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  CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The word boycott entered the English language during the Irish "Land War" and is derived from the name of Captain Charles Boycott, the estate agent of an absentee landlord, the Earl Erne, in County Mayo, Ireland who was subject to social ostracism organized by the Irish Land League in 1880.
When extended for a long period of time, or as part of an overall program of awareness-raising or reforms to laws or regimes, a boycott is part of moral purchasing, and those economic or political terms are to be preferred.
Another example of a modern boycott is the fllisting of the country band The Dixie Chicks after one of the members made a derogatory political comment about George W. Bush.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /cgi-bin/encyclopedia.pl?p=Boycott   (1293 words)

  
  Boycott - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A boycott is a refusal to buy, sell, or otherwise trade with an individual or business who is generally believed by the participants in the boycott to be doing something morally wrong.
The word boycott entered the English language during the Irish "Land War" and is derived from the name of Captain Charles Boycott, the estate agent of an absentee landlord, the Earl Erne, in County Mayo, Ireland who was subject to social ostracism organized by the Irish Land League in 1880.
Another example of a modern boycott is the fllisting of the country band The Dixie Chicks after one of the members made a derogatory political comment about President Bush.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boycott   (1039 words)

  
 LINGUIST List 14.1140: Academic Boycotts
Subject: Academic boycotts and OT Dick Hudson suggests that the concern for academic freedom on one hand and the right to engage in academic boycotts on the other be construed as competing defeasible constraints in an OT system.
Hi all Since the idea of the boycott is to express one's disagreement with a regime, why not boycott any governement/intitution related aspects of the individual and not the individual in particular.
And, of course, the list of countries in the world which engage in what might be considered "offensive politics" is enormous.
linguistlist.org /issues/14/14-1140.html   (699 words)

  
 List of Lists
List of Ceremonial counties of England by Population
List of Chancellors of the University of Cambridge
List of Chancellors of the University of Mississippi
www.starrepublic.org /encyclopedia/wikipedia/l/li/listoflists.html   (2023 words)

  
 Boycott Watch - Divest-from-Israel Campaigns May Violate the Federal Antiboycott Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Boycott Watch and the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) are leading the fight against divestment and boycott campaigns against Israel.
In November 2003, Boycott Watch sent a letter to the Office of Antiboycott Compliance, furnishing evidence that the divest-from-Israel campaign is a direct function of the Palestinian Authority, which is a member of the Arab League and a signatory to the Arab boycott of Israel.
Boycott Watch is now advising all colleges and universities that divest-from-Israel campaigns on their campuses may be in violation of the U.S. antiboycott law.
www.boycottwatch.org /abi/divest001.htm   (676 words)

  
 MJR/blog:How boycotts work: one view
The value of "enough" changes for each thing: there are examples of relatively limited boycotts succeeding (Shell Brent Spar) and relatively long/large ones not yet succeeding (Nestlé Baby Milk Action).
Boycotts are an overt way of linking lost sales to a particular issue.
If it looks like it's costing more profit to suffer the boycott than to address the cause, the corporation is not maximising their profit.
mjr.towers.org.uk /blog/2006/boycotts   (414 words)

  
 List of boycotts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
the boycott of Captain Charles Cunningham Boycott, an English land agent in Ireland who was subject to a boycott organized by the Irish Land League, 1880
Boycott Aruba, a boycott of Aruba following the 2005 disappearance of American student Natalee Holloway.
Boycott of McDonalds on December 3 in response to softwood lumber dispute[1].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_boycotts   (229 words)

  
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 AAUP: Academic Boycotts
The plans for the conference in Bellagio, Italy, on academic boycotts to which he refers, which I learned about early in February, by no means suggested that its central purpose was to denounce academic boycotts.
In a scholarly conference “whose central purpose was to denounce academic boycotts,” one would expect to find several contributions from philosophers and several from natural scientists: any academic boycott would have a particular impact on scientists, who rely on unhampered exchange of materials, methods, and information.
It should be clear from her account that the conference was not aimed at "denouncing” academic boycotts (as Yudkin asserts), but at discussing the pros and cons of the AAUP position, with an eye not to changing it, but to hearing from the critics and to clarifying the nature of the debate.
www.aaup.org /AAUP/pubsres/academe/2006/SO/LTE/LettersAcademicBoycotts.htm   (961 words)

  
 CFS Documents - Boycotts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In the case where a boycott, initiated by an organisation other than the Federation, has been discontinued, the National Executive shall be authorised to cease the Federation's participation in that boycott.
The cessation of participation in that boycott shall be ratified by the membership at the subsequent national general meeting.
Boycotts shall be undertaken only when the impact on workers of the companies against which the boycott will be levied has been evaluated.
www.sfu.ca /~tgregory/cfs/boycotts-ops.html   (248 words)

  
 Boycott kickstarts ‘us and them’ Labour Party campaign
The Labour party’s decision to boycott ‘Bondi +’ and Xarabank mark the latest in a long list of political boycotts which have seen PN activists stay away from Super one and MLP representatives turn down invitations from NET TV.
The MLP boycott puts to rest the denial game adopted by a number of Labour party exponents who dropped their participation from the annual charity programme Istrina last month.
Alfred Mifsud is considered by many outside observers as one of the moderates in the Labour party and his presence on the MLP ticket in the next election is expected to attract middle of the road voters.
www.maltatoday.com.mt /2002/0127/t1.html   (767 words)

  
 The Protest Primer: BOYCOTT | AfterDowningStreet.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Genius of Impeachment: The Founders' Cure for Royalism," by John Nichols, a masterpiece that should be required reading in every high school and college in the United States, a history and portrait of the practice of impeachment.
A boycott is the act of abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with someone or some organization as an expression of protest or as a means of coercion.
Another example of a modern boycott is the fllisting of the country band The Dixie Chicks after one of the members made a derogatory political comment about President Bush.
www.afterdowningstreet.org /node/15695   (1760 words)

  
 Guardian | Kick them where it hurts
The list of boycotts on the website of Ethical Consumer magazine runs from Adidas (for using kangaroo skin in some of its football boots) through to Janet Jackson (for her duet with Beenie Man, whose lyrics have allegedly advocated killing gay people).
A boycott still in force almost a quarter of century after it was launched does not sound as if it is working, but Patti Rundall, the group's policy director, says it has been invaluable in lobbying for legislation in 70 countries on the marketing of baby milk substitutes.
"It is the boycott that has alerted policy makers to the fact that this is a risky company," she says.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4822741-103677,00.html   (937 words)

  
 Boycott Journalists Boycotting Israel / Pierre Tristam [Candide's Notebooks]
But he was wrong to boycott the one set of channels that could make a difference by enabling communication between Arabs and Israelis.
If it’s effective boycotts scientists and journalists are looking for, they could start with their own backyards.
They could boycott their own governments that contract with those defense industries, facilitate the arms trades, enable Israel ’s repression by condoning, encouraging and financing it.
pierretristam.com /Bobst/07/cn042307.htm   (854 words)

  
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 Catchphraze Records Links
Boycotts - An extensive list of corporations who are currently undergoing boycotts and why.
They provide a huge list of prisoners that are currently on death row that claim they are innocent of the crimes they have been charged with (and the list is huge).
Houston Food Not Bombs - a webpage for the Food Not Bombs chapter in Houston with a list of upcoming events, a history of food not bombs, a directory of other FNB chapters, as well as recipes and more.
www.angelfire.com /az/catchphraze/pollinks.html   (3034 words)

  
 Swing State Project: OH-02: Hackett on Air America While Schmidt Takes the Low Road   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Boycotts for Life is an organization that only lists companies that give money to organizations that provide abortions and/or abortion counseling, or have made a profit through the use or sale of products that induce abortions.
A group that calls itself Children of God for Life list them on a boycott sheet, not because of the war, but because of their pursuit of embryonic stem cell research.
Yes, her organization, Right to Life of Cincinnati was a leader in the boycott of the March of Dimes, that’s sad.
www.swingstateproject.com /2005/07/oh-02_hackett_o.php   (1310 words)

  
 Suit attempts to reveal list of nonprofit group donors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The lawsuit-abuse group is challenging a judge's order that it hand over its donor list, claiming the state nonprofit law is unconstitutional because it violates the U.S. Constitution's free association clause found in the First Amendment.
The clash boils down to whether the public or a government has a right to know the membership or funding source of an organization that is influencing public debate vs. the First Amendment rights of people in an organization to associate freely, privately and without fear of retribution.
Attorneys have said they want the group's membership list to see whether the organization is local or is being supported by outside interests, such as tobacco companies.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/metropolitan/97/10/13/non-profits-monday.2-1.html   (1090 words)

  
 LINGUIST List 14.1109: Academic Boycotts
Dear Martin, dear list members: The issue seems to be clear: Academic boycotts obstruct the free exchange of knowledge and hence insight.
To the best of my knowledge previous boycotts, including the anti-apartheid boycott, did not target individual scholars with a view to dismissing them from editorial boards, preventing their attendance at conferences, refusing to consider articles that they submit to journals for publication, etc.
None of the LSA boycotts against American states that engage in objectionable practises have sought to exclude academics from those states from participating in normal academic life.
www.linguistlist.org /issues/14/14-1109.html   (619 words)

  
 Union Label: Boycott Updates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Boycotts against four Los Angeles hotels--the Hyatt Regency, the Wilshire Grand Hotel & Center, the Biltmore, and the Beverly Wilshire; along with the St. Regis Hotel and Doubletree Hotel San Francisco (Burlingame) and the Crown Plaza in Seattle -- have been ended effective immediately.
The national union boycott levels the playing field for hotel workers and the multi-national chains that are taking a hard line position against fair contracts in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Union members, staff, and allies are leafleting guests, mailing literature to inform customers about the boycott and visiting customers in their home offices to ask conventions and their guest speakers to find alternate sites for functions and avoid the boycotted hotels.
www.unionlabel.org /boycott_updates.jsp   (3888 words)

  
 Wikipedia: Boycott
A boycott is a refusal to buy, sell, or otherwise trade with an individual or business who is generally believed by the participants in the boycott to be doing something wrong.
The word boycott is derived from Captain Charles Cunningham Boycott, a ruthless English land agent in Ireland who was subject to a boycott organized by the Irish Land League in 1880.
A short discussion of what a boycott is at boycott.org
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/b/bo/boycott.html   (320 words)

  
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 SaneAsylum | Voting With Your Dollar
I have found that there are a large number of companies that I boycott, albeit subconsciously most of the time.
I signed up for the Do Not Call list, and all of the telemarketers who claim to be exempt from it is going to hear an air horn blast every second until they hang up.
I boycott any organized religion that is more concerned with how much you make and give to them, instead of providing the service that they are preaching about.
www.saneasylum.com /articles/111   (6181 words)

  
 Boycotts homepage
Many persons have of late left off the use of West India sugar on account of the iniquitous manner in which it is obtained.
Though the term 'boycott' was first coined in 1880 by landless peasants in Ireland in a campaign against oppressive landowners it is a tactic with a much older heritage.
For sites devoted to boycotts of American brands as a result of the invasion of Iraq, see news.
www.ethicalconsumer.org /boycotts/boycotts.htm   (220 words)

  
 Halfbakery: boycott almost everything
Lists most known boycotts, for the UK at least.
As StarChaser suggests the problems with boycotting everything is that you would have to boycott the boycotts.
I must confess I was surprised her boycott was for something other than aural human rights offences.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/boycott_20almost_20everything   (797 words)

  
 Co-op America: Boycotts: Economic action to stop corporate irresponsibility
Boycotts are powerful tools for raising awareness about the impact of corporate practices on workers, communities, and the Earth.
Many well-respected organizations have called boycotts to put an end to unfair labor practices, animal testing, dangerous pesticide use, and other abuses of people and resources.
Whether you're protesting treatment of workers at a national retail chain or mobilizing against the construction of a waste dump in your community, a boycott can help you get the attention of your community and the company you are targeting.
www.coopamerica.org /programs/boycotts/index.cfm   (176 words)

  
 [Corporations] the pros and cons of boycotts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The list of boycotts on the website of Ethical Consumer magazine runs from Adidas (for using kangaroo skin in some of its football boots) through to Janet Jackson (for her duet with Beenie Man, whose lyrics have allegedly advocated killing gay people).
A boycott still in force almost a quarter of century after it was launched does not sound as if it is working, but Patti Rundall, the group's policy director, says it has been invaluable in lobbying for legislation in 70 countries on the marketing of baby milk substitutes.
"It is the boycott that has alerted policy makers to the fact that this is a risky company," she says.
www.corporations.org /pipermail/corporations_corporations.org/2003-December/000093.html   (998 words)

  
 TBC Exxon Mobil Boycott   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Boycotts are a right and have been used by many in their struggle to gain their civil rights and in opposition to discrimination.
Most notably was the successful boycott started after Rosa Parks refused to sit in the back of a bus, because of the color of her skin.
Calling for this boycott of Exxon Mobil Corp. is a last resort.
www.tampabaycoalition.com /boycott.html   (1207 words)

  
 You sign, it's posted. | MetaFilter
Make a public list surrounded with a lot of heavily weighted text and imagery and you've now very forcefully and clearly defined 'them', their team roster is now set in stone.
This is no better than a list of their political enemies or a proscription list.
There is a world of difference between making a listing of abortion doctors, calling them murderers, not so subtly inciting your followers to harass or kill them, and then crossing their names out when a doctor has been murdered.
www.metafilter.com /mefi/44994   (16447 words)

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