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#NOSTARBUCKS

Vow never to walk into a Starbucks ever again.

Vow never to walk into a Starbucks ever again. Instead, search out the most interesting indie coffee shop around where you live and work … get to know the people who own and run the place and get your friends and co-workers to join you there. Individually this may feel like a drop in the bucket, but if all of us do it collectively, then we can begin to shift power from megacorporations to our friends and neighbors.

Tweet #NOSTARBUCKS, Facebook it, email it, whisper it to a friend or shout it from the rooftops. Spread the word and let’s start brewing the mood for a worldwide revolution.

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Anonymous

I lived on Maui for the last 5 months, and unfortunately Starbucks was the only place that offered decent (and more importantly, free) WiFi. I didn't even drink the coffee. It was a shame because I'd rather support a local coffee joint, but they charged per minute for internet usage. That being said, I would buy sandwich items from the farmers market and steal Starbucks free WiFi...

Rather than boycott a megacorporation, support your local eatery and cafe.

There's nothing wrong with capitalism, it supports competition, new ideas, and creativity. It's the exploitation of people and resources that sours me. Starbucks is such a large company buying massive amounts of coffee beans, that they can set their own price. "Free Trade Organic" is great PR on stickers and table tops, but when Starbucks demands a price per pound, they get what they want, or they go to another grower.

Anonymous

I lived on Maui for the last 5 months, and unfortunately Starbucks was the only place that offered decent (and more importantly, free) WiFi. I didn't even drink the coffee. It was a shame because I'd rather support a local coffee joint, but they charged per minute for internet usage. That being said, I would buy sandwich items from the farmers market and steal Starbucks free WiFi...

Rather than boycott a megacorporation, support your local eatery and cafe.

There's nothing wrong with capitalism, it supports competition, new ideas, and creativity. It's the exploitation of people and resources that sours me. Starbucks is such a large company buying massive amounts of coffee beans, that they can set their own price. "Free Trade Organic" is great PR on stickers and table tops, but when Starbucks demands a price per pound, they get what they want, or they go to another grower.

Anonymous

its not about being original its about support...nd our future..we have soo many choices of where to drink coffee while we are on the go its ridicolous..i just believe we should broaden our choices nd try other coffee shops and supposrt them instead of going to whatever coffee shop like starbucks is the most convenient.

Anonymous

its not about being original its about support...nd our future..we have soo many choices of where to drink coffee while we are on the go its ridicolous..i just believe we should broaden our choices nd try other coffee shops and supposrt them instead of going to whatever coffee shop like starbucks is the most convenient.

Anonymous

What happens when MR. interesting indie coffee shop gets so much profit that he decides to start a chain?

By the way, it's a fundamental law of psychology AND Sociology AANNDD Nature! that only a certain amount of people ever break away from the main stream.

It's how Migration works. 90% or whatever stay with the crowd 10% wonder off.

"Grassroots" revolutions never really work UNTIL someone who has massive power over the masses becomes involved.

If there is no personal interest for the very elite minority who hold the balance of power; mark my words, Revolution will not happen. Especially by a few Hipsters not spending a couple of bucks on a coffee a week.

If you want to make real change, do it on a personal level, go and work on someones farm in a poor country for a month. That would make 1000's of times more impact to their lives than boycotting Starbucks.

OR better yet become a politician. or give an interest free loan to a entrepreneur in a developing country.

There are 1000's of better ways than this to make a difference.

Anonymous

What happens when MR. interesting indie coffee shop gets so much profit that he decides to start a chain?

By the way, it's a fundamental law of psychology AND Sociology AANNDD Nature! that only a certain amount of people ever break away from the main stream.

It's how Migration works. 90% or whatever stay with the crowd 10% wonder off.

"Grassroots" revolutions never really work UNTIL someone who has massive power over the masses becomes involved.

If there is no personal interest for the very elite minority who hold the balance of power; mark my words, Revolution will not happen. Especially by a few Hipsters not spending a couple of bucks on a coffee a week.

If you want to make real change, do it on a personal level, go and work on someones farm in a poor country for a month. That would make 1000's of times more impact to their lives than boycotting Starbucks.

OR better yet become a politician. or give an interest free loan to a entrepreneur in a developing country.

There are 1000's of better ways than this to make a difference.

Anonymous

^This is the same commenter as above^

I'd just like to add:

REAL Change comes about through Action! NOT Non-Action!

That is so key.

If you remove yourself from the game the game is going to go on without you! Play the game and beat those Motherfuckers!

You dumb-fucks do "nothing" and take all the credit, you should be ashamed of yourselves!!

Anonymous

^This is the same commenter as above^

I'd just like to add:

REAL Change comes about through Action! NOT Non-Action!

That is so key.

If you remove yourself from the game the game is going to go on without you! Play the game and beat those Motherfuckers!

You dumb-fucks do "nothing" and take all the credit, you should be ashamed of yourselves!!

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