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News :: Human Rights
A Call to Action?
23 Jan 2005
How about hitting these big multi-nationals where they hurt --consumer boycotts?
Forwarded Message:
Subj: In this time of destruction of the U.S. Constitution...
Date: 1/22/2005 9:52:13 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: eleanor (at) raven1.net
To: eleanor (at) raven1.net
Sent from the Internet (Details)


Hi -

In this time of progressive destruction of the U.S. Constitution,
and from some reports I've heard, that applies in other countries
also, I've added a stiff statement at the very top of both of my
web sites, below:

============================================
Make no mistake about it: The fact that gang stalking and
electronic harassment has become common, and is NOT
prosecuted by the justice system of any country, means that
constitutional rule of law is DEAD. When citizens can be
targeted for years and DECADES without law enforcement
acting to stop the crimes, you have no rule of law, you have
the rule of the jungle.
============================================

Eleanor

..............................................

Dear Eleanor,

How about hitting these big multi-nationals where they hurt --consumer boycotts?

If some egregious outrage occurs, find out the underlying economic interests, and simply say, "if you don't correct your actions or policies, we will boycott your products..." and make it stick.

Eli Lily, DOW, IBM, Honeywell, GE, Alcoa, Bayer...all of these are just as vulnerable as your neighbor's mortgage!!!!!!!!!!!!

In unity there is strength....

With best wishes,

Robert
See also:
http://towerbusters.com/
http://www.raven1.net/

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Re: A Call to Action?
24 Jan 2005
That is a pretty stiff statement. I have another. It would take at least a 15% loss of profit to convince a major corporation to change its policies. I challenge anyone to put a 15% dent in the DOW merely by boycotting. It would never happen. You are asking boycotters to cause a bear market through non-shopping. The economy is too large to respond to such tiny minded and tiny grouped cabal networking.

People would not tear the thermostat out of their home, place their food in the refreigerator unwrapped, turn off their televisions, suffer splitting headaches, throw away their computers, use kerosene lamps or anything like that to cause a recession and mae you happy.

Most people now that recessions are bad. The economy is run on the purchases of most people. It is not greatly affected by boycotts.
Re: A Call to Action?
25 Jan 2005
the entire economy may not be effected by a boycott, but certain stores would be. of course, you would need a diversity of tactics to get a store to change, including boycotts, protests, and direct action. one thing we really need to look at doing more is targeting war profiteers and make it unprofitable to continue with such policies. to people like zoltar, who don't find boycotts to be effective enough, i urge you to find some other form of action (like direct action) and get going, because we can't just sit on our asses.
Re: A Call to Action?
27 Jan 2005
I propose another form of direct action: Start a business. Invent a product, develop and market it, make some money, and use your money to buy a better world for yourself. It's all the rage. Too bad it requires innovation, dedication, perspicacity, foresight, and due diligence. It is easier to put posterboard on sticks and stand outside a well developed business and bang tupperware.

By the way, name five local business that you consider evil enough to boycott?