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Announcement :: Organizing
12/18 Take action against war-profiting Toys R Us
Email: youthforjustice (nospam) hotmail.com
08 Dec 2004
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Take action against War-profiteers! We have to start somewhere...
Toys R Us is among several corporations that received reparations from Iraq (see article – “Why is war-torn Iraq giving $190,000 to Toys R Us?” -http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1328887,00.html). The company claimed they “lost revenue” during the invasion of Kuwait in 1991, so they made a claim to the United Nations Compensation Committee. They received $190K from a country that can’t even afford decent water or sewage for its people.
Even people who are pro-war would be opposed to this, if they were informed. Because Toys R Us is sensitive to a consumer boycott, we should take action. We can send the message to them, and other companies, that this is unacceptable.
Action against Toys R Us
1.) Demonstrations and Boycotts
On Saturday, 12/18 at 1pm, we will demonstrate in front of Toys R Us in Danbury CT (near the mall), to make this issue visible and hand out information to those interested. If there is a Toys R Us near you, please consider holding a demonstration at the same time.
2.) Write letters to the company
Tell them why you won’t shop there this holiday season. Ask that they return the $190,000 back to the people of Iraq.
John H. Eyler, Jr (Chairman and CEO)
Toys"R"Us, Inc. Headquarters
One Geoffrey Way
Wayne, NJ 07470-2030
Main #: (973) 617-3500
(Or write to other higher-ups at the company, located at the same address. The list is here: http://www4.toysrus.com/news/execCommittee.cfm)
3.) Educate and inform others.
Tell people about this injustice. Write editorials to newspapers. Even those who support the war would frown upon a company profiting like this.
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