Saturday, December 20, 2014

Boycott Caterpillar

Look for the ‘CAT’ and ‘Caterpillar’ logos whenever you shop. You will find them on items as small as writing pens and LED light sticks all the way up to huge mining and military equipment, as well as everything in between. Small items include shoes and other foot wear, clothing for infants to adults, watches, accessories from key chains to gear for your truck or car, knives, flashlights, activity books and card sets for kids, mugs and travel cups, you name it—this complicit corporation is profiting from it and taking your money to advertise its brand name. And of course there are CAT tools and tool boxes of all kinds and sizes, as well as farm, warehouse, construction, and demolition equipment. Keep your eye out for their logos and just say NO!

Ethnic cleansing and apartheid are great money making opportunities for Caterpillar. Opportunities that they refuse to turn their back on, even though doing business with countries that are breaching International Law is a crime all of its own. This crime is one that Caterpillar defends itself for continuing to commit and for which they truly deserve our boycott efforts. 

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Some images used in making the meme are from Wikimedia Commons.


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1 comment:

  1. How long does it take the Israelis to use at CAT to demolish a Palestinian home? About 5 minutes.

    Video linked below was shot by OCHA, this rough cut shows one of two demolitions that took place on 20 January in the Area C village of Ar Rifa’iyya, in the southern West Bank.

    It took the family about three years to complete this house, building it in stages as resources allowed.

    10 Palestinians were left homeless that day in Ar Rifa'iyya, including 6 children.

    Background: Area C, over 60% of the occupied West Bank, remains under the near full control of Israel. A restrictive planning and zoning regime, which makes it very difficult for Palestinians to obtain permission from the Israeli authorities to build, is applied in Area C. As a result, many Palestinians have little option but to build without a permit and risk demolitions such as the one shown here.
    Highlight and right click the link to open the video.