CODEPINK launched stolenbeauty.org in June 2009 with a protest at the Ahava shop in the Tel Aviv Hilton. As part of the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement that aims to ensure equality, freedom and justice, CODEPINK has focused its boycott efforts on Ahava and Soda Stream, two companies that have manufacturing plants in illegal settlements in the Occupied West Bank.
In 2014, CODEPINK launched a campaign entitled Remodel RE/MAX: No Open Homes on Stolen Land, asking the RE/MAX, the Denver-based real estate corporation, to cease its complicity in the sale or rental of settlement properties through its contract with RE/MAX Israel. Remodel RE/MAX: No Open House on Stolen Land campaign is part of the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, a call by Palestinian civil society to engage in non-violent activism by boycotting companies and institutions that are complicit in Israel’s occupation. Find out more at remodelremax.org
SodaStream markets itself as an environmentally friendly product to “Turn Water Into Fresh Sparkling Water And Soda”… but there is nothing friendly about the destruction of Palestinian life, land and water resources! Although SodaStream products are labeled as "Made in Israel," its main production facility is in the industrial zone of Mishor Edomin, an illegal settlement in the occupied West Bank.
CODEPINK, together with Global Exchange, Interfaith Peace-builders, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and over 100 peace and justice groups, are dedicated to exposing and decrying the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a far-right Israel lobby group. Visit MoveOverAIPAC.Org to learn more about how to take action
Support Palestinian Human Rights Advocates
Background: CODEPINK, Jewish Voice for Peace and the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation have worked to elevate the voices of popular Palestinian organizers. In collaboration with the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC) in the West Bank, US-based solidarity groups have been instrumental in raising the profile of the many non-violent activists who commit themselves to organizing against the Israeli occupation and who face Israeli violence and repression because of their steadfastness.
- Take Action: Tell the State Department to protect nonviolent Palestinian human rights defenders
- Read Rae Abileah's piece on the case of peaceful protesters under attack in Nabi Saleh
- Learn more about the Palestinian popular struggle
Lift the Siege of Gaza
- Blogs and articles from the CODEPINK delegation aboard the US BOAT TO GAZA in 2011
- Read about the CODEPINK attempt to bring a delegation of 100 women to Gaza for International Women's Day in 2014.
- Background: During Israel's three-week brutal assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, the world watched as over 1,400 Palestinians, most of them civilians and 350 of them children, were killed. CODEPINK had been a member group of the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation for several years and immediately spurred into action. Since 2009, CODEPINK has lead over ten delegations to Gaza and has partnered with Global Exchange on trips to Israel and the West Bank.