Thursday, January 15, 2009

Go with what you know...

It's time. Long past time. The best strategy to end the increasingly bloody occupation is for Israel to become the target of the kind of global movement that put an end to apartheid in South Africa. In July 2005 a huge coalition of Palestinian groups laid out plans to do just that. They called on "people of conscience all over the world to impose broad boycotts and implement divestment initiatives against Israel similar to those applied to South Africa in the apartheid era". The campaign Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions was born.
The Guardian knows a little something about boycotts.

The Guardian, published by Guardian News & Media, which also publishes, had an average daily circulation of 358,379 in November 2008. Back in the beginning of 2007, their daily circulation was 376,881. 18,500+ gave them the ole' heave ho.

This 5% drop can, of course, be explained away in the fact that the UK pet shops sold fewer Macaws, Amazons, Cockatoos, Cockatiels, Parakeets, Finches, and Canaries over the last year.