|Mishor Adumum hwere Sodastream is based|
|Police have difficulty policing the demonsrations despite their obvious pro-Zionist bias|
The campaign against Sodastream in Brighton has stirred up both a national and international campaign against this company. Based in West Bank near Maaleh Adumim it employs Palestinian slave labour Slave labour because unions are not allowed and the company is based on the very land its workers used to live on.
|A prettified ad for Sodastream|
In Brighton the demonstration started from the Clocktower in the Centre of Brighton at 12.30 and we marched via a shop in Ship Street, then Robert Dyas and Argos to Sodastream itself where the Zionists had based themselves. Despite attempts by the Police demonstrators swarmed across Western Road and I found myself in the midst of a group of Zionists who tried to surreptitiously attack me (‘Peace being their slogan’)!
|One of many national pickets of Sodastream|
|As usual the no. of Zionist supporter were outnumbered by anti-racists|
On of those who wanted a share of the action was EDL supporter Simon Cobbs who is their leader. It seems that these days having an association with anti-Semites is a positive advantage if you’re a Zionist. Cobbs who is free with his threats and use of violence pushed me – big mistake as I retaliated and he fell back when realising that bullies needed to be stood up to.
The other main group among them were a group of fundamental Christians whose support for Israel is based on the ‘return of the Jews’ to Palestine in order that the second coming of Christ can be hastened via the fires and battles of Armageddon. Most Jews of course, who reject Jesus, will perish and the Elect, in what they call Rapture, will ascend to heaven. Mad? Yes but these are the creatures who butchered over 100,000 ‘heathen’ Mayan Indians in Guatemala and who have encouraged every war of the United States.
The Zionists had nothing to say and spent their time trying to drown us out. After all it is difficult to defend land theft. They reserved their venom for anti-Zionist Jews whom they termed ‘traitors’ – I’ve never understood this as I’ve never owed Zionism any loyalty but of course this was the charge made by Hitler against anti-fascist Germans. And then one or two whispered Kapos at us, oblivious of the notorious collaboration of the Zionist movement with the Nazi movement both before and after 1933. After all they and the Zionists agreed on one thing – the Jews didn’t belong in Germany.
Boycott is a weapon of the oppressed. Apart from Capt. Boycott its first use in Britain was the Boycott of Slave Grown Sugar in the Caribbean (the Church of England owned the Codrington plantation in Barbados). In South Africa the Boycott was crucial in the demise of Apartheid. Again Israel opposed it as White South Africa was its best friend and it supplied nuclear technology and other weaponry to it.. The Christian Fundamentalists were equally opposed. After all it was in the Bible Belt of the USA that segregation was based and where the Ku Klux Klan was strongest. And in 1933 there was a massive boycott of Nazi Germany by Jews and the international labour movement. It was held that it was likely to cause the overthrow of Hitler, such was its effect.
|Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods attended the picket|
|Brighton Clocktower where we met|
Goering summoned the leadership of the German Jewish community in March 27 1933 to get them to have the boycott called off. They claimed it was impossible but the Zionists, who had secured an invitation to the meeting after much effort, spoke out. They would destroy the Boycott? The condition being that a Transfer Agreement was signed between German and Jewish Palestine. It was called Ha’avara (see Edwin Black’s book on Ha’avara for the details). In order to build up Palestine the Zionist leadership deliberately sacrificed the Jews of Europe because people naturally said that if the Jews were trading with Hitler why shouldn’t they? It was difficult to point out that the Zionists represented only themselves (& to be fair many Zionists opposed Ha’avara, especially the right-wing Revisionists).
By 1939 60% of the investment in Jewish Palestine was from Nazi Germany! They even spied on the German communist party for them. In other words the real Jewish traitors and ‘kapos’ were the Zionists. Which is why in Poland, which was the heart of European Jewry, in 1938 they rejected the Zionist parties overwhelmingly. In Warsaw out of 20 Jewish seats, 17 went to the anti-Zionist Bund.
|Christian Fundie climbs lamppost – Palestinian flag annoys racists|
I am posting a video that the Zionists took so bear that in mind. But we distributed 800 leaflets and obtained even more signatories for a petition to close down Ecostream. Once again the Police displayed their bias when we were removed across the street but the Zionists ensured that once again Sodastream (neighbouring shops had no customers!).