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Today Debbie Vincent, an animal rights activist from the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) campaign was sentenced to six years in prison. The sentence should serve as a wake up call to anti-capitalists of the need to offer solidarity to those who have been singled out for repression because of their involvement in effective resistance to corporate power.

NEWS AND ANALYSIS
At 7pm tonight, the campaign group Biofuelwatch will be awarding a ‘Biomess Award’ to one of the participants of the Argus European Biomass Trading 2014 conference in London. Almuth Ernsting from Biofuelwatch describes the candidates.
 
Corporate Watch has been investigating the companies involved in the Israeli prison system and interviewing ex-prisoners. This interview is part of a series of articles to be released over the coming months that we hope will serve as a resource for action against companies providing equipment and services to the Israeli Prison Service.
 
Read the update to the article after Oxfam America's response
 
Four out of nine anti-fracking campaigners have been found guilty of obstruction of the highway after a six day trial at Brighton Magistrate's Court. Those convicted included an ex-oil and gas industry worker who had become disillusioned with companies seeking profit at the expense of the environment.
 
The Home Office is ‘selling off’ Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre to the highest bidder this month, Corporate Watch has discovered.
 
Outsourcing firm Mitie could be liable for a £924,300 bill after its Campsfield detention centre was ravaged by a major fire in October 2013, Corporate Watch believes.
 
An animal rights activist has been convicted of conspiracy to blackmail after 5 weeks on trial at Winchester Crown Court. Debbie Vincent of the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) campaign was accused of blackmail on the basis that SHAC pressured companies to end their business relationships with Huntingdon Life Sciences, Europe's largest animal testing laboratory.
 
Anti-militarist campaigners have launched a private prosecution of two arms companies.
 
EVENTS
Corporate Watch's Becca Fisher will be speaking at the 'How Violent is Britain' conference, in Liverpool on 16 May 2014, bringing together campaigners, academics, public figures and journalists to explore how we can tackle state, institutional and corporate violence in Britain.
 
Corporate Watch, Luddites200 and Scientists for Global Responsibility are organising a gathering on the politics of technology from 2 May until 5 May at Unstone Grange near Sheffield.
 
Corporate Watch will be speaking about how Israel's economy and Israeli companies benefit from the siege of Gaza at events all over the UK in the next couple of months. All are welcome.
 
 
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