Continue to Boycott Target: Here’s Why

18 Jun

Boycott Target

As most TSM followers know, my husband and I have been boycotting Target for almost a year now because of their right wing political donations to anti-gay candidates.  I was so disturbed by the actions of the homophobes at Target’s corporate office, I even did an interview with a local Target store--very disappointing indeed.

Then there was a ray of hope called Lady Gaga; it looked as though she had put sufficient pressure on Target to change their policy on political donations in exchange for an exclusive deal to release her Born This Way album.  Fools!  Target did not change their policy and Lady Gaga had the integrity to break her contract with them–makes me love Lady Gaga.

So here is why we need to be even more vigilant about boycotting Target: they have become the corporate embodiment of Gov. Scott Walker.  Target has created videos and propaganda that only Joe McCarthy would be proud of, as they vilify unions.  Honestly, I almost threw up after seeing this video.  We can’t afford to lose our unions and how they protect workers from organizations like Target.  Click here to see to see the video they force all employees to watch. Click here to see some great coverage by Daily Kos.

Update: Unfortunately, the Target Right Wing Propaganda Machine worked and they defeated the union.  Click here to see the NYT article.  What’s next? Will Scott Walker and the Koch Brothers be doing a PSA for Target?  Please, I encourage you, Boycott Target until they stop discriminating against the poor and the LGBT community and cease being in the pocket of rich, right wing government.

3 Responses to “Continue to Boycott Target: Here’s Why”

  1. Six June 19, 2011 at 12:55 am #

    Those are great reasons to boycott Target. Other reasons include that every dollar spent there is a dollar that flies out of the community pretty quickly, that many of the goods they sell can be purchased for the same price (or less!) from locally-owned companies, and that there are better options when it comes to where and what we buy. It’s funny how so many of the companies dabbling in right wing politics and union busting are the same companies that discriminate against large swaths of the population and engage in policies that damage the environment.

  2. Michael Hulshof-Schmidt June 20, 2011 at 6:20 am #

    Marc, is there some time you can carve out this Thursday for me to interview you for your book? It would nice to write and article that tells more about you and about your book. Let me know when you are free.

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