Online campaigns for consumer boycotts

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By: Carlos Latuff

The ceasefire in Gaza may have come as a relief to many, but the countless lives lost and the mass destruction left behind are a reminder that there is an even longer road ahead in the plight for Palestinian justice.

In Australia, some activists have taken to social media to encourage the boycott of Israeli products as per the worldwide Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. To make the campaign easier to follow, however, they’ve taken to raising awareness of Australian-owned product alternatives.

With over 3000 subscribers on Facebook alone, the social media storm isn’t forecast to settle anytime soon. Miran and Tasnim talk to Sana Karanouh, the initiator of Facebook group ‘CC Boycott Israel Campaign‘ for some insight into the movement.

 

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