VIDEO: http://tiny.cc/apartheidRoundTAnti-apartheid activists picketed Stazione di Posta in Rome, Tragaluz in Barcelona, Fruehsammers in Berlin and the Cinnamon Kitchen in London to protest their participation in a culinary event in Tel Aviv intended to whitewash Israel’s violent repression of Palestinians.
Portuguese electrical retailer Worten has ended the sale of SodaStream from its more than 135 stores across the country.
The decision came after pressure from campaigners pointing at SodaStream's appalling human rights record against Palestinians.
SodaStream is a target of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement worldwide and despite the company having closed down its factory in the illegal West Bank settlement of Mishor Adumim, it remains complicit with Israel's ethnic cleansing of Palestinian Bedouins in the Negev.
The Stop Veolia campaign in Seattle launched a 101-page Zine documenting Veolia’s criminal anti-labor, anti-environment, anti-poor practices, alongside popular victories against Veolia in Paris and Palestine.
Veolia, the largest privatizer of water globally, the largest privatizer of transportation in North America, until recently one of the main profiteers of Israeli apartheid and a company that can be traced back to Napoleon, helps us to trace the roots of today’s neoliberalism in earlier manifestations of Western imperialism and exploitation.
Last week, the Palestinian BDS National Committee called for a wave of actions and protests in solidarity with the Palestinian popular resistance and for action to pressure governments, institutions and corporations to end their role in Israel’s crimes.