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Stop the War activists meet in Aberdeen

by Pavol Belina
Issue No. 2139

A group of 20 Stop the War Coalition activists met in Aberdeen on Friday of last week to pressure a local meeting of the Food Cooperative to ban Israeli products from its stores.

The Coop has a tradition of ethical and environmental policies and is Britain’s major supermarket supporter of Fairtrade products.

Protesters argued that Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and siege of the Gaza Strip mean that no trade with Israel can be fair trade.

A Coop representative at the meeting said a motion on the subject of Israeli goods was due to be discussed by the organisation’s executive.

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Tue 17 Feb 2009, 18:16 GMT
Issue No. 2139
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