Terminate Scarlett Johansson's role as a Global Ambassador for Oxfam
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Scarlett Johansson is currently working for or has signed a deal to work for SodaStream, an Israeli company, that operates out of an illegal Israeli settlement in the West Bank, and, as such, the company is complicit in war crimes and contributes directly to the Israeli occupation.
Oxfam is a charity and as such should not employ anyone who supports the abuse and dispossession of another nation/people. Scarlett johanssen is knowingly supporting illegal settlements in the West Bank as she refuses to resign from the employ of SodaStream.
SodaStream is a perfect example of an Israeli company benefiting from the misery and oppression of the Palestinian people.
Like all the Israeli settlements in the West Bank, settlers have been brought in from Israel or further afield. The UN report of 31 January is clear in stating the transfer of a civilian population into occupied territory is a breach of Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention and constitutes a war crime under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
Settlements breach UN Resolution 446, which states that they have “no legal validity.” The European Union is equally clear, stating that settlements are “illegal under international law, constitute an obstacle to peace and threaten to make a two-state solution impossible.” Companies which operate from settlements, including SodaStream, patently have no regard for the law.
It also falls foul of a new report on Israeli settlements released by the UN Human Rights Council on 31 January, which states: “Private companies must assess the human rights impact of their activities and take all necessary steps – including by terminating their business interests in the settlements – to ensure they are not adversely impacting the human rights of the Palestinian People in conformity with international law.”
Therefore, we are asking Oxfam to cut all ties to Scarlett Johanssen until she resigns from the employ of SodaStream.
If this petiiton succeeds, Oxfam, will retain its good name and not be associated with illegal setlements and oppression.
Also, film stars will see that they cannot profit from misery and get away with holding charities over a barrel when it comes to raising awareness and fundraising.
Film stars want to appear worthy by associating themselves with charities. But, if at the same time they are associating with companies which are breaching UN resolutions and supporting oppression, then something has to be done.
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