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Buelligan

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Some cheering news, I'm not even lying -
« on: July 20, 2021, 06:10:59 PM »
Ben & Jerry's decided to stop selling ice cream in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Quote from: the BBC
Ben & Jerry's said on Monday that the sale of its products in the West Bank and East Jerusalem was "inconsistent with our values".

Palestinian activists praised the move.

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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid called Ben & Jerry's move a "disgraceful capitulation" to anti-Semitism and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which calls for a complete boycott of Israel over its treatment of the Palestinians.

He said he would ask the 35 US states with anti-BDS laws to enforce them against the company.

BDS called Ben & Jerry's decision "a decisive step towards ending the company's complicity in Israel's occupation and violation of Palestinian rights".

Which was nice. 

Really very impressed with the B&J board for this, even Unilever, for backing them.  BDS works.  Keep it up my darlings.

https://bdsmovement.net/
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-57902243

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Re: Some cheering news, I'm not even lying -
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2021, 06:16:16 PM »
I'm really happy about how much this has annoyed the Israeli government. They're throwing a massive wobbly over fucking ice cream. Imagine if more companies got on board.

Buelligan

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Re: Some cheering news, I'm not even lying -
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2021, 06:19:52 PM »
When life sends you ice cream make an avalanche, Inshallah.

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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2021, 06:20:02 PM »
Phish Food is the best.

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Re: Some cheering news, I'm not even lying -
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2021, 06:24:14 PM »
According to some of the left wing Jewish pressure groups, BDS etc who I follow, they had to be dragged kicking and screaming to this. You can see from the pushback why, so shriekingly hysterical even over such a relatively small and specific act.

Hopefully more companies join. It would be better if several did en masse so they don't allow themselves to be isolated in the inevitable backlash.

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Re: Some cheering news, I'm not even lying -
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2021, 06:25:05 PM »
The values of the carphone warehouse...

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Re: Some cheering news, I'm not even lying -
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2021, 06:25:48 PM »
According to some of the left wing Jewish pressure groups, BDS etc who I follow, they had to be dragged kicking and screaming to this.
Would be interesting to hear more about what tactics were successful at moving B&J's position.

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Re: Some cheering news, I'm not even lying -
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2021, 06:28:55 PM »
Would be interesting to hear more about what tactics were successful at moving B&J's position.

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Re: Some cheering news, I'm not even lying -
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2021, 06:41:12 PM »
Has anybody checked Keith's freezer to make sure it's not tainted by rampant antisemitism?

Buelligan

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Re: Some cheering news, I'm not even lying -
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2021, 06:42:01 PM »
Would be interesting to hear more about what tactics were successful at moving B&J's position.

I found this in the NY Post

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It’s decision Monday follows a tweetstorm on May 18 that had users pouncing on an announcement about new flavors by calling on the company to end the sale of its ice cream in Israeli settlements in the region.

“After your company ends business with illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine, we can talk about mint ice cream,” one user wrote.

https://twitter.com/NekoAmps/status/1394932317274009604?s=20
https://twitter.com/benandjerrys/status/1394714409558167553

After reading that article, if I lived in New York, I'd boycott the fuck out of Morton Williams and if I was Ben and Jerry's, I'd stop supplying them with products.  Nasty people.

https://nypost.com/2021/07/19/morton-williams-cracks-down-on-ben-jerrys-over-israel-controversy/

Re: Some cheering news, I'm not even lying -
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2021, 08:01:31 PM »
Vermonters for Justice in Palestine started talks with Ben and Jerry's (founded in Burlington, Vermont) in 2011: https://icecream.vtjp.org/talking/

In 2015, they announced the decision to organise a boycott: https://vtjp.org/icecream/Response_to_B&J_Statement_of_4-10-15.pdf

See also: https://bdsmovement.net/news/it%E2%80%99s-time-boycott-ben-jerry%E2%80%99s

There's more information about their activism on the website, including recommended templates for the email and phone-in campaigns and requesting organisations to sign a protest letter (which might be the same one referred to further down with numbers of signatories): https://icecream.vtjp.org/contactbj/

They encouraged people to jam the switchboard at the Vermont headquarters on "Free Cone Day" in 2017: https://vtjp.org/icecream/Leaflet2017.pdf

Decolonize Burlington called for a boycott on May 19 2021 with a list of demands: Why are some community members boycotting Ben and Jerry's? Here's what we know.

That article mentions that in the May 19 post, 'Decolonize Burlington stated that 232 organizations across the country and in 17 countries across the globe had already signed a letter written by Vermonters to call on Ben & Jerry's to end its commercial ties to Israeli settlements.'

Instagram posts from the last two months:
National call to boycott Ben & Jerrry's. The time has come. Share far and wide.
All eyes on Ben and Jerry's - Boycott until victory.
International Boycott of Ben & Jerry's - Campaign next steps
Our very own @hannahfromthevalley met with @ajplus to discuss the boycott of @benandjerrys.

Ben and Jerry's Board Member Email Template List

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Re: Some cheering news, I'm not even lying -
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2021, 08:59:02 PM »
Good to hear.

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« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2021, 09:07:44 PM »
Has anybody checked Keith's freezer to make sure it's not tainted by rampant antisemitism?

No, but MI6 will be filling Corbyn’s freezer as we speak.

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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2021, 07:31:19 PM »
Sadly the fact that Ian Austin exists might wipe the grin off your face

https://mobile.twitter.com/LordIanAustin/status/1417581840832024586

He left the Labour Party because he can't bear racism you know

Buelligan

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Re: Some cheering news, I'm not even lying -
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2021, 12:02:09 AM »
Quote from: @Cult_of_Mars Replying to @LordIanAustin
You’re just mad because they haven’t released dog cum flavour yet Ian

I just feel sorry for the dogs really.

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Some cheering news, I'm not even lying -
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2021, 12:04:48 AM »
love how dr fuck on twitter just gets banned every few weeks for tweeting hand drawn art directly at austin* then just naturally resurfaces in the mentions a few weeks later.

*or occasionally galloway

Buelligan

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Re: Some cheering news, I'm not even lying -
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2021, 12:06:19 AM »
Twitter can be vile and disheartening but it has it's beauty too.

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Re: Some cheering news, I'm not even lying -
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2021, 05:27:44 PM »
Some American politicians are getting very angry over a corporation choosing not to sell its product in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma has called for the US state to "immediately block the sale of all #Benandjerrys in the state and in any state-operated facility to align with our law" (Oklahoma has an anti-boycott of Israel law). Ben and Jerry's aren't even boycotting Israel, just the occupied Palestinian territories.

Florida governor Ron DeSantis has asked Florida’s State Board of Administration to add the companies to the Continued Examination Companies that Boycott Israel List. Florida is one of 35 US states with laws opposing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

New York mayor Bill Be Blasio says he will boycott Ben and Jerry's.

A lot of capitalist politicians getting angry at a company for deciding not to sell its product in certain locations for ethical reasons. It's ridiculous how even a mild protest by a corporation gets these politicians this angry. Very sinister in the so-called "Land of the Free".

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« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2021, 09:21:58 PM »

I like Dillegal Settlemint best. 2 flavors you wouldn't expect to work together.

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