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On Saturday 8th around ten activists picketed the recently opened SodaStream shop in Brighton. They were there as part of the global campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions aimed at ending Israel's oppression of the Palestinians by a campaign of targetted economic isolation. SodaStream operate a plant in Israeli Occupied Palestinian territory, despite its illegality under international law. The company is keen to push their dubious eco credentials - which is why they've chosen Green Brighton as a location for their first shop in the UK. They only have a six month lease, so it is not expected that their presence will last long. The company have been expecting a campaign against them and this was demonstrated by the fact that they had pre-prepared their own leaflets to obfuscate any claims made against them.
During the two hours some people crawled out of the woodwork to defend the company. This unwholesome bunch included three Christian Zionists who claimed to live above the shop and complained about the megaphone, although their problem wasn't the megaphone's volume, so much the anti-Zionist messages that came out of it. . Another hung around phoning his mates who kept turning up and making threatening noises without actually seeming to know any thing about Israel or Palestine (when quizzed they were clueless about the finer details of both the Sykes-Pycot Agreement and the Wye River Accords) SchNews spoke to one picket who said "The whole thing clearly seemed to be orchestrated and they all said they'd be back. with reinforcements next week."
These demos will continue every Saturday at 1pm at the Old Post Office near Waitrose on Western Road.
“We suspect that the shift of the Israei public to the right and the birth of these fascist gangs is not spontaneous, but is a result of decades of incitement by the government. This incitement escalated quickly, and now Israeli Jews who criticize their government are attacked as well. This violence is also supported by the police. I can’t say right now what is going on and where we are headed to, but things aren’t pretty here.” David - Israeli activist
Israeli arms dealers do business at Farnborough Airshow even as the bombs drop on Gaza.
After a two year campaign the Ecostream shop in Brighton throw in the towel marking the end of one of the strangest campaigns ever seen in Brighton.
A national week of solidarity with Afghanistan - drone capital of the world - takes place with Fly Kites Not Drones day, with our local event hosted by anti-militarists Smash Edo.
Global solidarity for African refugees in Israel, as tens of thousands march in Tel Aviv in the face of state repression, racism and detention.
We got the low down on what's happening in the beseiged Gaza strip from Corporate Watch's Tom Anderson, and how the international BDS movement can support Gazan Palestinians.
Two activists arrested at SodaStream protest part of the global movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), aimed to accelerate progress for the self-determination of the Palestinian people and to expose Israel’s human rights abuses.
'Ground the Drones' demo to take place in Lincoln this Saturday as UK expands armed drone programme - and international resistance to the Drone Wars amps up.