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Smashing the Israeli war machine - Starbucks, Whitechapel firebombed

trouble maker | 13.01.2009 16:39 | Anti-militarism | Palestine | Social Struggles | World

A branch of Starbucks in East London has been smashed and firebombed in what appears to be an anti-Israeli protest. Police are investigating the series of attacks in Whitechapel. First rocks were thrown through the store's window at 11.25pm on Monday night. Later, after midnight, a petrol bomb or similar was tossed into the zionist owned premises starting a fire which damaged the interior. No one was injured in the incident and the store was boarded up today as police examined the scene.


There are companies all around us that are supporting & profiting from Israel’s murderous actions in Palestine. Arms killing innocent Palestinians today are made here, British companies continue to sell stolen goods from occupied Palestinian lands and profit from building the apartheid wall and prisons.

Companies that build Israel’s weapons
BAE Systems - arming Israel with F16s to attack Gaza
London - Stirling Square, Carlton Gardens, London, SW1Y 5AD

Raytheon - building missiles
Raytheon Systems Limited, The Pinnacles, Harlow, Essex, CM19 5BB
Harman House, 1 George Street, Uxbridge, Middx, UB8 1QQ

EDO - building the bombs that Israeli F16s are dropping on Gaza
Emblem House, Home Farm Business Centre, Home Farm Road, Brighton, BN1 9HU

Caterpillar: Bulldozing Palestinian homes onto families & murdered Rachel Corrie
Head Office, Mansour House, 188, Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire UK, SL1 3GA

Israel Military Industries, Eurotaas (EUTA) Ltd, 12 York Gate, London NW1 4QS

Companies protecting the occupation:
Carmel Agrexco: selling stolen goods from occupied land.
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Tel. 44-208-848-7788 Fax. 44-208-848-1106

Ahava - Dead Sea Cosmetics - protecting your skin off the back of Palestinian suffering
39 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London, WC21T 9DD

Veolia: building a tramline in occupied territory in East Jerusalem
Need to add in contact details

Starbucks: The head of Starbucks, Howard Shultz is an active Zionist and has been recognized by the government of Israel as key for promoting the alliance between the United States and Israel. It has been reported that a percentage of Starbucks profits go directly to the Israeli government.

Boycott, shut-down, graffiti, disrupt - whatever - Gaza needs our solidarity


Please add other appropriate targets

trouble maker


supermarkets that stock goods from illegal settlements

13.01.2009 16:50

Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsburys and Marks and Spencers also stock goods from illegal settlements.
Veolia, are building a tramline, to be constructed on occupied territory in East Jerusalem, not sure of UK addresses.


Boycott Israeli Goods

13.01.2009 16:55

Heckler & Koch

All major UK stores sell Israeli goods. You can contact them to tell them not to stock Israeli produce… picket them…join actions against them…

Sainsburys sell a large range of Israeli products including Israeli potatoes, oranges, grapefruits, avocadoes, strawberries and wine. Sainsburys say the store is not a political organisation and do not boycott products from any country. They do say that 'ethical trading is a growing area of concern for our company and consumers' and have an ethical trading policy — they do not, however, acknowledge that ethical trading concerns would extend to the sale of goods from an apartheid regime sold on occupied land. Write to Sainsbury's Head Office at Stamford House, Stamford Street, London, SE1 9LL or call them on 02076956000

Tesco sell a number of Israeli products at their UK stores, including Israeli/settlement produce supplied to them by Carmel/Agrexco. Write to Tesco Head Office at Baird Avenue, Dundee, DD1 9NS
or call them on 0800 50 55 55

Waitrose Doncastle Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 8YA. tel 02075926288 fax 02075925699 e-mail:[
or write to your local store.

Marks & Spencer, Waterside House, 35 North Wharf Road, London W2 1NW

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13.01.2009 17:13

Find your nearest one:
In England they run lots of the recycling collections.

Veolia's involvement in the tramway project in East Jerusalem has led to international protests. The Irish tramline company Luas, run by Veolia, was forced by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign to cancel its contract with Israeli authorities in Jerusalem. Amnesty International France has requested Veolia not to sign the contract because it raises serious questions about international law violations.
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SUpermarket goods

13.01.2009 18:26

Is there any way to tell which goods in those supermarkets come from the occupied territories? I know quite a few people who are happy to boycott a specific product but wouldn't go as far as boycotting an entire supermarket chain. Besides, in some areas, the large chains are the only shops available.

I've looked around but can't find anything and the supermarkets don't exactly advertise the fact. They'll draw attention to it if it's a British product, but "Come and buy our murder oranges!" isn't a great slogan to bring people in to your shop.

...unless you're clientele consists entirely of 14yr old goths.

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