CAIA Joins International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People with ‘Boycott SodaStream’ Information Picket

CAIA Joins International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People with ‘Boycott SodaStream’ Information Picket 
Friday, November 29, 2013 marked the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People as well as Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year. Palestine solidarity organizations around the world marked this day by holding ‘Boycott SodaStream’ rallies in various cities. In Toronto, the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA) organized an information picket to join the global day of action to boycott SodaStream products and to keep them off of holiday shopping lists. The picket was held at the Bed Bath and Beyond store (corporate focus of the CAIA SodaStream campaign). It featured carols with a boycott SodaStream theme and CAIA members distributed printed materials about the campaign.You can be part of the boycott SodaStream campaign by signing the online petition asking Bed, Bath and Beyond Canada to respect principles of ethics and social justice, by removing SodaStream products from their shelves. By signing this petition you will be adding your voice to the call to stop ‘business as usual’ with companies that are complicit in the Israeli military occupation of Palestinian land. Please sign this petition and share it widely with your friends and family.

International HR DAY 2013

The Struggle for Human Rights:
Campaigns, Movements and Cultural Resistance
An afternoon of education, resistance and celebration

Sunday, December 15, 2013 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Steelworkers’ Hall, 25 Cecil Street
(One block south of College and one block east of Spadina – free parking available at the back of the hall)

A gathering to reflect on current campaigns, solidarity movements and cultural interventions in resisting colonization, racism, genocide, apartheid and exploitation. This panel discussion and cultural performance is being organized in commemoration of the annual International Human Rights Day (December 10). Join us to learn about upcoming events at information tables, gather materials, meet and speak with community organizers and activists, attend the speakers’ panel and discussion, cultural performance, food and refreshments. All welcome! Continue reading

United Church of Canada Members Launch Campaign to Boycott Israeli Settlement Products

United Church of Canada Members Launch Campaign to Boycott Israeli Settlement Products

For Immediate Release December 2, 2013, Toronto, Ontario

On December 3rd, the United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI), a network of United Church of Canada members and supporters, is launching a campaign in cities across Canada to boycott products made in illegal Israeli settlements.

The December 3rd initiative of UNJPPI will involve news conferences and acts of public witness at retail stores such as Canadian Tire, Walmart, Home Depot and the Bay that sell settlement products.  Christmas shoppers will be made aware of Israeli settlement products and encouraged to refrain from buying these items.

Events in Toronto are as follows:
News Conference at 11:30 am Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen Street East, Toronto (2 blocks east of Yonge St.) followed by

Public witness from 12:30 to 1:30 pm at the Canadian Tire the south-east corner of Dundas and Bay Streets Continue reading

CAIA Launches “Boycott SodaStream” Campaign

CAIA Launches “Boycott SodaStream” Campaign | Take Action Today!

On Saturday, November 16, 2013, the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA) launched a campaign to get SodaStream out of Bed Bath and Beyond stores in Canada. The launch of the campaign was marked with a very successful rally at the Bed Bath Beyond store in downtown Toronto.

This CAIA campaign is part of an international campaign to Boycott SodaStream. We have started an online petition, asking Bed Bath and Beyond Canada to respect principles of ethics and social justice by removing SodaStream products from their shelves. By signing this petition you will be adding your voice to the call to stop “business as usual” with companies that are complicit in the Israeli military occupation of Palestinian land. Please sign this petition and share it widely with your friends and family.

SodaStream rally, Nov. 16, 2013
Photo credit: David Parsons