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