Oct 14, 2010

#BDS: An Open Letter to Boycott Opponents from Olympia BDS

As community members and peace activists, we are proud that the Olympia Food Co-op has joined a rapidly growing global movement for social justice in a conflict for which we are all complicit. It is an honor to stand with Desmond Tutu and with prominent Palestinian and Israeli activists who are risking their lives to create a just peace.
As the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz noted recently about the Co-op and the boycott movement, “The sums involved are not large, but their international significance is huge.”
Our commitment to working for peace in Israel and Palestine is intertwined with our commitment to the Olympia community. We have sought to educate the public through events with notable speakers such as Rabbi Lynn Gottlieband Ali Abunimah.
Our next steps include hosting a visit by esteemed Jewish liberation theologianMarc Ellis and sponsoring a panel discussion on anti-Semitism, anti-Arab racism, and Islamophobia. We are dedicated to informing the local community to not only talk about peace and justice, but to make it a reality.

1 comment:

  1. If we could just get all the college professors and "Freelance journalists" to stop buying farm and construction equipment from Caterpillar then.............

    Oh, I forgot, to buy that stuff, you have to WORK!!!!!!