Consumer Consciousness 101 Case studies: (Follow the change of interconnection)
- Altria Group (formerly Philip Morris)> Kraft > Economic Boycott > by The United Methodist Church "Help Hold Tobacco Accountable Through Kraft Foods Boycott" originally posted March 30, 2001 Found online July, 15, 2006 at http://archives.umc.org/umns/ )
- Do it yourself @ Responsible Shopper - see all a companies Brands and Affiliates
- Responsible Shopper reports on global research and campaign information in order to alert the public about the social and environmental impact of major corporations, while providing opportunities for consumers and investors to vote with their dollars for change.
They focus on companies with significant influence in their industry that are subjects of consumer and shareholder action campaigns. Getting these companies to change could lead to significant industry wide reform.
Many say these organization as the cause of many of the problems that our planet faces and this is why some some have began to participate in the Global "Anti-Globalization Movement (Protests). ( www.indymedia.org)
Willjasper, Jay. "Another World is Possible." Utne Reader. November-December 2001, No 108. pp64- 67)
- United States Training Camp > Teaching El Salvadoran Military > Archbishop Oscar Romero (about Him, about his martyrdom) > Rise of Liberation Theology > School of America's trained Gorilla Military > School of America Watch Protest (a practical example of grassroots organizing about an ethical issue and responding in Christian nonviolence. Also watch there most recent movie call called SOA: Guns and Greed In RealAudio.
- Background: SOA Watch is an independent organization that seeks to close the US Army School of the Americas, under whatever name it is called, through vigils and fasts, demonstrations and nonviolent protest, as well as media and legislative work. http://www.soaw.org
Do it your self:
- Christmas: The secular holiday of Christmas Current retail secular holiday. The origins of what we know as Christmas Background information Martindale, Cyril. "Christmas," New Advent www.newadvent.org/cathen/03724b.htm