Collateral Damage is Never OK: On the Ground in Gaza, and the Case for Personal Divestment

Gaza: The Killing Zone was filmed in 2003 [click for full screen].  I find the footage of American-made bulldozers knocking over Palestinians’ homes very disturbing.  It makes me think about what U.S.-based companies are profiting off the longstanding financial support which Israel receives from the United States.  The companies are actually choosing to profit from occupation and active colonization rather than refuse complicitcy in the forced displacement and undue suffering of millions of Palestinians.

The list is long.  Here’s a selection of some popular companies you may want to consider divesting from:

  • Caterpillar, Volvo, and Daewoo – supplying of bulldozers
  • Magnavox – communication supplies
  • Motorola – setup radars and communications in occupied, illegal West Bank settlements
  • Blockbuster
  • Domino’s
  • General Electric
  • General Motors
  • Unilever
  • Kodak