For the rights of the Palestinian people, we declare ourselves to be Cemex-Free Spaces
The undersigned shops, cultural centers, community organizations, companies, and grassroots organizations announce our decision to not buy products from the cement company Cemex until it ends its participation in Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights. We therefore declare ourselves to be Cemex-Free Spaces.
The Mexican company Cemex profits from Israel’s illegal policies, building a future that is further and further away from equality, justice, and freedom. The company has production plants in several illegal Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories in the West Bank, which has been occupied by Israel since 1967. These colonies include Maale Adumim, whose expansion is threatening to once again displace nearby Bedouin communities. In addition, cement and concrete produced by Cemex are used in the construction of other settlements and in parts of the Apartheid Wall built by the Israeli regime.
In Colombia, the company has been involved in numerous human rights violations: the paramilitary connections of a company purchased by Cemex, environmental damage to low-income communities in Bogota, and violations of labor rights.
That is why, in response to Palestinian civil society’s call for effective international solidarity through boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS), we are urging CEMEX to withdraw from these projects. Until it does so, we will not use Cemex products in any new construction that we may carry out in our communities or for the repair of our shops or offices, and we call on the residents of our communities and the members of our organizations to also refrain from buying Cemex products.
If you agree with this declaration and you want your shop, organization, or business to become a Cemex-Free Space, you can contact us here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. For more about the campaign against Cemex, see here. The map of Cemex-Free Spaces can be seen here.