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A national coalition of citizens, including war veterans, distinguished academics, students, journalists, artists, and elected officials have joined with us to call for a nationwide boycott of all consumer activity, for one week in April.

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Blue Bunting (855)
Monday February 19, 2007, 1:06 pm
National Boycott To Impeach for Peace - Tax Day (April 15) 'til Earth Day (April 22)

The organizers of the boycott have recognized the fact, that our elected representatives have been unwilling to move forward on the public's overwhelming demands for impeachment and an end to the war in Iraq.

This boycott is a way of unifying the opposition to the Bush Administration; and according to Dr. Peter Phillips, who was the first to propose the idea in December,
"could well be the straw that broke the camel's back".

The boycott has been called in response to the statement by the new Speaker of The House Nancy Pelosi, that the issue of impeachment was "off the table".

One of the leading researchers into the agenda and actions of the Bush Administration, Dr. Peter Phillips, the Director of Project Censored at Sonoma State University, proposed a new tactic in the ongoing campaign to hold the administration, their neo-conservative backers, spin doctors, consultants and henchmen accountable.

It is the belief of the organizers that this Administration must be held to task for the host of charges that have been levied against them. Dr.Phillips, a professor of Sociology, has spent his professional career investigating the origins and purposes of the "Power Elite" in general, and neo-conservatives in particular.

Phillips struck upon the use of a boycott as a means to draw together all of those who oppose this administration and their policies. We can not simply rely on the work of progressive activists. We must bring together all citizens who feel strongly that crimes have been committed and an accounting is due.

A boycott is simply a form of non-violent resistance. By simuntaneously withdrawing our support from the economy, millions of people can have a dramatic impact on the policies of individual corporations and
even national governments. In 1990, ACT-UP staged a boycott of Phillip Morris that resulted in providing millions of dollars for AIDS` research.

In 1994, a boycott waged against Shell Oil, Kellog's and Coca Cola, helped to increase the momentum of the anti-apartheid movement. In 1995, the International Peace Bureau called for a boycott of all French products in oppositioon to nuclear testing.

The French wine industry was especially hard hit and the threat of "economic disruption" spurred President Chirac to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. National polls now show that well over half of ALL Americans believe that this administration should be impeached. A much higher percentage want to see this war end and virtually everyone wants to know the truth behind the events of the last 7 years.

What the people want, and what they get, can be two entirely different things if left up to the consideration of career politicians.

The marches, books, movies, lectures and petitions all speak directly to the politicians...and they aren't listening. So let's put pressure on the people they do listen to 24 hours a day,365 days a year.

The boycott provides us with a way to send a wake-up call to the corporate backers of our political leaders. America, holding back on our spending for even one week will show the corporate powers that the
people are serious, we are determined and "We're not buying it anymore". To that end, we are building a network of individuals and organizations from coast to coast and around the world to support this action.

By uniting the work of so many millions of people into a single week of protest in which we make sure that the money talks loud and clear, we can give fair warning to our representatives that the time for truth has come, justice is demanded and a full accounting is expected from Washington and Wall Street.

Blue Bunting (855)
Monday February 19, 2007, 1:13 pm
Bush's advice after 9/11:
"I encourage you all, to go shopping more."

Our Response:
We Are NOT Buying It!

The Top Charges Against The Bush-Cheney Administration:

1. Boldly lying to Congress to start the war in Iraq
2. Use of "signing statements" to expand executive power
3. Authorizing the use of torture in violation of the Geneva Convention.
4. Authorizing the intelligence community to spy on American citizens without due process.
5. Failure to respond to warnings from the intelligence community about the 9/11 attacks.
6. Failure to respond to warnings regarding imminent levee failure in New Orleans, and grossly mishandling emergency response to Hurricane Katrina; costing the lives and property of thousands.

Of course there are many other reasons to be alarmed by the behavior of this administration: Refusing to entertain even the objective results of hard science in regards to any policy they propose, appointing ideologues in every agency in the government to stop any work that may be protecting the people from corporate predators, engaging in generally ruthless and underhanded tactics to maintain their hold on power including the use of outright propoganda and disinformation. But perhaps the clearest clue of all as to the goals of this administration lie in the direction their policies have atken our nation, and the world, over the last 7 years. Golbal war, the subversion of the Constitution and the barrage of "reforms" that have the effect of leaving us all at the mercy of those who will only use their wealth to turn the world into a poisonous and desolate wasteland

Blue Bunting (855)
Monday February 19, 2007, 1:22 pm
Consumers are asked to withhold their spending for seven days, beginning on Sunday April 15 and lasting until Sunday April 22, 2007.

Do NOT shop corporate outlets

Minimize use of oil and gas.

Carpool: bus, bike or walk.

If you buy, BUY LOCALLY.

Plan Ahead and Stock Up

Blue Bunting (855)
Monday February 19, 2007, 1:37 pm
By submitting this form, I understand myself to be taking a pledge, to join forces with WeAreNotBuyingIt.Org and the National Boycott to Impeach for Peace.

I will do what I can for this initiative, and do solemnly commit my support.

Ali Hirst (286)
Monday February 19, 2007, 1:40 pm
Wow this will be interesting...hope it works.

tammymarie h (24)
Monday February 19, 2007, 3:24 pm
well i made my pledge...

pete O (242)
Monday February 19, 2007, 3:47 pm
Lead on Dear Patti. They cant co-ordinate police to prevent marches from being veiwed with this. A weeks shopping protest. Could do with the Unions to stike also if there ar any true ones left. We knew the day had long passed when our Tory(cons) mps were sounding attractive.Good on ya patti lets make this work. I dont really fancy the other options.
love n peace

Sammantha L (126)
Monday February 19, 2007, 5:47 pm
Count me in!!!!!!

Harry C (2)
Monday February 19, 2007, 7:38 pm
IN MY OPINION. Mr. Bush should not only be impeached and removed disgracefully from office, he should also be tried as a war criminal. He has certainly placed his name in the same rank as Adolph Hitler,. He should be tried for EVERY SOLDIER that has died AFTER the war in Iraq was offically over, He should be tried for every senior citizen that has suffered from lack of medicine due to his cutting of funds to Medicare, for every woman that has suffered from breast cancer because of his cutting of their funds. and i am sure the list could go on and on. He shoud be tried for treason, he has lied to the american people, to congress, he has stepped out of the boundaries of his power as set forth by the Constitution of the United States. his homeland security has deprived the American citizens of their right to privacy, which is a step towards a police state like that of Hitler. To all who read this I would ask that you watch a movie called "Freedom to Fascism" it is located somewhere on the "Care 2 site'" i dont remember where i found it but you willl be amazed as to what limitless actions this man is involved with. if you believe the movie as i do. I will gladly do my part the week of 4/15.

Sandra Barringer (119)
Monday February 19, 2007, 9:57 pm
I tried to sign the pledge, but the website is not responding. Anyhow, whether signed on or not, I will follow through with this. With millions involved this will work! All these corporate/military-industrial complex types understand is the language of money. Hey, If they didn't have any more of our money, they wouldn't be making war nor doing anything else. Turn off the money! -- Actually, sooner or later their money is going to be turned off any ways because they intend to make all of us impoverished, and that will severly limit the tax base. Their plan is going to backfire. The question is: Will it happen sooner or later?
Here's another example of the citizens fighting another problem they want to shove down our throats:



Meenakshi Sharma (124)
Monday February 19, 2007, 10:39 pm
I agree with Harry..he should be tried as a war criminal along with Cheney and Rumsfiled...I am all for April 14th... I simply can not see him speak any more, it hurts my ear the lies he can come with and still beileves in them.. and his loyal friends! He disguts me!

Blue Bunting (855)
Monday February 19, 2007, 10:42 pm
Try this link, Sandra

and click on RESOURCES or VOLUNTEER to sign the PLEDGE ...

Thank you, Sandra, and EVERYONE!!!

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday February 20, 2007, 12:31 am
Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's War On Iraq - At Least 655,000 + +

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3,135

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Frederick Hammacott (0)
Tuesday February 20, 2007, 2:07 pm
A splendid plan to help bring sanity back to U S politics, but unhappily it won't take hold
until the nations news media has the guts to spread the word continuously and profoundly
until it sinks into your citizens minds that they are heading for disaster under the current
administration. You will be stoney broke within a generation or two. Wake up America.

Dee W (24)
Tuesday February 20, 2007, 2:23 pm
Since the beginning of greed consumerism was seeded to be a reactive human addiction that is reinforced by every means thinkable throught every nanosecond of time. Besides buying food from our local farmers, we should just stop buying a bunch of obsolete junk and use the money saved to extract ourselves from boring, debilitating 9 to 5 jobs.

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday February 20, 2007, 3:46 pm
Iraq war amputee denied photo-op with Bush.

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday February 20, 2007, 3:46 pm
Snow: President Bush ‘Certainly’ Was ‘Aware Of The Conditions In The Wards’ At Walter Reed Medical Center »

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday February 20, 2007, 3:47 pm
Dana Priest On Walter Reed: An ‘Unbelievable’ Story of ‘Neglect’ and ‘Indifference’ »

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday February 20, 2007, 3:55 pm

Bu$h's illegal wars have cost this nation half a TRILLION DOLLARS; at this rate we'll be bankrupt in five years.

Bu$h has to borrow from China and Japan to fund his wars; we have the biggest "twin deficits" in United $tate$ hi$tory because of the Republicans ans Bu$h's fiscal irresponsibility!


pete O (242)
Wednesday February 21, 2007, 8:43 am
Ive bobed this about- 6 million people in c2 post this spread it about. its not going to hurt us to much but it will show the world it is the people that goverment should serve- not the other way round. We are Democracy not a hidden fudal capatalist system. It time to recalim that.

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday February 21, 2007, 10:08 am
Pete, just IMAGINE how loud the corporations/stores/merchants would be SCREAMING at the politicians if people on 3 continents: North America, U.K., and Australia DID NOT BUY ANYTHING for one week ... they would certainly have to sit up and take notice and begin to listen to THE PEOPLE instead of the lobbyists for the corporations and defense contractors!


pete O (242)
Wednesday February 21, 2007, 11:49 am
I would love that to bits I am so hoping others will help this great move ! it sends the message to all leaders we can be lead but never again owned.

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday February 21, 2007, 11:56 am
Pete, we'll have to keep posting this BOYCOTT ALERT, week after week, to keep it on THE FRONT PAGE until April arrives!

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday February 21, 2007, 3:15 pm
The Non-Support of the Troops: It is now just more than 72 hours since a Washington Post expose' revealing horrific conditions at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Missing in action tonight... the party that claims to support the troops. Where is the president?

Ali Hirst (286)
Wednesday February 21, 2007, 3:28 pm
Probably at someones Birthday Party Pattt..or gone into hiding

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday February 21, 2007, 3:32 pm
Bush ... is he as outraged as most Americans are? Is he outraged enough to say or do something? Anything?

No presidential order to make sure troops wounded in his war do not spend one more night in substandard facilities, with sub-standard care and substandard assistance.

pete O (242)
Wednesday February 21, 2007, 4:38 pm
Got on you on that Patti ! ill keep representing -
do a thread in one of your groups taticks lol

Pete m (67)
Wednesday February 21, 2007, 5:54 pm
What you don't hear v often is that the best (only) effective way to combat global warming is to STOP consuming-not for a week but permanently! If the Corporations carry on the way they are we're all f**ked unless we the consumers f**k them first. Do you really need that brand new 60 inch HD Plasma TV, or state of the art surround sound 6000 watt hifi ,or gas guzzling suv etc? I try not to buy anything from multinationals these days (difficult as it can be to find alternatives) Let the b*****rds starve to death- keep your money in your pocket (not the bank!) and only buy from local ,ethical,independent suppliers. If we're all doomed anyway, let's see if we can at least have the satisfaction of bringing em down first. Bloody parasites!

Carol Drais (13)
Wednesday February 21, 2007, 8:30 pm
yea i agree with patt ho

pete O (242)
Wednesday February 21, 2007, 9:21 pm
Kevin kevin ? it says not to affect small shops .in fact someone mentioned shop there all the time.Help the little guy out. And Patti Is a lady !

. (0)
Wednesday February 21, 2007, 9:55 pm
Wasilla AK is back posing as Patt Ho just typical of the coward He won't last. LIYF

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday February 21, 2007, 10:06 pm
Even after John Aravosis started his new jihad on AmericaBlog about this, I still couldn’t be bothered to read too deeply about it since I, to quote Dick Cheney and so many other chickenhawks, had other priorities. Then this Sunday, the Washington Post published Dana Priest’s and Anne Hull’s landmark investigatory article that ought to be nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Only after reading all five horrible pages online did I understand why John Aravosis and so many other bloggers were quivering with fury over the shabby, shameful and disrespectful way that we’ve been treating outpatient veterans at the “other” Walter Reed.

There’s the “good” Walter Reed, the inpatient facility where wounded troops get the best medical care that the United States military can possibly offer, a hospital where the miraculous is commonplace. Then there’s the “bad” Walter Reed. You want a one-word description of it? Try “ghetto.”

In a model of how investigative reporting ought to be done, Dana Priest, last year’s Pulitzer Prize-winner for Beat Reporting and who gave Bill Frist foaming fits by breaking the news of our black prisons overseas, helped break this next outrage to the American public. Working undercover for four months, Priest and Hull mingled with the wounded, their families and Walter Reed medical staff.

Considering you haven’t already read this incredible article, I could give you a stark rundown with specific blockquotes of the some of the most outrageous transgressions and ordinarily I’d be accused of cherry picking and nitpicking on only the bad parts. And ordinarily one would be right. However, it’s pretty hard to take out of context psychologically-impaired soldiers who’d suffered their mental injuries while on guard duty in Iraq or in Afghanistan being ordered to stand guard duty just feet away from where drug dealers ply their trade in areas of the hospital where security is lax.

How can one take the wrong way wounded troops forced to live in rooms in which pieces of their walls, not wallpaper, walls are peeling off under the sheer weight of black mold, cockroach and mouse infestations, no heat and no water?

How can one accuse me of providing no context for telling stories of one-eyed soldiers having trouble maintaining their balance having maps thrust into their hands and being told to hike to the other end of the base to find their rooms?

And these are just some of the stories that I’d read in the Priest-Hull article that turned my stomach. As an American, it outrages me that our well-fed Congress as a whole has not turned this into a front burner issue. As a former serviceman, it outrages me on an even deeper and more personal level that a two party Congress that screams until they’re both hoarse about which side supports the troops more would’ve treated with identical indifference me or anyone in my family who’d also been wounded in combat in the service of their country.

Somehow, I doubt very much if even one single recruiter bothers to mention these things to our kids while they’re busy telling them how well the government will take care of them before, during and after their service.

There is something deeply and fundamentally wrong with a government that allows this yet hops to with the speed of greased lightning when their contractors in Iraq bellow that it’s time for them to get paid. With a ruthless speed and efficiency that would’ve done Hans Gruber’s brother proud in Die Hard With a Vengeance during his own emptying of a Federal Reserve bank, the government has no problem coordinating with various government offices and getting all their shit in one sock to load 363 tons of money on palettes and flown to Iraq so it can sit around in lockers and file cabinets when even these pigs can’t spend it fast enough.

There’s your context for the next outrage:

At an orientation for new arrivals, a staff sergeant walked them through the idiosyncrasies of Army financing. He said one relative could receive a 15-day advance on the $64 per diem either in cash or as an electronic transfer: "I highly recommend that you take the cash," he said. "There's no guarantee the transfer will get to your bank." The audience yawned.

You hear that? The government that can afford to ship 363 tons of money to Paul Bremer’s organized corporate crime buddies in the CPA chips away at the meager $64 a day that these wounded soldiers are getting, eventually, through one-sided haggling, knocking down their pay to a mere $50 a day, which is a few bucks over minimum wage.

The man directly responsible for overseeing the administrative part of Walter Reed is an incompent boob named Major General George W. Weightman. Like that other George W., this man ought to be fired and fired yesterday.

You want to know why we bloggers get outrage fatigue from time to time? It’s because of stories like this, stories such as this that drain the soul, that beggar the imagination at how criminally we’re treating and even exploiting these wounded troops after all the overtures Uncle Sam made them about taking care of them and their families, all the pie in the sky promises under the fucking sun just to get that John Hancock on the dotted line to get them one blip closer to making quota.

I can’t recall the last time I’ve ever been this ashamed to be an American and to have to admit that my country is run by George W. Bush, a man who would rather jog with double amputees and restrict his visits to the gleaming Ward 57 during photo ops to show the world how soon our medical technology can get them back to a “normal” life than to go about fixing the problems at the crumbling Walter Reed.

posted by jurassicpork @ 9:10 PM 16 comments


Karen Tyrrell (11)
Thursday February 22, 2007, 5:04 am
Hi all

I would love to be aprt of the week on non-shopping, and I will probably observe it here in the UK anyway. I would love something likethis to be done in the UK, so we apply pressure for the impeachment of Tony (Liar) Blair too as a war criminal.
Imagine it it went international...
But I still think that a war with Iran is on the cards, judging from today's news..

Doris N (245)
Thursday February 22, 2007, 6:24 am
Hurray! Let's do it - it's a great idea! The boycotts have worked before, it will work this time, too. If just most of the people who are for peace cut back most of their spending on what they don't really need that week, already that degree of boycott will cut into the profits.
Because most corporations have as their goal to make a few % bigger profits this year than they did the last year, or to take over a few % more of the market for their kind of product, a boycott like this will not go unnoticed; there's no reason to be intimidated by a group of peace-haters who are trying to tell it is useless.
Of course it is very meaningful to vote with your pocket-book in a capitalistic country that spends billions on advertising!
Prolonged war - we don't buy it!

pete O (242)
Thursday February 22, 2007, 11:18 am
Yea please Karen in the U.k we will be trying and to all over Europe Auz too if we can. post the news about also please so as many people can see it please please

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday February 22, 2007, 11:24 am
Let's keep this on the front page; perhaps we should start another NEWS ARTICLE

asking everyone to make this a WORLDWIDE CONSUMER BOYCOTT FOR PEACE


Past Member (0)
Thursday February 22, 2007, 12:21 pm

Ali Hirst (286)
Thursday February 22, 2007, 1:59 pm
Okay we can start it in Australia also..we have troops over in Iraq and other countries too.

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday February 22, 2007, 3:45 pm
Barry S. has started another NEWS ARTICLE ... let's BUMP IT to the FRONT PAGE ...

Shopping Boycott To End the War and Impeach Bush and Cheney . . .

The National Committee to Impeach for Peace announces a coordinated effort to organize a US corporate shopping boycott April 15 (Tax day) to April 22 (Earth Day) to end the Iraq war and Impeach Bush and Cheney.

and THANK YOU, everyone, for your support and encouragement!

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday February 22, 2007, 3:46 pm
here'a "LIVE" link ...

Shopping Boycott To End the War and Impeach Bush and Cheney . . . The National Committee to Impeach for Peace announces a coordinated effort to organize a US corporate shopping boycott April 15 (Tax day) to April 22 (Earth Day) to end the Iraq war and Impeach Bush and Cheney.


pete O (242)
Thursday February 22, 2007, 7:47 pm
Hurrah a hundred- Well we wont put wal mart out of busness lol

Ali Hirst (286)
Friday February 23, 2007, 12:53 am
If we all take this seriously as Patt H has intended it to be, and get some Media coverage on this, we could go global...we have a few weeks to do it in..So why don't we all get busy with our local media and see what can be done.

pete O (242)
Friday February 23, 2007, 8:44 am

pete O (242)
Friday February 23, 2007, 6:01 pm
If you meant me helen im working my arse off and have been for the past years. Im trying to keeping spirits up and that is hard right now because i dont get any income for food and right now i aint got any food. this is serious ive given my life and been perssucuted for it. So the commitment from me is my life.

Ali Hirst (286)
Friday February 23, 2007, 7:58 pm
No Pete not all...we are all working for the same thing..and we have to do it together if we want to make it go globally.

Past Member (0)
Friday February 23, 2007, 8:25 pm
you know.. just bring our troops home and leave them alone.. that is what I say.. I have had many family members go over there and fight or do whatever it is we are nto doing over there.. I think it should either be decalred a "war" by congress or stop invading all togetehr..


pete O (242)
Friday February 23, 2007, 8:28 pm
Sorry i was more expressing my commitment We on this !!

pete O (242)
Saturday February 24, 2007, 2:33 pm
I chatted to load of people on our March today in trafalga square and if we can get it out there- Briton will help or many will.

Ali Hirst (286)
Saturday February 24, 2007, 3:34 pm
Thats great Pete...I have a huge meeting coming up in March in Brisbane on David Hicks so will use that to get word out also..

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Sunday February 25, 2007, 6:50 pm
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Sunday February 25, 2007, 6:52 pm
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Ali Hirst (286)
Sunday February 25, 2007, 7:12 pm
That happens here every weekend on the news posts...hackers and trolls get in

pete O (242)
Sunday February 25, 2007, 7:23 pm
Please ignore all challenges the road is forward

Pat B (356)
Sunday February 25, 2007, 7:30 pm
noted and saved (in my file) good post, patt...:-)

Roxanne Phillips (210)
Monday February 26, 2007, 12:44 pm
Signed and looking forward to making a difference!!! I have one question, though, if we impeach Bush and Cheney and actually succeed in getting them out of office (impeachment didn't hurt Clinton, much.... which was good in my book) Willl that make Nancy Pelosi president??? I believe her position is next in line after President and VP....interesting....
Great post, Patt, thanks!!!

Ali Hirst (286)
Monday February 26, 2007, 12:51 pm
Thats interesting question Roxanne...since they are now calling for PM Howard here in Australia, to be charged with War Crimes along with Deputy and Downer. Be interesting to see.

Roxanne Phillips (210)
Monday February 26, 2007, 1:11 pm
There seems to be a global problem with our leaders. They are after Tony Blair in England, with the same charges, Helen. It will indeed be interesting to see what happens next. I think America is getting close to really rebelling.
I don't know what the answer is, but contrary to what someone up there said, many of us Americans are "awake" and angry and frusterated. If you saw the Acadamy Awards last night, Leonardo DiCaprio stated to Al Gore that the people of America voted for him. We did. He got the popular vote. It is a mystery to my why he didn't fight for that election. It was clearly a forged outcome. In fact, something I saw around 4:00 in the pm of that fateful election day was on one of the major networks, probably ABC because I liked Peter Jennings, was an announcement that several ballot boxes in more than one state were found to be filled with 1500 votes for Bush BEFORE THE POLLS WERE OPENED FOR THE DAY. It aired once, and then was never seen again. But I saw it. And I would guess that many others did, too. That was when I began to realise the major conspiracy we were up against. But I am baffled as to why Gore went along so quietly. Was his family threatened??? I can't think of any other reason why he would not have put up a huge fight!!!
It makes me want to go off into the woods and start a commune for peace....

Friday March 9, 2007, 5:32 am
Well, that's no surprise...about Bush fixing the ballots, I mean.
Count me in for the April 15th We are not buying it...I've got it marked on my calendar too.

pete O (242)
Friday March 9, 2007, 7:04 am
Ive set up this for here with links to external sites

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Sunday March 11, 2007, 10:57 pm
President Pelosi is something I really want to see. Maybe because she IS next-in-line, she doesn't want to be SEEN pushing hard for Impeachment of Bush & Cheney, as people would then call her "ambitious", which is of course a BAD thing for a WOMAN to be! {NOT!}

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Sunday March 11, 2007, 11:04 pm

There is going to have to be a lot of MUTUAL SUPPORT needed to ACTUALLY BRING THIS THING OFF. It is NOT a matter of a few more or a few less signatures on a petition or a pledge! IT WOULD BE MORE LIKE THE SEATTLE GENERAL STRIKE OF 1916 {no time to look up the exact date!}. NOT A WHEEL {of industry} WOULD TURN, MACY'S AND NORDSTROM'S -- AND WAL-MART! -- WOULD STAND EMPTY. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One of the things it is suggested people do, is TALK TO YOUR LOCAL FARMERS MARKET OR SMALL BUSINESS, ETC. After all, it is not THEY who are responsible for Corporate America's mess! They should DO GOOD BUSINESS, as people who NEED to buy -- milk for their babies, etc. -- should be steered to buy from THEM! Anyway, these sorts of NON-corporate businesses should be prepared to fill in the need!
So, IN OTHER COUNTRIES TOO, BOYCOTT THE BIG CONGLOMERATES AND COMPANIES for the week of April 15-22, and if you have to buy, buy direct from your LOCAL farmer or craftsperson!!!
Oh, I really wonder if this CAN be brought off, or if we are all TOO COMPLACENT, all but a few of us crazies!



Blue Bunting (855)
Monday March 12, 2007, 9:59 am
Write a letter to the editor in three easy steps You'll love this, we hope. It's too good to be true.

pete O (242)
Thursday March 15, 2007, 10:43 am
for thsoe that are still hungry for the blood of our great tyrant
here is a petition I never new about

Roxanne Phillips (210)
Thursday March 15, 2007, 12:40 pm
signed! Thanks for sharing it. And Patt, that is a GREAT site, thanks!
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