Recent Consumer Boycott Articles
- SodaStream Drops Amid Sanctions Over Jewish Settlements
- Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam role following public outcry
- Cartoonists to Angouleme Festival: Drop SodaStream
- Palestinian civil society to Oxfam: “match words with action”, break ties with Scarlett Johansson
- Dutch pension giant divests from 5 Israeli banks
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Consumer Boycott Statements
- Palestinian Civil Society Urges COOP to Boycott Agrexco
- Palestinian civil society salutes Olympia Food Co-op’s decision to boycott Israeli goods!
Individual consumers can show their opposition to Israel’s violations by participating in a consumer boycott of Israeli companies, goods and services or of international companies involved in Israeli policies violating Palestinian human rights and international law. A consumer boycott works in two ways: firstly by generating public awareness about Israeli apartheid and occupation as well as international support for it and secondly by applying economic pressure for change.
While boycott is an individual act, it becomes much more powerful if it is promoted collectively and finds strong support in organisations, movements and communities willing to promote the boycott.
Across the world, supporters of Palestinian rights are advocating a boycotts adopting a number of diverse actions: Pickets of retailers, letter-writing campaigns, pressure from civil society organisations such as NGOs, faith groups and trade unions. Popular pressure has forced retailers to stop selling Israeli produce and produce from illegal settlements in particular. The consumer boycott is beginning to bite, too: a fifth of Israeli exporters reported a drop in demand as a result of the boycott in the wake of the Gaza massacre.
For more ideas on how to get involved, check out the popular consumer boycott campaigns targeting companies such as Carmel Agrexco, Ahava, Eden Springs, Motorola and SodaStream.
Latest Consumer Boycott Articles
Major business news outlet Bloomberg attributes the falling share prices of Israeli company SodaStream to the BDS campaign against it
This round-up was published in conjunction with a Palestinian BDS National Committee statement looking ahead to 2014.
On September 9, Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel (VTJP) released a letter to CEO Jostein Solheim signed by 151 civil society organizations calling on Ben & Jerry’s “to stand by its Social Mission and to ensure that its products are not sold, catered and distributed in Israeli settlements.”
by Mathilde Becker Aarseth on Dagens Næringsliv (DN) Translation by Norwegian People’s Aid “SodaStream is making significant progress in Norway”, says advisor to the administrative director in SodaStream, Maurice Silber. The soda-makers that many associate with advertisements in the 1970s and … Continue reading