fwd: Nestles Boycott

Free Polazzo friendlysystems at mindspring.com
Thu Jul 9 12:04:14 JEST 1998


Dear SAYMA Friends, 

Please pass this on to folks who are also working to end "nuclear"
proliferation. 
I talked with Nestles at their 800 number and was well received.

Free Polazzo
Anneewakee Creeks Friends Worship Group


>Dear Friends,
>This came my way this morning, via Lizzy Poole of Fishwrapper Digest, Maine.
>Just when I was feeling outraged by the same experience of walking into the
>grocery store and seeing the Nuclear chocolate bar currently being
promoted by
>Nestles.  So Grandmothers for Peace is organizing a new Nestles Boycott.
>Marian
>
>
>PLEASE PASS ON THIS ALERT TO EVERYONE ON YOUR E-MAIL LIST, FAX, CALL, WRITE
>YOUR FRIENDS , MAKE A FLYER TO HAND OUT, WRITE "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR", CALL
>TALK SHOWS,  AND ENCOURAGE EVERY ORGANIZATION YOU KNOW TO JOIN US IN THIS
>EFFORT!!
>GRANDMOTHERS FOR PEACE INTERNATIONAL DECLARES A NATIONAL BOYCOTT OF ALL
NESTLE
>PRODUCTS!!
>
>Read the following information and call Nestle's immediately to register a
>complaint and your intention to BOYCOTT ALL OF THEIR PRODUCTS until they
cease
>production of the new "Nestle Nuclear Chocolate" candy bar!
>CALL THIS NUMBER:1-800-258-6728
>(Nestle invites your comments by including this number on the wrapper... you
>will find a very polite person willing to take your complaint when you call!)
>
>As you are probably aware, the movie "Armageddon" premiered this week across
>the country.  Reports indicate that the message of this movie is another
>attempt to promote our reliance on nuclear weapons.... now they will save us
>from asteroids headed toward earth!  This idea is actually one proposed by
the
>folks at Lawrence Livermore Laboratories some time ago.
>
>While we are outraged by the theme of the movie, we are even more outraged at
>Nestle who chose to capitalize on the theme by producing a new "Nestle
Nuclear
>Chocolate" candy bar for our children!  The packaging of this promotional
>product tied to the film Armageddon includes a free movie trading card -  a
>series of 15 - (you know how kids are tempted by anything that includes
trading
>cards), advertises the movie, has a fiery explosive graphic, and a "The
>Chocolate Chain Reaction" logo.
>
>In a "Nestle Nuclear Chocolate Statement" received from Nestle, they claim
that
>"Nuclear is an expression, a common synonym among today's youth  used for
words
>like electric and awesome."  The person who did their research should be
fired!
>The most common use of "nuclear" among the youth we know is "nuke 'em" which
>means KILL!  How dare they make such a product which they also state is:
>"... a chocolate bar and is intended to deliver fun and excitement ..."  "The
>word 'Nuclear' is used in a fun, 'cool' manner to communicate the product's
>energy."
>
>There is nothing fun, exciting  or cool about nuclear weapons, nuclear
fallout
>or nuclear waste!  This is an outrageous effort (deliberate or not) to
>desensitize our children to the danger of nuclear weapons.  We cannot let
them
>get by with it!  In view of the recent nuclear testing in India and Pakistan
>which has sent shock waves and generated fear around the world, the timing of
>this movie and Nestle's Nuclear Chocolate  is an example of very poor
judgment
>to say the least.
>
>You will most likely hear from the person you speak to that Nestle takes no
>position - pro or con - on the subject of nuclear weapons.  Well, they have
>just put themselves smack in the middle of the controversy over continued
>development and potential use of nuclear weapons!  It is all about
>PROFIT ...as usual.  This Boycott will cut into that profit if we all
>participate:  the word  "Boycott" is not one that they ever hoped to hear
>again.  Why they would risk another boycott is simply amazing.
>
>They could easily re-name and re-package this product.  In reality it is the
>old Nestle Crunch bar dressed up in a new package with tempting trading cards
>included.   The "popping candy" it claims to contain was non-existent in our
>taste test (unfortunately we had to buy one to see what we were dealing
with!).
>
>PLEASE spread the word on this effort and MAKE THAT CALL!  It is free and
only
>takes a few minutes of your time.  Encourage everyone to boycott the movie
>"Armageddon" as well.  If we ever hope to have a world free of the madness of
>nuclear weapons we cannot be silent.  Express your outrage!
>Encourage Organizations to Endorse This Boycott.  Have them contact us as
soon
>as possible.
>
>Your comments, suggestions (and information on your phone conversation with
>Nestle) are most welcome.
>
>                  CALL: 1-800-258-6728
>We need people from every state to jam those lines!
>                SPREAD THE WORD!
>
>If you cannot reach Nestle because of the overload of calls (it is already
>happening according to our members!) then write:
>Nestle Chocolate & Confections
>Attn: Customer Relations Dept.
>800 North Branch Blvd.
>Glendale, CA  91203
>
>Peace,
>Barbara Wiedner, Founder/Director
>GRANDMOTHERS FOR PEACE INTERNATIONAL
>9444 Medstead Way
>Elk Grove, CA 95758
>Phone: (916) 684-8744
>Fax: (916) 684-0394
>E-Mail: wiednerb at aol.com
>Website: http://www.netcom.com/~lorjacy/gfp
>
>
>
>
>
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