Protest at Sainsbury’s AGM: Wed 9th July from 10am, London

‘Sainsbury’s: where are your values?’

‘End your Indifference to Palestinian Farming communities’

We will be holding a protest at the Sainsbury’s AGM, as part of our continuing campaign calling on Sainsbury’s to cease all trade with companies which are complicit in the colonisation of Palestinian land and destruction of Palestinian farming communities.

Assemble from 10 a.m. outside Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, just off Parliament Square, London SW1P 3EE. We will be leafleting shareholders as they arrive for the AGM, which starts at 10.45 a.m.

Sainsbury’s has spent the last year promoting itself as the supermarket chain most concerned with values. The CEO designate, Mike Coupe cannot be clearer when he says:

Consumers care about the provenance of the goods they buy and the integrity of the companies they spend their money with. They put their trust in us to do the right thing throughout our buying process, so sourcing with integrity is key in our dealings with farmers, growers and suppliers in the UK and around the world.

We are calling on Mike Coupe to finally ‘do the right thing’ when he takes over as CEO on July 9th, to end the indifference of his company to the destruction of Palestinian farming and to end support for the immoral and illegal practices of agricultural companies, such as Mehadrin and Edom, which operate on Palestinian land.

For more information, and to endorse the campaign statement: see www.sainsburyscampaign.org