Take Apartheid off the Menu 2011
Export of Israeli agricultural produce is at the heart of Israel’s apartheid regime over the Palestinian people. It is an integral component of the ongoing process of colonisation and environmental destruction of Palestinian land, the theft of water, and the abuse of Palestinian workers’ rights. For decades, Israeli agricultural enterprises and farms have exploited land that was illegally expropriated from Palestinians and water that rightly belongs to Palestinians.
This weekend (November 25-27), campaigners for Palestinian rights across nine different European countries are taking action against Israeli agricultural produce exporters as part of a wave of action called Take Apartheid off the Menu.
PSC is calling on all supporters of Palestinian human rights to get involved through a variety of actions – from street protests, e-lobbying, networking and social media sites – to get more people involved in the boycott movement and help bring an end to Israel’s occupation, just like the movement against Apartheid in South Africa.
Local actions on Saturday 26 November:
Aberystwyth PSC: outside Morrisons 11 am to 12 noon; then outside the Co-op 12.15 to 1.15 pm. http://readingpsc.org.uk/g2k/aber/
Bradford PSC: stall outside a local Co-op store 12:30pm to 3pm http://www.bradfordpsc.org.uk/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Brighton PSC: BDS action/picket/leafleting of 2 supermarkets in Brighton. http://www.brightonpalestinecampaign.org/
Durham PSC: 11am to 2pm Town Centre to target local shops and to promote the Boycott campaign. http://www.durhampsc.org.uk/
Gloucestershire PSC: stall in central Cheltenham and will also leaflet customers outside one of the town`s Tesco stores at lunchtime. http://gloucestershirepsc.wordpress.com/
Liverpool FoP: Outside 2 Co-op stores 10.30am to 2pm. http://liverpoolfriendsofpalestine.co.uk/
London BDS Action 12pm -2 pm Outside supermarket Strafford London (next to Stratford library). Morrisons Store, The Grove , Stratford, London E15 1EN - Nearest tube Stratfordhttp://londonbds.org/
Milton Keynes PSC: Shopping Centre in the city Centre at Lunchtime. email@example.com
Norwich PSC: The Walk central Norwich from 10-2pm. http://www.norwichpsc.org.uk/
Sheffield PSC: 11 a.m. – 12.30 Outside the Co-op store on Pinstone St, Sheffield city centre (opposite the Peace Gardens) firstname.lastname@example.org
West London PSC and Richmond Kingston PSC action outside Morrison Supermarket in Acton High Street, London W3 9LA 10am to 2pm email@example.com
On 3rd December: Hereford PSC action at local supermarket.
Past events: Portsmouth PSC picketed a Tesco supermarket and Waltham Forest PSC had an action in a local Tesco supermarket last Saturday.
Other actions you can take:
- Sign the pledge – I promise not to knowingly buy Israeli goods http://bigcampaign.iparl.com/petition/7
- tweet your support today
- Supermarket phone-in: ask them to stop stocking Israeli produce until it complies with international law
- Boycott Israeli goods: Protests, leaflets and stalls outside your local supermarket
- Petition: Don’t buy into the Israeli occupation – get it signed everywhere you go!
As well as actions, cultural events, meetings and so on during the day!
After the actions….
Send us your pictures, reports, videos of actions, as well as to your local media (and Facebook, Twitter etc.) – we will collate it and send it and circulate a report of the day of actions.
For more information please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org and http://www.bdsmovement.net/activecamps/take-apartheid-off-the-menu