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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Delivery Workers in South Korea Say They’re Dying of ‘Overwork’

More than a dozen couriers have died this year. Some died after complaining of unbearable workloads that kept them on the clock from dawn until past midnight.

#boycotts, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #labor-and-jobs, #seoul-south-korea, #strikes, #work-life-balance, #working-hours, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

German Cultural Leaders Warn Against Ban on Israel Sanctions Movement

Signatories of an open letter say a parliamentary resolution declaring the campaign anti-Semitic has led to self-censorship and is stifling artistic expression.

#anti-semitism, #art, #boycott-divestment-and-sanctions-bds, #boycotts, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #politics-and-government, #zionism

Pompeo Calls B.D.S. Movement Anti-Semitic

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was also expected to make precedent-setting visits to a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank and to the Golan Heights.

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Muslim Countries Denounce French Response to Killing of Samuel Paty, Urge Boycott

While the French have supported their government’s crackdown, it has opened the country to criticism that its complicated relationship with French Muslims has taken an ugly turn.

#bangladesh, #boycotts, #discrimination, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #france, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #international-relations, #jordan, #kuwait, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #saudi-arabia, #terrorism

N.B.A. ‘Boycott’ or Strike: What’s the Difference?

Professional athletes in several leagues protested racial injustice by refusing to play on Wednesday, leaving fans with some legal questions. We asked the experts.

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With Walkouts, a New High Bar for Protests in Sports Is Set

The deafening silence of not having sports provided a powerful message from athletes demanding racial justice, after kneeling and slogans on jerseys seemed to have lost potency.

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N.B.A. Postpones Playoff Games After Milwaukee Bucks Boycott

N.B.A. players have been speaking out against racism and police brutality, but athletes have wondered whether that would be enough.

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Buzz Bissinger: College Football Players Should Threaten to Boycott

The pandemic gives them an opportunity to demand what they deserve.

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More Than 1,000 Companies Boycotted Facebook. Did It Work?

Major advertisers on Facebook reduced their spending by millions of dollars in July, but not enough to significantly damage the platform’s revenue.

#advertising-and-marketing, #allengerritsen, #boycotts, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #facebook-inc, #hate-speech, #media, #online-advertising, #small-business, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

The Tahini War: The Food at the Center of an Arab Gay Rights Battle

After an Arab tahini magnate donated to an Israeli gay rights group, her company faced a boycott. But gay activists say the controversy has an upside.

#boycotts, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #israel, #philanthropy, #tel-aviv-israel

Zuckerberg and Facebook Never Fail to Disappoint

He cannot hold on to such enormous power and avoid responsibility when things get tough.

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Goya Foods Boycott Takes Off After Its President Praises Trump

“We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump,” Bob Unanue said on Thursday at the White House. Critics said they would no longer use his products.

#bob-unanue, #boycotts, #goya-foods-inc, #trump-donald-j

Facebook Fails to Appease Organizers of Ad Boycott

Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s top executives, engaged in “spin” during a meeting over hate speech, civil rights groups said.

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Advertiser Exodus Snowballs as Facebook Struggles to Ease Concerns

The social network has tried striking a more conciliatory tone with its advertisers, who object to its handling of hate speech.

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Clean Up Your Act, Facebook, or We’re Leaving

The social media company has taken steps toward reining in Trump. It’s too little, too late.

#advertising-and-marketing, #boycotts, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #labeling-and-labels-product, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Facebook will label rule violations as Coke, Pepsi, Starbucks join ad “pause”

A man in a T-shirt looks worried.

Enlarge / Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaking about Facebook News in New York, Oct. 25, 2019. (credit: Drew Angerer | Getty Images)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company will change the way it handles rule-breaking speech from high-profile politicians in the future amid an advertising boycott that has drawn participation from large firms across several sectors.

Several nonprofits, including the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP, and Color of Change, launched the Stop Hate for Profit campaign about two weeks ago. The boycott accuses Facebook of a “long history of allowing racist, violent, and verifiably false content to run rampant on its platform” and asks advertisers to “show they will not support a company that puts profit over safety.”

The boycott drew early support from outdoor apparel retailers Patagonia, The North Face, and REI. By Friday, the movement seemed to hit critical mass as food and personal care behemoth Unilever said it would suspend US ad campaigns on both Facebook and Twitter for the rest of the year. Telecom giant Verizon also said Friday it would suspend Facebook advertising for the time being.

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#advertisers, #advertising, #boycotts, #facebook, #hate-speech, #policy, #trump

Facebook Boycott: Unilever and Verizon Join Pledge to Pull Ads

An effort to pressure Facebook to crack down on hate speech and misinformation has prompted dozens of advertisers to say they’ll stop spending on the platform. Here are some of the biggest companies involved.

#advertising-and-marketing, #boycotts, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #facebook-inc, #online-advertising, #social-media

Facebook Adds Labels for Some Posts as Advertisers Pull Back

Posts about voting will direct viewers to accurate information, and violations from important political figures will be marked “newsworthy.”

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As Facebook Boycott Grows, Advertisers Grapple With Race

Companies like YouTube, Condé Nast and Vice addressed systemic inequality and economic uncertainty while showcasing their new offerings to advertisers.

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Ad Boycott of Facebook Keeps Growing

Eddie Bauer, Magnolia Pictures, Ben & Jerry’s and others have suspended campaigns over the platform’s content moderation practices.

#anti-defamation-league, #benjerrys-homemade-inc, #boycotts, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #lesnard-steve, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #north-face-the, #online-advertising, #patagonia-inc, #political-advertising, #recreational-equipment-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media

Anger Surges in India Over Deadly Border Brawl With China

Protests and boycotts are the talk of the day as Indians grapple with the deaths of 20 soldiers in chaotic clashes with Chinese troops.

#boycotts, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #himalayas, #india, #ladakh-india, #modi-narendra

Starbucks Will Allow Employees to Wear Black Lives Matter Apparel

In announcing the reversal, the coffee chain also said it would make 250,000 Black Lives Matter shirts for baristas who wanted them.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #boycotts, #labor-and-jobs, #starbucks-corporation, #workplace-environment

Top U.K. Tea Brands Urge #Solidaritea With Anti-Racism Protests

After right-wing complaints about businesses’ support for Black Lives Matter, a series of British tea companies doubled down.

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