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(CNBC)   Ben & Jerry's to Unilever: "Sure you bought our brand. But you'll never buy our freedoooooom"   (cnbc.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Injunction, West Bank, parent company Unilever, latest development, sale of its Israeli business, Unilever's decision, American Quality Products, Israel  
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1298 clicks; posted to Business » on 06 Jul 2022 at 3:05 PM (21 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-07-06 12:47:37 PM  
16 votes:
Huh. It's almost like selling out (sorry, cashing in) has consequences.
 
2022-07-06 5:05:47 PM  
11 votes:

PvtStash: uhhh

'Ben & Jerry's had said last year it would stop sales in the West Bank territory occupied by Israel. "

just say'n, to deny the people who do live there your products until the occupiers leave is a little fooked up by my POV.
if you wanna make a real statement, then keep selling there, but refuse to sell to any occupiers, only do business with who you recognize as the legitimate locals.

To reject 100% of everyone, is to punish those who do not deserve it, along with those you wish to influecne.
And that don't look right to me at all.


They aren't denying Palestinians Ben and Jerry's, they are denying Israel occupiers and colonists who are living on stolen land the ability to go to their supermarkets, built on and run on stolen land, and to buy the product.

And every Israeli living on that land past the 1967 borders is a colonist and profiting from Israeli land theft.

Whatever you think of the rights and wrongs leading up to the Israeli occupation, the placement of settlements, factories, and more on land captured then is de facto annexation.
 
2022-07-06 3:16:27 PM  
6 votes:
Actually, that's exactly what they bought. Read up on the capital markets next time, hippies.
 
2022-07-06 3:51:07 PM  
6 votes:
FTFA: "In a statement, Unilever said that "the deal has already closed" and that it does not comment on pending litigation. A Ben & Jerry's representative did not respond to a request for comment."

It's over.  Unilever might have given social branding rights to an independant board, but they didn't gibve away their right to sell the business piecemeal, which they are doing just to get around that part of their contract.  Oh well, guess you shouldna sold to a GIANT FARKING MULTINATIONAL if you wanted to stay socially relevant.
 
2022-07-06 3:12:15 PM  
2 votes:
uhhh

'Ben & Jerry's had said last year it would stop sales in the West Bank territory occupied by Israel. "

just say'n, to deny the people who do live there your products until the occupiers leave is a little fooked up by my POV.
if you wanna make a real statement, then keep selling there, but refuse to sell to any occupiers, only do business with who you recognize as the legitimate locals.

To reject 100% of everyone, is to punish those who do not deserve it, along with those you wish to influecne.
And that don't look right to me at all.
 
2022-07-07 12:46:36 AM  
1 vote:

adamatari: they are denying Israel occupiers and colonists who are living on stolen land


They both stole, give it back to the Ottoman.
 
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