An article by AFSC's Mike Merryman-Lotze was published by Al Jazeera on July 18, 2013:
The Israeli beverage company SodaStream is rapidly gaining a foothold in US markets. Its brand recognition is rising steadily, and given a series of recent partnership agreements it is likely that SodaStream will continue to increase its US presence.
Since AFSC joined the national SodaStream Boycott Coalition, one of the questions we are most frequently asked regards SodaStream alternative or replacement products. Of course the simplest alternative to buying a SodaStream machine is to drink plain water or other non-carbonated beverages. However, if you’re convinced that buying your own machine makes sense you don’t have to buy a SodaStream.
The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement has received a great deal of attention recently, but what is it really about? What do those who support BDS hope to accomplish and who leads the BDS movement? What are some examples of BDS campaigns? This resources answers these and other questions about the growing and dynamic BDS movement.
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