Dump Veolia Campaign

1990-2010, 2011-Present, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Strike, Tactics of Disruption, The Bourgeoisie, Urban Spaces, We're Not Paying That

The BDS, Boycott Divestment and Sanctions organization, is an organization that uses tactics such as boycotting certain companies/brands to curb further investment into Israel. One of their most successful campaigns was Dump Veolia, which was focused on getting the company to stop its contracts that would take place in the occupied settlements of Palestine. One source said that this campaign of disruption against a powerful company cost them over 20 billion dollars. After this campaign, local government and countries started to avoid engaging with this company again. This campaign emphasizes the way that collective action can work, even in the face of opposition from a powerful company. The attached document describes the issues of the contracts in depth and how they approached each action.

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