Portuguese electrical retailer Worten has ended the sale of SodaStream from its more than 135 stores across the country.
The decision came after pressure from campaigners pointing at SodaStream's appalling human rights record against Palestinians.
SodaStream is a target of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement worldwide and despite the company having closed down its factory in the illegal West Bank settlement of Mishor Adumim, it remains complicit with Israel's ethnic cleansing of Palestinian Bedouins in the Negev.
This morning, the Israeli-based fizz merchant SodaStream announced miserable preliminary financial results for the quarter ending September 30. Its stock promptly fell by over 20%, compounding losses over the last year.
Israel’s regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid is once again committing heinous massacres on the Palestinian people in Gaza.
Israel enjoys criminal impunity because of the direct support from governments in the North America and Europe but also from corporations that are implicated in the Israeli occupation and egregious human rights violations.
There are dozens of companies that play an active and
Soros Fund Management, the family office of the billionaire investor George Soros, has sold its stake in SodaStream, the soda making appliance producer that profits from the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and was made popular by actress Scarlett Johansson’s endorsement.
The decision comes as a number of big international investors, including the fund linked to the Microsoft fou
Ramallah, 21 May 2014 -- The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition in Palestinian civil society that is leading the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement for Palestinian rights, called today for a boycott of the Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Foundations due to the recently announced -- first-quarter 2014 -- investment by Soros in SodaStream stock and increased investment in Teva Pharmaceuticals, both Israeli companies that are deeply involved in violations of international law.
SodaStream is an Israeli company that manufactures in Maale A
BDS France is pleased to learn that Eau de Paris, the municipal agency
operating the Paris water service, will not be renewing its contract with the
Wassermaxx company, which has been bought up by Sodastream. According to
Eau de Paris, the non-renewal of the contract is due to "technical" reasons.
Sodastream is a company implanted in the Israeli colonies, in violation of
Ramallah, 28 April 2014 -- The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the largest
coalition in Palestinian civil society that is leading the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement for Palestinian rights, issued a stern warning to Starbucks today that if media reports about its intention to purchase a stake in SodaStream prove accurate, it would be deemed complicit in Israel’s violations of international law and would, therefore, face the prospects of popular boycotts and the possibility of legal action.