Food Co-op in Rachel Corrie's hometown joins boycott of Israeli goods

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement took another small step forward last week with a vote by the Olympia, Washington Food Co-Op to boycott all Israeli goods, with the lone exception of "Peace Oil"  - an olive oil produced by Palestinian farmers. Olympia is the hometown of peace activist Rachel Corrie, who was murdered by an Israeli bulldozer as she was attempting to protect Palestinian homes from demolition. Co-op board member Rob Richards hopes to see other co-ops follow Olympia's example, saying, "I am trying to be realistic - the Olympia Food Co-Op boycott is not going to change the Israeli policy, but I believe that these small drops will eventually have an effect. I would like to see more co-ops joining the boycott and more voices involved." Read more...