Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) is a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality. BDS upholds the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity.
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.
On May 27, the City of Venice, Italy sponsored "Join the Stream", a promotional event including the cleanup of the Alberoni beach. The event was organized by Sodastream, an Israeli company producing home carbonation devices, as part of an extensive advertising campaign that includes a series of similar events in several Italian cities.
We are stunned to see the City of Venice involved in a shrewd marketing ploy aimed at creating an image of Sodastream as a company committed to environmental sustainability.
Over the weekend of January 21-22, the third national meeting of the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) against Israel was held in Bologna, Italy. Roughly 80 activists from over 20 Italian cities representing groups, associations and political parties throughout Italy participated.