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Flashmob: Brides Boycott Ahava and SodaStream at Bed Bath and Beyond (Video)

[ ["BDS Brides LA." Photo from a different direct action than video below. Image by CodePinkHQ]

The following is a video of a flash mob mobilizing for the boycott of AHAVA and SodaStream at a Bed Bath and Beyond store in Marin County, California. 

Music by Jane Jewell and Sue Blackwell.


Ode to Boycott

Israel, end your occupation,
There's no peace on stolen land;
We'll sing out for liberation,
'Till you hear and understand.
Ethnic cleansing and apartheid
Should belong to history,
Human rights should not be silenced,
Palestine will soon be free!

All this Dead Sea mud is stolen
From the Palestinian's land,
Beauty products by Ahava,
All of them should now be banned.
Soda Stream is made in factories,
That should never have been built,
Bed Bath and Beyond's exposed now,
We won't let you hide your guilt!

Ahava's made on stolen land
And so is Soda Stream, as well,
Palestinians lose their farmland,
Families' lives are turned to hell.
Both these products -- stolen products --
Violate international law,
Bed Bath and Beyond we charge you,
Kick these products out your store.

3 comments for "Flashmob: Brides Boycott Ahava and SodaStream at Bed Bath and Beyond (Video)"


i just sent this link in an email to the pr dept. for Rainbow Grocery in sf, because they sell SodaStream! their email is

Rebecca M. Coolidge wrote on January 03, 2012 at 01:25 PM

Frankly, I'm a little surprised and also embarrassed to see this video posted here. Jadaliyya is supposed to be a forum for circulating critical analyses and commentaries on the contemporary Middle East. It is not supposed to be just another pseudo-activist website... I would expect yet another BDS video to be posted on Electronic Intifada, but not on Jadaliyya (and especially so when there's zero commentary or critical reflection associated with the video imagery). Sorry Jadaliyya, but you can (and should) do better than this!

academic wrote on January 03, 2012 at 02:56 PM

"Families' lives are turned to hell." Palestinian's seem to make their own hell. The image of them dancing in delight after the carnage of 911 does little to endear me to their plight. Nor does their butchery of Olympian athletes. Got a Sodastream for xmas and it's great. I hope Bed Bath and Beyond ignores this silly protest.

Ed Farnsworth wrote on April 09, 2012 at 11:24 PM

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