White House Protest Corps

Boycott-Divest-Sanction Action against AVAHA Products
March 29, 2010, 2:52 pm
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Note: AVAHA  products are made in the Occupied West Bank and thus are legit target of BDS action.

Boycott-Divest-Sanction Action against AVAHA products

Boycott-Divest-Sanction Action against AVAHA products

Des reports:

After leaving the Gaza Report event, Dina, Stephanie and I returned to Natural Body Spa & Shoppe to do our Boycott, Divestment and Sanction solidarity action for “Land Day”, the annual day of commemoration for Palestinians.

We were joined by Andy (our videographer) and Steve (Palestine Children’s Relief Fund) who had with him his two daughters and two children from Gaza, for whom Steve had received medical treatment at John Hopkins. There we delivered our message about AHAVA and its violation of international law. Note that this was our 4th visit to the store and that the owner, Bart Yablonsky even replied via email last August saying, “Thank you for the information.”

After explaining why we were shocked at still finding the products there we started chanting and scooping them off their prominent display stacking them onto the counter, “Don’t you know, AHAVA has got to go!” The staff reacted in a variety of ways. Some were receptive to our message, “As a person who cares about education, I understand your passion” and “I did not know that. Good to know.” Some seemed shocked or displayed defensive body language (mouths open, arms crossed). One became overwrought screaming “I’m Jewish and I don’t even use this shit. I don’t like AHAVA!”… See More… Ver mais

When told we shouldn’t do this in front of our kids, we explained that these kids were here for treatment after being shot by Israeli soldiers and that they were exactly why we were doing this and knew all about it. Diminutive Daoud took off his knit hat and showed his misshapen, severely scarred skull.

By then mall security had been called and asked us to leave. As we exited the shop to streetside we stopped on the sidewalk to take pictures of the banner and our signs in front of the store. Mall security claimed that the sidewalk was private property. Eventhough we were already leaving, the salesperson who did all the screaming at us followed outside with other staff to block our vehicle, “You’ve been filming me and taking my picture. You’re not leaving here until I get that tape and your camera! Do you know how I feel?? You’ve ruined my day!”

Once the police officers arrived the staff seemingly disappeared. Officers approached us to ask what was going on. We explained that we were exercising our right to free speech, demonstrating at this store because it carries a product that violates international law, profiting from the occupation of Palestine. “Oh, it’s an Israel – Palestine issue.” said one officer, “I just wanted to understand what it was about.”

After checking with his colleague about the cameras he shook his head and amicably enough informed us that Arlington police were the most liberal and as far as he knew there wasn’t any regulation preventing us from taking pictures and filming. We were free to demonstrate on the sidewalk as long as we didn’t block traffic but the store wanted us banned from the mall. “Are we being detained, officer?” we asked. He replied that yes, since the mall wanted to ban us we would need to sign the form to ensure that we not return. We told the officer that we don’t even come to the mall, did not want to sign any form, and that we were leaving as asked when the staff blocked our vehicle. At this point the police realized we didn’t need to be detained, but pointed out that if the saleswoman was being stalked by someone and her whereabouts found online due to our video we could be liable. We promised that we have remarkable editing skills and there was no need to worry. We smiled, thanked the officers, shaked their hands and departed the premises.

Note: the AHAVA products had been taken to the back of the store. : )
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Boycott-Divest-Sanction Action in Virginia

Boycott-Divest-Sanction Action in Virginia

Boycott-Divest-Sanction Action in Virginia


Boycott-Divest-Sanction Action in Virginia

Boycott-Divest-Sanction Action in Virginia

Ralph Nader Comments on the Insurance Industry Enrichment Act of 2010
March 29, 2010, 2:08 pm
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What do these people and organizations have in common?

Michael Moore
John Conyers
The Nation
Arianna Huffington
Daily Kos
Dennis Kucinich

What do they have in common?

They all put the demands of the Democratic Party ahead of the needs of the American people.

They all knew that the health care bill that just passed into law is a bad bill.

An insurance industry bailout.

But they all said – can’t let the Democrats lose this one.

They all said – it doesn’t matter what’s in the health care bill.

Just as long as we pass something.

But of course, it does matter.

That’s why Single Payer Action stood without compromise – against the Democrats’ bailout bill.

And for single payer.

That’s why we will keep exposing, agitating, and organizing for single payer.

District by district, neighborhood by neighborhood.

Until we prevail.

And we will prevail.


Because we will never put the interests of any political party ahead of the interests of the American people.

We will push aside the corrupt Democrats.

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So, donate now – whatever you can.

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Onward to single payer.

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Protesters Against Israeli Apartheid, March 21 2010
March 29, 2010, 6:03 am
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Protesters against Israeli Apartheid

Protesters against Israeli Apartheid

Al-Jazeera Interviews Israeli Lobby and its Opponents
March 28, 2010, 8:01 pm
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You will find some of your favorite DC activists on this clip! Especially around 14:20

Thanks JRP for the heads up!

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade: USA Heroes of the Spanish Civil War
March 28, 2010, 3:39 am
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