Recent Consumer Boycott Articles
- 151 Organizations Tell Ben & Jerry’s: Stop Selling in Israeli Settlements
- Italian Water Festival condemned over Veolia and SodaStream links
- Netherlands: Retailers ban goods from settlements
- Human Rights Groups Condemn SodaStream Sponsorship of Cannes Film Festival’s American Pavilion
- SodaStream “treats us like slaves,” says Palestinian factory worker
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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
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
New Balance and InterContinental Hotel Group: drop sponsorship of Jerusalem apartheid marathon or face international boycotts
The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), a broad coalition of the largest Palestinian civil society organizations, trade unions, refugee associations and NGO networks, calls on sports merchandize company New Balance and the InterContinental Hotel Group to immediately withdraw sponsorship from the Jerusalem marathon taking place on 1 March 2013.
Palestinian civil society welcomes the findings and recommendations of the UN Fact Finding Mission on Israeli settlements
The BNC calls upon states, members of the Human Rights Council, to adopt the report, and on all governments and business enterprises to implement its recommendations. The BNC also calls upon conscientious citizens and civic organizations worldwide to use this report as a tool to intensity the global civil society BDS Campaign and put pressure on governments to implement its recommendations.