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SOS to passionate Hollywood Progressives. We desperately need your help!

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If this is being read by Sean Penn (not too likely) or any other progressive/liberal Hollywood actor or actress, please think very seriously about what follows.

And if it's not being read by any of these patriotic Americans, then please help to contact them any way you can!

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Here's the deal. Many liberal/progressive sites are now very excited about national (even international!) boycotts. An image that fits perfectly is that the present Bush/fascist government is like a Tyrannosaurs Rex, but with an Achilles' heel, and that heel is targeted national boycotts. Corporate fascism (our present government) seems dangerous and nearly invincible on the outside, but it has a VERY soft underbelly, and that underbelly is nationwide boycotts. Just watch how quickly EXXON changes its policies about global warming when they discover that targeted boycotts have become a nation wide movement and THEY are at the top of the list.


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Yes, yes, most of us have heard about boycotts before, but the problem is to get people to DO THEM! That's the core frustration of such a power of the people strategy. We KNOW it will work (how could it not?), but it's never been put to an aggressive, nationwide, and systematically organized test.

The general sense is to have, say, 10 circulating corporations (the number is arbitrary, but it shouldn't be too large), which are given VERY high profile coverage, so that literally millions of Americans know exactly which corporations (or advertisers) are on the current boycott target list.

However, this all needs to be conducted like a business or research project, so that we have a "central location" for keeping things consistent and organized.

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In short, we need a "Boycott Committee" -- or something like that. Lacking such national leadership and finely tuned organization, boycotts tend to be much ado about nothing. You've got yours and I have mine and we write frustrated articles and the pugs get a big laugh and nothing significant ever happens.

Hence, WE NEED YOUR HELP! We need this peaceful power of the people strategy to be supported by your wonderful charisma and hard won fame. If 4 or 5 of you took responsibility for this and had, say, a news conference, we all know that YOU WOULD BE LISTENED TO. You may not realize how potent is the effect of your political activism. And you probably also don't realize how profound is our gratitude when one of our favorite actors or actresses speaks out for America.

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