Wednesday, 14 February 2007

On Valentine's day, boycott Israeli Blood Diamonds and Israeli flowers

AUDIO: On Valentine's day, boycott Israeli Blood Diamonds and Israeli flowers
Cian O'Siochain interviews James Bowen on Clare FM, 13 February 2007

Blood up over war diamonds
Kathryn Hayes, Irish Examiner, Monday, 5 February 2007
A campaign to boycott Israeli "blood diamonds" has been launched by a group established to raise awareness of the international plight of the Palestinian people.


Campaigners to picket Israeli Company importing Valentine's Day Flowers
Report, BIG, 2 February 2007
We are asking the British public not to buy blood stained flowers for their loved ones this year. Carmel Agrexco is the largest importer of illegal settlement goods into the UK. The Valentine's day period is one of their busiest as the company deals with large amounts of fresh flowers from Israel and the settlements. In the UK Agrexco is known under the Carmel, Coral and Jaffa brands.

Second Day of Action against Israeli Company Importing Valentine’s Day Flowers
February 11th, 2007
Thirteen Palestine solidarity protesters from London and Brighton are blockading the UK base of an Israeli agricultural export company Agrexco (UK) Ltd, Swallowfield Way, Hayes, Middlesex.

This is the second day of action against Agrexco on one of their busiest weekends of the year. Agrexco are dealing with large amounts of Israeli flowers in the build up to Valentine’s Day. On Saturday over a hundred protesters stood in front of the gates of the depot and deliveries had to be rescheduled.


SOUTH AFRICA: Avocados, Diamonds at Core of Anti-Israel Trade Campaign
Moyiga Nduru Inter Press Service News Agency January 27, 2007
A call from a South African trade unionist for national supermarket chains to stop importing avocado from Israel could ultimately lead to the banning of all imports from the Jewish state, if unions and human rights activists have their way.

Youth Section of Brazilian Trade Union Congress endorses BDS
Worldwide Activism, Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, February 10th, 2007
The youth congress of the CUT, the confederation of Brazilian trade unions, has joined the global BDS movement. At their annual national convention, held on Saturday, February 3, 2007, the delegates approved a motion endorsing the Palestinian BDS movement and calling on the Brazilian government to cut trade relations with Israel. The motion was passed with 200 votes in favor and four against.