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BDS GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION

From: Natasha
Sent on: Thursday, July 8, 2010 3:59 PM
BDS Global Day of Action - 9th July

LONDON: Lunchtime action 1-2pm, outside Tesco ? opposite Russell Square tube station (Piccadilly line)

Urge shoppers to boycott Israeli goods!

Bring banners, placards etc.

More info at: www.palestinecampaign.org/day-of-action

IF YOU CANT MAKE IT

Supermarket phone-in: Morrisons and Sainsbury's

Phone Morrisons;[masked] (Lines open 730 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Phone Sainsbury:[masked] (lines open 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

More info at: www.palestinecampaign.org/day-of-action


Spend a happy Friday jamming telephone/fax/email lines around the country, writing hard-hitting letters to clog up in-trays.

Extremely effective way to campaign, something the whole family can get involved doing ? young and old - and so easy to do from the peace and quiet of your office/home computer, your mobile/landline, your desk or a handy coffee shop: whatever takes your fancy!

This year we?re targeting Morrisons and Sainsburys:

BY PHONE
Morrisons ?[masked] (lines open 7.30 a.m. ? 6.30 p.m).
Sainsbury -[masked] (lines open 8 a.m. ? 7 p.m.)
Demand answers to the following queries:
? ?Why is your supermarket sourcing produce from a country that repeatedly violates international law??
? ?Why is your supermarket sourcing produce from companies that operate on land where Palestinians cannot live or work? (the Jordan Valley)?
? ?Why are you sourcing produce from companies that operate in illegal settlements and which benefit from an Apartheid system inside Israel??
? ?Why are you sourcing produce from companies which are all benefiting from the illegal theft of Palestinian water and the theft of Palestinian land??

IN WRITING
You could go online, or snail mail ? whatever you prefer! Contact the national headquarters addressing your comments to Customer Services, or pick your local store addressing your comments to the store manager:
Morrisons on-line Comments Form - http://www.morrisons....
Morrisons HQ address ? Morrisons, Hilmore House, Gain lane, Bradford, BD3 7DL
Morrisons Store Finder ? http://www.morrisons....
Sainsbury's on-line Comments Form ? http://www.sainsburys...
Sainbury's HQ address - Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd, 33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT
Sainbury's Store Finder - http://www.sainsburys...
Challenge the supermarkets about the following:
? "supermarkets are known to be trading with Israeli companies, because the labeling on products tells us so."
? "you must end business with Israeli companies that are profiting from Israeli occupation of Palestinian land, and Israel?s apartheid policies."
? "Israeli export companies known to be supplying British supermarkets like yours include: Carmel Agrexco, Arava and Mehadrin Tnuport Export (MTEX)."
? "All these Israeli companies are profiting from Israel?s violations of international law, making its UK trading partners such as your supermarket complicit."

DRESS UP
Wear your ?Boycott Israeli Goods? badges with pride! Keep on wearing them! Israel has been in the news so much recently (for murdering civilians on the Gaza Flotilla, etc. etc.) that the general public are noticing badges, and now is the time to tell people about the boycott, in whatever way we can. Wear badges; give out badges on the street; call on all your supporters to wear badges!

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