Scarlett Johansson stopped SodaStream from Palestine

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Scarlett Johansson has stepped down as an Ambassador for Oxfam because of her relationship with SodaStream, a company which operates in the illegal settlement Ma’ale Adumim, in the Occupied West Bank. Scarlett Johansson and Oxfam faced immense pressure from the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign who demanded that cut her ties with SodaStream or Oxfam cut their ties with Scarlett Johansson.

Scarlett Johansson described Oxfam’s opposition to her support for a company which operates in an illegal settlement as ‘a fundamental difference of opinion’. Oxfam described Scarlett’s role for SodaStream was ‘incompatible‘ with her work for Oxfam. Settlements are illegal under international law, and an obstacle to peace – therefore settlement production relies on, and supports, an activity that is illegal.

Director of Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Sarah Colborne, said: ‘Scarlett Johansson’s decision to represent SodaStream clearly violated Oxfam’s policy of supporting human rights and justice. By choosing to represent a company that operates in an illegal settlement on stolen Palestinian land, she has already suffered major reputational damage. And by prioritising SodaStream over Oxfam, she has decided to profit from occupation, rather than challenge global poverty. We thank all our supporters who made it clear to Oxfam that they needed to break from Scarlett Johansson or risk facing a haemorrhaging of support in the UK and internationally. 

Sodastream, a carbonated beverage manufacturer is based in the Mishor Adumim settlement industrial zone. Mishor Adumim is an industrial area attached to the residential settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, East of Jerusalem in the Israeli occupied West Bank. Israeli company Soda Club, which owns the Sodastream brandname. Sodastream, a carbonated beverage manufacturer is based in the Mishor Adumim settlement industrial zone. Mishor Adumim is an industrial area attached to the residential settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, East of Jerusalem in the Israeli occupied West Bank.

On 15/02/2014, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Outside John Lewis Dept Storer 300 Oxford Street, London the protest for Free Palestine against Sodastream policy.

Date
15/02/2014
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location
Outside John Lewis Dept Store
300 Oxford Street
London – 

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Gaza: inflitti due ergastoli per l’omicidio di Vittorio Arrigoni

Sono stati inflitti due ergastoli per l’omicidio di Vittorio Arrigoni, il cooperante italiano ucciso nella notte tra il 14 e il 15 aprile 2011 a Gaza dopo essere stato sequestrato. Lo ha annunciato un tribunale di Gaza. Mahmoud al Salfiti e Tamer al Hassasna, riconosciuti colpevoli del sequestro e dell’omicidio da un tribunale militare del territorio governato da Hamas, sono stati condannati all’ergastolo.

Inoltre, a Khader Jiram sono stati inflitti 10 anni di carcere, e ad Amer Abu Houla un anno per aver messo a disposizione la casa in cui Arrigoni fu ritrovato impiccato nell’aprile 2011.

Vittorio Arrigoni, 36 anni, militante dell’associazione filo-palestinese International Solidarity Movement, fu ritrovato impiccato il 15 aprile 2011 a Gaza, qualche ora dopo essere stato preso in ostaggio da un gruppo di salafiti jihadisti. Questi ultimi reclamavano la liberazione dei loro compagni detenuti da Hamas, in particolare il capo dell’organizzazione radicale Tawhid wal-Jihad, sceicco Hisham al Saedini, poi rilasciato nell’agosto 2012 grazie a una mediazione giordana.

La morte del militante pacifista italiano, che emozionò il mondo dei cooperanti, è stata la prima di uno straniero a Gaza da quando il movimento estremista islamico ha preso il potere, nel giugno 2007.

Di seguito l’ultima intervista di Vittorio Arrigoni tratta dal film ‘Gaza a cielo aperto’ di Maurizio Fantoni Minnella.

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