PSC update: Scarlett Johansson breaks ties with Oxfam

Scarlett Johansson breaks ties with Oxfam Scarlett Johansson has stepped down as an Ambassador for Oxfam because of her new relationship with SodaStream, a company which operates in the illegal settlement Ma’ale Adumim, in the Occupied West Bank. Scarlett Johansson and Oxfam faced immense pressure from the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign who demanded…

G4S tweets

Press Release: BBC bombarded over #G4S Over 2000 BBC viewers & listeners contact the BBC http://t.co/ub1TPEvFJZ pic.twitter.com/1p9ZMAzog1 — PSC (@PSCupdates) January 27, 2014 Viewers and listeners bombard BBC Director General over broadcasters links to #G4S http://t.co/9BHjMFaIbo via @middleeastmnt — PSC (@PSCupdates) January 27, 2014

Johansson steps down as Oxfam Ambassador

press release Date of issue: 30/01/2014 For immediate release Scarlett Johansson has stepped down as an Ambassador for Oxfam because of her relationship with SodaStream, a company which operates in the illegal settlement Ma’ale Adumim, in the Occupied West Bank. Scarlett Johansson and Oxfam faced immense pressure from the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign…

letter to Oxfam from a long-standing supporter

This is a message that was sent to us by a long-standing supporter of Oxfam, now nearly 80 years old: ‘Last night I spent a bit of time on the phone to Oxfam detailing the chronology of Scarlett’s several contracts (SodaStream, L’Oreal, Dolce Gabbana, et al), all of which followed her 2003 appointment as a…

Oxfam: end ties with Scarlett Johansson

Actor, Scarlett Johansson, is currently an Ambassador for Oxfam but has just signed up to promote Sodastream. Sodastream’s main factory is in a settlement – Ma’ale Adumim  – in the Occupied West Bank. These settlements are illegal under international law, and an obstacle to peace – therefore settlement production relies on, and supports, an activity that…

Annual Report from Ben Soffa, Secretary PSC

Everything in PSC’s annual review wouldn’t have been possible without all our PSC members: as activists engaging people in our local communities, unions, political parties and faith groups  as leaders shaping our priorities here, through our branch forums and in decision-making locally as educators, explaining to people just what life is like in Palestine and as funders,…

C4 Jump for Occupation

Channel 4’s new series The Jump began airing Sunday 26th January 2014. The series is sponsored by SodaStream, which has a factory located in the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Adumim (the factory is in the settlement’s industrial sector, Mishor Adumim). This is the web homepage for The Jump, with ‘Sponsored by SodaStream’ prominent on…

Parliament update: 27-31 January 2013

THURSDAY  30  JANUARY  2014 1. Stephen Doughty: What proportion of the output of the EIB [European Investment Bank] desalination plants at Ashdod, Sorek and Hadera goes to (a) Israel, (b) settlements in the OPT and (c) Palestinians in the OPT; and what reports has the UK representative on EIB’s board made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer of such…

PSC AGM

Thank you to all the PSC members who came to PSC’s AGM. This is an important day for Palestine Solidarity, where members decide the priorities and focus for the following year’s campaigning. If you would like to get involved in PSC’s decision making, please join PSC The AGM agreed that exposing the Israeli state’s denial…

BBC bombarded over G4S

Viewers and listeners bombard BBC Director General over broadcasters links to G4S Over 2000 BBC viewers and listeners have contacted the BBC to urge it not to award G4S with a security contract worth £80 million. G4S services Israeli prisons to which Palestinian prisoners are illegally transferred in serious violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention…