Whilst our major corporations seem to be happy to forget them it seems as if some indie rockers are prepared to stand up & be counted. At some finanacial cost to themselves too. As this piece from the Austin American Statesman shows a number of bands have been turning down GM's advances for Hummer marketing. A study in contrasts? As mulit-billion $ Google runs full steam into China a small band is prepared to leave $50K on the table! I'm off to iTunes to download some music.
Monday, February 13, 2006
A letter to my Congressman, Rep. Pete Sessions:
I applaud the move by your colleague Rep. Chris Smith to place Internet & high-tech companies under closer scrutiny when doing business with the regime in China. As our troops fight and die in Iraq and Afghanistan to promote a democratic and free society some of our corporations seem happy to kowtow to oppressive regimes in order to further their “shareholder’s value.”
The responsibility to promote freedom is not the sole prerogative of the men and women in uniform but is the duty of us all, citizens and companies alike. I urge you to support Rep. Smith in his efforts.
Probably says it all for me. Please write your Congressman and let them know your feelings on the subject.