Hosed: A plan to overhaul the St. Louis Water Division leaves the Slay administration all wet

See this Riverfront Times  article on the movement to Dump Veolia.

Israeli Citizens’ Letter to St. Louis City E&A Board

15 January, 2013 Dear Comptroller Green, We write to you as a group of Israeli Jews who choose to stand up and act against our country’s systematic human rights violations which culminate in the criminal policy of apartheid [1] against the Palestinian people, against those who are less than privileged simply because they are less Jewish than us. Veolia, whose services you are currently considering to acquire, has been involved in several projects in the occupied Palestinian territories which require […]

An Appeal from the Civic Coalition Jerusalem: Veolia’s Role is of Global Concern

Occupied Jerusalem, 15 January 2013 To: Ms Darlene Green Board of Estimate & Apportionment City of St. Louis Concerning Veolia Dear Ms Green, I am writing to you on behalf of the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem, a Palestinian human rights coalition consisting of 25 community organizations and NGOs. We have learned that the City of St. Louis has been deliberating whether to sign a contract with Veolia Water, and that you have courageously stood up for taking […]

Letter from Palestinian Freedom Riders

Comptroller Darlene Green St. Louis City Board of Estimate and Appointment January 14, 2013 Dear Comptroller Green, We are known as the Palestinian Freedom Riders, inspired by the courageous Freedom Riders of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. We are writing to you to urge you to vote against a contract in St. Louis with Veolia. Although most Americans find the discrimination endured by African Americans in the United States’ historically (and still today) sickening, tax-paying Americans are supporting similar segregation […]

St. Louis City Board Votes to Investigate Veolia Following Public Outcry!

St. Louis, Missouri — At 2:30pm on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at a standing-room only meeting in the mayor’s office for the St. Louis City Board of Estimate & Apportionment (E & A), the Board declined to approve a city contract with Veolia Water, putting off the vote until there can be a full investigation into the company’s history. The decision came in light of new information on the company’s involvement with ethnic discrimination in Palestine, as well as a […]

Statement by the St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee on Pending St. Louis City Contract with Veolia Water

We are a diverse group of Palestinians, Israelis, Muslims, Jews, Christians, students, professors, artists, writers, environmental activists, union organizers, bakers, grandparents, and others in St. Louis united by a commitment to a lasting peace in Israel/Palestine based on freedom, justice, and equality, as part of a larger commitment to global justice. We were shocked to learn about private city negotiations with Veolia Water on a contract to guide cost-cutting for the St. Louis Water Division. Veolia Water – North America […]

Stop Carrying SodaStream

December 12, 2012 Dear Bed, Bath & Beyond Manager, We are a diverse group of St. Louisans united by a commitment to a lasting peace in Israel/Palestine based on freedom, justice, and equality for all. We are writing to you to ask your store stop carrying SodaStream, a product of an illegal settlement in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian West Bank. Bed Bath & Beyond is prominently displaying SodaStream home beverage carbonating devices during this holiday shopping season. These products are fraudulently […]

We Divest – In Honor of Rachel Corrie

As part of a nationwide campaign, we gathered on Aug, 27th,2012 in front TIAA-CREF offices in Saint Louis to show our support for divestment from Caterpillar while the verdict in Rachel Corrie’s case came out in Israel. To our surprise, we found out that we were not there alone in solidarity, and that Rachel was still remembered after all these years, not only in St Louis, but all around the world. Cindy Corrie, Rachel’s mother, sent the PSC the following […]

11th Annual National Organizers’ Conference at St. Louis University

Join us September 21-23 for our  2012 End the Occupation Annual National Organizers’ Conference at St. Louis University.Our conference is an opportunity for our member groups and activists from across the country to come together and strengthen our efforts to end U.S. support for Israeli occupation and apartheid policies toward Palestinians. With nearly 400 groups part of our coalition, this year’s conference will be a great opportunity for networking and strategizing around BDS, opposing U.S. military aid to Israel, and […]

St. Louisans Honor Slain American, Presenting Letter to Financial Giant TIAA-CREF Local Office Urging Divestment from the Israeli Occupation

St. Louis residents from the St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee gathered outside the offices of retirement fund giant TIAA-CREF to mark this week’s verdict in the Israeli civil courts regarding the 2003 killing of Rachel Corrie. Those gathering including Suhad Khatib, a Jordanian-American; Hedy Epstein, a long-time human rights activist; Tim Kaminsky of the local Muslim Community; and Angela Miller, a Washington University professor and TIAA-CREF client. The group delivered letters to TIAA-CREF asking that it divest from Caterpillar Corporation, […]