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Sacramento Demonstration on the sidewalk in front of the Bed, Bath and Beyond
Date Saturday December 17
Time 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
2416 Watt (near corner of Watt & El Camino)
Sacramento,California
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorChris
This Saturday, December 17, 11am-1pm, a demonstration will take place on the sidewalk in front of the Bed, Bath and Beyond at 2416 Watt (near corner of Watt & El Camino) protesting that they carry SodaStream, a product made in illegal Israeli settlements in Palestine's West Bank..

SodaStream is a home water-carbonation gadget that promotes itself as an environmentally friendly and cost-effective alternative to buying soda. But there is nothing green about SodaStream being produced on stolen Palestinian land and also with exploited Palestinian labor. Moreover, Israeli illegal settlement industries regularly dump toxic waste into the land and water of nearby Palestinian villages. Here is a flash mob that was done at an El Cerrito Bed Bath & Beyond:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MTGsCsMbmM

We'll have signs and our bulldozer, knocking down Palestinian homes -- home demolitions are one method Israel uses to steal more Palestinian land and drive out the indigenous Palestinian people.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Dec 14th, 2011 8:13 PM

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by Mike Novack
Thursday Dec 15th, 2011 3:10 AM
"......But there is nothing green about SodaStream being produced on stolen Palestinian land and also with exploited Palestinian labor....."

We need to be VERY careful about this.

There is nothing wrong with deciding that human rights issues trump environmental issues.if that is what you want to do. But there is something VERY wrong when you confuse them. Green refers to where something lies in the spectrum of environmentalism. Greeness is NOT affected by where on any other spectrum. Nature does not care how well or badly we treat our fellow humans.

It is one thing to argue that we should be active on BOTH human rights issues and environmental issues but another when you try to argue that where something is on the human rights scale affects its greeness. Just as you wouldn't want to argue that whatever is green is for that reason just and fair between humans.

You should have (totally) left out that this product was green OR said "it doesn't matter how green because .."

SORRY -- but when push comes to shove we will sometimes find environmental and human rights a odds in some particualr cases.

by chris
Friday Dec 16th, 2011 12:28 PM
""......But there is nothing green about SodaStream being produced on stolen Palestinian land and also with exploited Palestinian labor....."

We need to be VERY careful about this.

There is nothing wrong with deciding that human rights issues trump environmental issues.if that is what you want to do. But there is something VERY wrong when you confuse them. Green refers to where something lies in the spectrum of environmentalism. Greeness is NOT affected by where on any other spectrum. Nature does not care how well or badly we treat our fellow humans. SORRY -- but when push comes to shove we will sometimes find environmental and human rights a odds in some particualr cases. "

I agree 100% ( i.e the quoted sections on top). I should have looked over this in more detail before i posted it and in the future i will do that for sure.
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