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Scarlett Johansson’s Interest in Human Rights Goes Flat

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, World News & Events on 5th February, 2014 | No Comments

scarlett2The only time I yelled at the TV during the Super Bowl was when Scarlett Johannson appeared, talking about SodaStream. She shed her white lab coat and declared in a sexy voice –“I just love helping people”. I almost choked on my tortilla chips. The stated joke of the commercial was that she wanted to make the ad go viral, because she is committed to making the world a better place (through shilling for a product?), and for this noble aim she would employ the sultry voice, the shedding of clothes, whatever it takes.
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The Boycott Sodastream Expands to Cannes

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine on 15th May, 2013 | 1 Comment

Cannes Film Festival Sodastream ActionThe premier sponsor of the Cannes Film Festival pavilion is none other than Sodastream? Its pitch is “no cans at Cannes.” Sodastream sells itself as a progressive, green company that fits in well with the creative forward thinking crowd that will be gathering at the film festival. “No cans at Cannes’, they say. But SodaStream is not socially responsible. Here’s why.
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The Story of the Sodastream Ad and the Superbowl: Right Action, Wrong Reason

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, World News & Events on 5th February, 2013 | 1 Comment

Sodastream-adBefore Super Bowl Sunday, buzz on the street was that the at-home carbonation product Sodastream super bowl ad was to be pulled from airing by CBS. Here’s why, and what ended up happening.
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Friends Don’t Let Friends Buy SodaStream

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Economic Activism for Palestine, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 12th December, 2012 | No Comments

Black Friday Demonstrations against SodaStreamOne of the season’s most popular gift items this year is a do-it-yourself soda machine made by SodaStream which carbonates water at home. But don’t do it!
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Israel’s Lesson to Palestinians: Build More Rockets?

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 5th December, 2012 | 1 Comment

IMG_0301Medea Benjamin is cofounder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange. She was recently part of an Emergency Delegation to Gaza and heard: “Please don’t wait for the third Israeli round of attacks,” said Hala Ashi, a 24-year-old whose home was badly damaged and whose neighbor was killed, “and help show us, the youth of Gaza, that violence is not the answer.”
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We Want It to Stop

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 2nd December, 2012 | No Comments

DSC01483Kathy Kelly, who co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, just participated in an emergency delegation to Gaza and heard: “We want to stop the killing of Palestinians.”
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Truth and Trauma in Gaza

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 1st December, 2012 | No Comments

DSC01464Kathy Kelly, who co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, just participated in an emergency delegation to Gaza and heard: “This is more than anyone can tolerate. We were unsafe at any place at any time.”
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2012 Global Exchange Open House in Pictures

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Donor Profiles, Economic Activism for Palestine, Elect Democracy, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events on 10th October, 2012 | No Comments

GX-Open-House-72Last Thursday Global Exchange opened its doors to our San Francisco office for our annual Open House. The fun-filled evening included a diverse group of social justice activists, a few surprises, and lots of laughs. Here’s what went down.
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Presbyterian Church to boycott settlement products

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine on 13th July, 2012 | 1 Comment

jvp_pcusa_contingent_miniDivestment from the Israeli occupation has taken some remarkable strides ahead in the last few weeks. Presbyterian and Methodist Church have chosen to boycott settlement products.
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TIAA-CREF Drops Caterpillar from Social Choice; Presbyterians to Vote on BDS

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine on 3rd July, 2012 | No Comments

Caterpillar-tractorAnother huge victory to the global BDS movement achieved. In an effort led by Palestinian civil society, pension fund giant TIAA-CREF has agreed to divest its social choice accounts from longtime target Caterpillar, Inc.
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