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[30 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on A Call to Divest from MEC | ]

Dear friends:
Following our recent call to boycott Mountain Equipment Coop MEC, a MEC member who supported the campaign and had been a member since the 1980’s informed us that when he cancelled his membership as a form of protest he got $200 back on his original $5.00 share. Apparently, the refunded share value is calculated based on the length of membership.
From this incident, we can conclude that all MEC members can divest from this Cooperative if they feel that MEC is not reflecting their ethical values and that their monies …

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[16 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Boycott MEC: Final Statement and Endorsers | ]

On May 24, 2010, we in the Canada Palestine Association (CPA) issued our call for a total boycott of Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC), and since then, supporters have written MEC informing them of their decision to no longer shop there. In response MEC management not only defended their support for Israeli Apartheid, they also defended Israel and its institutions. Here is a quote from a representative from the MEC Service Centre in reply to one such letter: “Israel has a vibrant and functioning democracy, which has put in place independent …