A boycott is a form of consumer activism involving the act of voluntarily abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with a person, organization, or country as an expression of protest, usually for political reasons.
A boycott is normally considered a one-time affair designed to correct an outstanding single wrong. When extended for a long period of time, or as part of an overall program of awareness-raising or reforms to laws or regimes, a boycott is part of moral purchasing, and those economic or political terms are to be preferred.
Most organized consumer boycotts today are focused on long-term change of buying habits, and so fit into part of a larger political program, with many techniques that require a longer structural commitment, e.g. reform to commodity markets, or government commitment to moral purchasing.
Boycotts are now much easier to successfully initiate due to the Internet. Other words included: blackball, blacklist, embargo and to withhold patronage
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News Time to boycott Anheuser-Busch and Southwest Airlines
http://www.dailypaul.com, by TylerLiberty
These are the last two remaining sponsors of the Commission on Presidential Debates that sell products or services to the public.
News US pressures India to give up Iranian oil
Anyone but Iran, is what the United States is telling India, as America attempts to persuade the country to go elsewhere for its oil needs.
News Boycott SOPA? Yeah, we got an app for that!
An Android app designed to warn you if youre about to do business
buy a product or service from a company that supports the bill.
News Whos Who of the Arizona Boycott
The following cities/counties have voted to boycott Arizona over its interior enforcement law, SB 1070:
* Austin, Texas
* Berkeley, California
* Bloomington, Indiana
* Boston, Massachusetts
* Boulder, Colorado
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