Nov 25 2009

Boycott? No, Friend. BUYcott

Published by at 10:03 pm under Canada,Israel-Palestine,politics,Vancouver

Once again, a targeted economic boycott against Israeli goods is directed against a Canadian business. This time (actually the second time), it’s Mountain Equipment Co-op. Protesters are expected to picket MEC stores on November 28, presumably bearing Palestinian flags, kaffia scarves and literature excoriating the Jewish state. Will these boycotts remain confined to the fringe? The more interesting question is whether the counter-efforts will be embraced by a wider population in solidarity with a democracy — not to mention, those who support a peaceful and prosperous Palestine.

The protesters’ financial impact will hopefully be more than neutralized by the Israel-supporters’ BUYcott events (such as the one taking place at an MEC in Vancouver on Nov. 29), which has had some notable successes. On those occasions, protesters act as magnets for those with opposite aims, who come to buy out the entire stock of Israeli products. This may happen again in MEC’s case, as memberships and Israeli-made water bottles and bras fly off the shelves.

Read the full article in the Vancouver Sun’s Community of Interest

Before You Boycott Israel…

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3 responses so far

3 Responses to “Boycott? No, Friend. BUYcott”

  1. Justin Hofferon 26 Nov 2009 at 5:01 am

    I want to show up at the boycott with a bat… but I won’t. I’m against beating people for the mental retardation.

  2. Randyon 28 Nov 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Jonathon you sure seem patient and optimistic even with dark issues that so readily divide people. The Isreal Palestinian conflict wears on and can seem to wear on our psyche almost to the point of exhausting our ability to respond or even process. This allows obfuscation to grow and for any fact fudging to be left uncountered. I have no connection to the issue in any way but support Isreals right to exist peaceably and recognize when truth must be defended and upheld. Thanks for posting this video too.

  3. You Rode My Buson 06 Mar 2010 at 2:22 pm

    It’s interesting how you justify crimes against humanity by the advances in science and technology made by the people committing those crimes. The Nazis had made great advance too, but they were still considered criminals.

    Land theft and occupation are wrong. To have a White Eastern-European population move into an area and kick out it’s indigenous people is considered a crime. It’s a crime against humanity. A crime that no amount of science and technology can ever hide.

    There are many people of the Jewish faith that back the boycott of Israel and there are even more that are questioning the racist and apartheid policies of Zionism and the state of Israel.

    A good place for people (especially of the Jewish faith) to understand the reasons for the boycott of the apartheid state of Israel is check out the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network.

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