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Seems like a sensible decision.
"SodaStream is a company that is not only committed to the environment but to building a bridge to peace between Israel and Palestine, supporting neighbours working alongside each other, receiving equal pay, equal benefits and equal rights."
soda she could drink
I mean I'd have no problem if she was uneasy with Oxfam taking a political stance re: its dealings/non-dealings with Israel. That's part of the gig and you gotta buy into their values. Although the fact that its because of a Sodastream endorsement is just a touch... odd.
Celebs really, really value their endorsement portfolios these days huh? I mean REALLY value them.
I'm sure in terms of her management, other sponsorship deals, and future film career, not making a stand against Israel is the sensible choice for her. So it's not that she loves SodaStream over Oxfam, it's just that she doesn't value Oxfam enough to come out and say she backs Israeli sanctions.
As I was walking past, they all dropped their pro-Palestinian placards and stuff, and started waving Israeli ones. At least, I think they did. It was odd.
Be Right On:
Maybe they were all just mixed together.
she's signed a contract that she'd be sued a gajillion $$$ for breaking. Still think she looks weird though.
And her role with oxfam probable come down to them writing her a letter saying will you be an ambassador and her agent writing back going ''of course you can put her down as a ambassador on your website/material but due to her busy schedule she won't be able to commit any time to your events''.
So proper contract vs charity name dropping - $$$ wins.
told her, then 10 seconds later she was like `Oh we'll sack Oxfam off then - put out a statement` and that's that.
Good to see Melanie Phillips carrying on on twitter like this is a momentus day in Israel's history though. Christ alive that woman is odd.
neutral stand. sorted
but still a big deal
idk I don't really agree with how BDS is used as a tactic by NGOs and I think Oxfam are wrong to have pressured her into leaving her position.
and you kind of have to wonder how many Palestinians or their representatives called for her to resign
There’s no way Oxfam would have ‘pressured’ her into this as such – they would have been very, very keen to keep her on board.
But it’s also unthinkable to have a notional spokesperson for your cause in explicit disagreement with you on one of the most contentious issues out there. It was clearly unworkable on both sides.
Didn't mean to this^, I meant to say there's no way you've never heard of soda stream before
it was after BDS campaigners put pressure on Oxfam though and SJ quit before it became messy. it was probably made untenable but I doubt it was her that really wanted to leave, idk. It's 'one of the most contentious issues out there' but BDS isn't exactly central to Oxfam's charitable objectives and there definitely isn't consensus amongst pro-Palestinian liberation campaigners that a strong commitment to BDS is the best approach or gonna make any real progress. a lot of really prominent pro-palestine activists oppose BDS e.g. Finkelstein, Chomsky (not that I support either of them...). I get the impression SJ genuinely doesn't support the policy either. with something as complex and sensitive as BDS I just think it might not be that helpful for a massive Western humanitarian charity like Oxfam to take the position that you have to support BDS to work with them.
Oxfam and Johansson both ended up in untenable positions here, at least in part due to external factors.
While arguably not central to Oxfam's cause, it would also be impossible for them to be seen as condoning something that's a violation of international law no matter how tenuous this link with Sodastream would have been.
And I assume Oxfam wouldn't want a similar connection with, say, whichever company does the catering on Guantanamo Bay.
if Sodastream's factories are based in illegal settlements, then is all of it's talk about economic cooperation between Israel and Palestine just whitewashy corporate guff? Or what?
In short: dunno.
maybe I just don't know enough for that HuffPo statement to not come across as "conveniently, I just so happen to think that what my corporate overlords are doing is super awesome!"
the *first* thing you do is build a factory on land illegally taken from the Palestinians. The rest more or less sorts itself out.
I'm not sure what her views on Israel/Palestine are though.
I like your tie.
She doesn't really look anything at all like SJ though. No bad thing – I hear Ms. Johansson hates Oxfam and peace and love and poor kids these days. Dreadful business.
but I can't see you through my hate-clouded eyes.
posting a picture of your girlfriend on the internet to prove how hot she is- the lowest of the very, very low.
but please don't objectify her in that way.
The male version, but please don't objectify me in that way.
I go away for ONE NIGHT and it sends you all gooey eyed over me. *sigh*
She's a nice person too. You better know how lucky you are, and treat her good. Where are you doing for valentines day?
(because she only has one eye)
Step 1 - abolish hunger
Step 2 - abolish thirst by supporting affordable carbonated drinks
"(Uncensored)"? Fuck off.
might as well have been the man who named himself 'cuntby'...