Boycott Israeli Apartheid: Join the Global Day of Action!
Tuesday 30 March 2010
across from the Bay
Sainte-Catherine and Union
Join us on the Global Day of Action in solidarity with the Palestinian people and the campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid
March 30 coincides with Palestinian Land Day, which commemorates the day in 1976 when Israeli security forces shot and killed six young Palestinian citizens of Israel . These brave youth were among the thousands of Palestinians protesting Israel ’s expropriation of Palestinian land to build new Jewish-only colonies and expand existing Jewish-only cities. Today, Land Day commemorates Palestinian resistance to Israel ’s ongoing policies of illegal land expropriation, colonization, occupation and apartheid. The international campaign for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid has become an essential part of this resistance.
It’s easy to join the international campaign to boycott Israeli apartheid. Below are few examples of goods that you can boycott:
Ahava Dead Sea products: These cosmetic products are made from stolen Palestinian natural resources derived from the Dead Sea in the Occupied West Bank and are produced in the illegal settlement of Mitzpe Shalem. Join us by boycotting these products and asking the Bay to remove them from their shelves. More info: www.stolenbeauty.org
Mountain Equipment Coop: In Canada , members of Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) are calling on the company to end its “partnerships” with Israeli factories, including military contractors that produce MEC brand seamless underwear and hydration systems. These partnerships are antithetical to MEC’s supposedly “rigorous ethical sourcing requirements” and the company’s professed belief that “business can advance human rights.” Join us by boycotting “Made in Israel ” products sold at MEC stores and, if you are a MEC member, voting for board members who support a boycott of Israeli suppliers. (All MEC members may vote in MEC board elections.) More info: http://www.boycottisraeliapartheid.org/
Golan Heights wines sold at SAQ: These wines are produced from stolen natural resources and manufactured at wineries established by Israel in the illegally-occupied Syrian Golan Heights. Join us by boycotting these products and asking SAQ to remove them from their shelves.
Chapters-Indigo: The majority shareholders of Chapters-Indigo Bookstores have established the Heseg Foundation for Lone Soldiers – which provides scholarships and other support to former “lone soldiers” in the Israeli military. “Lone soldiers” are individuals from outside Israel with no family in the country who join the Israeli military and participate in all aspects of its repression of Palestinians. Join us by boycotting Chapters-Indigo bookstores until the company agrees to cut all financial ties to Heseg. More info: www.caiaweb.org/indigoboycott