Last month SodaStream, an Israeli company that manufactures home carbonating devices, announced that in 2015 it was going to be relocating its factory currently based in an illegal settlement in the West Bank.
SodaStream has had a rough year as its stock price has been dropping and its revenues decreasing. This news is just the latest sign that global BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns are having an impact on companies that profit from Israeli occupation and apartheid.
SodaStream organizers are gearing up to do a Month of Action November 28 (Black Friday) through December 24 to keep the pressure on the company until it actually shuts down the factory and to let consumers know that until that happens, its products are still being manufactured in an illegal settlement.
This is also an opportunity to bring attention to the role SodaStream's factory in the Naqab (Negev) desert plays in the Israeli government's plans to displace Palestinian Bedouins and the unfair labor practices in that factory that impact their workers, many of whom are Bedouin women. (from: US Campaign to End the Occupation)
The SodaSteam Boycott is part of the much larger Interfaith Boycott Coalition: Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church, Jewish Voice for Peace, American Muslims for Palestine, American Friends Service Committee, Episcopal Peace Fellowship’s Palestine Israel Network, Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East, Friends of Sabeel (Palestinian Christians), United Church of Christ, Church of the Brethren, and the United Methodist Kairos Palestine. (from: Interfaith Boycott Coalition)
Find stores that carry SodaStream in the Hudson Valley.