Following months of picketing, leafleting and complaints to the management of the Overgate Centre Premier Dead Sea Cosmetics have finally decided to throw in the towel and leave town.
After we drove them from their prime position in the Overgate Centre to a stall hidden away beneath the stairs the company underwent a serious fall in profits.
This victory follows hot on the heels of Global successes against Israeli cosmetics companies that plunder the occupied territories for profit.
Earlier this month The Bay, a major Canadian department store, discontinued sales of Ahava products after a campaign by Canadian human rights activists.
This was closely followed by an announcement from the John Lewis group that it is now refusing to stock the same toxic brand.
John Lewis’ Managing Director, Andy Street, wrote to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in a letter dated 7 January: ‘As a socially responsible retailer, John Lewis takes very seriously the treatment of workers and their working conditions. We expect all our suppliers not only to obey the law, but also to respect the rights, interests and well-being of their employees, their communities and the environment.’ He ended by stating: ‘In relation to your specific enquiry about Ahava Dead Sea products, I can confirm that John Lewis has ceased stocking these particular products’.
SPSC Dundee would like to offer a big thank you to all of you who joined our pickets and submitted complaints to the Overgate.
This latest victory sends out the clear message that Dundee will not tolerate any company in the city that profits from or supports the racist, apartheid policies of the Israeli state.
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Scottish Palestine solidarity Campaign: Dundee Group
Web site: www.scottishpsc.org.uk