The moral of this story is pretty clear. Whether you’re Chick-fil-A or Urban Outfitters or any of these other companies that have publicly said something problematic about an entire demographic — people are paying attention, and they will absolutely buy their pasta elsewhere.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Sunday September 29, 2013 11:59 am|
|By: Lisa Derrick Thursday August 15, 2013 11:45 am|
Orson Scott Card is the homo-hatin’ author of Ender’s Game who is also a producer of and presumably profit-taker from the eponymous film due out in November from Lions Gate. He has proven himself to be an equal opportunist disliker of non-white people and a loony-toon nutter in this May 9, 2013 essay, originally published in something called The Rhinoceros Times. Card spins a paranoid (admitted) fantasy about Obama becoming a dictator.
|By: Peterr Friday August 2, 2013 8:30 am|
While pundits and athletes and politicians speak out about the anti-LGBT laws that were recently enacted in Russia, and the ongoing violence against LGBTs there, and the question of a boycott of the Sochi games is argued all around, the silence from the sports associations that govern the sports that would compete at Sochi is deafening.
Given the non-discrimination statements in the governing documents of every one of these federations, as well as the Olympic Charter itself, speaking out ought to be a no-brainer. Don’t believe me? Take a look at what those governing documents say . . . and then maybe people need to think about moving the games.
|By: Phoenix Woman Thursday February 28, 2013 5:55 am|
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: 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the Rush Limbaugh show, and The Wrap reports that Limbaught’s synidcator, Premier Network, owned by Clear Channel, had withdrawn all national advertising slots for two weeks.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.”