Sodastream presents…How to profit from Occupation, Oppression and Apartheid

Boycott SodaStream Protest

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by Stephanie Westbrook
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Italy
Jan. 19, 2013

stephinrome·Jan 15, 2013

Sodastream’s factory is in an llegal Israeli settlement built on land stolen from Palestinians. Each and every package contains human rights abuses and violations of international law. Boycott Sodastream. For more information:

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“Join the Stream”: Sodastream´s phony commitment to the environment and real violations of international law

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Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Italy
31 May 2012

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To the Red Hot Chili Peppers: You can’t ‘play for a better day’ in Israel

Sent by Stephanie Westbrook
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Italy
27 May 2012

Israel - Boycott, divest, sanction

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An open letter from BDS Italy

Sign the international petition calling on the Red Hot Chili Peppers to cancel their concert in Israel!

Dear Flea, Anthony, Chad and Josh,

After learning of your planned concert in Tel Aviv, we felt compelled to add our voices to the international chorus of calls to cancel that gig. As a band with a conscience, we can’t see you performing in a privileged bubble, surrounded by millions of Palestinians forced to live under Israeli oppression, apartheid and occupation.

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

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Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Italy
9 April 2012

Israel - Boycott, divest, sanction

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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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Naples, Italy votes to Condemn Pizzarotti for involvement in Israeli High-Speed Train

Sent by Stephanie Westbrook
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Italy
15 February 2012

Israel - Boycott, divest, sanction

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The Italian Coalition Stop That Train celebrates the news that the City Council of Naples, Italy has approved a motion condemning Pizzarotti for its involvement in a project in blatant violation of international law, the Israeli high-speed train cutting through the occupied Palestinian territories. The decision of the Naples City Council, which follows that of Rho (Milan) on November 30, 2011, is a strong sign for responsible action by local authorities, in this case one of Italy’s largest cities.

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

Sent by Stephanie Westbrook
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Italy
1 February 2012

Israel - Boycott, divest, sanction

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

http://stopthattrain.org/?p=584

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

Sent by Stephanie Westbrook
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Italy
January 10, 2012

Israel - Boycott, divest, sanction

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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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Stop That Train: Victory! Italian city votes to condemn Pizzarotti

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Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Italy
Dec. 7, 2011

http://stopthattrain.org/?p=521

Rho City Council (Milan) approves resolution condemning Pizzarotti

The Italian company condemned for involvement in the Israeli high-speed railway that crosses the occupied Palestinian territories

On 30 November, the City Council of Rho, in the province of Milan, approved a resolution expressing “moral and political condemnation of Pizzarotti & C. S.p.A. for its participation in the project for the construction of the A1 Jerusalem – Tel Aviv railway”.

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BDS Italy Writes to Oumou Sangaré: Honor Palestinian Women and Your Music. Cancel Your Concert in Tel Aviv

Woman holding placard - Freedom for Palestine

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Sent by Stephanie Westbrook
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Nov. 2, 2011

BDS Italy

Dear Oumou Sangaré,

We recently learned that you plan to perform in Tel Aviv on December 9. As an artist who has long used her music and fame to speak out in defense of human rights, we are writing to urge you to cancel your concert in Israel, a country responsible for the oppression of the Palestinian people, forced to live under occupation, apartheid and as refugees for decades now.

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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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Pizzarotti should follow in Deutsche Bahn’s footsteps by Stephanie Westbrook

Free Palestine - End Israeli Occupation

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by Stephanie Westbrook
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
May 12, 2011

Italian construction firm Pizzarotti is stupefied, bewildered, stunned.

In an article on today’s Corriere della Sera, Italy’s top newspaper, covering Deutsche Bahn’s withdrawal from the Israeli project for a high-speed train line that cuts through the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Michele Pizzarotti said “We are astonished to find ourselves involved in these protests.”

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Earth Day in Israel: Apartheid Showing Through the Greenwash By Stephanie Westbrook

by Stephanie Westbrook
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
April 23, 2010

On April 22, as part of the global Earth Day celebrations, homes, offices and public buildings in 14 Israeli cities turned out the lights for one hour in an effort to “increase awareness of the vital need to reduce energy consumption.” The Earth Day celebrations included scenes of green fields, wind generators and rainbows projected on the walls of the Old City in Jerusalem, the Green Globes Award ceremony recognizing “outstanding contributions to promote the environment” and a concert in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv powered by generators running on vegetable oil as well as volunteers on 48 bikes pedaling away to produce electricity.

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Occupied Washington, D.C. by Stephanie Westbrook

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See her photo essay video: Occupied Washington, D.C.

by Stephanie Westbrook
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
April 10, 2010

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photo by Stephanie Westbrook

As a visitor to our nation’s capital, I cannot tell you how disconcerting it is to step off the metro and find yourself face to face with a F-35 fighter jet. Where you would normally expect to find ads for cell phones or museum exhibitions, Washington’s subway, the second busiest in the country, instead displays full color backlit billboards for some of the most deadly – and expensive – weapons systems ever produced.

The ads for such companies as Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest weapons producer, Goodrich, KBR, AGI, BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman can be found in many of the metro stations in the Washington metropolitan area. Not surprisingly, the heaviest concentration is at Pentagon City and near government offices at the Federal Center and Capitol South stations. Undoubtedly, the ads aim to influence key decision-makers, but they also serve the purpose of selling to the general public the concept that only our superior military prowess can protect us from a hostile world.

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Occupied Washington, D.C.

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March 30, 2010 — A photo essay on the military presence in our nation’s capital

Occupied Washington DC

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