New blog post from Gigi Kellet at Corporate Accountability International. What I really want for Mother’s Day: McD’s to stop marketing to my kid #MomsNotLovinIt | Corporate Accountability International.
From the Huffington Post: Brian Young: Buying Off the Ref.
On April 13th Newbold CDC, Newbold Civic Association, Newbold Neighbors, and West Passyunk Civic Associtions had one of the more successfully clean-ups that we have ever had on the west side of Broad Street in years. Volunteers came out and really made a difference in our neighborhoods and around the city.
When I got home from a long day of hard work, my entire street and all the surrounding blocks were littered with menus from the Broad Street Pizza and Grill. Needless to say, I was infuriated. I called the restaurant and asked them to remove the menus. I gave them about 2 hours to get it done, and they did not.
So, I am taking action.
Here’s my new tumblr account, Boycott Litter Philly:
I am not going to spend hours every weekend picking up the litter from local businesses whose best idea for marketing is littering our neighborhoods. So, every time I see a menu on the ground. I will take a picture and post it on this Tumblr.
You can also post your own photos here. (Don’t know how to use tumblr? No worries, just snap a photo and email it to email@example.com.)
Here are a few other things you can do:
1. Don’t order from these places.
2. Write bad Yelp, Seamless, and Grubhub reviews for littering restaurants. My review of Broad Street Pizza and Grill already shows up in their Google results.
3. Share the tumblr posts on your Facebook pages and ask your friends to boycott litter.
4. Report these restaurants on Philly311.
Enough is enough.
What does women’s history month have to do with corporate abuse? Plenty.
Here’s a recent post from the Corporate Action Network:
Experts estimate that total U.S. deaths from asbestos will reach a half a million lives lost. Many of these deaths could have been prevented had the dangers of asbestos not been covered up and safety regulations stalled, which means that there will likely be waves of litigation on behalf of the victims of asbestos poisoning.As a result, a recent ratings firm report estimated that insurers will need to set aside an additional $11 billion for claims that will eventually total $85 billion. That’s $170,000 per victim.For some, this is not the time to make things right with the victims. Or a chance to make sure we protect against this happening in the future. Oh no, to them, this is a time to defend who they see as the real victims in all of this: the insurance companies and others who would be on the hook for the damages.As we speak, ALEC The American Legislative Exchange Council is drafting and pushing legislation to make it harder for victims to sue. Because as they see it, a “flood” of victims seeking compensation must be evidence of fraud — rather than a lot of people suffering and dying.
Great new piece from Jim Dean featuring the ad with John Woods who lost friends in the VA Tech shooting: