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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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Ten of My Favorite Things about 2012

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 31st December, 2012 | 1 Comment

medea benjaminThere are many things to be thankful for in 2012, starting with the fact that the world didn’t end on December 21st. Here are some US and global issues that experienced newfound gains in 2012.
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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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United Methodist Church Votes on Boycott; Quakers Divest from Caterpillar

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 17th May, 2012 | No Comments

umcprotest2Led by human rights activists within the United Methodist Church and supported by the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, a resolution was passed calling for an explicit boycott of all Israeli companies “operating in the occupied Palestinian territories.”
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German company forced to divest from the Occupation

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, World News & Events on 18th May, 2011 | No Comments

DeutscheBahnIn an unprecedented victory to a public campaign led by Palestinian, German and Israeli groups, the German firm Deutsche Bahn International has been pulled off an Israeli railway project by a decision of the German Federal Government.
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