Activists call for a SodaStream boycott at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival

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Learn more about the Interfaith Boycott Coalition here and sign the petition here. It reads:

We are thirsty for justice.

We are Christians, Muslims, Jews, and other people of conscience calling on all consumers and stores to stop buying and selling SodaStream carbonation devices or other products made by this company. SodaStream manufactures these machines within an Israeli settlement in occupied Palestinian territory. These settlements are illegal under international law and are obstacles to peace. We choose not to partake in supporting this unethical enterprise and ask consumers and stores to join us.

We will not be satisfied until “justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.” (Amos 5:24)

5 Responses

  1. just
    May 20, 2013, 3:44 pm

    genius video.

    • DICKERSON3870
      May 20, 2013, 6:25 pm

      MY REPLY: Chabadnik Bob Dylan is going to have a fit!

      FROM “Bob Dylan – The Rolling Stone Interview” (by Kurt Loder – 1984)

      . . . • Q (Loder) – Your latest album, ‘Infidels’, is hardly subteen fodder. Some critics have even detected a new note of conservatism in some of the songs — even outright jingoism in “Neighborhood Bully” in which the metaphorical subject is said to be “just one man” whose “enemies say he’s on their land.” That’s clearly a strong Zionist political statement, is it not?
      • A (Dylan) - You’d have to point that out to me, you know, what line is in it that spells that out. I’m not a political songwriter. Joe Hill was a political songwriter; uh, Merle Travis wrote some political songs. “Which Side Are You On?” is a political song. And “Neighborhood Bully,” to me, is not a political song, because if it were, it would fall into a certain political party. If you’re talkin’ about it as an Israeli political song – in Israel alone, there’s maybe twenty political parties. I don’t know where that would fall, what party.
      • Q (Loder) – Well, would it be fair to call that song a heartfelt statement of belief?
      • A (Dylan) – Maybe it is, yeah. But just because somebody feels a certain way, you can’t come around and stick some political-party slogan on it. If you listen closely, it really could be about other things.
      It’s simple and easy to define it, so you got it pegged, and you can deal with it in that certain kinda way. However, I wouldn’t do that. ‘Cause I don’t know what the politics of Israel is. I just don’t know.
      • Q (Loder) – So you haven’t resolved for yourself, for instance, the Palestinian question?
      • A (Dylan) – Not really, because I live here.

      • Q (Loder) - Would you ever live in Israel?
      • A (Dylan) - I don’t know. It’s hard to speculate what tomorrow may bring. I kinda live where I find myself.
      At another point in the song, you say, “He got no allies to really speak of,” and while “he buys obsolete weapons and he won’t be denied…no one sends flesh and blood to fight by his side.” Do you feel that America should send troops over there?
      No. The song doesn’t say that. Who should, who shouldn’t — who am I to say?
      • Q (Loder) - Well, do you think Israel should get more help from the American Jewish community? I don’t want to push this so far, but it just seems so…
      • A (Dylan) - Well, you’re not pushing it too far, you’re just making it specific. And you’re making it
      specific to what’s going on today. But what’s going on today isn’t gonna last, you know? The battle of Armageddon is specifically spelled out: where it will be fought, and if you wanna get technical, when it will be fought. And the battle of the Armageddon definitely will be fought in the Middle East. . .

      SOURCE – link to bobdylantalks.blogspot.com

  2. DICKERSON3870
    May 20, 2013, 6:17 pm

    I don’t suppose you’ll be surprised to learn that I signed the petition!
    DIRECT LINK – link to salsa.democracyinaction.org

    • Citizen
      May 21, 2013, 9:32 am

      Me too. I had to check the last slot on the list for religious self-identity as I don’t believe in any specific religion.

      PS: Coming home from the Doctor’s office, minutes ago, I had talk radio on. The host and his female side-kick were expressing contempt at some organizational show they saw–they said every so often a new flag would be honored, Israeli, or Brazil, or whatever, with some good stuff to say about the contributions of each nation behind the flag of the month, so to say–the lastest pick was a Palestinian flag. “Let’s see, what have the Palestinians ever contributed to the world….I can’t think of one, can you? ”

      “No.” (Tee-hee)

      “Mmmmmm, can’t think of one…. Me either. What’s the Palestinian contribution–they want to wipe Israel off the face of the earth!”

      This show airs on prime time talk radio everyday in USA. BTW, neither the radio host or his female side kick are Jewish. They’re from Heartland America, as they say.

      • Citizen
        May 21, 2013, 12:08 pm

        So now I just got back from the animal doctor because my cat Luke has been sick. Trying to determine what was wrong with him the Vet, who is Jewish, found fleas on him. He explained that, you can try to clean fleas out of the carpet and your furniture, wherever you cat usually lays, but it’s hard to get them out, so he recommended this expensive stuff that gets put on at the nape of his neck because fleas have to eat, so they have to go to the cat to do that. He elaborated, “You have to poison the well. We’ve always said it works best to poison the Arab wells, rather than to try to dig them out of the sand. Oops, that sounds racist, eh? We’ve always said that though. How about the French Foreign Legion? Do that to them?”

        I replied, ” Whatever, no matter what you do, you hurt somebody’s feeling.”

        He liked that response. My goal was to get my cat better. So I avoided the
        political-humanitarian issue he raised to explain to me the best way to poison the fleas on my cat.

        I won’t even go into any blood libel stuff here. Just something that happened today, to me.I have to watch my cat, Luke, over the next couple of days, to see if the flea medicine and, more importantly, the injections the Vet gave him to arrest his high temperature and give him antibiotics work. If they don’t I’m looking at a very expensive array of tests. I’m guessing it’s a virus. Anyway, Luke won’t be going outside galavanting so much anymore.

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