Hamilton and District Labour Council Passes Motion to Boycott SodaStream Products

no-sodaThe Hamilton and District Labour Council in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, adopted the following motion on January 17, 2012, joining the international campaign to boycott SodaStream products:

Whereas: SodaStream is an Israeli company with its main factory in the industrial park of Ma’aleh Adumim, the largest Israeli settlement in the West Bank, which is internationally recognized as occupied Palestinian territory.

Whereas: The Israeli colonization of the West Bank, including the industrial park where SodaStream has its main factory, is illegal under international law.

Whereas: The company is marketing itself to the ecologically conscious, since its products allow you to make carbonated soft drinks at home, eliminating the need to produce and recycle a large number of glass bottles.

Whereas: Boycotting these SodaStream products are important to the boycott and divestment campaign in support of human rights for Palestinians.

Therefore be it resolved that the Hamilton and District Labour Council support the international boycott of SodaStream products.

Submitted by David Rennie CUPW (Canadian Union of Postal Workers) local 548 January 17th 2013

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