PHOTO ESSAY ~~ NEW YORK COMES ALIVE WITH THE SOUNDS OF B O Y C O T T

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  1. July 12, 2010 at 13:34

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  2. Alvin Kroll said,

    July 12, 2010 at 22:55

    How do you boycott Israel? I’m asking seriously, because I tried and I fail every day when I research what I’m using and what I need.

    I can’t use Google products, because Google has two offices in Israel and does a bunch of development there. For that same reason I can’t use YouTube, Blogger, etc.

    I can’t use Microsoft Windows or Bing or Yahoo!, because Microsoft has three offices in Israel and does even more development than Google there.

    I can’t even use a Mac, because Macs are based on Intel CPUs now, which are apparently designed and partly manufactored in Israel.

    I can’t buy Coca Cola or Pepsi or even RC Cola, all selling well in Israel. Try having kids without Cola in the house.

    I can’t go to Mcdonalds, Burger King, Dominos Pizza, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, or any other major chain. They all have franchises in Israel.

    Going to the supermarket is hard. Nestle is out, anything barcoded 927 is out, Heinz is out, and it goes on and on.

    I’m not even mentioning medicinal items (Teva anyone?), computer appliances, general electrical appliances, etc. It’s like a minefield out there with more mines than safe ground.

    Sorry for the rant, but this is really depressing. I guess that’s the price we pay for globalization. I’d appreciate your advice though.

  3. desertpeace said,

    July 13, 2010 at 00:45

    There must be alternative products just as good or better…
    How to boycott??
    JUST DO IT!

  4. Alvin Kroll said,

    July 13, 2010 at 01:26

    I do my best but I find myself left without choices, as do you.

    Do you really not use Apple or Microsoft? Buying either helps pay the bills to the Israeli offices, which pay taxes, rent, infrastructure costs to the Zionist government. What do I use instead?

    Do you not use Google? GMail? Google Maps? Using their services generates the income they use to finance the employees in their Israeli development branch, who pay taxes to their Zioniest government and serve in the Zionist army forces.

    Do you not link to YouTube movies? Blogger blog posts? You’re again putting money in Google’s pockets every time, some of which goes directly into Zionist pockets.

    This situation happens everywhere we turn! If this very site can’t boycott Israel completely, how can a normal person with good intentions be expected to do so? I’ve researched all of the above today, and it completely wore me out and depressed me. I can’t see myself continuing to research everything I use or buy, I just know I’ll find more and more Zionist links :-(.

    I think we have to be realistic and just do the best we can with what we can. Researching every aspect of our lives and seeing how every single thing we do or buy somehow manages to benefit the Zionists is just too agonizing.

  5. Mr.E said,

    July 13, 2010 at 02:52

    TO ALVIN KROLL:

    I understand some things are really hard to replace, but they CAN be replaced. You sound ignorant in saying you dont know what to do. How did people live before internet, before cel phones, you do remember right?
    Im not saying to cut off all technological appliances out of your life, but take a first step.
    There are many different browsers out there, google is just the most popular and biggest, NOT the only one.
    Coca cola, pepsi, and RC cola, are not the only soft drinks out there and are an unhealthy options to begin with, ESPECIALLY if you have kids. Water, juice, never thought of that??? Besides, your kids are brats if you raise them to be brats, take parenting seriously and stop being manipulated by your kids, who is gave birth to who? who’s supposed to be in control, your kid or you???
    Same goes for fast food in general, a very unhealthy, real nutrient lacking, chemically enhanced and preserved meal that has been proven to cause more problems that positive results. Try cooking and freezing away healthy, hearty foods, thats an option.
    The supermarket is an orgy of options, no excuse. Just because you’re used to a specific brand doesnt mean that all the others are garbage. SACRIFICE your brand conditioned taste and try other alternatives.
    If suddenly you lost your legs, will you just give up on mobility??? NO, you try a wheel chair, or prosthetics, or hitch a piggy back ride with your friends, something!

    Stop drowning yourself in a glass of water, open your eyes, open your mind, THINK, and i cant stress enough, THINK, try to find options and solutions. Stop looking for excuses and start taking charge..
    The world isnt going to fix itself and just sitting around isnt gonna make a difference. Just look how the world has changed in the last 10 years, MAJOR CHANGES in ideology, lifestyles, justice and many other areas. You think its gonna get any better the way things are going? and thinking that just because things are one way that they cant be changed is not a good start.. Be human, be smart, logical, resourceful, engaging, beautiful and thoughtful. The longest of journeys begin with just one step forward.

  6. IsraelsReich said,

    July 13, 2010 at 07:15

    True, they do have offices in all those areas.

    But you can easily boycott products from the occupied territories…..which is a lot easier than boycotting all of Google.

    Google is not entirely infested with neocon Zionist zealots yet….so it may be of more help to boycott their sponsors in the OCCUPIED territories. Including IKEA, Ahava, Lockheed Martin and many of the other worst suppliers.

  7. July 13, 2010 at 07:16

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  8. Dave Lippman said,

    July 13, 2010 at 14:57

    For those who really want an answer to the question of how to boycott: no boycott was ever about boycotting everything. All boycotts are targeted. There is a list of the top targets at http://adalahny.org/index.php/boycott-divestment-a-sanction/consumer-boycotts-against-israel
    Boycotting is also about opening up the discussion with people who are hesitant to apply human rights criteria to Israel. This provides an important form of pressure on the state of Israel.
    Boycotting is also tied to a movement for divestment of funds from Israeli companies and those that benefit Israeli colonialism. For example, TIAA-CREF, a giant pension fund, is now being pressured to divest.
    Additionally, academic and cultural boycotts are raising in public the serious question of whether Israel should be allowed to whitewash its illegal occupation and suppression of native people through the arts and academia. Israel has a campaign, “Brand Israel,” that attempts to paint it as a liberal democracy, to distract attention from its decades-long suppression of indigenous people.
    Recent successes of these movements are reported at electronicintifada.net and boycottisrael.info , the latter a project of Israelis supporting the boycott from within.
    The boycott, divestment, and sanctions strategy results from a call by hundreds of Palestinian groups – see bdsmovement.net
    A final note: it’s more effective, and more fun, to join movements and work out campaigns together than to focus all your energy on your lonely consumer decisions.

  9. deborah said,

    July 13, 2010 at 18:08

    Alvin, Ed is correct. Knowing what we now know that pop is BAD for anyone; funny I looked at a list of protest items to my surprise mayo is the only item that I purchase. I do not eat at corporate resturants especially Pepsi and Coke foods (for lack of a better word). A good American makes their own food, it is so easy with youtube there to teach you how to do anything. Google is not the only search engine – if you make/grow your own foods and can them then you are off the food grid (one step at a time). Make your own bread, ketchup, mayo, grow your own foods these days you can hang a garden…get back to your great grandparents way of life…I did.

  10. Alvin Kroll said,

    July 13, 2010 at 22:02

    It’s very plain to see that everyone boycotts where it’s convenient to them. If your only change in life after the boycott is a new brand of mayo, then you’re both lucky and your personal boycott is ineffective because nothing changed.

    I think Dave Lippman said it best, you can’t boycott everything that benefits the Zionists. All these judgements of my way of life in the other comments is just ironic in that light: Mr. E obviously uses Microsoft/Apple to reply to my comment, thereby breaking the boycott. Deborah in her comment literally recommends that I use YouTube (!), a Google company, to search for recipes, (which contributes to the Zionists much more than her mayo) and then goes on to say that Google is not the only search engine. That’s just pure irony.

    In my first comment I was worried about being a hypocrite, only boycotting where it didn’t really hurt me. I kept my Microsoft Windows, I kept using YouTube, I kept Googling, and felt bad about it all.

    However, reading your comments, I realize that everyone here is the same way! You boycott where it might be a slight inconvenience to you (new mayo) but not where it will actually change the way you do things. You too keep your Windows, your YouTube, and then freely judge others who do the same but with other products that THEY find essential.

    I want to thank both Dave Lippman and IsraelsReich for giving good advice and info in a (mostly) non-judgemental manner. I will go on to boycott products that are actually produced in Israel, and do my part in the boycott without having to turn my life around completely.

    By the way, IsraelsReich, I don’t see a difference between IKEA and Google. They both contribute to the Zionists greatly and none of their offices/stores is in a more occupied territory than the other (both within the 1967 borders as far as I can see, and don’t have offices in settlements). IKEA may take up more space, being a huge warehouse full of crappy furniture, but is that really a better reason to boycott them instead of Google? Or is there something else I’m missing in the comparison?


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