A boycott is an act of voluntarily abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with a person, organization, or country as an expression of protest, usually for social or political reasons. Sometimes, it can be a form of consumer activism.
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Some articles on boycott:
... List of boycotts Export restriction Dollar voting Economic secession Election boycott Embargo Group boycott Moral purchasing Non-violent resistance Primary boycott ...
... Susan Abulhawa is signatory to the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, a call by Palestinian civil society to engage in an economic and cultural ...
... the American-led 1980 Summer Olympics boycott and the Soviet-led 1984 Summer Olympics boycott, the alliances of countries that participated in each boycott organized their own alternative. 1980, these competitions were divided by sport, and included such events as the Olympic Boycott Games in Philadelphia ...
... Women for America, participated and led a boycott of Abercrombie Fitch, a popular clothing retailer ... The boycott was in response to the planned publication of the A F Quarterly, which contains images of nude models ... The ADA viewed the boycott as a success, albeit a temporary one, since A F would publish another issue in January 2002 ...
... During the al-Aqsa Intifada there were calls for a renewal of the boycott and the boycott council finally met again ... after the Gaza disengagement, Bahrain announced that it was completely withdrawing from the boycott ... The withdrawal of Bahrain from the boycott was in order to ease the approval of free trade agreements between Bahrain and the United States ...
More definitions of "boycott":
- (verb): Refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with.
Famous quotes containing the word boycott:
“I hear ... foreigners, who would boycott an employer if he hired a colored workman, complain of wrong and oppression, of low wages and long hours, clamoring for eight-hour systems ... ah, come with me, I feel like saying, I can show you workingmens wrong and workingmens toil which, could it speak, would send up a wail that might be heard from the Potomac to the Rio Grande; and should it unite and act, would shake this country from Carolina to California.”
—Anna Julia Cooper (18591964)
“Women are the people who are going to relieve us from all this oppression and depression. The rent boycott that is happening in Soweto now is alive because of the women. It is the women who are on the street committees educating the people to stand up and protect each other.”
—Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu (b. 1919)
“Take away from the courts, if it could be taken away, the power to issue injunctions in labor disputes, and it would create a privileged class among the laborers and save the lawless among their number from a most needful remedy available to all men for the protection of their business interests against unlawful invasion.... The secondary boycott is an instrument of tyranny, and ought not to be made legitimate.”
—William Howard Taft (18571930)