Sunday, November 22, 2009


Marcy has again sent me a great link, this time about a boycott campaign by students in support of farmworkers. We have been talking a lot about this, and we have started working on documenting farmworkers conditions in Lebanon. We have a long way to go and a lot to learn, but at some point, it is going to be necessary to link the BDS movement with labor movements, especially that the organizations on the boycott lists are often the same. (see here and here about Coke)

Here's an interesting article

    "The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is a community-based worker organization. Their members are largely Latino, Haitian, and Mayan Indian immigrants working in low-wage jobs throughout the state of Florida. They recently won a huge victory in their national boycott of Taco Bell this March 2005 when amidst growing pressure from students, churches and communities throughout the country, Taco Bell agreed to meet all their demands to improve wages and working conditions for Florida tomato pickers in its supply chain.
    I like this best:
    As one of our members said, “One who does not analyze continues to be a slave.
And here's a link to "How to organize" Student/Farmworker

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