Join AFSC on Tuesday, April 22 -- Earth Day -- to remind Chicagoans, “Occupation isn’t Green”.
We’re joining the Global Climate Convergence Chicago Earth Day March and Rally, gathering at 4:30pm, with the march stepping off at 5:15pm. Look for our “Occupation is not Green, Boycott SodaStream” banner.
Occupation is Not Green.
On Earth Day & Every Day
State of Illinois Building
Join the Chicago SodaStream Boycott Coalition contingent in the Global Climate Convergence Chicago Earth Day March and Rally. Look for our “Occupation is not Green, Boycott SodaStream” banner.
SodaStream manufactures and distributes home carbonating devices and flavorings for soft drinks. Its products are sold in retail stores like Macy’s, Bed Bath and Beyond, Bloomingdale’s, and Target. The company’s main production site is in Mishor Edomin Industrial Zone, connected to an Israeli settlement in Jerusalem. SodaStream conceals the fact that its products are manufactured in an illegal Israeli settlement by using ‘Made in Israel’ labels. As an Israeli settlement manufacturer, it exploits Palestinian land, resources and labor.
While SodaStream claims to be environmentally friendly, the reality is that the company is complicit in the environmental destruction Israel's military occupation has brought to Palestine. Its support for environmental causes is “greenwashing” the occupation. SodaStream attempts to clean up its image but is a company engaged in Israel's violations of Palestinian rights.
For more information about SodaStream, go to www.endtheoccupation.org/sodastream
Endorsed by the Chicago SodaStream Boycott Coalition
Coalition members include: American Friends Service Committee-Chicago, American Muslims for Palestine, Chicago Faith Coalition on Middle East Policy, Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago, Palestine Solidarity Group-Chicago, United States Palestinian Community Network, Arab Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East