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Activists Welcome SodaStream Decision to Shut Down Settlement Factory

Written by US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation   
Thursday, 30 October 2014 07:17
www.endtheoccupation.org/article.php?id=4197

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For Immediate Release: October 29th, 2014

Activists Welcome SodaStream Decision to Shut Down Settlement Factory

Contact Ramah Kudaimi at 202-332-0994 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Washington, DC-- Palestinian rights activists are welcoming today's announcement by SodaStream that it will be relocating its factory currently based in an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank.

SodaStream, which manufactures home carbonating devices, has been the target of boycott campaigns worldwide due to the location of its main production site in the Mishor Adumim Industrial Zone and concealing the fact that its products are manufactured in a settlement by using "Made in Israel" labels.

The company has also come under fire for exploiting Palestinian land, resources, and labor, paying its Palestinian workers far less than their Israeli counterparts. In July the company fired 60 of its Palestinian workers over a Ramadan meal dispute.

"We have witnessed a tremendous growth in boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) efforts this year to pressure Israel to ends its denial of Palestinian rights. Today's news is just the latest sign that these global BDS campaigns are having an impact on changing the behavior of companies that profit from Israeli occupation and apartheid," said Ramah Kudaimi of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, a national coalition of more than 400 groups.
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SeaMAC bus ad that was censored in Seattle is running on buses in Portland

Written by AUPHR and others!   
Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:18



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 23, 2014
Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Edward Mast   206 633-1086  (Seattle)
Rod Such   971 322-4237 (Portland)
Ned Rosch  503 381-7011  (Portland - Jewish Voice for Peace)

SeaMAC bus ad that was censored in Seattle is running on buses in Portland

Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign (SeaMAC) is running an ad on Portland’s TriMet buses with the slogan ISRAEL’S WAR CRIMES: YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK.  Photo available on request.  The ads will run for four weeks and are also funded by Portland groups Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights and Jewish Voice for Peace - Portland.

“SeaMAC had moved on to the message of Equal Rights for Palestinians, but this recent escalation of Israel’s war crimes against Palestinians made our original message urgent once more,” said Edward Mast, volunteer board member with SeaMAC.

The ad calls attention to Israel’s ongoing violations of human rights and international law, including Israel’s recent assault on the captive population of Gaza, during which Israel bombed schools, hospitals, UN-designated shelters, Gaza’s only power plant, and Gaza’s water purification system.  More than 2000 Palestinians, mostly civilians and including over 500 children, were killed during the fifty days of Israel’s assault.

The slogan of the current ad is almost the same that was approved and printed to run on King County Metro buses in 2010 but was then censored by King County.  That original Seattle ad, which used the word “Israeli” instead of “Israel’s”, was created to call attention in particular to war crimes committed against the captive population of Gaza during Israel’s Operation Cast Lead in 2008-2009.  These violations were documented by the United Nations Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Red Cross.  

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SodaStream boycott - Your chance to complain and feel great about it!

Written by Portland SodaStream Boycott Planning Team   
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:37


SodaStream boycott - Your chance to complain and feel great about it! 

 

SodaStream Boycott Advocates,

We’re writing to ask that you stop by a local Kitchen Kaboodle store to request that they stop selling SodaStream products.  You won’t be the only one stopping by to register your complaint.  We’re asking all SodaStream boycott advocates to join in a Marathon Complaint Session in late October & early November.  For three days, we’ll flood Kitchen Kaboodle with personal requests to stop selling SodaStream products.  We’re doing this to send the store owners a strong message about the importance of de-shelving SodaStream products, and a strong message about our ability to mount a serious public boycott effort should they continue selling SodaStream products. 

The Marathon Complaint Session is scheduled for Friday, October 31st, Saturday, November 1st and Monday, November 3rd.  

To participate in the Marathon Complaint Session, simply decide which Kitchen Kaboodle store you wish to visit, then click on the link for that store:

Ø  To select the Northeast Portland Store at 1520 N.E. Broadway Street at 16thAvenue,   click here:  Sign-up sheet for Northeast Portland Store

Ø  To select the Northwest Portland Store at 404 N.W. 23rd Avenue at Flanders Street,  click here:  Sign-up sheet for the Northwest Portland Store

After you register for a time slot at one of these stores, we’ll send you specific instructions for the event, including suggested wording for your verbal complaint. 

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Protest the Haifa Maccabis (Israeli basketball team) game

Written by AUPHR and others!   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:58


Protest the Haifa Maccabis (Israeli basketball team) game
THIS FRIDAY October 17 @ 6:15pm at the Moda Center!
(Game starts at 7 PM, we should be there by 6:15 so folks going in can see us!!)
 

Meet up at: The SOUTH side of the Moda Center, across the street from the arena--corner of NE Multnomah St (near the Rose Quarter MAX stop for the red, green and blue lines).

​ DURING THE GAME:
Tweet at #pdx4palestine
#blazers
Tweet out your messages for Palestine justice:
#blazers Stand against Israeli Apartheid
#blazers stand with #pdx4palestine
#blazers Apartheid--wrong in South Africa, wrong in Israel
We support the #blazers, we oppose injustice in Palestine
...you get the idea!!​


Show some love for the Portland Trailblazers, but tell them CLEARLY we do not want them to play Israeli teams. These teams represent the injustice and occupation of Palestine. While this team travels freely, Palestinian athletes are denied that same right.
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Protest! Biden and Merkley, 11:30am on Wednesday, October 8th. Oregon Convention Centere

Written by AUPHR   
Monday, 06 October 2014 09:44

Protest! Biden and Merkley, 11:30am on Wednesday, October 8th.
SENATOR MERKLEY: WE CALL ON YOU TO END YOUR UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE STATE OF ISRAEL.

Vice President Joe Biden is coming to Portland in support of Jeff Merkley.
It is at the Oregon Convention Center at 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

We will be there to protest and hand flyers out about Merkley's terrible positions on Gaza and Palestinian rights.
We will start at 11:30am in order to get to folks going into the "power" lunch.  The actual rally with Biden begins at 1pm.

If you are interested in going into the event, you need to RSVP here:
http://www.jeffmerkley.com/biden-event/rsvp/
 
 
SENATOR MERKLEY

WE CALL ON YOU TO END YOUR UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE STATE OF ISRAEL.

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