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Revolutionary socialist youth in the US South

NC HEAT’s ‘Pope is Poison’ Boycott Campaign PICKET, Saturday April 30 @ Noon

Posted by raleighfist on April 25, 2011

Saturday, April 30 @ Noon

Roses Department Store
1261 Buck Jones Road
Cary, NC

Join us and unite against Pope’s poisonous money!!

Art Pope, “the Knight of the Right” and the billionaire who was the “architect” of the plan to install a majority on the Wake County school board, has an agenda to re-segregate public schools and move us toward privatization. However, he is not only a villain to those who value the public sector and public education. He is also a champion of decreased environmental regulation, i…ncreased coal fire plants, defunding and shutting down women and gender studies and ethnic studies, increased privatization of the public sector, and also voice of hate against immigrant populations.

His empire is broad, from the John Locke Foundation, a conservative and powerful think tank that pushes free market right-wing policies, to the John Pope Foundation, to Civitas, to being a co-director of the national Americans for Prosperity – one of the primary funders and engines of the so-called “Tea Party Movement.” Last election season he poured over $2.2 million dollars into Republican campaigns, which led to their successful takeover of both the NC Senate and the NC House of Representatives. Those he helped to elect are now pushing his poisonous agenda.

Our aim is to hit Pope where he can feel it – in his wallet. Therefore we are building a broad-based coalition of individuals and organizations to launch a boycott campaign targeting the source of his family’s wealth – Variety Wholesalers, Inc. Variety Wholesales, Inc. owns many low-cost “dollar-type” stores across the southeast including Roses, Maxway, Super 10, Bargain Town, Bill’s Dollar Store, Value Mart, Treasure Mart, and Super Dollar.

Link to facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=202083959824295

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