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Guns Aximbo Donating Member (324 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 09:24 AM
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Old Fashioned Boycott - tell me what you think
I'm not mush of an organizer of people but, maybe someone else can take the ball and run with it.

What does everyone think about having a boycot of;

1. Red companies (their stock because that's REALLY what they care about)

2. Red media

Stop buying stocks from red companies sell the stock you own in red companies and stop subscribing to red newspapers stop watching red news shows, etc...

What do you think?
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LiberalVoice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 09:26 AM
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1. I don't hold stock in their shitty companies.
And I don't watch their shitty news.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 09:29 AM
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2. Not buying from red? Well, may as well buy nothing...
http://www.buyblue.org /

Look for any companies that donate 0.000% to red.

How many are there? Very few.

The corporate sect, while far more chummy with the repukes, will give campaign $ to hand-picked Dems who'll do their bidding. For the corporations are the ones in true control.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 09:29 AM
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3. I'm in favor of a nation wide strike for one week and if that doesn't do
it, then hit the streets like in the 60's.
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Craig3410 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 09:30 AM
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4. I'm for it, but one thing:
What's the best way to find out if a company is red or blue?

And the only place I get my news from is Daily Show, so I'm safe there. :)

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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 09:31 AM
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5. See this site
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 09:36 AM
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6. There is a lot of info on DU regarding boycotts
Use the search function

here's one thread----
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


I'm with you!
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olddad56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 09:36 AM
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7. Great Idea, always been my disappointment in Nader
There was a time when Ralph Nader was in the limelight as a consumer advocate. He had the floor, he could have organized a consumer union that could have had the power to run the sleaziest of the corporations out of business. But he dropped the ball and became a big nothing.
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 09:48 AM
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8. Dont worry about owning stock in them
buying and selling stock in Red companies doesnt affect them that much, the company already made their money during the initial sale of stock.

Much more effective, buy a couple shares in a red company, go to their annual shareholders meeting and RAISE HELL. If you own stock, they have to let you attend, and many companies require that any shareholder that wishes to speak must be given a minimum amount of time to address the shareholders.
That stock means you are an owner of the company, and you have some say in how it is run. Let them know you do not approve of their methods. Let them know you will actively encourage people to boycott the company unless something is done.
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Mend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 09:54 AM
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9. Specific companies especially
if we can't do all of them, pick out the worst: Walmart and Exxon is a good start. I really believe this will help, as Europe is doing the same thing and it is getting noticed. They are boycotting McDonald's, American Express, Exxon among other companies and trying not to buy American if they can help it.
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