Disney, Built on Fairy Tales and Fantasy, Confronts the Real World

The entertainment behemoth spent decades avoiding even the whiff of controversy. But it has increasingly been drawn into the partisan political fray.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #boycotts, #chapek-robert-a, #desantis-ron, #disney-plus, #disney-walt-world-lake-buena-vista-fla, #iger-robert-a, #movies, #politics-and-government, #walt-disney-company

A Tanker’s Giant U-Turn Reveals Strains in the Market for Russian Oil

The ship, originally sailing to Philadelphia, apparently lost its buyer in the middle of the Atlantic. A number of tankers carrying Russian oil face similar problems.

#boycotts, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-trade-and-world-market, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Auction House Owned by Russians Tries to Distance Itself From War

With charitable donations and public statements in support of Ukraine, Phillips auction house is trying to deflect those pushing for a boycott of the business, owned by two wealthy Russians.

#art, #auctions, #boycotts, #dolman-edward, #friedland-leonid-auction-house-executive, #mercury-group, #phillips-auctioneers-llc, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #strunin-leonid, #ukraine

These Are the Companies That Have Withdrawn From Russia

More than 400 companies have withdrawn, at least temporarily, from Russia since it invaded Ukraine. Some have been there since the fall of communism — symbols of the enduring power of Western culture and commerce.

#3m-company, #apple-inc, #boycotts, #bp-plc, #british-american-tobacco-plc, #christian-dior-sa, #coca-cola-company, #cold-war-era, #ford-motor-co, #ikea, #levi-straussco, #lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-sa, #mcdonalds-corporation, #pepsico-inc, #pizza-hut, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #uniqlo

That Russian Business You’re Boycotting Isn’t Actually Russian

The consumer activism that makes a vodka C.E.O. say: ‘Do you know we’re Latvian?’

#boycotts, #consumer-behavior, #latvia, #names-organizational, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #russian-tea-room, #stolichnaya, #ukraine, #vodka

Russian Filmmakers and Other Artists Face Boycotts Over Ukraine

A Russian moviemaker with Ukrainian roots and relatives in Kyiv denounced the war. The Glasgow Film Festival dropped his film anyway.

#art, #boycotts, #gergiev-valery, #loznitsa-sergei, #movies, #netrebko-anna, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sokolov-kirill-1989, #ukraine

Invasion Brings Russia Global Repudiation With Cold War Echoes

From culture to commerce, sports to travel, the world is shunning Russia in myriad ways to protest President Vladimir V. Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

#boycotts, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #world-cup-2018-soccer

Putin’s critics call for boycotts of Russian vodka.

The governors of New Hampshire and Ohio announced measures aimed halting the sales of Russian-made and Russian-branded spirits.

#boycotts, #distilled-spirits-council, #new-hampshire, #ontario-canada, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #virginia-department-of-alcoholic-beverage-control, #vodka

Why Companies Struggled to Navigate Olympics Sponsorships

The debacle over Olympic sponsorship shows how the U.S.-China relationship has turned into a minefield for companies trying to do business in both countries.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #boycotts, #china, #coca-cola-company, #comcast-corporation, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-olympic-committee, #international-trade-and-world-market, #law-and-legislation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #olympic-games-2022, #politics-and-government, #proctergamble-co, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

Spotify’s Joe Rogan Deal Is Said to Be Worth Over $200 Million

The deal that brought his podcast to Spotify is said to be worth over $200 million, more than was previously known. Accusations that he spreads misinformation have roiled the company.

#boycotts, #ek-daniel, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #podcasts, #rogan-joe, #rumors-and-misinformation, #spotify, #the-joe-rogan-experience-radio-program, #vaccination-and-immunization

Opening a Restaurant in Miami? Invoking Cuban Communism Might Backfire.

The restaurant, Café Habana, is scheduled to open in the spring. But it’s already leaving a bitter taste for many Miami-Dade County residents.

#boycotts, #castro-fidel, #guevara-ernesto, #habana-outpost-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #miami-fla, #politics-and-government, #restaurants

In the ‘Genocide Olympics,’ Are We All Complicit?

China’s repression of Uighur Muslims looms large over the Games. What should participants — viewers included — do about it?

#boycotts, #china, #debatable, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2022, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Older Americans Fight to Make America Better

We don’t want to leave the world a worse place than we found it.

#age-chronological, #baby-boomers, #bank-of-america-corporation, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #boycotts, #citigroup-inc, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #global-warming, #millennial-generation, #mitchell-joni, #music, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #pop-and-rock-music, #presidential-election-of-2020, #spotify, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-act-1965, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements, #wells-fargocompany, #young-neil, #youth

On Joe Rogan and Spotify, Roxane Gay Takes a Stand

Joe Rogan can continue to air misinformation. Spotify can continue to look the other way. Today at least, I won’t.

#boycotts, #censorship, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #freedom-of-the-press, #media, #mitchell-joni, #news-and-news-media, #podcasts, #reality-television, #rogan-joe, #rumors-and-misinformation, #spotify, #young-neil

For Olympic Sponsors, ‘China Is an Exception’

Pressure is mounting on companies to condemn the country’s human rights violations, but executives say the Games should not be politicized.

#advertising-and-marketing, #boycotts, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #consumer-behavior, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2022, #politics-and-government

The Rise and Fall of the Golden Globes

For eight decades, the awards and the organization behind them played an outsized role in Hollywood. Here’s what changed.

#audio-neutral-immersive, #boycotts, #celebrities, #golden-globes-awards, #hollywood-foreign-press-assn, #national-broadcasting-co, #social-media, #television

Britain Will Not Send Top Officials to the Beijing Olympics

“There will be effectively a diplomatic boycott,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said of the decision to join the United States and others in registering discontent over human-rights abuses in China.

#beijing-china, #boycotts, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #olympic-games-2022, #politics-and-government

How Many Countries Will Follow the U.S. Boycott of Beijing’s Olympics?

Several have signaled that they will find ways to protest China’s human rights abuses, whether they declare a diplomatic boycott or not.

#australia, #boycotts, #canada, #china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #olympic-games-2022, #united-states-international-relations, #washington-dc

U.S. Will Not Send Government Officials to Beijing Olympics

American athletes will still be able to compete in the Winter Games, but the diplomatic boycott is a slap at China for human rights abuses in Xinjiang.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #boycotts, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #olympic-games-2022, #peng-shuai, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

I Live in Arkansas. Why is My State Telling Me Not to Boycott Israel?

I publish The Arkansas Times. We refused to sign an anti-B.D.S. law because it violates our First Amendment rights.

#arkansas, #boycott-divestment-and-sanctions-bds, #boycotts, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #israel, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us

U.S. Is ‘Considering’ Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympics, Biden Says

A boycott would mean that government officials would not attend the Winter Games in February, though it would not prevent U.S. athletes from competing.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #boycotts, #china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #olympic-games-2022, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Says U.S. ‘Considering’ Diplomatic Boycott of the Beijing Olympics

The boycott would mean that no U.S. government officials would attend the Games, which begin in February, though it would not prevent athletes from attending.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #boycotts, #china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #olympic-games-2022, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Sally Rooney Declines to Sell Translation Rights to Israeli Publisher

The author of “Beautiful World, Where Are You” turned down an offer from an Israeli publisher to translate the novel to Hebrew, citing her support for Palestinians “in their struggle for freedom, justice and equality.”

#beautiful-world-where-are-you-book, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #boycott-divestment-and-sanctions-bds, #boycotts, #hebrew-language, #israel, #palestinians, #rooney-sally-author, #translation-and-interpreters, #writing-and-writers

New Jersey to Divest From Unilever Over Ben & Jerry’s and Israel

After the company said it would no longer sell its ice cream in the occupied territories, New Jersey invoked a law that prohibits public investments in companies that engage in boycotts.

#benjerrys-homemade-inc, #boycott-divestment-and-sanctions-bds, #boycotts, #ice-cream-and-frozen-desserts, #jews-and-judaism, #new-jersey, #politics-and-government, #unilever-nv

The Cheap & Easy Sanctimony of Ben & Jerry

The godfathers of “Woke Inc.” stumble in the Middle East. 

#benjerrys-homemade-inc, #boycotts, #corporate-social-responsibility, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #ice-cream-and-frozen-desserts, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #palestinians, #unilever-nv

Ben & Jerry’s to Stop Selling Ice Cream in Israeli Occupied Territories

A politically active company just waded into one of the most fraught issues in the world, and the reaction was immediate.

#benjerrys-homemade-inc, #boycotts, #corporate-social-responsibility, #israel, #palestinians, #unilever-nv, #west-bank

Iran Activists Urge Election Boycott. Raisi Likely Winner.

Low turnout would signal a rejection of the election. But not voting gives the regime a near-certain assurance that their candidate is victorious.

#boycotts, #elections, #guardian-council-iran, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #khamenei-ali, #political-prisoners, #social-media

Martha White, 99, Dies; Before Rosa Parks, She Sparked a Bus Boycott

The 1953 protest in Baton Rouge, triggered by her ejection from a bus for sitting in a “whites only” section, became a template for Martin Luther King.

#baton-rouge-la, #black-people, #boycotts, #buses, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #white-martha-1922-2021

Cancel Culture Works. We Wouldn’t Have Marriage Equality Without It.

Naming and shaming were key parts of the campaign to make gay marriage legal.

#american-family-assn, #boycotts, #brown-brian-s, #california, #californians-against-hate, #campaign-finance, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #national-organization-for-marriage, #referendums, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

Naomi Osaka Quits the French Open After News Conference Dispute

The four-time Grand Slam tournament winner wrote on Instagram that she had suffered from bouts of depression since 2018 and will “take some time” away from the tennis court.

#boycotts, #french-open-tennis, #mental-health-and-disorders, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #womens-tennis-assn

Naomi Osaka Quits the French Open

The four-time Grand Slam tournament winner took a stand about mandatory appearances at news conferences. She wrote on Instagram that she had suffered from bouts of depression since 2018.

#boycotts, #french-open-tennis, #mental-health-and-disorders, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #womens-tennis-assn

Rights Group Hits Israel With Explosive Charge: Apartheid

Human Rights Watch is the latest watchdog to accuse Israel of perpetuating a version of the racist legal system that once governed South Africa. Israel says the charge is baseless.

#anti-semitism, #apartheid-policy, #btselem, #boycott-divestment-and-sanctions-bds, #boycotts, #east-jerusalem, #human-rights-watch, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #roth-kenneth, #shakir-omar, #south-africa, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #west-bank

English Soccer Announces Social Media Boycott to Protest Online Abuse

The boycott, set to begin on Friday, is the most direct effort yet by a sport to pressure social media companies like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to take action against abuse.

#black-people, #boycotts, #cyberharassment, #discrimination, #england, #english-premier-league, #soccer, #social-media

Georgia Faith Leaders to Urge Boycott of Home Depot Over Voting Law

Black religious leaders representing more than 1,000 churches in the state are planning a “warning shot” for other Republican-led states that are trying to limit voting access.

#black-people, #boycotts, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #corporate-social-responsibility, #georgia, #home-depot-inc, #jackson-reginald-t, #republican-party, #voter-registration-and-requirements

The Israel Prize Is Meant to Unify. More Often, It’s Mired in Controversy.

This year’s rumpus involves a scientist who opposes the occupation of the West Bank.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #boycotts, #gallant-yoav, #goldreich-oded-1957, #israel, #israel-prize, #politics-and-government, #west-bank

Why It’s Time to Rethink the Olympics

Displacements, human rights violations, health concerns and overspending have dogged the Games in recent years. The Olympic mission is a mess in need of long-term fixing.

#boycotts, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-olympic-committee, #international-relations, #japan, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2020, #olympic-games-2022, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

The Force That Can Help Amazon’s Workers? Amazon’s Shoppers.

Customers should start telling Jeff Bezos to treat his workers like human beings.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #boycotts, #ergonomics, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #workplace-environment

The New Cancel Culture Capitalism

For Republicans, cancel culture is good for business.

#boycotts, #conservatism-us-politics, #corporate-social-responsibility, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Chinese Shows Blur Western Brands Over Xinjiang Dispute

Online platforms that stream dance, singing and comedy shows are pixelating performers’ T-shirts and sneakers amid a nationalistic fervor.

#better-cotton-initiative, #boycotts, #censorship, #china, #cotton, #iqiyi-com-inc, #sneakers, #xinjiang-china

Here’s How to Handle the ‘Genocide Olympics’ in Beijing

The Olympiad gives us leverage. Let’s use it.

#boycotts, #china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-olympic-committee, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #muslims-and-islam, #olympic-games-2022, #politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

Global Brands Find It Hard to Untangle Themselves From Xinjiang Cotton

Under pressure to renounce cotton harvested in a Chinese region marked by gruesome repression, they face a backlash from nationalist Chinese consumers.

#better-cotton-initiative, #boycotts, #china, #cotton, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #inditex-group, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #nike-inc, #phillips-van-heusen-corporation, #textiles, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states, #xinjiang-china

Kemp Lashes M.L.B. as Republicans Defend Georgia’s Voting Law

Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia, who is starting his re-election push, argued that the league had “caved to fear” in moving its All-Star Game as he tried to rally Republicans around the new voting limits.

#abrams-stacey-y, #all-star-games, #boycotts, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #major-league-baseball, #relocation-of-business, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

MLB Pulls All-Star Game From Atlanta, Georgia in Response to Voting Law

The league said it would remove its midsummer showcase and its annual entry draft as a response to the state’s new voting law.

#all-star-games, #atlanta-ga, #baseball, #boycotts, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #major-league-baseball, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

M.L.B. Pulls All-Star Game From Georgia in Response to Voting Law

The league said it would remove its midsummer showcase and its annual entry draft as a response to the state’s new voting law.

#all-star-games, #atlanta-ga, #baseball, #boycotts, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #major-league-baseball, #republican-party, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

Mitt Romney: The Right Way to Boycott the Beijing Olympics

The United States can repudiate Chinese policy without unfairly punishing our athletes.

#boycotts, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2022, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

China Is Preparing for Another Olympics in Beijing, Like It or Not

With the Winter Games less than a year away, a powerful and confident China is promising retaliation if any country boycotts the event over human rights.

#boycotts, #china, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2008, #olympic-games-2022, #politics-and-government

Myanmar’s Protesting Workers Are Unbowed

Two weeks after the military took power in a coup, growing work stoppages are undermining the ruling generals’ attempt to assert authority over an angry population.

#boycotts, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #government-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #min-aung-hlaing, #myanmar, #strikes

Gulf States Agree to Ease Relations With Qatar

The small Arab nation has been under a blockade by air, land and sea since 2017, when neighboring nations accused it of supporting terrorism and aligning too closely with Iran.

#boycotts, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #middle-east, #qatar

Life Without Amazon (Well, Almost)

For concerned customers, avoiding one of the world’s largest retailers and web service providers is proving harder than expected.

#amazon-com-inc, #boycotts

Jean Graetz, White Supporter of Civil Rights in Alabama, Dies at 90

With her husband, Robert, Mrs. Graetz became a friend of Rosa Parks and supported the Montgomery bus boycott, despite threats to her life.

#black-people, #boycotts, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #deaths-obituaries, #graetz-jean-1929-2020, #graetz-robert-s, #montgomery-ala, #parks-rosa