This judgement, if the North Dakota legislature doesn’t immediately try to block it with a bogus law, means that these workers’ lives just got a little better.
|By: Phoenix Woman Thursday February 28, 2013 5:55 am|
|By: David Dayen Thursday April 5, 2012 2:05 pm|
Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all the protest movements and boycott groups, and they get lost in the shuffle. But a quietly successful movement against ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, deserves some attention.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday March 13, 2012 7:40 am|
As of Monday, 141 advertisers had evacuated the Rush Limbaugh show, and The Wrap reports that Limbaught’s synidcator, Premier Network, owned by Clear Channel, had withdrawn all national advertising slots for two weeks.
|By: Lisa Derrick Thursday March 8, 2012 7:12 pm|
Teeth gnashing, hostile conservative, homophobic h8ters One Million Moms have dropped their mean-spirited call for retailer JC Penney to fire spokeswomen Ellen DeGeneres because the beloved talk show host is openly gay.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday March 7, 2012 8:20 am|
I was somewhat dubious that this sponsor boycott of Rush Limbaugh for his days of misogynistic comments against Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke would be able to gain steam. But as of now, at least thirty-six advertisers have cancelled their ads for the show. Think Progress puts it at 39 advertisers. This includes large advertisers like Capital One.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday March 6, 2012 9:10 am|
Rush Limbaugh has faced criticism before. But the backlash at the activist feels new. At least eleven advertisers have stopped hawking their wares on his program. Two radio stations have dropped the show entirely. Republican leaders have (sorta) denounced him. Limbaugh has apologized and that didn’t stop the backlash.
|By: fairleft Sunday November 27, 2011 5:00 pm|
Indian athletes will meet on December 5 to decide whether or not to boycott the 2012 London Olympics. The issue is an Olympic sponsorship deal with Dow Chemical, “under fire in India for its ownership of Union Carbide, whose Indian subsidiary was responsible for the Bhopal industrial disaster, … estimated to have killed up to 25,000 people and injured over half a million.”
|By: David Dayen Thursday October 13, 2011 5:18 pm|
What’s happening in Alabama after the implementation of their Arizona-style immigration law has been described to me by people on the ground as heartbreaking. Children have been held out of school, families are picking up and leaving, produce is rotting in the fields, because of fear for deportation by productive workers and, in some cases, legal immigrants who happen to be Hispanic. Yesterday, immigrants participated in a one-day boycott to protest the new law.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday October 4, 2011 8:00 pm|
NBC has cancelled The Playboy Club, the sexy melodrama–set in mid-1960s Chicago and centering around the flagship key club–which was one of the most subversive series on network television.
|By: Peterr Monday September 26, 2011 1:35 pm|
Mike Huckabee thinks groups that urge boycotts of companies that fund anti-LGBT organizations are engaged in un-American economic terrorism. By that definition there are lots of economic terrorists out there . . . on the right.