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5 January 2013

Farming Injustice, Saturday 9 February

BDS attacks Israeli Agricultural Export Companies

By David Guy @5MFI

When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.~ Daniel Webster

Counter the BDS movement plan for a campaign against Israeli agriculture on Saturday 9th February.

  • Do not allow them an open playing field to intimidate supermarket chains and, not incidentally, their employees and customers.
  • Do not allow them to gain media coverage to delude viewers and supermarket execs that they are a mass movement without opposition.
  • Do not let them pretend that even on one day retailing Israeli produce causes the company a loss.

Action items

  • Stage a Buy Democracy counter demonstration at every supermarket they picket (list below)
    • Buy Israeli products and make a point of showing the BDSers and any media present that you have done so
    • Even better. Take a photograph of you and the product in front of the BDSers. Five Minutes for Israel will be glad to make an album (send to David’s email with Farming Justice in the Subject)
    • This might be a good day to do your weekly shopping. Super market management is more likely to be impressed by paying customers.
  • Use the PSC’s own form to send a message to the supermarkets.
    • This will probably annoy PSC to the max, especially if they don’t realise what we are doing until too late. Even if they block them at source it will inconvenience them immensely. Click on this link or the graphic below
  • Write to the CEOs, media departments of the supermarkets. Numbers are important. (list below†)

Write to supermarket managers

Five Minutes for Israel is relaxing its never link to a Hate Israel Lobby site rule
so we can use their research & coding against them.
  1. Click on the above graphic
  2. Change the Subject & Content on their Contact your supermarket form
  3. Compliment them on their choice to stock Israeli produce. Contact addresses

†Finding email addresses is extremely difficult. It makes one wonder how the PSC has acquired them, or even if it has.

As most of these actions target Sainsbury’s perhaps extra efforts to support Sainsbury’s is in order?

Company CEO Address e-mail Twitter
Morrisons Mr. Dalton Philips Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC
Hilmore House
Gain Lane
Bradford BD3 7DL
Morrisons News ‏ @MorrisonsNews
Waitrose Mr. Mark Price  Doncastle Road,
Bracknell,
Berkshire RG12 8YA
customersupport@waitrose.co.uk Waitrose @waitrose
Tesco Mr. Philip Clarke New Tesco House
Delamare Road, Cheshunt,
Hertfordshire EN8 9SL
Tesco PLC @TescoMedia
the Co-Operative Mr. Peter Marks 1 Maple Road,
Manchester,
Greater Manchester M23 9RL
customer.relations@co-operative.coop The Co-operative ‏ @TheCooperative
Sainsbury’s Mr. Justin King 33 Holborn,
London, EC1N 2HT
Sainsbury’s @sainsburys
Asda Mr. Andy Clarke ASDA House,
Southbank,
Great Wilson Street,
Leeds LS11 5AD
Asda @asda

Events (that we are aware of)

Saturday 9th February

  • Birmingham 3pm
    Sainsbury’s – Martineau Place. UNION St Birmingham City Centre
  • Bristol 12 noon to 3pm
    Sainsbury’s (junction with Zetland Road), 2-4 Gloucester Rd, Bristol BS7 8AE.
  • Brixton /London 11.30am to 1pm
    Outside Brixton Tube/near Sainsbury’s
  • East London 11am to 1pm
    Sainsbury’s Whitechapel 1 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E1 5SD
  • Manchester
    Sainsbury’s (presumably main branch)
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne 12 noon to 2pm
    Sainsbury’s, Falconar Street, Newcastle upon Tyne.(adjacent to Northumbria University’s campus and student halls)
  • North Devon 11am – 1.00pm
    Guildhall, (Pannier Market) High Street, (Corner of Butcher’s Row) Barnstaple EX 31 1BW
  • Portsmouth 10.30am to 12 noon
    Outside Waitrose, Marmion Road, Southsea
  • Sheffield 11am
    Sainsbury’s on the Moor
  • South East Londonn From 10am
    Sainsbury’s car park, 80, Dog Kennel Hill, London SE22 8BB ( Herne Hill / East Dulwich)
  • Southampton 11am to 1pm
    Sainsbury’s on Portwood Road, Southampton
  • West Ealing/London 11am to 1pm
    Street supermarket(?)
  • West Surrey
    Local supermarket(?)
  • Wolverhampton 10am to 12 noon
    Sainsbury’s St Georges

Sunday 10th February

  • Brent / London 12 noon to 2pm
    Sainsbury’s, High Rd Willesden Green

 

About David Guy

B.A./B.C.A. (Communication and Media Arts) University of Wollongong, AUSTRALIA M.A. in Government (Diplomacy and Conflict Studies) Inter Disciplinary Center, Herzliya, ISRAEL Twitter @5MFI
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