BREAKING NEWS: SodaStream announces plans to close illegal settlement factory in response to the growing boycott campaign. We’re still waiting to see the doors close. Grassroots groups across the globe continue the boycott until SodaStream stops displacing Palestinians, from the West Bank to the Negev.
The Boycott SodaStream working group of Jewish Voice for Peace-Boston and American Friends Service Committee have targeted chain stores that carry SodaStream with protests, flashmobs and holiday caroling. They are currently in conversation with local store owners about de-shelving SodaStream. Get involved with the Boston JVP chapter.
Jewish Voice for Peace-NY collaborated with Adalah-NY and Park Slope Food Coop Members for BDSto bring the national campaign against settlement profiteers, SodaStream, to New York City. Their December kick-off action, part of the National SodaStream Days of Action, drew over 100 people to Target in Downtown Brooklyn. To get involved with the New York chapter, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jewish Voice for Peace-Portland has been out on the streets with the Portland BDS Coalition protesting SodaStream every Saturday from Thanksgiving through Christmas, as well as Black Friday and Dec 26th. We protested in front of Target and Macy’s in downtown Portland, in the heart of the shopping district. We send a strong message to shoppers to boycott SodaStream’s occupation profiteering. As well as participating in the National SodaStream Days of Action, the local chapter has been part of the letter writing campaign to corporate CEOs demanding they de-shelve SodaStream. Email email@example.com to get involved.
JVP-DCMetro participated in all of the national SodaStream Boycott days/weeks of action during the holiday shopping season – featuring SodaStream-themed Hannukah/Christmas songs. Media coverage has included MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Show (for Superbowl 2013 by sports writer/commentator, Dave Zirin), the Washington Report for Middle East Affairs, DC Direct Action News and other media outlets. Get involved through the JVP-DCMetro Facebook Page or via email.