A Daily Show segment by Samantha Bee on the then-upcoming vote at the 16,000-member Park Slope Food Coop, whether or not to have a referendum on joining the BDS movement and remove the 5 items in their store that originate in Israel.
As an addendum to this video, the vote took place last night (as of this posting) and the result was:
March 27 General Meeting Decision
The proposal on the agenda did not pass.
The members of the Park Slope Food Coop rejected 1005 to 653 the following proposal: “We propose that the Coop hold a referendum to decide whether we will participate in the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement to support Palestinian human rights.” Therefore, the Coop will not be holding a Coop-wide referendum to decide if the Coop will join the BDS movement. At this time, neither a referendum on this issue nor joining the BDS movement is pending on the agenda of the General Meeting. Any future information about this issue will be posted here.
3/27/12 10:36 PM