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Anonymous, the notorious collective of unnamed Internet activists, is declaring war on the controversial Koch brothers. In a press release this weekend Anonymous accuses the brothers and their financial empire of attempting "to usurp American Democracy," and call for a "boycott all Koch Industries' paper products." Anonymous accuses the Koch brothers of taking "actions to undermine the legitimate political process in Wisconsin."
David and Charles Koch of Koch Industries are billionaire brothers responsible for financing numerous conservative causes and Tea Party activities.
Dear Citizens of the United States of America,
It has come to our attention that the brothers, David and Charles Koch--the billionaire owners of Koch Industries--have long attempted to usurp American Democracy. Their actions to undermine the legitimate political process in Wisconsin are the final straw. Starting today we fight back.
Koch Industries, and oligarchs like them, have most recently started to manipulate the political agenda in Wisconsin. Governor Walker's union-busting budget plan contains a clause that went nearly un-noticed. This clause would allow the sale of publicly owned utility plants in Wisconsin to private parties (specifically, Koch Industries) at any price, no matter how low, without a public bidding process. The Koch's have helped to fuel the unrest in Wisconsin and the drive behind the bill to eliminate the collective bargaining power of unions in a bid to gain a monopoly over the state's power supplies.
The Koch brothers have made a science of fabricating 'grassroots' organizations and advertising campaigns to support them in an attempt to sway voters based on their falsehoods. Americans for Prosperity, Club for Growth and Citizens United are just a few of these organizations. In a world where corporate money has become the lifeblood of political influence, the labor unions are one of the few ways citizens have to fight against corporate greed. Anonymous cannot ignore the plight of the citizen-workers of Wisconsin, or the opportunity to fight for the people in America's broken political system. For these reasons, we feel that the Koch brothers threaten the United States democratic system and, by extension, all freedom-loving individuals everywhere. As such, we have no choice but to spread the word of the Koch brothers' political manipulation, their single-minded intent and the insidious truth of their actions in Wisconsin, for all to witness.
Anonymous hears the voice of the down trodden American people, whose rights and liberties are being systematically removed one by one, even when their own government refuses to listen or worse - is complicit in these attacks.
We are actively seeking vulnerabilities, but in the mean time we are calling for all supporters of true Democracy, and Freedom of The People, to boycott all Koch Industries' paper products. We welcome unions across the globe to join us in this boycott to show that you will not allow big business to dictate your freedom.
For a list of Koch products to boycott check out this diary by geebeebee:
Thanks to ferallike for the great detailed list of GP building products:
Georgia Pacific Building products
Dense Armor Drywall and Decking
ToughArmor Gypsum board
Georgia pacific Plytanium Plywood
G/P Industrial plasters (some products used by a lot of crafters)-
Arts & Crafts Plaster
General Purpose Plaster
Glass-reinforced Gypsum (GRG)
Industrial Tooling Plaster
Investment Casting Plaster
Metal Casting Plaster
FibreStrong Rim board
G/P Lam board
Blue Ribbon OSB Rated Sheathing
Blue Ribbon Sub-floor
DryGuard Enhanced OSB
Nautilus Wall Sheathing
Thermostat OSB Radiant Barrier Sheathing
Broadspan Engineered Wood Products
XJ 85 I-Joists
FireDefender Banded Cores
FireDefender Mineral Core
Hardboard and Thin MDF including Auto Hardboard,
Perforated Hardboard and Thin MDF
Wood Fiberboard -
Commercial Roof Fiberboard
Hushboard Sound Deadening Board
Regular Fiberboard Sheathing
Structural Fiberboard Sheathing
Thanks to enhydra lutris for the additional products/brands by INVISTA:
SOMERELLE® bedding products
TACTESSE® carpet fiber
TERATHANE® polyether glycol
POLARGUARD® fiber and
Update: Wow, rec list, thanks guys. Make sure to thank your teachers like thalli1....I could never have ctrl+c, ctrl+v without inspirations like you!
Ok diary pimping time:
- Ohio protest of SB 5 & We Are Wisconsin rally
- Video from Rally to Save the American Dream (DC)
- Photodiary: Solidarity...Lansing, Michigan
- Rally at Albany, NY for Wisconsin
- From Lansing, With Love
- San Francisco Labor Rally pics
- 1,500 Rally again in Sacramento to support Wisconsin Workers
- These were a few of my favorite signs- Olympia WA Solidarity Rally
- This Is What Democracy Looks Like (Olympia)
- Hundreds of Thousands Protest Saturday; 3000 in Denver
- Photo Diary from Boston Rally to Save the American Dream
- Fargo-Moorhead Solidarity Rally for Workers' Rights
- Texas Solidarity Rally Pictures
- Humboldt Hearts Wisconsin
- Nashville: Hundreds Stand in Solidarity with Wisconsin
- Ohio Anti-SB5 Rally, Photos galore!
- Nebraska stands with Wisconsin
- Chicago Rally - Solidarity With Wisconsin - Feb 26, 2011
- Florida Save the Dream Rally, a photo diary
- St. Paul MN Solidarity Rally: Cold Fusion
- Solidarity in San Francisco (pictures)
- Wages and Slave Labor - Indianapolis Worker's Rally 2-26-11