On Episode 24 of The Electronic Intifada Podcast, we speak with several boycott campaigners taking direct action against corporations involved in Israel’s military occupation and settlement industry.
Huda Ammori of Palestine Action tells us about their strategy to end the presence of Israeli arms dealers in the UK.
“The weapons that are being made to use against [Palestinians] are being made in front of you, and we have an ability to stop it,” she says.
And we speak to Dalit Baum and Noam Perry of the American Friends Service Committee in the US about the new No Dough for the Occupation campaign targeting baked goods company Pillsbury and its parent corporation General Mills.
The land was confiscated from the Palestinian town of Beit Hanina, Baum tells us.
“What we’re asking the company to do is very, very simple,” Baum explains.
“This is illegal. It is a blatant violation. They should just move that factory out of that area.”
While activists protested outside of the General Mills headquarters in Minneapolis, Perry and other campaigners challenged the company over its settlement factory during its virtual shareholders’ meeting.
Baum discusses a recent direct action against US-based technology company Palantir, which sells surveillance technology and “predictive” intelligence systems to Israel to be used against Palestinians.
Palantir also works with US federal agencies to help detain and deport undocumented immigrants.
Articles we discussed
- “British police may deploy Israeli drone used to kill Palestinians” (Asa Winstanley)
- “YouTube, Zoom and Facebook censor Leila Khaled for Israel” (Nora Barrows-Friedman)
Music: “MTAKTAK” (Shabjdeed)
Theme music by Sharif Zakout
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