Superman is a good guy. More than that, Superman is the best guy. Created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster in 1932, he's the archetypal superhero, a man of enormous power who places himself in service to the powerless. To borrow a famous phrase from the 1940s Superman radio serial, he stands for "truth, justice and the American way".
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posted by Artw
on Feb 14, 2013 -
If you believe the US government is too heavily influenced by corporations, perhaps apps like No More SOPA
are the future of "voting". Will technology enable us to directly push back on corporations influencing government policy?
posted by sarah_pdx
on Jan 12, 2012 -
Valentine's day sucks
. After you learn how to survive
it alone, count your blessings that at least you aren't on a bad date
like Lynn. Hey, once you've cheered up a little,
why not send a card
to a special someone and maybe add some candy hearts
to the mix. Then again, just boycotting
the whole damn thing might be best idea yet.
posted by idiotfactory
on Feb 11, 2009 -
Boycotts : politics and corportate power Hispanic News
on a call to boycott Kimberley Clark (Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, etc...) as the corporate member behind Wisconsin Rep. James Sensenbrenner "author/sponsor of HR 4437 which would turn 11 million undocumented immigrants into felons, punish anyone guilty of providing them assistance" and more. What's the real story here?
, are they still effective? How much of a link (symbolic or otherwise) is there between this legislation and the company? None? A little? A lot?
posted by dorcas
on Apr 24, 2006 -
is a Wiki repository of corporate information. Still in its infancy, it aims to applaud eco-friendly companies
and document the failings of others
. Funded almost entirely by hip-hopper Sage Francis
of Non-Prophets and Anticon fame, it is no surprise
Clear Channel is currently featured on the front page. Hopefully the Wiki format will keep it somewhat balanced as it grows.
posted by sophist
on Jun 20, 2005 -
...The Rolling Stones released their Four Flicks DVD in Canada on an exclusive distribution basis, limiting availability of the Four Flicks DVD to only one retailer, thereby excluding HMV and all other retailers from making this product available to their consumers....HMV responded by indicating that if its consumers were not good enough to have access to the Rolling Stones new product in HMV stores, then the Rolling Stones were not worthy of having ANY of its products in HMV’s stores...HMV would now like to solicit your opinion as it decides its next steps with regards to its position...
posted by boost ventilator
on Feb 10, 2004 -
If you like breasts and freedom, you might want to check out a new movement to Boycott the Grammys
. The site links to various essays in support of Janet
and opposition to the FCC and corporate reactions to the event. I suppose they want to send a message to advertisers by skipping it but it'll probably be about as effective as the class-action suit
at accomplishing anything.
posted by mathowie
on Feb 7, 2004 -
Those pinko scum cheese-munching surrender monkeys over at the ever-excellent adbusters.org
have started a 'Boycott Brand America' pledge. Against global arrogance? Against 'marketing'? Against war? Want to see public protest? Want to see action against oil, fast food, sweatshop labour, the media and more? Sign it
. Tell your friends
. One question, though: how do Americans themselves boycott America?
posted by tapeguy
on Mar 13, 2003 -
Freedom Fries? Patriotism gone to far?
I can understand some people's disappointment that the french don't support the war in Iraq. But boycotting french wine, and other french imports? Maybe? But to start renaming things because they have the word french in them? That's what one restaurant owner is doing in North Carolina!
posted by tljenson
on Feb 19, 2003 -
, in the wake of the extreme leftist views expressed by the inhabitants of the California town, some are calling for the boycott of the boycotters. I find this ironic and extremely funny. If Berkeley doesn't want to support the US then the US shouldn't support them. (Via OpinionJournal)
posted by dancu
on Oct 22, 2001 -
Critics call Abercrombie & Fitch catalog soft porn.
I can't comment on the catalog itself, since I haven't seen it; I just had to laugh out loud though when I read this sentence: "Boycott organizers contend the company... is wooing younger customers and using sex to popularize its image." Oh, the horror! Also striking was A&F's spin on it, calling it " the Norman Rockwell of 2001." Clearly, a divide in perceptions.
Can anyone who has seen the offensive/inoffensive material in question explain why it is/isn't any different from the marketing practices of, oh, say, everyone else
posted by topolino
on Jun 22, 2001 -
Apparently, the Lt. Governor of Illinois has WAY too much time on her hands...
. Of course, rallying public support for a boycott of Abercrombie & Fitch doesn't really seem
like what she was elected
to do, but hey, never hurts to throw your title around when your teenagers are going ga-ga over half-naked muscle-boys, huh?
posted by m.polo
on Jun 15, 2001 -
Mark your calendars: April 7th, 8th, and 9th.
Gas prices are getting too astronomically high up here in Alaska, which is retarded since most oil in the U.S. comes from Alaska (actually I don't know about "most", but I know "alot"), and I know that they're getting outrageous in the rest of the world too, so stage a "GAS OUT" (I hope you didn't get this emailed to you already... It actually was a spam I got. But it's a worthy spam if there ever was one) on those dates, to lower the prices. BUY NO GAS ON THOSE DATES! (Oh yeah, um... sorry I linked to my web site. I would've linked to another person's web site if I could find one that had information on the national gas out day, but I couldn't. Plus, my site wasn't getting enough traffic. Maybe if you guys would link to me for once. Sheesh :)
posted by premiumpolar
on Mar 8, 2000 -