UK wide day of action against Sainsbury’s trade with complicit companies.
We are calling on groups across the UK to hold protests at your local Sainsbury’s store. Tell Sainsbury’s to end its trading relationship with any company that operates in the illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land.
The campaign calling on Sainsbury’s to end trade with Israel was launched on February 9th as part of the ‘Farming Injustice’ international day of action. We were responding to the call for action from Palestinian agricultural organisations and civil society networks, calling for an end to international trade with Israeli agricultural companies. On Feburary 9th actions targetting Sainsbury’s took place in over 50 different towns and cities up and down the country. In the weeks preceding the day of action Corporate Watch had written to Sainsbury’s providing evidence of how Israeli agricultural companies are complicit in the Israeli occupation and the dispossession. Despite issuing a statement to the press on February 9th claiming to take the allegations of Corporate Watch ‘very seriously’, Sainsbury’s has failed to respond in any way to Corporate Watch’s letter.