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Demand Stores Boycott SodaStream for Human Rights Day

by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
December 10th, 2014

Take Part in National Call-In Day!  

The "Apartheid Made Exciting? SodaStream Month of Action" is underway! Protests have already taken place in Seattle, Portland, Omaha, NE, Duluth, MN, and Washington, DC and others are planned for Chicago, NYC, Philadelphia, and beyond

Now it's your turn to take action!

Today is Human Rights Day, and we are asking for people to make a quick call to the corporate headquarters of two stores, Sur La Table and Target, to ask them to stop selling SodaStream. 

Sample script: "Hello. My name is ______, and I am calling on Human Rights Day to ask that your store stop selling SodaStream. The company has a factory in an illegal Israeli settlement built on stolen Palestinian land and exploits Palestinian labor and resources. I urge your store to follow the example of Macy's and deshelve all SodaStream products for the sake of Palestinian human rights."

Sur La Table: Call 206-613-6000. If no one picks up, dial extension 6070 and leave a message for CEO Jack Schwefel. Open 8am-5pm PST. 

Target: Call 612-304-6073 and then dial 6. Open 8am-5pm CST. 

While SodaStream has announced that it will be shutting down its settlement factory, until it actually does, the company continues to profit from Israel's military occupation.

Once you make the calls, please click here to let us know how it went. 

If you are on Twitter, click here to tweet a message to Sur La Table and here to tweet one to Target.

Last year activists delivered an interfaith petition to Target headquarters in Minneapolis with almost 10,000 signatures asking them to boycott SodaStream. You can learn more about the campaign in Seattle targeting Sur La Table on this great Burst the Bubble website. 

Make your phone calls today to strengthen all the local campaigns happening nationwide demanding an end to SodaStream's complicity in Israel's denial of Palestinian human rights! 

PS- The Ferguson Action Team is calling on people to unite against state violence and racism today. Post up a picture or graphic to show the world what is happening in your country or city with the hashtag #WorldisWatching and #Ferguson2[your country/city].