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Earth Day Network Cuts Ties with SodaStream After Palestinian Rights Groups Decry Greenwashing Campaign
April 21st, 2014
After pressure from thousands of people, EDN drops SodaStream as a sponsor.
Rights Activists Deliver Petition Demanding Gates Foundation Divest $170m from Corporation Complicit in Torture in Israeli Prisons
April 18th, 2014
Palestinian human rights groups launch worldwide campaign urging the Gates Foundation to divest from security company G4S.
US Groups Say ScarJo Resignation as Oxfam Ambassador Will Strengthen Global Movement for Palestinian Rights
January 30th, 2014
Groups working for Palestinian rights react to Scarlett Johansson's resignation from the role of Global Ambassador for Oxfam International.
Boston & LA rights advocates meet Oxfam & ScarJo's reps over concerns with Israeli settlements
January 29th, 2014
The meeting and visits in four U.S. cities came amidst a viral debate in mainstream and social media about Johansson’s role as a Global Ambassador for both Oxfam and SodaStream.
US Groups Respond to Scarlett Johansson's Defense of Israeli Occupation, as Demands for Oxfam to Drop Actress Grow
January 25th, 2014
Groups for Palestinian rights react to Scarlett's claims that SodaStream is "building a bridge to peace between Israel and Palestine."
DC community organizations deliver petition to DOJ in support of Rasmea Yousef Odeh
November 14th, 2013
Delegates from several community and non-profit organizations delivered a petition in support of Rasmea Yousef Odeh to the home of Attorney General Eric Holder.
As Keys Heads to Israel, African Americans Compare Treatment of Palestinians to Jim Crow South
July 1st, 2013
As a campaign calling on world-famous artist Alicia Keys to cancel her July 4 concert in Israel continued, African Americans, including Angela Davis and actress LisaGay Hamilton, released a statement reaffirming parallels between Israel’s treatment of Palestinians and discrimination against African Americans living under Jim Crow in the United States.
Amidst Israel Boycott Calls, Alicia Keys Removes Palestinian Women’s Youtube Protest Video
June 26th, 2013
Alicia Keys took legal action to remove a popular video from Youtube that depicted Palestinian women protesting Israel’s military occupation to the tune of Keys’ song “This Girl Is on Fire.”
Rights Advocates Visit Alicia Keys’ Brooklyn Charity, Ask Keys to Cancel Israel Show
June 11th, 2013
Press release from the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.