2009 Actions

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September 19, 2009

CODEPINK protest - Union Station, Washington, DC: Activists staged a protest action inside of and also in front of an upscale shop located in Union Station, in Washington, DC. The store carries products of Ahava, “Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories,” an Israeli company.


August 14, 2009

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Los Angeles action - read story here.


August 7, 2009

The Young Turks: CODEPINK's Nancy Kricorian on campaign against Ahava Israeli cosmetics, SATC's Kristin Davis.


July 29, 2009

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CODEPINKers protest AHAVA in upscale DC beauty shops. Read Press Advisory


July 28, 2009

AH_pic_LA_2.jpgCODEPINK LA AHAVA action in Santa Monica: CODEPINKers Jodie Evans, Susan Adelman led a group of protesters at this action.


July 21, 2009

AH_pic_vegas_1.jpgCODEPINK Launches its "Stolen Beauty Campaign" at AHAVA Store in Nordstroms at Las Vegas Fashion Mall: CODEPINKers Jodie and Parislaunched our campaign with a dramatic protest, which included signs and chants at the Ahava booth inside the beauty industry's annual major Cosmoprof conference in Las Vegas, and called on the Israeli company to end its exploitation of the Occupied West Bank and to follow international law. Read the press release here.


June 14, 2009

2009f.jpgEducating the NYC Public! On the sands of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism's Tel Aviv Beach, bikini-clad CODEPINK activists covered themselves in mud to expose Israel's dirty occupation of Palestine. The beach event aims to boost U.S. tourism to Israel and clean up Israel's image just months after its devastating 22-day assault on Gaza that killed more than 1,400 Gazans, injured 5,300, destroyed approximately 4,000 homes and displaced 50,000 people into temporary U.N. shelters.

The bikini-clad CODEPINK women distributed info exposing Israeli Dead Sea cosmetics company AHAVA, which uses mud illegally extracted from and packaged in the Occupied Territories. "Despite its name, (Ahava means "love" in Hebrew), there is nothing loving about a company that profits from stolen resources and oppressed people,” says CODEPINK coodinator Rae Abileah who organized a protest of AHAVA in Tel Aviv last week.“We will paint ourselves with mud to expose the dirty practices of AHAVA and the Israeli government.”

From Fox News: Bikini-Clad Activists Crash Tel Aviv Beach Party, by Erica Emmich, June 21, 2009


June 10, 2009

Ahava_kristin.jpgEducating Kristin Davis! Sex & The City star and Oxfam ambassador Kristin Davis receives a letter from CODEPINK activist Dana Balicki at an Ahava beauty products promotional event at Lord & Taylor in New York City. Davis is a paid spokesperson for Ahava, which obtains and manufactures its products in an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied Palestinian West Bank. CODEPINK is asking Davis to educate herself about the facts of Ahava's criminal theft and exploitation.

Dana Balicki said, “I told Kristin that her admirable work as an Oxfam Ambassador is undermined by her allowing AHAVA to use her good name and beautiful face to cover up their crimes.”


June 6, 2009

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Protest against AHAVA, Hilton Hotel, Tel aviv, Israel: View video of our action at an Ahava store in Tel Aviv.


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