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Olympia Redux – Conspiracy

While I made mention of debates I’ve had with members of the Olympia Co-op regarding the procedural violations that have since become the subject of a member lawsuit against the organization, articles produced by BDS supporters since the suit was initiated spend almost no time discussing these matters, beyond insisting (without any elaboration) that everything […]

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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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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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Courage

Now and then (usually in response to comments) I’ve posed the question: what if the world is NOT as the BDSers perceive it? What if there’s even a one-percent chance that the suffering in the region is NOT fueled entirely by Israeli villainy directed at pristinely innocent Palestinians (with no role played by the rest […]

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Olympia BDS: Inside Out

In the face of condemnations of their boycott pouring in from more and more members, and even the local press questioning a boycott decision that seems to have had so little input from the community, Olympia BDS champion have taken lately to feigning mock outrage over comments that their boycott project involved “outside agitators.” In […]

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Rotten Luck

I’m still trying to find some time to do a little historical unreality fiction at the expense of my old friends at JVP, but in the meantime here’s one missed news story and one observation on the Olympia boycott (something I threw out on the Co-op’s message board that I thought my reader might enjoy). […]

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Olympia Co-op – Consensus

I must admit to a feeling of bewilderment. As those of you who have been following the Olympia Co-op boycott story on this blog know, I have taken for granted that the Co-op followed its own rules when deciding whether to take part in the latest BDS project to get food co-ops to shun Israeli […]

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