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A coalition of media watchdog and minority groups has sent a letter to CBS advertisers asking them not to buy commercial time for the pilot of the "Driving Miss Daisy" television series that the network is airing Friday. The letter, dated Aug.
June 6, 1991
A Calabasas activist has called for a boycott of the 1992 Calabasas Pumpkin Festival scheduled to be held at Soka University, which is moving forward with controversial plans to expand its Santa Monica Mountains campus. The Chamber of Commerce Pumpkin Festival Committee voted 13 to 2 Tuesday night to hold the community event at the local campus of the Tokyo-based university, whose administrators offered to allow the chamber to use the site for the festival free.
September 29, 1997 | Reuters
Britain's Labor government may help launch a boycott of Central American bananas to protest working conditions on the region's plantations, a spokeswoman said. The boycott could help Caribbean growers who fear a loss of sales to Britain because of a World Trade Organization rule forcing the European Union to import cheaper bananas from Central America. International Development Minister George Foulkes is to announce a plan today to promote a "fair trade" label on Caribbean bananas.
March 8, 1994 | Associated Press
The African National Congress and the Bophuthatswana government were on a collision course Monday after the black homeland confirmed it will boycott South Africa's first all-race elections. A senior ANC official immediately accused Bophuthatswana of hindering democracy and defying the will of its own people. He said the ANC now has no choice but to throw its weight behind public workers' strikes that have begun to cripple the government of President Lucas Mangope.
August 12, 1991 | Reuters
Indian representatives passed a resolution Sunday calling for a boycott of any multinational corporation that helps celebrate the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' voyage to America. Tribal leaders and delegates representing Indian nations in Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, Argentina, Panama and the United States attended the International Indian Treaty Council's 13th annual General Assembly.
The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, as expected, backed away Wednesday from threats to stage a boycott of one of the four major broadcast networks this month and instead said it would hold hearings in Los Angeles, beginning Nov. 29, on the lack of racial and ethnic diversity at the networks.
June 18, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Pakistani lawyers said they would boycott courts in a southwestern province today after an alleged raid by armed intelligence agents at the home of a nephew of the country's suspended chief justice. Amir Rana, a lawyer and nephew of ousted Supreme Court chief Judge Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry, said he fired a pistol to scare off more than a dozen armed intelligence agents at his home in Baluchistan. The judge's suspension has incited protests against President Pervez Musharraf.
January 19, 2000 | PATRICK MCGREEVY
City Councilman Joel Wachs called Tuesday for Los Angeles to join a boycott of South Carolina until the Legislature there removes the Confederate flag from its statehouse, saying the pendant is a symbol of racism. The motion by Wachs, to be considered by the full council next week, would prohibit city employees from visiting South Carolina at government expense until the flag is taken down. Wachs also sought a U.S.
January 16, 1997 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Rev. Jesse Jackson ended an eight-month boycott against Mitsubishi, saying the auto maker was committed to reforms that include increasing the number of minority and female dealers. The company also will rehire women who lost their jobs or quit after filing lawsuits that alleged Mitsubishi allowed sexual harassment at its plant in Normal, Ill.
July 30, 1999
One day after a group of African American activists called for a boycott of Seven-Up and RC Cola products to protest alleged racism at a local bottling plant, a spokesman for the Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up company said the boycott was unfair. A spokesman for Texas-based Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up Inc. said the soft drink company does not own the Vernon bottling plant and does not condone "inequality or unfair employment practices."
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