Latest Boycotts News

Oregon school board ban on anti-racist, LGBT signs draws ire

Sep. 24, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon school board has banned educators from displaying Black Lives Matter and gay pride symbols, prompting a torrent of recriminations and threats to boycott the town and its businesses. Newberg, a town of 25,000 residents situated 25 miles (40...

Qatar's ruler urges world leaders not to boycott Taliban

Sep. 21, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The ruling emir of Qatar, whose nation has played a pivotal role in Afghanistan in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal, urged world leaders gathered at the United Nations on Tuesday against turning their backs on the country's Taliban rulers. ...

Muslim groups call for Hilton boycott over project in China

Sep. 16, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Muslim civil rights group is calling for a boycott of Hilton hotels over what it says are plans to build a hotel on the site of a bulldozed Uyghur mosque in China. The Council on American-Islamic Relations and other organizations held a news...

Portland scraps Texas boycott, allocates abortion funds

Sep. 15, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The City Council in Portland, Oregon, has scrapped a plan to boycott Texas businesses because of a new law that prohibits most abortions there, deciding Wednesday to instead set aside $200,000 to fund reproductive care. The liberal Pacific...

Portland scraps boycott, changes response to abortion ban

Sep. 14, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland, Oregon has walked back a proposed Texas boycott and travel ban in response to the state’s dramatic curtailing of abortion access. Instead, city officials are considering setting aside $200,000 that will go to organizations...

Arizona sells Unilever bonds over Ben & Jerry's Israel move

Sep. 10, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has sold off $93 million in Unilever bonds and plans to sell the remaining $50 million it has invested in the global consumer products company over subsidiary Ben & Jerry's decision to stop selling its ice cream in Israeli-occupied territories, the latest in a...

Planned ban over abortion law could cost Texas $7M a year

Sep. 07, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland, Oregon’s plan to boycott Texas goods and services over its new abortion law could cost Texas companies millions of dollars a year, officials said Tuesday. Heather Hafer, a spokeswoman with the Office of Management and...

Venezuelan opposition to participate in regional elections

Aug. 31, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition parties announced Tuesday they will participate in the regional and municipal elections scheduled for November, reversing ground from their previous boycotts of recent balloting. The announcement came days before the...

Patagonia boycotts Wyoming ski resort over owners' GOP event

Aug. 19, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The outdoor gear and clothing company Patagonia has stopped providing its merchandise for sale at a Wyoming ski resort to protest the owners' sponsorship of a Republican fundraiser featuring Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and other top supporters of former President...

Florida may drop Ben & Jerry's parent over Israel boycott

Aug. 03, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida won't put any state money into the parent company of Ben & Jerry's unless it reverses a decision to stop selling ice cream in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and contested east Jerusalem, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday. The...