After 8 months of weekly pickets of the Ecostream store in Western Road, BHPSC and local BDS activists have decided to widen the campaign to include local stockists of the products of parent company, Sodastream.
Sodastream’s main production facility is in one of the largest illegal Israeli settlements, Mishor Adumim, east of Jerusalem. SodaStream’s 2012 annual report to the American Stock Exchange lists the manufacturing functions taking place there as “metals, bottle blowing, machining, assembly, cylinder manufacturing, CO2 refills and cylinder retesting.” (Click here for an up-to-date review of Sodastream’s production facilities).
There is a growing international campaign focussing on Sodastream. In the forthcoming weeks and months we will be making local Sodastream stockists aware of the reasons why they should not be selling products of a company that profits from an illegal occupation by maintaining the economic viability of the illegal settlements.
In the Brighton area stockists of Sodastream’s products include hardware chain Robert Dyas (74 Western Road), kitchenware outlets Steamer Trading (35 Ship Street) and Lakeland (Churchill Shopping Centre), Argos and Asda.
Find out more about the local campaign against Sodastream and EcoStream.