Bradford College has put up signs to say that Starbucks Coffee will be coming to their campus soon. This is unacceptable and we must all make a united effort to either halt the plans completely, or at the very least encourage students and staff to boycott its products.
Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz, is an active Zionist. In 1998 he was honoured by the Jerusalem Fund of Aish HaTorah, with "The Israel 50th Anniversary Friend of Zion Tribute Award", for his services to the Zionist state, in "playing a key role in promoting close alliance between the United States and Israel". Anyone who is in business with Starbucks is funding the MURDER of the indigenous population of Palestine. Starbucks VIOLATES fair trade policies to obtain cheap coffee, which is then sold at extortionate prices. Starbucks has also been EXPOSED in the Documentary: Black Gold, showing how it prevents its employees fromforming unions, another reason why no one should be supporting this company!
Buying from your local businesses is better than buying from multi- billion pound corporations, that are unethical, corrupt and have business practices that can only be described as imperialistic.
The college has also overlooked the fact that Starbucks sell drinks, that are the equivalent to a Big Mac in calories and their products contain trans fats, which are indigestible and unhygienic. Starbucks' popular beverages are loaded with calories, fat and sugar, yet it markets itself to the health conscious consumer!
STOP FUNDING THE APARTHEID STATE. STOP THE OBESITY MACHINE. STOP CORPORATE IMPERIALISM.
'Students In Solidarity', will be gathering signatures for their petition against Bradford College's plans to open up a Starbucks, within their premises on the 6th of October from 12.00pm. Please show your support by turning up outside the Westbrook building and signing the petition.