Responses to the Sodastream controversy
In response to the attacks on Oxfam from leading Australian Jewish organisations for parting ways with Scarlett Johannson over her conflict of interest (promoting Sodastream while being an Oxfam Ambassador) , two letters were published in the Australian Jewish News (14 Feb 2014). One is from Andrew Casey who has a long association with the Australian union movement, including the ACTU. He is also a member of TULIP, Trade Unions Linking Israel and Palestine. It should be noted that Michael Danby, a member of the Australian Labour Party and Member for Melbourne Ports has slammed Oxfam’s position on Settlement Products and Ms Johannson. He is himself a former union official. It would be interesting to know his response to Andrew Casey’s letter The second comes from AJDS member Larry Stillman.