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Sat May 21, 2011, 08:37 PM

Want to boycott Koch Bros. products? Here's where to start.

(Swiped from treehugger.com.)

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/03/boycott-koch-brothers-products-where-to-start.php

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Reply Want to boycott Koch Bros. products? Here's where to start. (Original post)
BlueIris May 2011 OP
Boycottdbad Jan 2012 #1
beezling Jul 2012 #2
nightscanner59 Aug 2012 #3
Vic Vinegar Jan 2013 #4
costello Jan 2013 #5

Response to BlueIris (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 10:07 PM

1. Boycotting is the answer

Boycotting s Power Has Been Overlooked
The unsuccessful attempts at Campaign Finance Reform leave citizens little power over the financial influences of special interest. Now with the overwhelming amount of money and benefits from the Citizens United decision going to Republicans, Democrats must assemble public support and strategies to fight the Republicans almost unlimited financial strength.
Below are some of the organizations that may assemble who we have been in contact with as of 1/20/2012.
Boycotting the corporations donating to Republicans will have an impact and restore some sense of control in a population extremely jaded by special interest.
As for Corporations and special interest, why expose yourself by donating if your going to become public enemy #1 ?
Americans need to beat the special interest money and have been unsuccessful with every attempt. Boycotting gives the strength back to the public in a time when Occupy Wall Street has created an organized citizenry in a discontented atmosphere that only needs a target.
Dont forget the threat of Boycott had Fox News cancel Glenn Beck. It was a Boycott then Divesting that brought down The Apartheid Empire
The list does not contain all of the Political Activism Organizations, Universities, University Radio Stations, NPR Stations, News papers, Christian Environmental, Environmental or Social Justice Organizations we have been in contact with because the list is growing by the hour.

Color of Change, Move On .Org, The New Bottom Line, Campaign for Americas Future, EJF Environmental Justice Foundation, EDF Environmental Defense Fund, PDA Progressive Democrats of America, Green Conduct, servicelijn@milieudefensie.nl (Dutch Organization who has had great success speaking directly to Shell Oils Shareholders at Shareholders Meetings)
CREDO ACTION, Clean Water Action, SOJOURNERS, Energy Action Coalition, Campus Progress ETC,

We have the people and with boycotting we cant be stopped

Sincerely
boycottdbad@gmail.com

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Response to BlueIris (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 06:58 PM

2. Eye$pend

Darcy Burner gave a barnstormer of a keynote at Netroots this year, and she spent a couple of minutes on EXACTLY this topic.

Which was a double-edged sword for my company, Spend Consciously.

We've been working for over a year to develop an app that will let users scan a product's barcode with their phone and instantly learn the degree to which purchasing that product is in line with their beliefs/values. In other words, a Tea Partier could scan a Georgia Pacific product, and its relationship to the Koch brothers would positively affect that user's personalized rating of that company. Whereas for a Wall Street Occupier it would have a negative effect.

You can see the Burner excerpt here: bit.ly/fundeyespend

I don't mean to whorishly solicit my company's crowdfunding campaign. But the only other place I've seen that particular excerpt is on a Daily Caller page, and I'm not linking to THAT.

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Response to BlueIris (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 05:34 AM

3. Thank you for this more complete list than I'd accessed before.

It had a couple more products I'll change my shopping to avoid.
Why do the repubs insist on shooting themselves in the foot to save a few tax dollars when they can just make far more by paying more employees and encouraging their fellow enriched ilk to do so, the employed buy more products... free market progressiveness profits all concerned, expands tax base... conservatism chokes the one's they want to pay their taxes instead, works for the moment but in the long run (which we are experiencing) breaks down the whole system, plundering the market by which they sell, especially as rabid as they are at this lately. It just makes no sense.
The Koch's have forgotten that the silver spoon they were raised on wasn't god-sent.

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Response to BlueIris (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:09 AM

4. drop in the bucket

If you want to protest through boycott that is fine. This will not bring these hedge-fund Hyenas to their knees though. Production is not the enemy here and I would say trying to hit a corporation in the pocket book is unwise seeing that most CEOs will just lower wages of employees or lay people off.

What is the enemy, or at least a parasitical worm, is finance capital paying no taxes. You need to tax the turnover rates of the Koch Brother's hedge funds through a Wall Street Sales Tax of 1%. You also need higher estate taxes on millionaires who participate in off shore banking.

Thanks
RG

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Response to Vic Vinegar (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:58 AM

5. I have no power to tax anyone

"You need to tax the turnover rates of the Koch Brother's hedge funds through a Wall Street Sales Tax of 1%. You also need higher estate taxes on millionaires who participate in off shore banking."

That's fine, and I'm all for it, but since I have no power to tax anyone, I'm going to have to content myself with not patronizing businesses that push political agendas I don't agree with.

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