Read this very carefully and understand its implications and why your actions can MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE.
March 19th 2003: BBC Business World:
Clive Prestovich, former economic advisor to the President Ronald Regan Administration, and presently President at the Economic Strategy Institute in Washington.
"Regardless of how long the war is there is going to be a long period of occupation and reconstruction, and that is likely to be very expensive. And given that the US is already facing a kind of large and growing budget deficit as far into the future you can see and, given the US doesn't have any savings to begin with, the prospects, it seems to me, are for higher interest rates and sluggish growth.
I think that there may be some sharing (of the costs of rebuilding and reconstruction). but given the circumstances of the war, the fact that most of the world doesn't want this war, I imagine that other countries will be reluctant to chip in a lot.
It was very different in 1991 when the war was essentially paid for by the rest of the world. The US actually made money on the war in 1991. I don't think that is going to be the case now."
We have to recognise that the entire structure of the global economy is built on the US current account deficit, which means that the global system works as long as the rest of the world is willing to lend money to the US. Right now the US needs to have an inflow of about 500 billion dollars net of foreign capital annually and the more that we go into debt, the bigger our government budget deficit is, the larger that foreign borrowing requirement becomes because we have virtually no private sector savings. My concern is that the US international debt situation is already unprecendently large and probably unsustainable over the long term."
Millions of people around the world, like me, are against the intention of the USA, with its coalition, to wage a war against Iraq. Most of us who stand for Anti War are not Muslims. I, for one, am a Christian who believes in Christ's philosophy of "Love Thy Neighbour As Thyself" I always remember that any enemy is also my neighbour. My Almighty God did not give me, or any other leader in this world, a commandment to kill our neighbours. God's Commandment stands undiluted as "THOU SHALT NOT KILL " There is ONLY ONE WAY to stop this brutal plan to annihilate the Iraqi people, especially its women and children. That power lies entirely in your hands. Mahatma Gandhi showed the way of non-violence. I can show you another more effective way,
CLIMB Jacob's Ladder of Non Violence. DO NOT BUY ANY PRODUCT WHICH IS MADE IN THE USA OR BY AN USA OWNED COMPANY HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES (THANKS TO B-A-G-S) PLEASE SEND ME NAMES OF MORE ITEMS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE LISTED HERE
TYPE OF PRODUCT BRAND NAMES Suggested Alternates (Please send us your suggestions)
FAST FOOD CHAINS
McDonalds, Burger King, KFC-Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Dominos Pizza, Subway (sandwiches) TGI Fridays, Hard Rock CafÈ. Any local restaurant which is not a franchisee of a US group. DRINKS Coca-Cola, Diet Coke etc. Fanta, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Lilt, Schweppes Tonic etc, Sprite, Canada Dry, V8 Juice, Ocean Spray Cranberry, Sunny Delight, Tropicana, Del Monte, Libby's. Locally made drinks which are not franchisees and subsidaries of the USA brands. HOT DRINKS Maxwell House, Carte Noire, Kenco, CafÈ Hag, Douwe Egberts, Frappuccino. Buy a brand from one of the developing countries as Kenya, India, Sri Lanka. Hot Vending Machine Drinks: Klix coffee/tea/choc, Flavia coffee/tea/choc. BREAKFAST CEREALS Kellogg's Cornflakes, All-Bran, Special K, Rice Krispies, Frosties, Coco Pops, Pokemo, Nutri-Grain, Pop Tarts, Quaker Oats, Sugar Puffs, Grape-Nuts, Fruit & Fibre, Raisin Bran, Shredded Wheat. CONFECTIONERY
CHEWING GUM, CHOCOLATE, SWEETS.
MARS Inc., Galaxy, Bounty, M&Ms, Maltesers, Mars Bar, Milky Way, Snickers, Starburst, Balisto/Tracker, Twix, Skittles, Snickers, Topic, Toblerone, Terryís Chocolates, Lockets, Tunes, Suchard, Dime bars, Cote d'Or, Wrigley's, PK, Air Waves, Orbit, Trident, Dentyne, Bubbaloo, Halls, Callard & Bowser, Godiva, Amicelli, Flyte, Celebrations, Jelly Beans "!, Hershey s. SNACKS Walkers Crisps (yes, they are USA owned!), Pringles, Doritos, Rispinos, Quavers, ACTII Popcorn, Estrella (DIPS). CHEESE Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Dairylea, Kraft cheese slices, Cracker Barrel TOP BRAND
TINNED & PACKET & FROZEN FOODS
HEINZ, Oxo, Fray Bentos, John West, Del-Monte, Campbell soups, Batchelors, Cuppa Soup, Dolmio, Homepride, Green Giant, Uncle Bens, Peak Freans, McCain Fries, Kraft, Vegemite, Ritz, Benecol, Weight Watchers Products, DOLE Foods, Old El Paso, Linda McCartney's, Ross Frozen Foods, Youngs Seafoods, Aunt Bessie's, San Marco Pizza, DESSERTS/ ICE CREAM Bird's Custard, Angel Delight, Birds Dream Whip, Sara Lee, Haagen-Dazs, Ben & Jerryís, ALL ICE CREAM /ICE LOLLY VERSIONS OF CONFECTIONERY ABOVE! ALCOHOL Budweiser, Jack Daniels, Gallo wine, Miller, Coors, Michelob, CHECK WINE LABELS! VARIOUS Nutrasweet (all Aspartame products), almost all Soyabean / Vegetable oils (buy Olive Oil) PET FOOD Pedigree, Whiskas, Sheba, Felix, Science Diet, Hill's, Cesar, KiteKat, Trill, IAMS, Catsan, Aquarian (there are alternatives to all of these e.g. Friskies) TOOTHPASTE Colgate, Crest, Oral B, Fixodent, Listerine, Plax, (& others - check labels!) PERSONAL CARE-
Kleenex, Andrex, Charmin, Gillette products, Old Spice, BOSS, Helmut Lang, Dove Soap, Camay, Braun Shavers & Toothbrushes etc, Remington, Radox bath, Piz Buin suncare, Head & Shoulders, Pantene, Clairol, Vidal Sassoon, ACUVUE lenses and products, Weight Watcher PERSONAL CARE - WOMEN Tampax, Always, Carefree liners, Kotex, Yves Rocher, Max Factor, Giorgio Beverley Hills, Olay, Neutrogena, Johnson& Johnson, RoC skincare, Avon, Revlon, Estee Lauder BABY CARE Pampers, Huggies, Johnson & Johnson, Gerber products, Farley's HOUSEHOLD CLEANING Palmolive, Fairy, Ajax, Ivory Soap, Ariel, Bold, Ace, Dreft, Omo, Tide, Daz, Bounce, Lenor, Cascade, Mr Muscle, Kiwi Shoe Range, Fabreeze, Swiffer, Pledge, Vanish, Glade CIGARETTES Benson & Hedges, Marlboro, Lambert & Butler, Dunhill, Rothmans, Camel, John Player, OVER THE COUNTER MEDICINES Rennies, Benylin, Actifed, Sudafed, Cortizone, Imodium, Benadryl, Sinutab, Clorets, Halls, Zantac, Viagra, VICKS, SEVEN SEAS, Actal, Phensic SUPERMARKETS & STORES ASDA, Wal-Mart, Costco, Toys R Us, Staples, Clinton's, Hallmark, Holland & Barrett, (SAFEWAY?!) CARS & Car Hire FORD, VAUXHALL, SAAB, JEEP, CHRYSLER, Hertz, Avis, Alamo, Budget OIL / PETROL / VEHICLES ESSO, MOBIL, TEXACO, AMOCO, GOODYEAR Tyres, HOME TXU Energy, NTL, Cable & Wireless, Motorola, Duracell, Singer, Black & Decker, Chubb, COMPUTERS, OFFICE &
AOL, Apple, Hewlett Packard, Packard Bell, Gateway, Dell, Compaq, Kodak, IBM, Microsoft, Netscape, AT&T, CompuServe, Pitney Bowes, NTL, e-Bay, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Sprint, Texas Inst., FedEx, UPS, Xerox, HOME GENERAL Whirlpool, Electrolux, Hotpoint, Braun, Hamilton Beach, Sealy Beds, LYCRA clothes, TEFLON BANKS & FINANCE American Express, Capital One, PRUDENTIAL, Morgan Stanley, MBNA, Citibank, Merrill Lynch, FASHION & SPORTS WEAR NIKE, GAP, LEVIíS, HUGO BOSS, DKNY, LIZ CLAIRBOURNE, POLO, RALPH LAUREN, WRANGLER, CALVIN KLEIN, TIMBERLAND, REEBOK, TOMMY HILFIGER, LANDíS END, ENTERTAINMENT & LEISURE Disney, AOL Time Warner, Mattel Toys, Hasbro Toys, KODAK Film / Cameras, Marriott Hotels, Hilton Hotels, US Airlines (Continental, American, etc),Readers Digest, most Films/DVDís/Videos The TOP 10 Global Industrial Companies include 8 from USA. Some of the biggest USA Brands GENERAL ELECTRIC (GE)
(owner of many defence
industries as well as MSNBC)
McDONALDS HEINZ ASDA MARS KELLOGG'S
BENSON & HEDGES (PHILIP MORRIS Tobacco)
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROCTER & GAMBLE
AOL FORD S TARBUCKS GAP NIKE USA IMPORTS: UK $30,715 MILLION, Western Europe $144,157 MILLION, World $83.2 BILLION (UScensusí02) Most data provided by B. A. G. S (Boycotting American Goods & Services) B_A_G_S@hotmail.com Your purse can speak volumes and cripple the effort to start a war, before it begins. If you are a SHOPKEEPER PUT A SIGN in your shop window telling your customers that you will only stock products from those who DO NOT SUPPORT THE WAR The effect will be immediate NOT TOMORROW TODAY Your message will be understood by every leader in this world that WE, the people, are against this WAR. DO IT NOW CLIMB JACOB'S LADDER OF NON VIOLENCE STOP BUYING ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE FROM THE USA Corrupt leaders of these countries are supporting the attempt by the USA to start the war against the people of Iraq: USA, United Kingdom (Britain), Afghanistan, Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Georgia, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, the Philippines, Palau, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Rwanda, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Spain, and Turkey, Uganda, Uzbekistan. (Countries in BOLD sent troops or provided other material support for this invasion.) YOU CAN remove their power to wage war YOU CAN remove their primary income source to wage that WAR
"YOUR MONEY" Sell en bloc any shares you hold in companies from these countries NOW
THIS POWER LIES IN YOUR HANDS