BOYCOTT KOCH INDUSTRIES PRODUCTS

  • Angel Soft toilet paper
  • Brawny paper towels
  • Dixie plates, bowls, napkins & cups
  • Mardi Gras napkins and towels
  • Quilted Northern toilet paper
  • Soft ‘n Gentle toilet paper
  • Sparkle napkins
  • Vanity fair napkins
  • Zee napkins
  • Georgia-Pacific paper products & envelopes
  • All Georgia-Pacific lumber & building products
  • (INVISTA Products)
  • Lycra
  • Stainmaster Carpet


35 Comments to “Don’t buy these products from Koch Industries!”

  • [...] Don’t buy these products from Koch Industries! [...]

  • These products should be the target of a boycott by everyone who disagrees with corporate influence over US government policy. A boycott will not break the increasingly visible Koch brothers, but might prevent them from buying the rest of our elected representatives. They already have a bill of sale for Scott Walker and the rest of the candidates that their fake ‘grass roots’ organization, Americans For Prosperity, has already purchased.

  • Do what you must to practice free speech, but by boycotting products you will ultimately impact over 200,000 American jobs that exist because of this company. These billionaires have plenty of money building interest to cover their political backings. Why affect the American jobs and families?

  • Katie,
    Sorry, but suggesting that we NOT boycott the products of men that want to control every branch of our government is short-sighted. Just because someone provides jobs does not give them license to control our government. I, for one, will not give up my rights, if that is the choice. I love Stainmaster carpet, but will never buy it again! In fact, I am thinking of ripping it out of my house right now! It makes me feel dirty!

  • How do we know that Koch provides jobs for 200,000 Americans? Where does that figure come from?

  • Koch Industries own website states that they employ 50,000 workers in the US, far less than the 200K that Katie cites. If progressives boycott, will Koch Industries shut down? Doubt it! Will they lay people off? Doubt that, too! Boycott is the only way to fight back against corporate takeover of our government, since the Citizens’ United decision decided to grant citizenship to corporations.

  • I will no longer buy any of their products. It amazes me how easily the public is duped. This won’t cost jobs. I will still be buying similar products in the same quantity as before. The jobs will just be displaced to other manufacturers as they hire employees to keep up with the increased demand for their products. Walker is a child pawn, behaving like an obedient puppy for nothing more than a financial pat on the head from his master when he behaves.

  • I will be boycotting all Wisconsin products and companies based there. Let’s put some pressure on Wisconsin business.

  • I already don’t buy those products. What else can I do? Is there a way to expose unethical practices between Koch Industries and the politicians they support? There has to be more to this than meets the eye.

    The owner of the San Antonio Spurs donated $537,740 to Rick Perry in Texas. Tillman Fertitta (Landry’s restaurant chain which includes Joe’s Crab Shack and many others) donated $327,910. Alice Walton (Wal-Mart) donated $336,000 to Perry’s campaign.

    More contributors to RepubliCON, Rick Perry: Texas Association of Builders, Perry Homes, Time-Warner, Clear Channel, Bass ProShop, Texas Association of Realtors, T. Boone Pickens, BP Capital, Pilgrim’s Pride, AT&T …

    Not all of those are direct contributors, some of them are just companies owned by contributors, a few of them directly contributed to his campaign.

    How the heck do we compete with that? One thing’s for sure, I will never step foot in another Landry’s chain restaurant again. EVER! But staying out of Wal-Mart is going to be a bit more difficult. Gonna try …

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  • You MUST stay out of WalMart. Not only do 90% of thier employees qualify for food stamps, but thier practices contribute to the “practical slavery” of Chinese workers and other stingingly poor people around the world.

    I guess it’s OK as long as we Americans can get our products for cheap?

    It’s not just America we’re talking about here folks. The “executives” of this particular company, who do contribute mightily to political campains, treat women as second class citizens. YOUR mothers, sisters and daughters. And why not, they’ve “purchased” our judiciary system too. As long as we as a country allow these huge corporations to contribute to political campaigns, we as a country will suffer and WE contribrute in turn to the suffering of people half way round the world. Do you care? Does it matter? You’re damn right it does, and we SHOULD care.

    How many children could be fed, educated and protected by the BILLIONS of dollars that Walmart and others like them legally “contribute”(ie buy politicians) to political campaigns. Dollars that have the “candidates” beholden to those same corporations. How many jobs could be created for Americans with this money? We are as a country are sick, WE have done this to ourselves, and it will take the efforts of ALL of us to buy local, BUY RESPONSIBLY and leave these companies to learn the lesson-IF YOU DO NOT SUPPORT US AS HUMAN BEINGS, WE WILL NOT SUPPORT YOU!

  • Thanks for letting me know which products that I should be buying. God Bless the Koch brothers!

  • I will buy more Kock brothers products now. What makes you think if they on obamas enemy list you might be to or any of us for that matter. It’s time to stand up for the Koch brothers who employ people in this country so you libs who want more free stuff from the working people. Just a reminder, if nobody is working how will you get your free stuff. The governments money comes from working people, not people sitting on the couch all day.

  • Yes. Thanks for publishing list of products by kock brothers and others like Walmart… I order tons of products online w/ free shipping then return them prepaid to incur as much costs as possible to these companies… Also I call their 800 numbers and then put them on hold, and when they call I put them on hold to increase costs for them… We as individuals can make a difference and make a difference we will. I have 50 years of boycott left in me and I intend to use it!
    Come in folks, join in. And the rest of you…. Best of luck?

  • We would then have to boycott every institution (public or private) that provides funding for any lawyer (or firm) that represents all manner of miscreant pro bono. Every day, drug dealers, murderers, rapists, and pedophiles are represented by legal counsel that is either paid for by the state (i.e. your tax dollars) or some private institution.

    Two items within the Miranda Warning that law enforcement are obliged to inform suspects during the arrest process read:

    ` You have the right to speak to an attorney.
    ` If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.

    The man who is currently serving life for the attempted murder of a family member of mine could not afford an attorney, his lawyer was paid for by me (and other family members who also pay taxes) via the state. Following the logic of this boycott, my family and I should have boycotted the government by refusing to pay taxes.

    I’m sure someone will jump in here and claim one has nothing to do with the other, but yeah it does.

  • Other products that Koch Industries have interest in is gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, ethanol, the Alaskan Pipeline, reverse osmosis filtration, wastewater treatment, and others. So make sure you don’t use any of these products; gas, water, flush toilets…..

  • @Katie: Hitler gave jobs to hundreds of thousands of Germans. Just because he created employment doesn’t mean he was doing something good.

  • http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/06/mark-ames-the-lefts-big-sellout-how-the-aclu-and-human-rights-groups-quietly-exterminated-labor-rights.html

    June 24, 2012

    Mark Ames: The Left’s Big Sellout – How the ACLU and Human Rights Groups Quietly Exterminated Labor Rights

    By Mark Ames, the author of Going Postal: Rage, Murder and Rebellion from Reagan’s Workplaces to Clinton’s Columbine. Cross posted from The Daily Banter.

    Progressive intellectuals have been acting very bipolar towards labor lately, characterized by wild mood swings ranging from the “We’re sorry we abandoned labor, how could we!” sentiment during last year’s Wisconsin uprising against Koch waterboy Scott Walker, to the recent “labor is dead/it’s all labor’s fault” snarling after the recall vote against Gov. Walker failed.

    snip

    Puzzled, I called Alex Edwards, Amnesty’s Media Relations guy in Washington DC, to ask him why labor unions didn’t rate important enough as a “topic” on Amnesty’s “list of topics.” Edwards was confused, claimed that he was totally unaware that there was a “list of topics” on Amnesty’s home page, and promised to get back to me. I haven’t heard back from him.

    snip

    On the advice of an old friend, Jan Frel, I read an excellent book on the human rights industry, James Peck’s Ideal Illusions, which helps answer why labor rights have been airbrushed out of the language of human rights. It wasn’t always this way: Economic rights and workplace rights were for decades at the very heart of the human rights movement. This was officially enshrined in 1948, when the United Nations adopted a 30-point “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” putting labor rights and economic equality rights alongside those we’re more familiar with today, like freedom of expression, due process, religion and so on. But somehow, labor rights and economic justice have been effectively amputated from the human rights agenda and forgotten about, in tandem with the American left’s abandonment of labor.

    In Peck’s history, Human Rights Watch stands out as a force for rank neoliberalism, a major player in the extermination-by-omission of labor rights and economic equality rights from the language of human rights. How this happened sheds at least a bit more light on how the left abandoned labor.

    snip

    Neier goes further, explicitly rejecting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights because nine of its 30 articles focus on economic rights as human rights. Neier objects to that, singling out for censure “such economic issues as a right to work; to social security; and to an adequate standard of living.” The human rights article on “a right to work” that Neier dismisses as “authoritarian” is Article 23, and it reads:

    “Article 23 (1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment. (2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work. (3) Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection. (4) Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.”

    It’s interesting that Neier rejects Article 23, the article on labor, which he mislabels as “a right to work”, because back in the 1970s, when Neier was executive director of the ACLU, he supported big business’s “Right To Work” anti-labor laws, against the rest of the left and the ACLU, which at the time still supported labor rights as civil rights. The so-called “Right To Work” laws are grossly misnamed—they’re really laws designed to bust unions by making it even more difficult for them to organize worker power against the overwhelming power of the corporation. It was corporate PR flaks hired to deceive and conceal the real purpose of those laws who came up with the false name “Right To Work” laws. Fred Koch, father of Charles and David Koch and one of the founders of the John Birch Society, got his start in rightwing politics as a leader of the “Right To Work” movement in Kansas in the mid-1950s.

    Less than twenty years after Fred Koch fought to destroy labor rights through “Right To Work” laws, the executive director of the ACLU, Aryeh Neier—the same Aryeh Neier who later led Human Rights Watch— colluded with William Buckley to push the ACLU rightward against labor by getting the ACLU to represent big business and “Right To Work” laws, under the guise of “protecting free speech”—the same bullshit pretense always used by lawyers and advocates to help big business crush labor and democracy. This “free speech” pretense is the basis on which the ACLU currently supports the Citizens United decision, which effectively legalized the transformation of America into an oligarchy.

  • I am so happy to get these product updates. This way I know WHAT TO BUY. I will always support the person being boycotted because I believe that the people doing the boycotting are un-american.

  • I am very glad to have this list. Fortunately, I have not been buying them, anyway. I guess we truly “have the best government money can buy!!!”

  • All these right-wing nuts claiming they’ll buy these products are full of it. Right wingers have no loyalty. Only greed. They’ll buy whatever’s cheapest. Whatever is on sale. And then, wave the flag and call it “the American way.”

  • I believe we could eliminate all of this rancor back and forth about what business entity owns what politician with some simple rules for politicians.
    1. Any politician who feels it necessary to legislatively assist a corporate entity while in office may NEVER work for that entity, it’s subsidiaries, or individuals with a vested corporate position within the corporate entity or it’s subsidiaries .
    2. Any lawyer who feels the calling to public service within a legislative branch must surrender their law license forever if and when he/she is elected to that office.

    These two rules, if enacted and enforced, would bring only those people who are truly interested in the honorable position of public service.

  • [...] run by the same Koch Brothers that take solace in sabotaging our democracy, manufacture some very well known products like Brawny paper towels and Dixie-branded cups and plates. People have called for boycotts of [...]

  • To Mark Crispin Miller: so many thanks for saving all our villages.

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  • I agree, this corporate lay-off warning is so wrong regardless which party you support. Wow no more Northern tp. I guess Charmin gets our bathroom business now. My kids agree, in fact my daughter showed me this article. It’s sad too. Don’t understand Koch.

  • Would you please add Purina to the list. Sadly it was purchased by the kochs in 1998,

    Thank you for your list.

    All the very best.

  • Koch Industries, one of the top ten polluters in Corporate history. Look it up, Jodi.

  • Katie and anyone else who is trying to undermine social responsibility by pap about american workers and families:

    What are you, a Koch mole? You know perfectly well that people will still use paper products and–gasp!–there are people working for the companies that will produce it! In fact, if Koch (notorious for its exploitation of workers) shut down completely, there would be jobs, with reputable employers, for the same people and more.

  • It is pitiful how many people in this discussion are such haters of their country, the planet, and their fellow humans that they brag about how they now WANT to buy from koke…er. … kock … er … never mind. They can’t spell a name they see on the news every day (if they even watch the news); they won’t be able to remember the product names they want to buy to spite their own country.

  • Don’t blame Wisconsin, though, please, or Wisconsin industries. The state and its people are, like Michigan, early victims of the enslavement of the states–by ALEC, the corporate bullies gathered by Kochs– that is progressing efficiently in 25 states so far.

    Wisconsin is one of 25 states where ALEC owns all three branches of state government;. What is needed is to support the industries that are NOT Koch and their destructive buddies, to take whatever political action is possible to undermine Koch rule, and not let them piece by piece become dictators of the states and (their goal) the country.

    The best thing we can do is support every company and every government that is not owned or run by ALEC..

  • Are similar apps for other phones available?

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/05/15/new-phone-app-allows-users-to-boycott-koch-brothers-and-monsanto-products/

    New phone app allows users to boycott Koch Brothers and Monsanto products
    By Arturo Garcia
    Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    A phone app allowing users to identify products used by questionable companies like Koch Industries and Monsanto has generated enough demand to cause problems for the developer, Forbes reported on Tuesday.

    “The workload is a bit overwhelming now,” said 26-year-old Ivan Pardo, the developer behind Buycott. “Our Android app was just recently released and the surge of new users today has highlighted a serious bug on certain devices that needs to be fixed immediately. So all other development tasks I was working on get put on hold until I can get this bug fixed.”

    Pardo, who has been designing the app over the past 16 months, said there is no partisanship behind Buycott, which provides users with the ownership background of products by scanning their barcode.

    The app also allows users to take part in online campaigns that boycott or, alternatively, highlight companies that support their political viewpoints. Buycott is also asking users to help keep its database updated by sharing products not yet recognized by the app.

    ………

    The above article should also sharply apply to the following and other related articles:

    http://markcrispinmiller.com/2013/05/vermont-may-be-the-first-state-to-require-labeling-of-gm-food-as-monsanto-sharpens-its-claws/

    Vermont may be the first state to require labeling of GM food (as Monsanto sharpens its claws)

  • Does anyone have anything on Sams Club? I assume there’s a similar problem to wal-mart, but I would appreciate any deeper knowledge on the issues specific to SAMs club. Thank you!!

  • I regularly buy from Koch Industries to help offset the silly boycott which is clearly having no effect. You really should try Quilted Northern. A little cheaper but still high quality.

    SAY what you will but at least the Koch Brothers create value for society by employing thousands. Mr “Hopenchange” has never met a payroll a day in his life.

  • Thanks for listing the products. I will make sure that I have this list when I go shopping, and buy these when I need any paper products that they produce. I’ve sent the list to all of my friends and relatives. Great job!

  • They are now online to dismantle medicare and medicade. You people out there that support them and going against your own interests. You say they employ 100.000 people. How many have a retirement package? How many are making a living wage for this country. Most products are made overseas with slave labor .These men employ many people but if medicare and medicade are taken away you will see a civil war here. Boomers are the largest segment of the population and you mess with us we will not go away easy. Billionaires should not be making policy for our country. we the people….by the people and for the people…..does anyone remember these words.? Are you really dumbed down that much.Wake up get off your asses and get involved. Quit buying products from these cos. We need to get money out of politics.

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