FEBRUARY 10TH 2007
VALENTINES MASS DEMONSTRATION AGAINST CARMEL-AGREXCO
The Valentines Day period is one of Agrexco UK's busiest times as the company deals with large amounts of fresh flowers from Israel and the settlements. Join our mass picket of the Carmel-Agrexco depot on the 10th February 2007 in opposition to the sale of Israeli Apartheid goods and in support of Palestinian farmers.
Meet at 11am, (Bridge Place, Behind Victoria Station, Opposite UK Passport Office, outside the Hisperia Hotel) Central London, for transport to Agrexco's depot in Middlesex. Or organise your own transport locally by car, coach etc..If you are organizing your own transport please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please let us know if your branch is sending members – lets make this a big one!
Agrexco is Israel's largest exporter of fresh agricultural produce. The company is 50% owned by the Israeli state. Agrexco accounts for 70% of Israeli fresh produce sold abroad with annual sales of $750 million in 2006. Agrexco boast of being able to get produce to European markets within 24 hours.
The Valentines Day period is one of Agrexco UK's busiest times as the company deals with large amounts of fresh flowers from Israel and the settlements.
The Boycott Israeli Goods campaign is planning a mass picket of the depot on Saturday February 10th in opposition to the sale of Israeli goods and in support of Palestinian farmers who are not able to market their goods internationally.
In the UK Agrexco is known under the Carmel, Coral and Jaffa brands. The UK is the most important foreign market for Israeli fresh produce. Agrexco exports a wide range of produce to the UK including peppers, tomatoes, strawberries, herbs, spices, flowers and avocadoes.
Agrexco is the largest exporter of settlement produce for sale overseas. Much of this produce comes from illegal colonies in the Jordan Valley. Carmel Agrexco have had dealings with the colonies of Tomer, Mehola, Hamra, Ro'i, Massua, Patzael, Mekhora, Netiv Ha-Gdud and Bet Ha-Arava.
Palestinians are calling for the solidarity movement to take action against Carmel Agrexco.