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Boycott

The conscious refusal to buy products from a certain company or country. Boycotts are often organized on a large scale in an attempt to influence the behavior of companies or countries. Very often, boycotts are ethical or political.

boycott

  1. the withholding of supplies of products to a trader by a producer because the trader is, for example, in breach of CONTRACT or the trader is selling the products as LOSS LEADERS. See REFUSAL TO SUPPLY.
  2. the cessation of INTERNATIONAL TRADE, wholly or in part, with a particular country by other countries.

boycott

  1. 1the withholding of supplies of GOODS from a distributor by a producer or producers in order to force that distributor to resell those goods only on terms specified by the producer. In the past, boycotts were often used as a means of enforcing RESALE PRICE MAINTENANCE.
  2. the prohibition of certain imports or exports, or a complete ban on INTERNATIONAL TRADE with a particular country by other countries.
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We are still talking with the other groups but the Tyne Tunnel boycott might be a useful pointer about the strategy we draw up in the future,' he said.
It's modeled on the anti-apartheid movement, which eventually led to the downfall of apartheid in South Africa," says Katrina Abarcar, who co-coordinates the bonds boycott with Sen.
7) Support for a boycott including comparisons with the struggle against apartheid was also voiced by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
NEW YORK -- The National Council of Churches endorsed consumer boycotts against two U.
Even his worst enemies (pick any high-profile Yorkshire cricketer from his era) agree that Boycott tells it like it is.
Coventry University vice-chancellor Madeleine Atkins said: "Some members of staff are participating in the AUT/ NATFHE boycott of specified activities in connection with the dispute concerning pay, grading and related conditions.
To all the immigrants who took part in the great American boycott, I would like to offer this: What if we had a day without the USA?
Boycotts have been used frequently to press home the case of injustice.
As letters of support--and just as important, money--poured into their office from all over the world: Ralph Abernathy discovered that what they were doing was now much larger that just a bus boycott in a small, obscure southern city.
This article examines debates about the merits of a boycott of Japanese products, especially silk, in the late 1930s as a lens through which to examine the relationship between consumer activism and consumer society in the United States.
CFAC estimates that 300,000 people were prepared to take part in the boycott.
But fitness freak Boycott - a controversial sporting idol - has told friends he will not be "knocked for six" by the disease and will WIN the battle.