11/18/2004

Boycott list / boycott target research

Boycott list / boycott target research?
Has
anyone seen lists of RNC-favoring companies to boycott?  A broad
list
might be nice, but I'm particularly interested in seeing progressives
figure out one or two vulnerable corporations on which we can have a
significant effect through simple consumer choice, and make a splash in
the media while doing so.



Timbuk3 has it http://timbuk3.com

I've been getting a lot of questions about boycotting
companies that
fund the former Republican party (you know, the party that was recently
taken over by the Militant Christian Right?), so consider this an
attempt to answer them.


Please understand that this is a work in progress, and as
people send
me information I'll be updating these things often. Note that there are
comments links on every page. Please make suggestions, or just let
everyone know you're participating. There IS strength in numbers.


Hopefully, it will be useful to some of you... to hold our
heads high
and use our economic clout to make the point, loud and clear, that we
are NOT an insignificant "fringe group" in America.


http://timbuk3.com/Do.htm

On this page there is a FAQ with answers to some of the specific
questions that have been raised regarding where best to spend our
money. I should caution you that the long list of "good" and "bad
companies was lifted pretty much verbatum from a web posting and may
change as more accurate information comes it.


http://timbuk3.com/faq.htm
A couple of things you can do are so obvious that it bears repeating,
here. BUY YOUR GAS AT CITGO! Here is the store locator: href="http://www.citgo.com/CITGOLocator/StoreLocator.jsp">http://www.citgo.com/CITGOLocator/StoreLocator.jsp
 If you just can't find a Citgo anywhere nearby, the "least evil"
oil
company is Shell. Look for one of those. They have a store locator,
too. href="http://www.shell.com/home/Framework?siteId=home&FC2=/html/iwgen/shell_for_motorists/station_locator/zzz_lhn.html&FC3=/html/iwgen/shell_for_motorists/station_locator/station_locators.html">http://www.shell.com/home/Framework?siteId=home&FC2=/html/iwgen/shell_for_motorists/station_loca
tor/zzz_lhn.html&FC3=/html/iwgen/shell_for_motorists/station_locator/station_locators.html


Budweiser and Coors qualify as top 25 most evil companies.
If you want
to drink beer, why don't you try a nice imported German beer? They
taste better, and they're not really any more expensive. And if you'r
addicted to cigarettes (no shame in that, I am) try switching to one of
the Ligget "generic" brands like USA or Pyramid. They're cheaper, and
smoking isn't "cool" anymore, anyway. Ask yourself why you have such
loyalty to Marlboro, when they have no loyalty to you


There are simply too many potential targets, and many
corporations are
far too diversified for any "list" to be complete. You'll need to
investigate yourself, sometimes, and you need resources to do that.
This page is filled with direct links to data sources and like-minded
groups. http://timbuk3.com/fundlinks.htm


Finally, with the Christmas season upon us, there is a
page designed to
present and accept ideas for how to have a Merry Christmas without
supporting people who, by way of who they fund and what legislation
they are pushing, have proven that they basically hate us. href="http://timbuk3.com/xmas04.htm">http://timbuk3.com/xmas04.htm


Two EASY choices that shouldn't be overlooked: If you have
to ship a
package, ship it by US Mail. UPS and FEDEX are NOT our friends. If
you're wondering about the "vigilance, perseverance, & justice"
line in the header, it's what the blue in the Great Seal of the United
States stands for. http://www.usflag.org/colors.html


Although it's probably not accurate, this description of
what the colors in the flag stand for is ironic. href="http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/veterans/colors.asp">http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/veterans/colors.asp


And last but not least... Propogation by email will get
this going
faster than anything. PLEASE feel free to forward this far and wide.
Thank you for your support of America. "Timb"



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