Tag Archives | olympia food co-op

What’s a Linewaiter?

For those following what’s expected to be this season’s big BDS co-op fight in Park Slope New York, it’s worth taking a good look at the latest issue of the co-op’s monthly newsletter, the Linewaiter’s Gazette. The first reason to check it out is to read a piece by Joe Holtz, one of the organization’s […]

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Fallout

Catching up on some other BDS news taking place between the PennBDS brouhaha and upcoming BDS fights within the Methodist and Presbyterian churches: While I refuse to leverage the alleged defection of Norman Finkelstein from the BDS cause, I’m happy to point out an interesting piece that appeared on Jewish Ideas Daily that analyzes part of the story I […]

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PennBDS: BDS and Community

This is part of a series of articles based on the program of the upcoming PennBDS conference. Check out this landing page to find out more. The PennBDS talk entitled “BDS as a Community-Wide Political Campaign” originally had the word “Winning” or “Victory” in the title (I can’t remember which).  I can only guess why […]

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BDS to World: “We’re Not Losers” – Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series BDSFail

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series BDSFailContinuing from where we left off; having run down items on the BDSer’s own list of “victories” that were either fake, outdated or simply descriptions of their own inconsequential activities, let’s move onto items that could be considered genuine wins for them. Major items in […]

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Olympia Redux – Recognition

If a judge decides to hear the case against the Olympia Food Co-op, brought against it by members who claim the organization broke its own rules in order to push through a boycott of Israeli goods, the procedural issues noted previously probably represent the plaintiff’s strongest argument. But other bylaw language that stipulates the co-op […]

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Olympia Redux – Process

Before returning to the discussion of the Olympia Co-op, the only food co-op (and possibly the only retailer) in the country that has enacted a boycott of Israeli goods: a couple of points. First, as my regular reader knows, I’m not the biggest fan of legal remedies (legislative or judicial) applied to political disputes, if […]

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A New BDS World Record!

In what has to be its single greatest accomplishment in the last ten years, BDS received the boot not once, not twice but three times in a single weekend! Some of you may recall the ongoing saga at the Sacramento Food Co-op where BDS “activists” have been pushing a boycott of Israeli goods for months, […]

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Targeted BDS

NOTE: I was getting set to respond to some questions/comments from earlier this week and it looks like some comments have disappeared from the last few posts. They’re not showing up in the Blogger spam filter, so I’m suspecting they may be related to a Blogger technical outage yesterday morning. If you think something was […]

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My Visit to Olympia

Well I just flew in from Olympia Washington. And boy are my arms tired! I’ve been waiting for a trip to Washington state to materialize, both to spend time at “Ground Zero” of the BDS “movement” (or “BDSM” as a friend recommended rebranding it) and to give me an opening to use the gag that […]

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No news.. Good news?

I told a person in another forum that I’d post something on the Rachel Corrie affair, about which they were interested in continuing a debate. But truth be told, most everything I’ve wanted to say on the subject I said many years ago in a piece that can be found here. So I’m going to […]

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