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Boycott and Defeat Koch Industries

March 3, 2011

UPDATE: NEW INFORMATION ON HOW WE CAN GET THIS PARTY STARTED:

Buying Freeze has got a full blown campaign going, click here

ORIGINAL POST
Two can play this game: it is called capital starvation. The Kochs and their political lapdogs (Tea Partyists and Republicans) are trying to starve public workers, unions, and public education. Boycotting their products is one way to have an affect on their income. It must be en masse, so erase these well known products from your shopping list.

Boycott and Defeat Koch Industries — go to this Facebook page for more information: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-and-Defeat-Koch-Industries/155879361093898?sk=wall

My own beef with corporate titans like the Kochs is their John Birch Society ideology. They are against collectivism in any, shape, or form: Social Security, unions, public schools, Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, food stamps, and even public roads or public funded institutions. They wish to privatize everything. The JBT — co-founded by their father, Fred Koch — has re-emerged more powerful than ever and are making a full court press attack on all fronts. The GOP has been heavily influenced by them. The Kochs back the Tea Party and Ron Paul who is for returning the country to the gold standard and stripping the Federal Reserve of its authority. Meanwhile Koch sponsored Mercatus Center and FreedomWorks are going after the EPA. This is what everyday Americans are up against. So, boycott their products, starting with Angel Soft toilet paper and Vanity Fair Napkins – products up until today I bought. No more.

We may have to go much further: As Vanity Fair magazine pointed out, boycotting Koch Industries would also mean boycotting technology, polymers, chemicals, ranching, forest products, fertilizers, pollution control substances, refining and fiber and textiles.

A list of Koch Industry/Georgia-Pacific Products:
Angel Soft toilet paper
Brawny paper towels
Dixie plates, bowls, napkins and cups
Mardi Gras napkins and towels
Quilted Northern toilet paper
Soft ‘n Gentle toilet paper
Sparkle napkins
Vanity fair napkins
Zee napkins

Other KOCH brand names under their Invista division:
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Antron
Cordura
Lycra
Coolmax
Solarmax
Tactel
Polarguard
Stainmaster
Comforel
Thermolite

Report on Koch Industries click below
koch-industries-secretly-fund

PLUS, the Kochs’ anti-climate propaganda is disseminated and echoed throughout its vast network of front groups. You can read those online as well:

* The Koch-funded “ClimateGate” Echo Chamber
* Polar Bear Junk Science and Koch Industries
* The “Spanish Study” on Green Jobs and Koch Industries
* The “Danish Study” on Wind Power and Koch Industries
* Koch Organizations Instrumental in Dissemination of ACCF/NAM Claims

Related blogs with Koch information:

http://www.phawker.com/2010/04/01/in-denial-koch-industries-has-spent-nearly-50-million-to-refute-climate-change-science/

http://kaystreet.wordpress.com/2010/08/25/koch-industries-here-are-the-brands-to-avoid/

http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/campaigns/global-warming-and-energy/polluterwatch/koch-industries/

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  1. Jen
    March 10, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Someone needs to make an app for this so I can quickly check my products while shopping!

  2. March 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    We can spread the word blog-by-blog, twitter, facebook…. and you can always print it out:) Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Russell
    March 10, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    I am behind this boycott, but I never buy name-brands (like “Brawny” or “Quilted Northern”). I buy generic “house-brands” (like COSTCO’s “Kirkland Signature” and Kroger/Western Family). I have checked the labels on them many paper products I buy, and there is no clue which factory produced them. Has anyone compiled a list of which GENERIC brands the KOCH Bros. factories produce? Thanks!

    @Jen: just make a list and save it in your phone – it’s a fairly short list…

  4. Len Yourson
    March 11, 2011 at 12:47 am

    After a lifetime of wiping my butt with Northern, it looks like I’m going to have to try out another brand. The only way I would consider continuing to use Northern is if the Koch’s face was printed on every sheet….

  5. Kathleen
    March 11, 2011 at 6:56 am

    While you’re boycotting Koch Industries, there are other corporate contributions (of $5000 or more) that went to Scott Walker’s campaign. Among the easiest consumer goods & businesses identified to boycott include:
    – Charro restaurants
    – Johnsonville meats
    – Sargento cheeses
    – Miller & Coors beers (including Blue Moon, Fosters, Killians, Leinie, Molson, Pilsner Urquell, Hamms, Red Dog, Keystone, Mickeys)
    – SC Johnson products (includes Pledge, Scrubbing Bubbles, Mr. Muscle, Windex, Shout, Nature’s Source, Fantastik, Drano, Glade, Oust, Off!, Raid, Saran Wrap, & Ziplock)
    – Kwik Trip gas stations
    – M&I Banks
    – Wausau Paper (copier/printer paper & astrobright papers)
    – Walmart (of course)
    – Sendik’s Food
    and for those of us in Minnesota, the MN Wild hockey team.

  6. March 11, 2011 at 8:07 am

    I will have to check all of those out; do you have a reference for the information? Thanks.

  7. March 12, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Loved your story and I’ve been hyping it on Huffpost and twitter all day.

  8. March 12, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Thanks Jason; we must network, spread the word, blog by blog, Tweet by Tweet, FB by FB; we can and must obstruct this corporate agenda as it is ruining the country, our democracy, and the environment. Please stop by often. And may handle over at the Post is Fuel4thefire.

  9. Mark
    March 12, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Not gonna work.

    Koch Ind. is far too diversified for any sort of boycott to work. You MUST target a specific segment of their industry or a particular product and reinforce it for MONTHS. Listing a dozen products on this website and telling everyone to pick one is a STUPID strategy.

  10. A.R. Rogers
    March 12, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Georgia-Pacific’s consumer paper products represent maybe half of that company’s products. The other half is building materials–especially high-end plywood. Good luck trying to get contractors to boycott that, especially in this fragile recovery.

    “Stainmaster” carpet is another Koch trademark. They bought Dupont’s entire fiber business.

  11. March 12, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I understand your frustration, but doing nothing is not acceptable; tell me what you would do? we need input and we need consensus on what to do to implement a strategy; i am not starting a movement or political party; i am promoting the power of the individual and self-determination;

  12. March 12, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Thanks for your information; this is what I need and what we need to do – spread information; do our due diligence; connect the dots; i can write another post on this BUT i need readers to KEEP MAKING THOSE CONNECTIONS; i am launching a new strictly political blog – WATCHDOG PROGRESSIVE NEXT WEEK; i will need contributors and information — i would appreciate your input;

  13. dannyboy27
    March 12, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    For a list of many of the Koch Bros. companies’ products, see http://buyingfreeze.org/ . Any product with the Georgia-Pacific logo is one of theirs.

  14. March 12, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Thanks D! Keep networking — that is the key — MAKE CONNECTIONS — and coming back to support what me and many others are trying to – protect our democracy from corporatization and privatization.

  15. Claudia
    March 16, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Mark negativity is not going to work either. If enough people participate we will be targeting many segments of their industry. A.R.Rogers just stated that Stainmaster is one of their trademarks. We will be looking for carpeting soon, guess what? We won’t have anything to do with Stainmaster. You have to realize the power “We the people” have. If everybody does something, it will affect them. Please try to be positive and a part of the solution.

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