Tell Stores: Don't buy or sell SodaStream
  • Petitioned Craig Jelinek

This petition was delivered to:

CEO COSTCO
Craig Jelinek
Co-founder COSTCO
Jim Sinegal
CEO Staples
Ronald L. Sargent
CEO Best Buy
Hubert Joly
CEO Bed Bath and Beyond
Steven Temares
Senior Vice-President Kohls
Vicki Shamion
CEO Williams-Sonoma
Laura J. Alber
CEO Target
Gregg W. Steinhafel
CEO Walmart
Michael Duke

Tell Stores: Don't buy or sell SodaStream

    1. Petition by

      Sacramento BDS

SodaStream is a home carbonation device that is made in violation of International Law in an illegal Israeli settlement on land stolen from Palestinians.
The Geneva Conventions specifically prohibit an occupying power (in this case, Israel) from profiting from land it occupies (in this case, Palestine’s West Bank). The International Court of Justice has also ruled that Israel’s settlements in the occupied Palestine’s West Bank are illegal.
In 2012, the Methodist and Presbyterian churches voted to boycott products made in illegal Israeli settlements – including SodaStream. Stores in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere have pulled SodaStream from their shelves. Selling a product made in violation of International Law contradicts corporate responsibility and ethics policies that many stores have.

ILLEGAL SETTLEMENTS
SodaStream is made in the Mishor Edomim industrial zone that is part of the illegal Israeli settlement Ma’aleh Adumim, which cuts deeply into Palestine’s West Bank, severing Palestinian towns and devastating their economy and daily lives. The Israeli government encourages companies to locate inside illegal settlements by allowing lower environmental and labor standards than those required inside Israel.

HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
In addition to the illegal settlements, the Israeli government continuously violates United Nations resolutions and international humanitarian law regarding the rights of the native peoples of historic Palestine. Palestinian Christians and Muslims living inside Israel are second class citizens without the same rights or benefits as Jewish Israelis. Israel maintains an air, sea, and land blockade of Palestine’s Gaza strip so severe the United Nations has said Gaza may be unlivable by 2020. Palestinian refugees have not been allowed to return to their homes and lands as required by U.N. Resolution 194.

NOT ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
Customers are misled to think that SodaStream is an environmentally-friendly product, but they don’t know the truth about the destruction of life, land, and human rights by Israel and its illegal settlements.
Please support international law and human rights, don’t buy and don’t sell SodaStream or any other products made in illegal Israeli settlements.

LEARN MORE
http://www.StopSodaStream.org
http://holidaysodastreamboycott.wordpress.com
http://www.globalexchange.org/sodastream
http://www.ifamericansknew.org
http://bdsmovement.net
http://www.endtheoccupation.org 

Stores that carry SodaStream will be notified about this petition.  To contact stores directly, see  http://sacbds.org/store-contacts.  Stores that carry SodaStream include:  Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, COSTCO, Crate & Barrel, Home Depot, JC Penney, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Sears, Staples, Sur La Table, Target, Walmart, Williams-Sonoma, as well as a few locally owned stores. 

 

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. SAMPLE HOLIDAY MESSAGE

      Folks who care about human rights may be out shopping for the holidays and could end up inadvertently buying SodaStream because they don’t know that it is made in an illegal Israeli settlement on stolen Palestinian land in violation of international law!

      ♥ Please help prevent this from happening by signing this petition asking stores to stop selling SodaStream: http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-stores-don-t-buy-or-sell-sodastream-3

      And by asking your friends, family, colleagues, etc. to do the same! Email them, tweet, post on Facebook, etc!

      :( If you know of anyone who has unfortunately made this purchase, ask them to return SodaStream to the store.

      ◙ If you see SodaStream on sale, please speak to the manager and fill out a comment card asking the store to stop selling it. You can also contact store CEOs directly; contact information is posted at: http://holidaysodastreamboycott.wordpress.com.

      Tell Stores: Don't buy or sell SodaStream

      SodaStream is a home carbonation device that is made in violation of International Law in an illegal Israeli settlement on land stolen from...

    3. Reached 500 signatures

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    • Zaki Khouani ALGIERS, ALGERIA
      • 3 months ago

      Because I am pro-palestinian.

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    • Thomas Krausse PORTLAND, OR
      • 3 months ago

      Please do not support Sodastream since their factory is on ill begotten land which once belonged to Palestinian Christians and is now occupied by the Israeli. The only way Israel can divest itself of illegal settlements is by giving the land back to its' rightful occupants (The Palestinians who were forcefully displaced by Israeli interlopers !

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    • Hajira Ali NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ
      • 3 months ago

      People are being murdered! Apartheid exists!

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    • Adrian Palmer MALTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      I don't believe in the occupation of Palestinian lands.

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    • sharon islam WARWICKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      to make sure innocent people and justice is bought to those who are surrering.

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