Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Apartheid Free Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a happy apartheid free Thanksgiving!

We boycott for many reasons, if you haven't already, you can read about some of them here: http://boycott4peace.blogspot.com/search/label/why%20we%20boycott


First on our boycott list for Thanksgiving is the Nestle Corporation, which owns Libby’s Pumpkin Products, Libby’s Juicy Juice (not pictured), and Carnation Milk. ~

“If you should remember only one reason why you should boycott Nestlé for, it would certainly be the Research and Development facility that the Swiss giant has opened in Sderot in 2002, on the stolen Palestinian lands. Products made of cereals are developed there by Nestlé for Israel and the entire world.”  http://www.al-kanz.org/2014/10/02/israeli-boycott-nestle/

Another very good point to keep in mind is that “In 1998, Mr. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe on behalf of Nestle, received the Jubilee Award by the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. This is the highest tribute ever awarded by the "State of Israel" in recognition of those individuals and organizations, that through their investments and trade relationships, have done the most to strengthen the Israeli economy.” More information and a list of some of the other brands owned by Nestle can be found here:  http://www.inminds.co.uk/boycott-nestle.html

If you need more reasons or documentation, please see our blog post, ‘Don’t Fund Real Horror.’  It’s not just about Palestine!  http://boycott4peace.blogspot.com/2014/10/dont-fund-real-horror.html

Libby’s--which offers 'Juicy Juice,' canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie filling, a pumpkin bread ‘kit,’ and the pumpkin cheese cake pictured--is a subsidiary of the Nestle Corporation: https://www.verybestbaking.com/Libbys

Carnation Milk, another Nestle brand, offers canned milk, sweetened condensed milk, and the ‘Famous Fudge’ pictured above:  https://www.verybestbaking.com/Carnation


The Kraft Brand does its best to fly under the radar, internationally, concerning its connections to Israel, but if you search them out you can find them.  Kraft Foods Israel has . . . launched a series of strategic moves aimed at making its activity in Israel more efficient and raising the public's awareness to the brand name:”   http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3832858,00.html

Kraft Foods also owns 'Country Time Lemonade,' a SodaStream collaborator.  More information on SodaStream can be found below in the section on OceanSpray. Here’s a link documenting the Kraft-Country Time connection: http://www.kraftfoodsgroup.com/brands/largest-brands/brands-C/Pages/country-time.aspx

Kraft foods are subject to many boycotts for many other reasons, search on – Kraft Boycott – and you will find lots of reasons to leave their products out of your shopping cart.


OceanSpray is one of SodaStream’s collaborators, and SodaStream is one of the main current focuses of consumer BDS campaigns.  This press release outlines the partnership:  http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sodastream-and-ocean-spray-announce-partnership-to-bring-homemade-sparkle-to-cranberry-juice-flavors-193521051.html

More information on the SodaStream boycott can be found here:  http://boycott4peace.blogspot.com/2014/11/dont-believe-sodastream.html

There are also reasons to boycott OceanSpray that have nothing to do with SodaStream or Israeli apartheid.  Google – Boycott OceanSpray – and see for yourself!



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  1. Here's a quick look at what apartheid looks like in East Jerusalem: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=660366467405165&set=vb.594845157290630&type=2&theater

  2. 'Corporate Transgressions Through Moral Disengagement'

    Page 5 discusses Nestle and a bit of their whole infant formula debacle. However, it ignores the fact that Nestle continues to market infant formula in third world countries, as well as all the other corporate misdeeds that Nestle profits from throughout its operations and product lines.


    Highlight the URL and then right click to open the article.

  3. "Forced child labor (Côte d'Ivoire) In July 2005, the International Labor Rights Fund filed suit against Cargill, Nestlé and Archer Daniels Midland in Federal District Court in Los Angeles on behalf of a class of Malian children who were trafficked from Mali into Côte d'Ivoire and forced to work twelve to fourteen hours a day with no pay, little food and sleep, and frequent beatings. The three children acting as class representative plaintiffs are proceeding anonymously, as John Does, because of feared retaliation by the farm owners where they worked. The complaint alleges their involvement in the trafficking, torture, and forced labor of children who cultivate and harvest cocoa beans which the companies import from Africa." From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticisms_of_Cargill

  4. Tina Turner for the Nestle boycott =

    Highlight the URL and then right click to open the web site.

  5. Carnation, Libby's, and OceanSpray all use cans lined with BPA.

    "You may know that bisphenol A, a synthetic estrogen found in the epoxy coatings of food cans, has been linked to many health problems. Many companies have publicly pledged to stop using BPA in their cans. But consumers like you have had no way to know which canned foods use BPA-based epoxy. Until now.

    "EWG analyzed 252 canned food brands, mostly between January and August 2014, to find out which of them packed their food into cans coated with BPA-laden epoxy. Here’s what they discovered.

    "The BAD guy list:"


    Highlight the full URL and then right click to open the web site.