Those of us here, wayyy south of the border, can show solidarity with the U.S. immigrants planning Monday's massive protests north of the border by boycotting U.S. chains for a day. Politically atuned Javier forwarded a list of spots to avoid on the first of May:
Lo que solicitan nuestros hermanos que viven y trabajan en EEUU es que nosotros el 1º de mayo no compremos nada hecho en USA, ni se visiten franquicias o empresas norteamericanas, esto es:Note: Not all of these U.S. companies do business in Argentina (I'd know it if there were a Starbucks around).
No Burger King,
No Pizza Hut,
No Kentucky Fried Chicken,
No Krispy Kreme,
No Subway Sandwiches,
No TGI Fridays,
No Radio Shack,
No Dave and BustersNO A LAS CADENAS DE HOTELES:No vean canales de TV muy gringos como Sony entretainment, American Network, Fox, Warner Chanel, ESPN, NFL Network, MTV, DISNEY CHANNEL, etc.
No Coca Cola y Similares
No 7 Eleven.
No Harris Teeter
No Gasolineras gringas: SHELL, ESSO, CHEVRON, etc.
Si tienes que volar ese dia no lo hagas con: Continental, AmericanAirlines, Delta, etc,.
No Citibank, no DHL, FEDEX, etc.
PS: The NY Times ran a semi-cryptic editorial today (April 29) supporting the spirit of the protests, but warning immigrants to "tread carefully": The Sleeping Giant (reg req'd). Hmm.
PPS: Looks like the tread was careful: May 2nd's followup editorial gives protests a thumbs up: They Are America (reg req'd).