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[10 Mar 2012 | Comments Off on Boycott The Jim Pattison Group‏ | ]

The following is a statement issued by the Canada Palestine Association, Vancouver.
The list of group and individual endorsers is at the end of the statement.
We hope you support this statement by endorsing it and check back for further updates on the campaign.
Thank you.

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[29 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on Boycott Canadian Tire | ]

Below is a letter Canada Palestine Association sent to the CEO and President of Canadian Tire regarding their carrying Israeli products, including those from illegal settlements. CPA is calling on supporters and friends to boycott all Canadian Tire outlets and to cancel their Canadian Tire credit cards.

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[7 Mar 2011 | Comments Off on Cashing out from MEC | ]

“The Global Educator”, the Journal of the British Columbia Teachers for Peace and Global Education Winter 2011 issue offers a variety of indepth articles, including the following one by Patrik Parkes on page 25. Please note that Patrik is not a member of the Canada Palestine Association but we are publishing his article on our site on his behalf. (http://pagebc.ca/documents/Winter_2011_Journal.pdf)
In the last issue of The Global Educator, I made a case against shopping at Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC). One reason is that MEC markets itself as green and ethical, while …

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[21 Dec 2010 | Comments Off on BDS Picket in Vancouver, Canada | ]
BDS Picket in Vancouver, Canada

On Nov. 27, 2010, activists in Vancouver held a picket to boycott Mountain Equipment Coop MEC due to its insistence on partnering with an Israeli company that has ties to the Israeli military industry…

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[24 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on Letter From Kevin Neish to Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) | ]
Letter From Kevin Neish to Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC)

The following letter was sent by Mavi Marmara survivor Kevin Neish to Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC). Please note that Kevin is not a member of the Canada Palestine Association but we are publishing his letter on our site on his behalf.
Dear MEC Board,
My name is Kevin Neish and I’m a MEC member. I was on board the humanitarian aid ship the Mavi Marmara when it was assaulted by Israeli commandos on May 31st 2010. I witnessed, or saw the evidence of, the Israeli military’s murder and execution of 9 …

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[20 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 2010 | ]

Boycott Picket
Date: Saturday, November 27th, 2010
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) store in Vancouver (130 W. Broadway)
Facebook Event Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=164447990251209#!/event.php?eid=168269389865850
Boycott MEC Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=67435995820#!/group.php?gid=113406218712252

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[31 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on MEC: the Co-op That Acts Like a Corporation | ]

In its summer 2010 edition, The Global Educator, Journal of the B.C. Teachers for Peace and Global Education (PAGE) published the following article (on page 23): http://pagebc.ca/documents/Summer_2010_Journal.pdf

The British Columbia Teachers for Peace and Global Education is not affiliated with the Canada Palestine Association.
MEC is about as green as “Mother Nature’s Gas Station”, and now makes the un-coolest bike on the Canadian market. Don’t buy one.
By: Patrik Parkes
If it talks like a corporation, walks like a corporation, and acts like a corporation, then it must be a corporation. On …

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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 …

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[24 May 2010 | Comments Off on Boycott MEC Now | ]

This Business Does NOT Advance Human Rights!!
Boycott MEC Now
A year and a half ago, it was discovered that Mountain Equipment Coop, headquartered in Vancouver, was carrying Israeli products and even partnering with an Israeli company, Source Vagabond, that brags of its connections with the Israeli military. Concerned activists across Canada tried in vain to convince both MEC leadership and those attending the 2009 Annual General Meeting to stop carrying these offensive products. There were meetings with the CEO and other officers, letters and emails, and a vibrant campaign around a …