PAST: SodaStream Boycott Discussion 4-28-15 GM

Tuesday April 28 @ 7pm

join us for a lively discussion about why the Coop should

Boycott Sodastream
@ the Food Coop’s General Meeting (GM)

Middle School 51
350 5th Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11215
cross street:  4th St. (Entrance on 4th St.)

 

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.

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