Oxfam and Channel 4 I believe should drop their association, they cannot be allowed to cosy up to this unethical company.
SodaStream is made in the Mishor Edomim industrial zone, that is part of the illegal Israeli settlement Ma'aleh Adumim, which cuts deeply into Palestine's West Bank, severing Palestinian towns and devastating their economy and daily lives, Sodastream's factorty is built on stolen land, on seperated Ramallah, Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Jericho.
The fact remains that daily, Palestinian workers in factories like this are underpaid, denied basic rights such as holiday or sick pay, denied the riht to organise into unions, and are left to fend for themselves if injured at work, and lets remember that the Israeli government encourages companies like this to locate within its illegal settlements by allowing less environmental and labor standards than those required in Israel., allowing a complete disregard for human rights and international law to continue.
I believe it is impossible to be an 'ambassador' or pretend to be a respectable Public broadcasting Company whilst at the same time through association promote what in my eyes is a human rights abuser. Businesses that operate from illegal settlements further the ongoing poverty of the Palestinian Communities, we should keep up the pressure on Oxfam and Channel 4, any one of value really, to dissasociate from a company that profits from the exploitation of Palestinain land, labour and resources. Sodastream tries to garner repectability, but under international law, operates illegally , exploiting the poor of this region, whilst promoting a dubious ecological agenda, and while it remains constitutes as a barrier to peace in this region.
There is nothing clean about SodaStreams product, parroting its message does not build bridges, it is time to let it's bubbles free.
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