Boycott SodaStream

Members from our group have submitted a proposal to the Park Slope Food Coop to boycott SodaStream.

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Proposal:

We propose that the Coop boycott SodaStream products, which are manufactured on an illegal Israeli settlement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Discussion:

The Coop should stop selling products manufactured by SodaStream, an Israeli soda-making appliance manufacturer. SodaStream has come under condemnation from international human rights groups for operating its main factory in an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank in direct violation of international law. SodaStream exploits cheap land and water confiscated from the indigenous Palestinian owners. It exploits Palestinian labor, enjoys tax benefits, and lax regulation of environmental and labor protection laws. We ask that the Coop join the growing movement of businesses that are taking a stand against SodaStream by boycotting this brand.