boycott koch

I like to post this every once in a while.  It’s a printable flyer that you can put up locally…

The only way to defeat the 1% is to take away the only thing that they care about - profits.

AVOID ALL KOCH BROTHERS PRODUCTS as much as you can.  I’ve found other alternatives, and it wasn’t even that hard.

KOCH funds Radical Right Wing candidates.  I don’t want to help THAT!

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A few years back, probably no one in America knew who the Koch Brothers were, much less how to pronounce their name.  But now, Charles and David Koch have replaced Dick Cheney as the chief villains for many.

For years they have been using their vast fortune, estimated at a combined $44 Billion to help fund Conservative think tanks and politicians.

They have been a primary benefactor for the Tea Party movement, and now they are vowing to spend $88 million going in to the 2012 elections.

They are the very symbol of the unholy alliance between business and state that plagues this country.

~ Dylan Ratigan

[NOTE* from Leftish: This is a printable flyer.  Click on it to see it full size, or adjust your printer Page Set Up to fit an 8.5" x 11" page.  Just slit the bottom, to create the tabs, and post it on your local bulletin board.  Send in a picture of the posted flyer “in use”, and I’ll send you a “Boycott Koch” button.  Make it a clever or interesting photo and I’ll send you two or three buttons!  Let’s get this going!]

Your Guide to the Koch Brothers, America’s Favorite Dark Money Billionaires

CHARLES
The second eldest, Charles is the brother who turned Koch Industries into the second-largest privately-owned company in the United States, with a revenue of $115 billion, according to Forbes. (David also played a role in the company, but most of the credit is given to Charles.) Products under the Koch chemical umbrella include Dixie cups, Angel Soft toilet paper, and Brawny paper towels, which the Nightly Show’s Larry Wilmore painfully discovered when he tried to boycott the company. Koch Industries is also a leading producer of formaldehyde, and worked hard to fight the government’s labeling of the chemical as a known carcinogen — an effort that ultimately failed after David resigned from the National Institute of Health’s board.

DAVID
Mayer and Goldman’s 2010 articles were a shock to plenty of folks in New York who had previously thought of David Koch as the rich guy who just gave everyone money. David’s philanthropy is the most complicating factor in the Koch family narrative. In The Chronicle of Philanthropy ’s top 50 philanthropists of 2013, Koch placed No. 24 with a donation to New York-Presbyterian Hospital of $101 million. Beyond that, he’s given $100 million to MIT, resulting in the creation of the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, and hundreds of millions more toward a number of causes: fighting prostate cancer, which he suffers from; renovating the Smithsonian’s dinosaur hall; a wing at the American Museum of Natural History; $65 million to the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and $100 million to the State Theater of New York at Lincoln Center, which was renamed the David H. Koch Theater and is home to the New York City Ballet and New York City Opera.

David also had a rep as a playboy: Mayer wrote that he was “described by associates as ‘affable’ and 'a bit of a lunk,’ enjoyed for years the life of a wealthy bachelor. He rented a yacht in the South of France and bought a waterfront home in Southampton, where he threw parties that the website New York Social Diary likened to an 'East Coast version of Hugh Hefner’s soirées.’” He’s since settled down with a wife, and told Goldman that prostate cancer had sapped his sex drive.

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BOYCOTT KOCH INDUSTRIES Printable Flyer with pull-off tabs.  Feel free to print out multiple copies of this flyer.  Be sure to fold the lower part back and forth a few times along the black line to “soften” up the fold, then slit the bottom section along the lines, and post the flyers on your local Bulletin Boards.