Boycott The Racist Stand Your Ground Law States


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Boycott “Stand Your Ground” States

 

Published on Jul 24, 2013

PLEASE JOIN:https://www.facebook.com/events/13048…

The boycott against Stand Your Ground states is being used to push state legislators to join us in changing the unjust laws of these 20+ states in the US. On the 13th and 26th of every month people in those states will boycott and not make any purchases for those 24hrs. Of course that would be additional to people outside these states not traveling there for vacation purposes.

 

Lets face it, money talks! The national marches are great, but the marches aren’t hurting those on top in any way. We need a legislative change in these states so that cases like Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis will not happen again. Boycotting against these states will get government officials to take our demands seriously.

 

I also want to touch base on the issue of police brutality and deaths caused by law enforcement. There is an issue of systematic racism in this country from neighborhood watchmen to our local police and its up to us to change that! Each week this page will feature stories of victims of Stand Your Ground violence of all walks of life, whether they be someone who was murdered or wrongfully charged. Stories of those who have been killed, profiled, and brutalized by law enforcement will also be featured.

 

This boycott is something that EVERYONE can participate in and really you’ll benefit from it by saving money! We’re asking those who are not in Stand Your ground states to participate as well. After all, George Zimmerman didn’t use Stand Your Ground as his defense and walked based off of the laws of self defense.

 

Please share this page with everyone and follow us on Facebook & Twitter for more updates and info on how to join the fight!

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Boycott for Trayvon’s Law

 

Published on Sep 4, 2013

The NAACP has written Trayvon’s Law along with the Dream Defenders. It’s imperative that all groups continue to come together to make this boycott as effective as possible in order for this law to be passed!

Trayvon’s Law addresses the issues of  racial profiling, police brutality, community watch groups, repealing stand your ground laws, as well as revising the self defense laws. An additional policy within this law is dismantling the school to prison pipeline this government has created.

On the 13th and 26th of every month, EVERYONE nationwide will participate in the boycott by not making purchases of any kind. No gas, no food, no social outtings… nothing!

Throughout the rest of the month we will target a Stand Your Ground State, boycotting their goods and tourist attractions. FLORIDA is up first!

http://www.boycottstandyourground.com
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THE BOYCOTT

This site is to direct those against the Stand Your Ground laws to boycott those 20+ states throughout the United States on the 13th and 26th of every month. On that day, people in those states will boycott and not make any purchases for those 24 hrs. If you’re not in a Stand Your Ground State feel free to participate as well. After all, the self defense laws that allowed George Zimmerman to walk free apply in all 50 states.

 

Lets face it, money talks! The national marches are great, but the marches aren’t hurting those on top in any way. We need a legislative change in these states so that cases like Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis will not happen again. Boycotting against these states will get government officials to take our demands seriously and will push legislators to redefine the meaning of self defense.

 

 

 

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THE DETAILS

On July 13th, we were all shocked by the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. Only July 13th, America showed the world that racial profiling, gun violence, vigilantes, and systematic racism is accepted in this country. The only way these issues will change is if we change it. As you can see, the media has moved on as if it had never happened. Well, let’s give them something to talk about! The NAACP has written Trayvon’s Law along with the help of the Dream Defenders. This law addresses the issues of  racial profiling, police brutality, community watch groups, repealing stand your ground laws, as well as revising the self defense laws. An additional policy within this law is dismantling the school to prison pipeline this government has created. All of these issues heavily impact the daily lives of African American’s as well as those of other ethnicites. It is up to us to change the unjust system that has proved itself to hurt, not help us.

 

 

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HOW TO BOYCOTT

This is a simple task that everyone of every background can participate in.  Again, on the 13th and 26th EVERYONE nationwide will participate in the boycott by not making purchases of any kind. No gas, no food, no social outtings… nothing! Imagine the impact it would have if everyone for 24 hrs didn’t spend a dime.  During the rest of the month we will boycott goods from a Stand Your Ground state. Click on the STATES & PRODUCTS section to see which state and what goods the state produces. The state in red is the one we will focus on first until there is some legislative change. Then we will move on to the next on the list. Guess which state is up first?

 

 

BOYCOTTING FOR TRAYVON’S LAW

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Democratic National Committee

 

Debbie Wasserman Schultz….

When you ask Americans about common-sense measures for reducing gun violence, like expanding background checks, they overwhelmingly support them. But instead of accepting that and working to find effective measures to improve gun safety, groups like the NRA accuse any legislator who supports these measures of “wanting to take away your guns.”

 

We saw the consequences of that strategy in Colorado on Tuesday, when two Democratic legislators who had supported basic measures to reduce gun violence lost unprecedented recall elections that were supported by special interests like the NRA and the Koch brothers.

 

The NRA should not get to pick and choose members of Congress or state legislators. Chip in $10 or more, and help support Democrats who are working to reduce gun violence.

 

The good news is that, ultimately, the NRA did not get what it wanted. The recall results will do nothing to change the Democratic control of the Colorado State House, Senate, and Governor’s office. And the common-sense gun laws that were passed by popular vote in Colorado will remain intact, making residents safer.

 

But even if special interests didn’t change the balance of power in Colorado, they still think they sent a message to leaders across the country who’d support measures to reduce gun violence.

 

You can send a message of your own. Chip in $10 or more to support Democrats today:

 

https://my.democrats.org/Reduce-Gun-Violence

 

Thanks,

Debbie

Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Chair
Democratic National Committee

 

 

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After Slavery Controversy, Adidas Pulls Shackles Shoe From Production


By Jueseppi B.

 

 

 

The JS Roundhouse Mid, a high-top trainer with an orange plastic cuff, was made in collaboration with fashion designer Jeremy Scott.

 

 

 

You have got to be kidding me. Poverty is at an all time high in the Black community. The unemployment rate is at 17.9% for Black Americans. Our youth are being systemically hunted & murdered in our neighborhood streets. We Negros are worried about the design of a gym shoe?

 

Wake the fuck up Black America.

 

LOS ANGELES — Barraged by expressions of outrage, Adidas announced Monday evening that it’s pulling a shoe design that critics say evokes slavery.

 

The design, by eccentric Beverly Hills designer Jeremy Scott, features a plastic set of shackles. Initially it was met with disbelief, then fury, especially in online arenas. On Twitter, the shoes were labeled “Adidas slave shackle kicks.” Talk of a boycott arose.

 

Early Monday, Adidas defended the shoes as the handiwork of a whimsical designer. By early evening, the shoe giant found itself in a public relations nightmare and announced that it had made a mistake.

 

The Adidas statement reads, in part: “The design of the JS Roundhouse Mid is nothing more than the designer Jeremy Scott’s outrageous and unique take on fashion and has nothing to do with slavery. Since the shoe debuted on our Facebook page ahead of its market release in August, Adidas has received both favorable and critical feedback. We apologize if people are offended by the design and we are withdrawing our plans to make them available in the marketplace.”

 

Efforts to reach Scott on Monday were unsuccessful. But on Twitter, he suggested that the inspiration for his shoe came from a 1990s cartoon and toy,My Pet Monster.

 

New York Observer is firmly in Scott’s corner, calling the uproar a media-manufactured controversy.

 

To be sure, many people online applauded the shoes and rolled their eyes at those who saw racism in the shackles. But even critics who didn’t see racism said the sneakers were in poor taste: “Those Adidas shackle sneakers are a product of rappers glamorizing criminal behavior & prison for years,” said one tweet.

 

The image of the shoes was posted on Adidas’ Facebook page earlier, along with this seemingly benign query: “Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?”

 

But controversy soon began to boil over. Here are just a few of the online comments from Facebook and Twitter:

“Our ancestors fought blood, sweat and tears just so fools can turn pain into an accessory?”

“These should be taken off the market.”

“Any designer that’s nostalgic for slavery will Never have my support.”

 

The “shackle” shoe is part of a whimsical line that also features sneakers accented with teddy bears, butterfly wings and belt buckles.

 

Adidas is not the only sneaker brand to put its foot in its mouth. Earlier this year, Nike found itself facing controversy over its Black & Tan shoes, which some took as a reference to British abuse of Irish citizens in the 1920s. Nike apologized.

 

Earlier Monday, David M. Carter, head of the USC Sports Business Institute, told the Los Angeles Times that the uproar over the shackle sneakers could lead to the design’s demise.

 

As I said….you have got to be kidding.

 

Remember this shoe…….

 

 

 

This shoe actually caused riots when it was released. Where was the Negro community’s outcry then?

 

 

 

 

Again, I ask you, why was there no hue & cry over people…..mostly Black people…..acting like slaves over the limited release of the Air Jordan gym shoe and the riots that gym shoe caused? I’ll wait over here until you Negros who are bitchin about a gym shoe that resembles what slaves wore in the 1700’s, come up with an answer.

 

If you want to get into some type of boycott, might I suggest you boycott any and all products manufactured by the Koch Brothers. Or boycott CNN, MSNBC, or Faux Spews for the type of journalism/news reporting they engage in. You wanna boycott, boycott Monsanto for poisoning our bodies with their garbage. If you choose to boycott shit, boycott shit that means something and will make a difference.

 

Sometimes, I wish I was not 1/4th Negro.

 

 

Ed Schultz Defends Rush Limbaugh


By Jueseppi B.

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes it’s just best to shut the fuck up about an issue. Ed….This is such a time.

 

Freedom of speech is the political right to communicate one’s opinions and ideas via speech. The term freedom of expression is sometimes used synonymously, but includes any act of seeking, receiving and imparting information or ideas, regardless of the medium used. In practice, the right to freedom of speech is not absolute in any country and the right is commonly subject to limitations, as with libelslanderobscenity and incitement to commit a crime.

 

The day Rush Limbaugh called a Georgetown student a slut & a prostitute, he committed  Libel, Slander, Obscenity & Incitement against that Georgetown student, Ms. Sandra Fluke.

 

Freedom of all things intelligent tells me that Media Matters has a right to lodge a protest against all Rush Limbaugh sponsors.

 

WASHINGTON — Ed Schultz and Sean Hannity have found something they can agree on: It was wrong for liberals to launch a campaign targeting Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers after he called a law student a “slut.”

 

Schultz is one of the most outspoken liberals on the left-leaning MSNBC network, recently taking up the cause of the labor movement in the Wisconsin recall elections. Hannity is the Ed Schultz of Fox News. Both are forces on talk radio in their own rights.

 

But at the Talkers New Media Seminar on June 7 in New York City, Schultz broke with the progressive community and criticized it for going after Limbaugh. “If we start attacking advertisers because of what somebody said — it’s the wrong thing to do,” he said.

 

Schultz told the audience that he called Media Matters founder David Brock earlier in the year and expressed his displeasure with the fact that his group was targeting Limbaugh’s advertisers. Media Matters, a progressive media watchdog group, had demanded that the advertisers drop the right-wing radio host over his controversial comments about Sandra Fluke, the law student.

 

“I need you to know what’s happening,” Schultz said he told Brock, recounting his conversation. “‘This is what’s happening. There’s a lot of people getting hurt. This is going to too far. It’s my opinion, you can take it for what it’s worth.'”

 

A source familiar with the call between Brock and Schultz confirmed that Schultz reached out and they had a “short” conversation, which was “cordial” and “polite.”

 

“Media Matters has a philosophical disagreement with Ed here,” Brock told The Huffington Post.

 

Schultz was concerned that other talk radio hosts would become collateral damage in what was supposed to be a precision strike on Limbaugh. “Don’t attack advertisers. It’s too hard in the spoken word,” he said at the Talkers conference.

 

The concern is not an idle one. Interviews with industry insiders on the left and right reveal that Schultz’s fears were well founded: Corporate advertisers, in the wake of the Limbaugh-Fluke controversy, have broadly pulled back from talk radio across the political spectrum, unwilling to take the risk of being associated with comments that could offend half of their customer base or more.

 

“People pull out when it’s too polarizing. They don’t care what you’re talking about,” said one producer of a popular conservative show.

 

In the wake of the Limbaugh controversy, nearly 100 advertisers asked Premiere Radio Networks that their ads not appear on any “controversial” show — a request that extended beyond Limbaugh. And recently, the CEO of Cumulus, one of the biggest radio companies in the country, said the Limbaugh campaign cost him “millions” in lost revenue.

 

Sam Seder, co-host of the liberal show Ring of Fire, which can be heard on more than 60 affiliates across the country, said that the broad pullback is reminiscent of a blackout that Air America once faced, where ad buyers, worried about offending conservatives, would tell stations to avoid placing its ads on programs affiliated with the now-defunct progressive network.

 

“It really seems to me to be similar to that blacklist. Essentially they’re saying, ‘Take our radio budget, but don’t place us on political talk radio,” Seder said. “It’s not a new dynamic, it’s that the scope of the risk-averseness has grown.”

 

For Schultz to bemoan the attack on Rush in front of a talk radio audience, said the producer for the conservative show, doesn’t erase the fact that he promoted it on his own program. “Every night Schultz was on TV keeping a count of the advertisers Rush was losing every day,” said the producer, who requested anonymity so as not to raise attention from commercial sponsors. “To flip flop and kind of align yourself with what makes sense at any given moment, that’s not ok…If we’re gonna play fair, you do something like Sean [Hannity] did. You say, if you don’t like it, turn the dial.”

 

The rise of social media has made talk radio a fatter target, as an idle comment can quickly throttle around the Internet. Meanwhile, corporations watch their Twitter mentions with the sensitivity of a seventh grader. “It’s hurt progressive/liberal talk radio,” said one progressive talk radio insider in an email when asked about the fallout from the Limbaugh assault. “The issue is the transparency that comes with social media. Programming doesn’t even have to BE controversial. It just has to be PERCEIVED as controversial. If 10 people on Twitter claim your program is controversial and point their attention in the direction of a sponsor, the noise they create is enough to make an advertiser skittish.”

 

The insider, who didn’t want to draw attention to the show for which he works by speaking on the record, added that “this goes beyond political talk radio. It’s impacting news broadcasts as well. Some well regarded news operations are feeling the effects because their content just HAPPENS to be on a station that carries Limbaugh. Of course, that trickles down to the hardworking people on a more local level. If the intention was to cause maximum damage to Rush Limbaugh, they missed the target by a mile.”

 

The medium is also getting hit by structural trends working against it, Seder said. With the growth of satellite radio and online streaming, commercial AM/FM radio has a diminished audience and influence.

 

“Talk radio is struggling as an industry, so the cost-benefit analysis is different than it was five years ago,” he said. “So corporate advertisers are simply saying, ‘It’s not worth it for me to take the risk that there’s some type of blowback that I’ll be associated with some talk or controversy.”

 

Listen to the biggest talk radio hosts today — Mark Levin, Sean Hannity and others — and you’re likely to hear ads from as many political as commercial entities, a sign of a corporate retreat. Americans for Prosperity, the Heritage Foundation and the ultra-conservative Hillsdale College appear regularly as sponsors. (The producer at the national conservative show noted that commercial brands such as 1-800-FLOWERS still advertise on right-wing shows.)

 

At the Talkers summit, Hannity said that people who disagree with what a talk radio host is saying should simply tune out, rather than go after advertisers.

 

“If liberals don’t reject Media Matters crossing this line — and they keep going out there on NBC News at night, and they keep saying, ‘Rush lost another advertiser! Rush lost another advertiser! Glenn Beck’s going down!’ — then the very people that came into my office that want to silence them and shut them down are going to fight back,” he said. “And there’s plenty on the left and plenty on the right, and I think the obvious answer is, we tell people we disagree, but change the dial.”

 

Limbaugh’s situation is not totally unfamiliar to Schultz. In May 2011, he referred to conservative radio host Laura Ingraham as a “right-wing slut” on his radio show. He apologized for his remark before MSNBC put him on a week-long suspension.

 

MSNBC said Schultz was out of town and unavailable for comment.

 

I personally just lost what little respect i had for Mr. Ed Schultz, and I will NOT be watching the Ed Schultz show on MSNBC.

 

 

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