Actually, this would be ineffective, just as a boycott against OPEC and oil
by consumers was ineffective a few years ago. I don't mind participating
it in as I don't believe we should be in Iraq at all, but I do question its
effectiveness. It would be much more effective if it were done by many
more people over a lot longer period of time, and as such, would be really
difficult to do.
On Sun, 2 Jan 2005 17:17:43 -0800, Tamar Raine <[log in to unmask]>
>Did you ge t this? I have received 4 copies so far---
>Inauguration Day, Silent Protest
>Since our religious leaders will not speak outagainst the war
>in Iraq, since our political leaders don't have the
>moral courage to oppose it, Inauguration Day, Thursday, January 20th, 2005
>is "Not One Damn Dime Day" in America.
>On "Not One Damn Dime Day," those who oppose what is
>happening in our name in Iraq can speak up with a 24-hour nationalboycott
>of all forms of consumer spending.
>During "Not One Damn Dime Day" please don't spend
>money. Not one damn dime for gasoline. Not one damn dime for
>necessities or for impulse purchases. Not one damn dime for anything for24
>On "Not One Damn Dime Day," please boycott Walmart, KMart and Target.
>Please don't go to the mall or the local
>convenience store. Please don't buy any fast food (or any groceries at all
>For 24 hours, please do what you can to shut the retail economy
>down. The object is simple. Remind the people in power
>that the war in Iraq is immoral and illegal; that they are
>responsible for starting it and that it is their responsibility to stop it.
>"Not One Damn Dime Day" is to remind them, too, that they work
>for the people of the United States of America, not
>for the international corporations and K Street lobbyists who
>represent the corporations and funnel cash into American politics.
>"Not One Damn Dime Day" is about supporting the troops. The
>politicians put the troops in harm's way. Now 1,200
>brave young Americans and (some estimate) 100,000 Iraqis havedied. The
>politicians owe our troops a plan -- a way to come
>There's no rally to attend. No marching to do. No left or right
>wing agenda to rant about. On "Not One Damn Dime Day"
>you take action by doing nothing. You open your mouth by
>keeping your wallet closed. For 24 hours, nothing gets spent, not one damn
>dime, to remind our religious leaders and our politicians oftheir moral
>responsibility to end the war in Iraq and give America back to the people
>PLEASE PASS ON
>~Tamar Mag Raine
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