Consumer Boycott

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March 8, New York, NY— On a sunny day, 100 New Yorkers marched through crowds of shoppers on Broadway in lower Manhattan today, chanting, singing and carrying signs calling for a boycott of Israel. The protesters stopped to sing boycott songs at Ricky’s, Best Buy, Crate and Barrel and Staples, stores that sell the Israeli settlement products Ahava and SodaStream, and at Israeli-owned businesses Aroma Espresso Bar and Max Brenner, both of which have ties to Israel's military occupation. 

Join Adalah-NY and friends for a walking tour of boycottable businesses and products sold here in NYC. With anti-apartheid songs and chants, plus big sounds from the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, we'll be bringing BDS to Broadway for the tenth annual Israeli Apartheid Week

1:45 - Meet up at north side of Houston, between Wooster & Greene Sts. (across from Aroma Cafe, our first stop)
2:00 (sharp!) - March begins

**In the case of severe rain/snow, please check this page or the Facebook event page the morning of 3/8. Notice of rescheduling will be posted by 9 am. Rain/snow date: 3/15.**

Endorsed by: Brooklyn For Peace, Codepink - NYC, International Socialist Organization, Jews Say No!, Jewish Voice for Peace - New York, Jewish Voice for Peace – Westchester, New Yorkers Against the Cornell-Technion Partnership (NYACT), Park Slope Food Coop Members for BDS, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QAIA), Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Brooklyn College, SJP at City College, SJP at College of Staten Island, SJP at Columbia, SJP at Drew University, SJP at Hunter College, SJP at John Jay, SJP at Rutgers University – Newark, WESPAC, Women in Black - Union Square. 

For Facebook event page, click here. Please share with your friends and networks!

For a full listing of Israeli Apartheid Week events in the greater NYC area, click here.

What: Demonstration to support divestment from war-profiteer General Electric, whose engines power the Israeli F-16s and Apache helicopters that drop bombs on Gaza.

Where: Meet at the corner of 49th St and 5th Ave.

When: Tuesday, November 27, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Please be on time and wear black! 

Why: The latest Israeli assault on Gaza has left 162 Palestinians dead and 1000 injured, and six Israelis dead.  Gaza’s infrastructure was targeted and extensively damaged. Gaza remains under siege.

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New York, NY - After receiving over 30,000 views in just two days, a video of New York human rights activists commemorating Palestinian Land Day by calling on Americans to boycott Israel was taken down on the evening of April 1st by YouTube. Today, Adalah-NY posted a silent version of the video on YouTube. In the video, originally posted on March 30, more than 30 dancers accompanied by the Rude Mechanical Orchestra surprised crowds at New York's bustling Grand Central Terminal with an unannounced song and dance.

Reposted silent flash mob video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZulhUV4rQM

The flash mob started with a handful of people and within a minute saw dozens more singing and dancing to a parody of the tune of "Don't Stop Believin’" by Journey. "Don't stop boycottin'," they sang, "Think when you're shopping." They called out companies benefiting from Israeli occupation, and celebrated Roger Waters, Gil Scott Heron, and Elvis Costello, who are among the many artists to have heeded the Palestinian civil society call to boycott Israel until it complies with international law.

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New York, NY – In a joyful celebration of the Palestinian peaceful and creative grassroots resistance, 40 New York human rights activists conducted a musical walking tour of businesses complicit in Israeli Apartheid in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The “Off-Off-Broadway BDS Tour” was part of the international commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the Palestinian United Call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

“This year we mark five years of hard and fruitful work to achieve peace and equality for all in Palestine-Israel. We are inspired by the growing global boycott movement and with the recent campaigns that range from dockworkers in San Francisco, campaigns in Norway, Sweden, Turkey and India refusing to unload ships to cultural figures like Elvis Costello refusing to perform in Israel,” said Ryvka Zohar of Adalah-NY.

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