NOVEMBER 22, 2004!
JOIN THE B.U.S.H. BOYCOTT!*
H.ome from Iraq!
"I earned capital in the campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it." --George W. Bush, 11/4/04
We United States citizens have allowed the Bush Administration to effectively bankrupt the U.S. economy by using OUR taxpayer dollars to fund an illegal, preemptive war on Iraq. To date, over 1,200 U.S. soldiers and an estimated 100,000 Iraqi civilians have died and nearly 8,500 U.S. soldiers have been wounded in this illegal war.
A growing number of people of all political persuasions are renouncing this illegal war as a grotesque failure. To George W. Bush we say, "Enough is enough!" It's time we citizens take control of how our money is spent! It's time we, the people, TAKE BACK AMERICA!
We must band together as a UNITED FRONT to stop the funding of the illegal, genocidal war on Iraq and bring ALL U.S. soldiers safely home.
Preventing the flow of capital to the government is the only way that the Bush Administration will comply with our demand. This can be accomplished through a MASSIVE, collective, cooperative CASH-flow boycott.
THE B.U.S.H. BOYCOTT:
WHEN: Monday, November 22, 2004*
WHERE: banks, savings & loans, credit unions, ATMs--nationwide
OUR ONE DEMAND:
Bring all United States soldiers safely home from Iraq.
1) On Monday, November 22, 2004, withdraw as much CASH as you can afford to NOT SPEND from your bank, savings & loan, credit union, or ATM until all U.S. soldiers are safely home from Iraq.
The amount of CASH can be $5, $10, $20 or more, whatever you can afford to NOT SPEND until all United States soldiers are safely home from Iraq.
2) COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE!!
If you withdraw CASH from your ATM, black out your account number on your receipt. Write: B.U.S.H. BOYCOTT on the receipt, and put it in an ATM envelope. Insert the envelope in the ATM message slot.
If you withdraw CASH from a bank, inform the teller or bank manager that you are participating in the B.U.S.H. Boycott and will REDEPOSIT this CASH when all United States soldiers are safely home from Iraq.
Email, fax, call, write government representatives, the media, corporations, businesses, and financial institutions explaining that you have withdrawn CASH from your savings account, that you will not spend, lend or invest your CASH, and that you will REDEPOSIT your CASH when all United States soldiers are safely home from Iraq.
3) Put YOUR CASH in a safe place. Do not spend, lend, or invest it. Think of it as an investment in our children's future.
4) Tell everyone you know about the B.U.S.H. boycott.
5) The B.U.S.H. Boycott is a grassroots effort created and supported by concerned citizens who want the illegal war on Iraq to end. It is not controlled by the media, political pundits, or corporate America. Its success depends soley on we, the people of the United States of
*THE B.U.S.H. BOYCOTT, will be REPEATED on the following dates:
Wednesday, December 22, 2004, Phase 2.
Thursday, January 20, 2005, Phase 3.
PASS IT ON!!!!
JOIN THE B.U.S.H. BOYCOTT
I have seen this tactic used by the Greens long ago in Germany........why not........hit em where it hurts in their pocketbook.....
If every one was to do this the War in Iraq would collaspe in no time.....and the Congress would have to use its powers to respond to a President and his Oligarchic Elite who for all practical purposes have become Tyrannts and Dictators........American Style
Though I would like to add , that perhaps a website should be set up, and people making a pledge that they will do so.......doing this will let them know that they are connected to thousands of others who are doing so.....and not feel that their action is isolated and limited with no impact.....
If I were to do this , I would first get all these pledges.......simply and acknowledgment, and agreement to do so on a certain date.......and then let people see that there are hundreds of thousands of people willing to make this non-violent effort to influence policy and the policy makers and supporters.....
I think this is an excellent idea and plan to withdraw all but essential funds on November 22nd. As a further step, I have cancelled my satellite TV, magazine, and newspaper subscriptions, decided not to buy a new car, opted to cancel plans for Thanksgiving dinner, and am seriously considering nixing Christmas.
The only thing fascists understand is money, and if enough consumers close their wallets, it will eventually have an impact. I urge everyone to seek ways to curtail spending until every one of our soldiers is back on these shores.
Citizens for Legitimate Government http://legitgov.org/index.html
has started something called the "Great Refusal" which is similar to this strategy. You might want to visit their site and enlist.
My B.U.S.H. BOYCOTT Experience