Why Do We Continue to Boycott Sodastream?
While SodaStream has announced plans to close their West Bank factory, we continue our boycott until SodaStream demonstrates that they are no longer profiting from displacing Palestinians and abusing their labor.
“BDS campaign pressure has forced retailers across Europe and North America to drop SodaStream, and the company’s share price has tumbled in recent months as our movement has caused increasing reputational damage to the SodaStream brand.__
– Rafeef Ziadah, spokesperson for the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC)
SodaStream Displaces Palestinians: SodaStream is looking for an easy buck on the backs of Palestinian Displacement, from the West Bank to the Negev.
SodaStream__s factory in the illegal settlements receives Israeli government subsidies to dispossess Palestinian basic resources: farm land, water, and pastures. SodaStream has yet to close its factory in the West Bank, as promised, and has announced plans to open a factory in the Negev/al-Naqab where they would receive more Israeli government subsidies to contribute to the ongoing displacement of Palestinian Bedouins.
SodaStream abuses Palestinian workers, from the West Bank to the Negev.
SodaStream doesn__t care about their workers, they__re a corporation who cares only about their bottom line. This summer SodaStream fired 60 Palestinian workers in response to worker demands for sufficient resources to allow them to observe Ramadaan during their work-shifts. SodaStream is in labor dispute with Bedouin workers in their factory in the Negev/al-Naqab over requiring 12-hour work shifts.
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions–collective acts of non-cooperation with occupation, militarism and discrimination–work!
Occupation profiteer SodaStream__s stocks are crashing. Macy__s, a major department store in the US has de-shelved their product. The powerful grassroots movement for Palestinian human rights has succeeded in putting the heat on corporate human rights violator SodaStream.