Smoking kills your body. Zionism kills your conscience
With fresh wind and impetus in its sails, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign has redoubled its efforts to mount an effective boycott of rogue state, Israel, and its goods, as such, Yesterday, Galway IPSC did its longest info stall to date outside Lynch's castle in Shop st; nine-and a -half-hours.
The text of our info leaflet is as follows :
WHY A BOYCOTT?
In the 1980s an international boycott campaign played a significant role in the defeat of the Apartheid regime in South Africa. Today,Palestinians face routine egregious human rights abuses, discrimination and segregation at the hands of the Israeli state and its military. Taxes and revenue from Israeli produce sold abroad contribute to the perpetuation of this oppression.
The International Boycott Campaign - supported
by Palestinian groups, trade unions, NGOs and progressive Israelis - can help bring an end to this Apartheid and force Israel to comply with
International Law and UN resolutions.
WHAT CAN YOU BOYCOTT?
On the left are the logos (Carmel Agrexco, Jaffa, Tivall, Ahava,Outstanding Solutions, Keter) of some of the most common Israeli goods sold in Ireland - these goods are usually sold in big chainstores such as Dunnes, Tesco, M&S, Supervalu, Atlantic Homecare, Argos, B&Q, Woodies etc. In addition, organic and new potatoes are often of Israeli origin, as are almost all fresh herbs and
most diamonds. This list is not exhaustive, so always be on the lookout for ‘Product of Israel’ labels and the Israeli barcode, which usually
starts with 729. Exercise your rights as a consumer; complain to managers about the continued presence of Israeli goods on Irish shelves.
Fyffes: Import and distribute Israeli fruit in Ireland.
CRH: Involved in the building of the Apartheid Wall, which is illegal under international law.
Veolia: Building the illegal ‘Israeli settler-only’ tram system in the Occupied Territories.