to mark the 5th
anniversary of the Palestinian civil society boycott
call and the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Stolen
Beauty AHAVA boycott campaign, CODEPINK NYC will be joining
with Brooklyn for Peace and Adalah-NY to protest the sale of AHAVA
Cosmetics at the Ricky's store in Brooklyn.
You can join us in solidarity to tell Ricky's NYC NO MORE AHAVA!
Call Ricky's CEO Dominick Costello and ask him to stop carrying
products by this company that profits from the occupation of the
West Bank. Call him now at (212) 352-8545 x8.??
We've been pressuring Ricky's NYC, a family-owned chain store, on
this issue since last August, and think they are close to heeding
their customers' and the public's call to do the right thing. Tell
Ricky's: AHAVA Cosmetics are made by Israeli profiteers in Occupied
Palestine. Don't sell AHAVA!
Since the start of the campaign, our Stolen Beauty boycott has succeeded
in sullying the name and reputation of AHAVA Dead Sea Laboratories.
Here's a quick review of a few of our successes to date:
In August 2009, Oxfam was forced to suspend Goodwill Ambassador
and Sex and the City superstar Kristin Davis for the duration of
her contract as AHAVA spokeswoman because of pressure from AHAVA
boycott activists, and soon thereafter Kristin declined to renew
her contract with AHAVA.
November 2009, the Dutch Foreign Ministry agreed to investigate
AHAVA's manufacturing and labeling practices. In January 2010, The
Business and Human Rights Centre (London) disseminated "The Case
Against AHAVA" on its web site and in its widely distributed newsletter.
That same month, a British MP denounced Ahava's fraudulent labeling
practices during a debate in Parliament on Israeli "settlement products."
recently, at the end of May activists in Paris filed suit against
Sephora for selling products that are manufactured in an Israeli
settlement by a company whose practices are against international
Ahava boycott is part of the larger Boycott,
Divestment and Sanctions movement, which is growing every
day with pickets at docks from Alameda, CA to India; campus divestment
campaigns; actions at retail stores, and more!
Equipped with a growing coalition of national
and international partners, and specific, targeted pressure
campaigns focused on companies that sell AHAVA, such as Ricky's
NYC and Nordstrom, the Stolen Beauty boycott is moving into its
second year with enthusiasm and resolve. We believe this campaign
is a vibrant and effective tool to use as we work towards a just
peace for Palestinians and Israelis.
But with a company as large as AHAVA Dead Sea Laboratories, selling
over $50 million worth of products in 25 countries worldwide, we
have a big job ahead of us and we could use your help. Will
you call Dominick today?
For a more beautiful future,
Stolen Beauty AHAVA Boycott Campaign Coordinator
PS Don't forget to invite your friends to
sign up to boycott AHAVA products, join our official
Facebook group, follow us on Twitter @BoycottAHAVA or
us for more information. We hope to see you soon at a Stolen
Beauty protest in your city. Bikinis or bathrobes are recommended
but not required.