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Congressman Criticizes Boycott Of White House Iftar Dinner

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.21.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After an Arab American group called for a boycott of the White House’s annual Iftar dinner due to the escalating situation in Gaza, Congressman Keit...

Why A Walgreens Boycott Could Be A Wakeup Call For Washington

Don McNay | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Don McNay

Walgreens becoming a "foreign" company is a slap in the face to Americans for a number of reasons. As Sorkin noted, they received $16.7 billion from Medicare and Medicaid last year, which is about 25 percent of its corporate revenues.

Dave Jamieson

Huge Teachers' Union Set To Vote On Boycott Of Staples

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business

In an expected show of solidarity with postal employee unions, the 1.6 million-member American Federation of Teachers will vote Saturday on a proposal...

Criticism of Israeli Policies Toward Palestinians Grows

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 08.11.2014 | College
David Palumbo-Liu

The latestt academic association to consider censure of Israel was by far the largest group to have done so -- the Modern Language Association. The MLA boasts a membership that dwarfs all others -- it has about 30,000 members worldwide.

Open Letter to Presbyterian Church U.S.A. from the Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace

Philip Farah | Posted 08.04.2014 | Religion
Philip Farah

Boycotting and divesting from companies that profit from the Israeli occupation are not actions aimed against Jews in Israel. Rather, they are means of sending a clear message to the Israeli government that its treatment of the Palestinians is abhorrent.

Why Calls for Boycotts Always Hurt The Wrong People

Lynda Bekore | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Lynda Bekore

American hotel workers are not highly paid to begin with, and they deserve a lot better than a bunch of celebrity reactionaries preventing them from doing their jobs.

OkCupid Co-Founder Regrets Accidentally Supporting Anti-Gay Candidate

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology

One week after OkCupid encouraged users to boycott Mozilla Firefox because of its CEO's past support of anti-gay legislation, the popular online datin...

Noah Boycott

Gahl Eden Sasson | Posted 06.01.2014 | Religion
Gahl Eden Sasson

Let me tell you a secret known to scholars since 1853: The story of Noah as it is told in Genesis 6-9 is actually stolen, or to be politically correct, inspired by an older story that was very popular in the Near-East, the Gone With the Wind of the ancient world.

Boycott Crimea's Bogus Referendum

David L. Phillips | Posted 05.07.2014 | World
David L. Phillips

President Vladimir Putin is confident that Crimea's current population -- which is 60 percent ethnic Russian -- will vote to join Russia. But as presently planned, the referendum will disenfranchise more than 1 million Tartars who have a right to participate.

Jewish Students Demand Hillel Relax Rules On Israel

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 02.28.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Hillel, the largest Jewish college campus organization in the world, provides students with kosher meals, religious services, a rabbi’s counse...

Arizona and the Power of Boycotts

David Freudberg | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
David Freudberg

At a time of broadly acknowledged government gridlock, simple boycotts by concerned individuals and companies have the ability to bring about significant and sometimes quick changes, as the citizens of Arizona have just witnessed.

Boycotting Israel: Fiction and Reality

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Dr. Josef Olmert

The boycotters issue messages on the internet, and one is left to wonder if they are aware of the fact that so many features and appliances in their computers were invented and developed in Israel?

Politics Over Freedom, Again

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
David Palumbo-Liu

Only a few weeks ago college and university presidents were falling over themselves to be the loudest (if not among the first) to denounce the American Studies Association's academic boycott of Israel.

Israel Needs Peace with Palestine to Avoid Looming Boycotts

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

Israel is now facing the serious prospect of widespread boycotts and restrictions carefully targeting settlement activities, as distinct from Israel itself.

Exposing the Israel Bashers: Opinions Without Facts, Facts Without Context

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

If your "opinion" is that Israel is an apartheid state, engaged daily in crimes against humanity, and Zionism is a form of racism, then all you have to do is selectively point to events and statements that taken out of context appear to support your opinion.

Black Leaders Call For Boycott On Major City

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 12.23.2013 | Black Voices

Black business leaders in San Francisco are calling for a boycott of the city’s hotel and tourism industry, claiming that the city’s discriminator...

The Academic Boycott of Israel: A Well-Intentioned Bad Idea

Howard Schweber | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics
Howard Schweber

For the ASA to declare a kind of academic war on Israeli academics and universities is to attack the people who are fighting for freedom of expression on the front lines.

Boycott of Israeli Universities: A Repugnant Attack on Academic Freedom

Michael Roth | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics
Michael Roth

As president of Wesleyan, and as a historian, I deplore this politically retrograde resolution of the American Studies Assn. Under the guise of phony progressivism, the group has initiated an irresponsible attack on academic freedom. Others in academia should reject this call for an academic boycott.

Closing Access to Scientific Literature: The Battle Begins

A. Townsend Peterson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Science
A. Townsend Peterson

Science is not a commercial thing. Science is a communal, cooperative enterprise in which information, knowledge, data, and ideas are shared openly and broadly. Any entity that puts commercial interests ahead of this shared enterprise, such as Elsevier, needs to get its priorities straight.

Boycott the Winter Olympics

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
Bob Burnett

In most circumstances our focus would be on high-level competition and international camaraderie. But we cannot ignore the deplorable Russian human-rights environment. That's why Americans should boycott the 22nd Winter Olympics.

All About Corey Haywood's Racist Rants Against Black Women

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 02.04.2014 | Black Voices
Bryan Cain-Jackson

We need to be having a conversation about heritage, what it truly is to be black, looking at ways as a society to stop being a slave to these stereotypes that exist about us -- we are a great people with a great story of endurance that isn't yet over.

Black Friday: The Perpetual Pursuit of Happiness

Kanene Holder | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Kanene Holder

Thus when we purchase new clothes, shoes, televisions, couches, they are clean, look good and make you feel good, but we do we ever see or feel the blood, sweat, tears and fears of the workers assembling and packaging our presents?

Big Trouble for Coca-Cola

Ocean Robbins | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Ocean Robbins

With demand for the company's carbonated and artificially flavored sugar water declining, hope for Coca-Cola's profitability has been increasingly resting on the brands it markets as healthier alternatives. But there's a problem.

Starbucks Enters Same-Sex Marriage Boycott Wars

Sam Fiorella | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Sam Fiorella

The key here is that more often than not, controversy sells. Precedent seems to have been set. Expect more of these public 'us vs. them' stances being made by corporate CEOs and an equally decisive reaction from activists.

Palestinians boycott Israeli elections in Jerusalem again

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Once again Palestinians living in Jerusalem have made a powerful political statement about the future of the holy city. Israel's leading daily newspa...