Jul 22, 2011

#BDS: Coop #Sweden stops all purchases of Israeli Soda Stream carbonation devices

"On July 19 the Swedish News Agency (TT) reported that Coop has decided to terminate all purchases of Soda Stream carbonation devices after it was revealed that they are still produced in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt). Selling products from occupied territories disputes Coop’s own ethical standard as well as Global Compact, the UN ethical guidelines for businesses.

The Palestine Solidarity Association of Sweden (PGS) welcomes Coop’s decision. It means that Coop has finally heeded the call for a boycott of Soda Stream as long as the company contributes to crimes against international law.  The fact that Coop stops its purchases of Soda Stream is an important precedent for other retailers of Soda Stream, says Anna Wester, Information Officer at PGS."
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#BDS: Political declaration of the European Forum Against #Agrexco

"In June 2011, campaigners gathered for the first ever European Forum Against Agrexco. The following declaration was agreed upon by organisations from across Europe. 

Political declaration after the Forum against Agrexco
We, Palestinian and Europeans together, affirm our determination to put an end to Agrexco’s presence in Europe. Our actions are taking place within the framework of the Palestinian-led global Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement."

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#BDS: So sue us: #Israel’s outrageous law will not deter boycott movement

"The Israeli government has long touted itself as “the only democracy in the Middle East.” This mantra ignores the fact that following the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, which paved the way for the creation of Israel, over 4 million people under occupation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip  have no access to a civil judicial system and are under nearly complete military control.
While the “democracy” in Israel—much like the “democracy” of the United States—is nothing but a farce, the façade is crumbling with the recent passing in the Israeli legislature, the Knesset, of several extremely oppressive laws.
Among them is the Law for Prevention of Damage to State of Israel through Boycott, commonly known as the “Boycott Law,” which was approved by the Knesset on July 11."
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#BDS: We won't back down until TIAA-CREF divests from the Israeli occupation!