Direct Nonviolent Action Works. Beck Loses More Advertisers.

(11 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck), Procter & Gamble, Progressive, S.C. Johnson, GEICO, Men’s Wearhouse and, just this morning, Sargento have now cancelled their ad buys on the Glenn Beck show due to direct nonviolent economic action. The boycott campaign advanced at is working.


More from Raw Story…

“”We applaud GEICO and all of the other companies who have stepped forward to pull their ads from Glenn Beck,” said James Rucker, executive director of Color of Change, in a Tuesday media advisory. “Beck’s rhetoric is dangerous to the fabric of our democracy, and we are heartened that so many big companies feel the same way. We won’t stop here – we’re going to continue our fight to see that as many of Beck’s advertisers pull their support as possible.”…

“…Watchdog group Media Matters, which has emphatically joined in the crusade to knock Beck from cable television, notes that many of the advertisers who refused in 2006 to support progressive-tilted Air America radio are still backing Beck.

According to the group, those companies are: General Electric, Farmers Insurance, Office Depot, Nestlé (Gerber), Red Lobster, State Farm, Travelocity, the U.S. Postal Service, Walmart and Wyeth.

Color of Change includes a long list of controversial, provocative (some would say shocking) segments on Beck’s television program…”

There’s only one place you can get to the far right. Their wallet. You must plan direct action against the right so that it costs them money.

The far right can ignore big marches, and petitions, etc. but they are incapable of ignoring money being taken out of their wallets. That rocks them to their core.


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    • Adam on August 12, 2009 at 20:09

    Hit the far right where they will feel the pain the most. Their wallet.

    • banger on August 13, 2009 at 00:16

    to those that fund and promote these guys who profit from a deluded and confused public. Indeed those techniques are badly needed.


  2. A new company to boycott each month.

    Who is more deserving of a boycott than General Electric? It’s just that they have their mitts in so many pies it’s hard to say: “I’m not buying any Jet Engines this month, and that’s final!”.

    So, we would have to stick to the retailers.

    Farmers Insurance, Office Depot, Nestlé (Gerber), Red Lobster, State Farm, Travelocity, the U.S. Postal Service, Walmart and Wyeth.

    Nobody goes to Red Lobster in September. As Bill Maher said, “I have to find a way to boycott a restaurant I wouldn’t be caught dead inside in the first place”.

    Need something from Office Depot this month? Drive a few more miles and go to Staples.

    Walmart – shit, I haven’t stepped inside one of those paragons of greed in 4 years.

    Travelocity sucks anyway, I hate Priceline, but I’d use that before Travelocity.

    It’s very encouraging to see the power of the boycott back where it belongs, with the consumer.

    Now, how to make it work? How to organize it? How to advertise it? If only there were a place where virtually anyone could write virtually anything and have it viewed by hundreds of thousands of like-minded people.

    If only…

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