New Seasons Supermarket Flashmobbed by Portland BDS

May 29th, Portland, OR— Shoppers at Portland’s Concordia New Seasons were greeted with an unexpected performance this afternoon when about two dozen Portlanders broke into song and dance. “New Seasons, you say you’re local but you buy into Israeli occupation,” participants sang, referencing the 19 Israeli products New Seasons carries. The flash mob, coordinated by the Portland BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanction) Coalition, was part of an ongoing campaign calling on New Seasons to stop selling Israeli products.

Ali Abunimah On Community Media

While in Olympia talking about the significance of the Olympia Food Coop’s decision to join the international boycott of Israeli goods in light of the country’s continued attack on the Palestinian People, Ali Abunimah spoke to B Media about the importance of independent media.