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Oxfam America office refuses to receive petition urging it to dump Scarlett Johansson

In Los Angeles and New York, human rights groups delivered a petition to Johansson’s representatives at Creative Artists Agency, calling on the Hollywood actress to end her relationship with SodaStream.  

Oxfam’s Palestinian partners condemn charity’s “mishandling” of Scarlett Johansson affair

“By choosing to remain an ambassador for SodaStream, Johansson also choses to remain an ambassador for forced displacement,” Palestinians tell Oxfam.

“Internal revolt” at Oxfam over Scarlett Johansson affair, insider says

The dispute within the global charity is largely along transatlantic lines, with Oxfam America stamping on anything seen to be critical of Israel.

Palestinians to Oxfam: Dump Scarlett Johansson “immediately”

“We rebuke Johansson’s condescending remarks that SodaStream is “building a bridge to peace between Israel and Palestine.’”

Signs of disarray at Oxfam over “ambassador of oppression” Scarlett Johansson

Why did Oxfam tweet, then delete a statement on Hollywood actress’ deal with occupation profiteer SodaStream?

“Don’t forget us here”: Photos reveal devastation in Syria’s Yarmouk camp

These images provide an all too rare glimpse of the people living in the camp amid horrifying circumstances

Scarlett Johansson is “ambassador for oppression,” says Oxfam founder’s grandson

The “ongoing credibility of Oxfam depends on its adhering to its founding principles … I am certain my grandfather and great-uncle would agree with me.”

Oxfam backs Scarlett Johansson, despite actress' endorsement of Israeli settlements

In doing so, Oxfam has taken a clear position against Palestinians and their rights and chosen complicity with Israeli occupation and colonization.

Public radio KQED pulls SodaStream from gifts to donors

Public broadcaster dumps SodaStream from donor thank-you gifts, citing “controversy” over factory in Israeli settlement.

Oxfam's cowardly stance on Scarlett Johansson's Israeli settlement profiteering

It’s impossible to be an “ambassador” both for a human rights group and for human rights abusers!


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