Yves Béhar, Sodastream is not ethical, so it cannot be beautiful!

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Italy
9 April 2012

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Designer Yves Béhar has teamed up with Sodastream, an Israeli company operating in violation of international law, and will be presenting a new design for the company next week in Milan, Italy. Human rights groups from Canada to New Zealand, from the US to Europe signed the letter below from Stop Sodastream Italy calling on Béhar to terminate collaboration with Sodastream.

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The Italian Movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Against Israel Gains Strength

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Italy
1 February 2012

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http://www.stopagrexcoitalia.org/news/comunicati/283-cs-bologna-en.html

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The Italian Movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Against Israel Gains Strength

Over the weekend of January 21-22, the third national meeting of the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) against Israel was held in Bologna, Italy. Continue reading

Sodastream’s reply fails to convince

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Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Italy
January 10, 2012

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http://stopagrexcoitalia.org/news/comunicati/280-reply-sodastream.html

The Italian Stop Sodastream campaign exposes the Israeli company’s deceptions

The Stop Sodastream campaign received a response from Sodastream Italy, via the public relations agency Edelman, to the letter signed by over 1100 individuals and 30 groups calling on retailers and advertisers to terminate relations with the Israeli company due to its violations of international law.

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Free Gaza Movement Supports Call for Military Embargo on Israel

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July 9, 2011

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(London, 9 July 2011) – The Free Gaza Movement welcomes, endorses, and supports the Palestinian Boycott National Committee (BNC) call for an immediate and comprehensive military embargo on Israel.

Freedom Flotilla II, and Israel’s attempts to thwart it through outrageous acts of intimidation, lies, threats of violence, and sabotage, has reminded the world that the criminal blockade on the Gaza Strip is still in force, depriving Palestinian civilians of their basic rights.

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In Israel, a Tsunami Warning by Noam Chomsky

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by Noam Chomsky
In These Times
July 7, 2011

In May, in a closed meeting of many of Israel’s business leaders, Idan Ofer, a holding-company magnate, warned, “We are quickly turning into South Africa. The economic blow of sanctions will be felt by every family in Israel.”

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A concerted effort from Europe against Israeli produce exporter Agrexco By Stephanie Westbrook

by Stephanie Westbrook
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
June 10, 2011

This past weekend in the Montpellier, France, over 100 activists from 9 countries gathered for the first ever European Forum Against Agrexco. Delegates from Italy, UK, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Germany and Palestine joined the French organizers for two full days of workshops aimed at strengthening the boycott campaign against the Israeli agricultural export giant.

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The Impending Collapse of Israel in Palestine By Francis Boyle

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By Francis Boyle
Information Clearing House
October 02, 2010

On November 15, 1988 the Palestine National Council (P.N.C.) meeting in Algiers proclaimed the Palestinian Declaration of Independence that created the independent state of Palestine. Today the State of Palestine is bilaterally recognized de jure by about 130 states. Palestine has de facto diplomatic recognition from most of Europe. It was only massive political pressure applied by the U.S. government that prevented European states from according to Palestine de jure diplomatic recognition.

Palestine is a member state of the League of Arab States and of the Islamic Conference Organization. When the International Court of Justice in The Hague—the so-called World Court of the United Nations System—conducted its legal proceedings on Israel’s apartheid wall on the West Bank, the World Court invited the State of Palestine to participate in the proceedings.  In other words, the International Court of Justice recognized the State of Palestine.

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A Conversation with Noam Chomsky on Palestine & Israel

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Filmed conversation with Noam Chomsky on Palestine/Israel.

Main topics covered are: Zionism, Right of return of Palestinian Refugees, one state/two states solution and the BDS movement.

Filmed by Frank Barat at the M.I.T, Cambridge, USA on 2 September 2010.

“Gaza in Crisis” Noam Chomsky, Ilan Pappe and Frank Barat new book is out this fall in US and UK.

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Keiser Report №69: Shir Hever on the economics of occupation and BDS

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RussiaToday | August 17, 2010

This time Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, look at the scandals of swindled nuns, bounty hunters for small time fraud and Irish banks in a ‘league of their own.’ In the second half of the show, Max talks to economist, Shir Hever of the Alternative Information Center, about the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions movement and about the economics of occupation.

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Criticism of Chomsky: Asset or Liability? by Jeremy R. Hammond

by Jeremy R. Hammond
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Foreign Policy Journal
24 July, 2010

Tirades against Noam Chomsky never cease to amaze me. And I’m not talking about the kind of criticisms of the man that come from Alan Dershowitz and other apologists for Israeli crimes; I mean from critics of Israel who support Palestinian rights.

There are a number of common gripes about Professor Chomsky. The leading one is that he is actually a Zionist and “left gatekeeper” who, despite appearances, really seeks to limit debate on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Another, part and parcel of the first, is that he denies the power of the Israeli Lobby and wrongly believes that Israel is a strategic asset of the U.S. A third and more recent criticism is that he is opposes to a boycott against Israel and considers activists who support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BSD) campaign “hypocritical”.

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An open letter to the Methodist Church on their decision to Endorse BDS by Felicity Arbuthnot + Israel and Economic “Warfare”

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Featured Writer
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22 July, 2010

Dear Sir or Madam,

The decision of the Methodist Church to endorse the BDS Campaign, has not alone been greeted with huge respect by those concerned with the near unique plight of Palestinians, attacked, evicted, walled in or excluded, land divested for sixty two years, but has also restored faith in what believers are : adherents to peaceful justice wherever the opposite is found.

In the light of the silence of the Archbishop of Canterbury on Palestine and Iraq since moving in to Lambeth Palace – added to his deafening muteness after the acts of kidnapping, murder, piracy, theft which befell the aid flotilla on 31st. May – your stance is faith restoring, in both senses of the word, for those of all faiths and of none.

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Shir Hever: Boycotting Israel

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Political economy of Israel’s occupation Pt.7 – Hever on the reasons for boycotting Israel

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Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in Jerusalem and Beit-Sahour. Researching the economic aspect of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, some of his research topics include international aid to the Palestinians and Israel, the effects of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories on the Israeli economy, and the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns against Israel. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of the economy of the Israeli occupation.

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Vuvuzela: Video mash-up of the Gaza flotilla, World Cup, and musician boycotts

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by John Greyson
June 24, 2010

Writer/Director John Greyson is a Toronto artist and activist, whose feature films include Proteus, Un©ut, The Law of Enclosures, the AIDS musical Zero Patience, and Lilies, which won four Genies including Best Film, while The Making of Monsters and Urinal both previously won Teddies at the Berlin Film Festival. Currently teaching film at York University, he writes and lectures extensively, is the co-editor of the anthology Queer Looks, and is active in various media collectives and collaborations, including Rex Vs. Singh and the Olive Project. For more information see: http://yorku.ca/greyzone/figtrees/

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Toy Israeli Houses for Italian Kids, Destroyed Homes for Palestinian Children

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Rome Palestinian Solidarity Network
July 10, 2010

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That was the heading on the leaflet distributed at the Iper Coop in Rome, Italy on July 9, 2010, marking the fifth anniversary of the launch campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. While the systematic demolition of Palestinian homes by Israel continues, the Italian hypermarket instead sells colorful and cheerful plastic toy houses, in addition to children’s chairs, tables and slides, produced by the Israeli company Keter and marketed in Italy by Giochi Preziosi and Grand Soleil.

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Naomi Klein: There has been a very powerful attack on freedom of expression in this country

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rabbletv | July 03, 2010

On Tuesday, June 29, Naomi Klein made a surprise appearance at Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QUAIA)’s Pride in Our Politics Cabaret. Making the links between the police repression of protest over the G20 and the slanderous attacks that groups such as QUAIA have experienced, Klein explained: “There has been a very powerful attack on freedom of expression in this country. A McCarthyite campaign against people who fall outside of the Harper government’s version of what we should be saying or doing.”

The quality of this video is not great – but the audio is worth a listen.

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