Take Action: SodaStream

Photo courtesy of Who Profits from the Occupation?

 


MAKE YOUR HOLIDAYS SodaStream FREE!   See here for ideas on how to get involved at a store near you.
A recent action, holiday caroling for peace, called on holiday shoppers in San Francisco to boycott SodaStream. Use SodaStream caroling lyrics for your own action!


So what can you do to change corporate policies? There are many different actions you can take---here are some examples:

 
  • Educate store owners, customers, and the general public about how SodaStream exploits Palestinian land, labor, and resources, is located in an illegal Israeli settlement, and that their labeling misleads consumers.
     
  • If you've already bought SodaStream, take it back! Or if you know of anyone who has unfortunately made this purchase, ask them to return SodaStream to the store. The more conversations we can have about the illegal settlement production the better.
     
  •  If you are flying anywhere this holiday season, check out the SkyMall catalogue and write your comment directly on the Soda Stream ad. 
     
  • Support the efforts of existing campaigns, like CODEPINK's Boycott SodaStream camapign. You can sign CODEPINK and Global Exchange's joint petition to Bed, Bath & Beyond CEO Steven Temares protesting the stocking of SodaStream and Ahava products which are both made in illegal Israeli settlements. Also support another existing campaign to boycott SodaStream during the holiday season! Sacramento BDS has initiated a Change.org petition about boycotting SodaStream.  Please sign and share the petition at:  http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-stores-don-t-buy-or-sell-sodastream-3. Lastly, TIAA-CREF, one of the largest financial pension fund providers in the U.S., is invested in SodaStream. Sign this petition asking TIAA-CREF to divest from SodaStream. 
     

  • Or…Start your own campaign! First, find out if SodaStream products are sold near you. Use tools that are already out there: The Coalition of Women for Peace has written a letter urging actions against SodaStream which can be adapted to your own needs, as can Global Exchange and CODEPINK’s joint petition mentioned above. CODEPINK has also provided chants and slogans that have been used at their protests and rallies. Additionally, Dave Lippman has developed lyrics for several "Boycott SodaStream" songs set to popular melodies, available for use at your own demonstration.  See our list of downloads at the bottom of the page. 

    • An excellent target for a campaign is Bed Bath & Beyond. See if SodaStream products are sold at a BB&B near you, and use the examples of previous campaigns to create your own action. For example, the flash mob in El Cerrito and the BDS Brides mock ceremony in LA both targeted Bed Bath & Beyond for their continued stocking of SodaStream products. Additionally, CODEPINK and Global Exchange's joint petition to Bed, Bath & Beyond CEO was delivered in 15 different stores--but there are many, many more. 
       
    • Other corporate chains that carry SodaStream include: Costco, Best Buy, Crate & Barrel, Kohls, JC Penney, Macy's, Sears, Sur la Table, Staples, Target, Walmart, and Williams-Sonoma. See here for information on how to contact these stores. 
       

  • Downloads

Handout about SodaStream to adapt for your own uses

Letter highlighting SodaStream's unethical actions to send to supporters

Chants and Songs to use at a SodaStream protest or rally

Caroling Lyrics for a holiday SodaStream protest

A parody Bed Bath & Beyond SodaStream advertisement

     Original Ad

     Parody Ad