Sunday, September 18, 2011

Boycott-Israel campaign at Sacramento, California food co-op

"Food co-op turns into battleground over Israeli products"

Los Angeles Times

"...A small band of members pushed the co-op board to strip store shelves of Israeli-made items, arguing that Israel represses its Palestinian population and the co-op should take a stand. They collected signatures and demanded a referendum on the issue, but the board said no. So the activists launched a campaign to take over some board seats. Votes will be tallied Saturday...

"...Similar battles have flared at co-ops across the nation: in Brooklyn, N.Y. (still going), Ann Arbor, Mich. (boycott rejected), Olympia, Wash. (boycott adopted). They're loosely linked through the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement modeled after the old anti-apartheid boycotts."


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