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.
A Musical Boycott Tour of Israeli Businesses & Products
When:NEW DAY & TIME!! Sunday, July 11th, start gathering at 11:30am. Tour starts promptly at noon
Where:Gather at the NW corner of Houston & MacDougal, then head to Aroma Espresso Bar (145 Greene St--Corner of Houston & Greene)
Please join us on Sunday, July 11 at noon for a spirited tour of boycott targets with Adalah-NY. We will sing and dance on parade and at selected stores that sell Israeli apartheid chocolate, coffee, telecommunications, and beauty supplies. Along with reprising our hit choreographies and parodies, we’ll introduce new numbers and enlist your participation. Don’t miss this celebration of five years of the Palestinian civil society boycott call.
NEW YORKERS VISIT MAX BRENNER, RICKY'S, AROMA ESPRESSO BAR WITH BOYCOTT MESSAGE
New York, NY – As the MV Rachel Corrie, the second half of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, was towed into the Israeli port of Ashdod after another attempt to break Israel's siege on Gaza, 100 New Yorkers marched through the streets of Manhattan, south of Union Square. Heeding the Palestinian civil society call for intensifying boycott and sanctions against Israel in the wake of this week's Freedom Flotilla massacre,the marchers chanted, sang songs and performed poetry outside three locations targeted for boycott.
Astoria, NY, July 11 – Twenty New York human rights advocates captivated Astoria, Queens shoppers today with songs and street theater calling for a boycott of communications giant Motorola until it stops selling products that aid Israel’s army and settlement movement. Today’s protest outside a Sprint store selling Motorola cellphones on Steinway Street was the second of five summer actions planned by the New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel (NYCBI). The protests are part of a growing worldwide boycott movement, which gained momentum with Israel’s attack on Gaza killing 1400 Palestinians.
Holding Palestinian flags and signs saying, “Goodbye Moto, Goodbye Apartheid,” and “Boycott Motorola, Free Palestine,” protestors distributed hundreds of flyers to shoppers. Forty-two people signed pledges not to buy Motorola products. Many passersby who were heading to the Arab-American section of Steinway Street expressed gratitude and support for the campaign.