudi Arabian diplomatic representations worldwide: http://tiny.cc/NvtOd
Please bcc us on your correspondence: saudialstomdivestment@gmail.com

2 - Sign the petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/BDSaudi/petition.html

3 - Write about this issue in your local media. Discuss it in your local mosque and community centers. Participate in actions for boycott, divestment and sanctions of Israel.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Ziyaad Lunat said...

Because this was pasted from Facebook, the e-mail addresses and weblinks did not appear correctly. Here's how it should read:

Demand That Saudi Authorities Divest From Alstom NOW!

1 - Write to the Saudi Railway Organization and to the Saudi Arabian diplomatic representation in your country demanding immediate cancellation of the contract with Alstom.
Saudi Railway Organisation contact details (http://tiny.cc/llcfC)
karni@saudirailways.org (Vice President)
shafqatrabbani@sro.org.sa (Project Manager)
salim@sro.org.sa (Project Manager)
sohail@sro.org.sa (Project Engineer)
Saudi Arabian diplomatic representations worldwide: http://tiny.cc/NvtOd
Please bcc us on your correspondence: saudialstomdivestment@gmail.com

2 - Sign the petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/BDSaudi/petition.html

3 - Write about this issue in your local media. Discuss it in your local mosque and community centers. Participate in actions for boycott, divestment and sanctions of Israel.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Hoots said...

Links. We need links.
The list looks like a string of hyperlinks, but they are not "hot."

1:53 PM  
Blogger galaxy on sight said...

assalamu'alaikum! I am blogger from Indonesian and we support struggle of Palestine, nice to visit your blog. I hope you visit my blog too. Thank you very much...

7:02 AM  
Blogger Ziyaad Lunat said...

Here are the links - Laila I would appreciate if you could update them directly to your post:

Find Out More!

The Case Against Veolia and Alstrom:

GulfNews: Company in Saudi rail project linked to Israel: http://www.gulfnews.com/news/gulf/saudi_arabia/10318520.html
Divestment campaign gains momentum in Europe: http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10418.shtml
Veolia looses 3.5 billion EUR contract in Sweden: http://www.diakonia.se/sa/node.asp?node=2807
PLO takes Veolia Transport and Alstom to court in France: http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article9104.shtml
Legal action in France against Veolia and Anstrom: http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article6674.shtml
Time to hold Veolia to account: http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10295.shtml
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians From Jerusalem:
Ethnic Cleansing in East Jerusalem: http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10381.shtml
Civic Coalition to Defend Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem: http://www.ccdprj.ps
Israeli House Demolitions in Jerusalem Slideshow: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2009/mar/06/israel-palestinian-territories
Policy of Residency Revocation of Palestinians in Jerusalem: http://www.btselem.org/English/Jerusalem/Revocation_of_Residency.asp
Global Movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israel: http://www.bdsmovement.net

3:38 AM  
Blogger Ashraf said...

your work is really highly appreciated deeply in our hearts. well done and keep going laila.

1:35 AM  

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