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Posted December 05, 2004 by YoungCuban in Cuban History

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Burlington Coat Factory Boycott News

Che may no longer walk the earth but his image continues to be both admire, and hated.

Burlington Coat Factory promotes t-shirts of communist murderer Che Guevara

Burlington Coat Factory has become “Burlington Che Factory.” The company ran television ads promoting sales of its Che Guevara t-shirts in August.

Despite complaints was still selling the shirts in its stores nationwide in November. Freestar Media plans to expose this outrage with a video press release to national television news organizations in conjunction with a boycott and protest. Follow the link at the bottom of this page to view Burlington’s television ad.

BOYCOTT BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY
PROTEST Saturday Dec. 4, 2004 at noon at Burlington Coat Factory stores
MIAMI (HIALEAH): 590 WEST 49th St, FL 33012
NEW YORK: 707 6th Avenue, NY, NY 10010
LOS ANGELES: 22835 Victory Blvd., WEST HILLS, CA 91307 afterword we will protest La La Ling, 1810 North Vermont Avenue, L.A. 90027 (La La Ling is not connected to BCF)
SAN FRANCISCO: 899 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94103
WASHINGTON D.C.: 3524 South Jefferson Street
Baileys Crossroads, VA 22041
Why the Boycott and Protest?

1. Burlington Coat Factory ran TV ads promoting its Che Guevara t-shirt
2. Burlington Coat Factory sells Che Guevara t-shirts in their stores

Who was Che Guevara?

Che was a Marxist solider who aided the Cuban revolution. He advocated the philosophy of communism which is responsible for over 100 million murders and he personally supervised the executions of scores of people himself. One of Che’s famous quotes was “Hatred is an element of struggle; relentless hatred of the enemy that impels us over and beyond the natural limitations of man and transforms us into effective, violent, selective, and cold killing machines. Our soldiers must be thus; a people without hatred cannot vanquish a brutal enemy.”

Learn more about Che below under “Educate Yourself”.

Four things you can do:

1. Tell all your friends by e-mail the reason why you won’t shop at Burlington Coat Factory.

2. Contact Cuban-American groups and other groups that oppose communism (objectivists, libertarians, republicans, etc.) and ask them to picket the stores on Saturday December 4, 2004 at 12 noon.

3. Contact Burlington Coat Factory and demand BCF fire their advertising agency, Scheer Advertising, and every BCF employee that was aware of, and approved the advertisement or the decision to sell Che shirts in the stores.

4. Sponsor a video press release. As a video production company we can videotape and edit together a 1 minute video press of this story and beam by satellite to TV newsrooms nationwide at very low cost. However a sponsor is needed to cover costs of: acquiring old footage of Che and Cuban executions, and for a national press release and satellite broadcast to TV newsrooms. This may cost between $1,000 and $2,000.

  1. Follow up post #1 added on December 05, 2004 by YoungCuban with 409 total posts

    Just another example on how the Cuban mafia in Miami operates,they support restrictions,embargos and now boycott something THEY think is wrong.

    I’m not defending Che or whatever he was about,I am defending our so called freedom of enterprise,not everyone thinks as Cuban do,to many Che was a freedom fighter,to others a vicious murderer,but that should not give anyone the right to dictate what can and cannot be sold in local stores.

    To me that is called censorship!

    What next? Boycott [url=http://www.ebay.com]http://www.ebay.com[/url] for selling Che & Nazi related items?

    Why dont the Jews boycott items sold in the US that have the Nazi Swastika on it?

    Perhaps they do not like to dwell in the past and are intelligent enough to understand the past is HISTORY and history has proven to keep staring one in the face no matter what.

    “To dwell in the past is to forget the future” Albert Einstein


  2. Follow up post #2 added on April 12, 2005 by what would jesus want with 2 total posts

    u guys have it soooo wrong first of all this is america! Everyone should have to have the right to gain there legal capital!!  Second of all if anyone would be or should be mad, is Che if he was still alive, to see his face used for marketing icon!!!!  And another thing is u guys have it all wrong Che a murder??  I think u guys have him mistaken for fidel!! I don’t know were u guys are getting ur information from, but Che had ditched fidel..  Ernesto was totally the opposite of fidel thats y they split!  Che was more of a anarchist and for u guys to labelize him under communism just cause of what fidel has done with cuba or his people u guys have got it totally wrong!!!! Put ur selves in the postion of the deprived starving and poor!  I’m sure u would love to have a guy like Che come along!!!! But obviously u guys are to damn arogant and selfish to think of that!  U damn ignorant selfish people…. Just think about that for a second put urself in that postion!!!!!!!!!  Viva Ernesto!!  Viva Marcos!! And no i didn’t vote this year!!  U guys have it all wrong!!


  3. Follow up post #3 added on June 02, 2005 by REDNECK

    You dumb-ass, tree hugging hippies! Go ask mommy and daddy to give you more money and go back to college so you can learn the difference between censorship and boycott. If mom and dad have already gotten wise to you, then get a dictionary. People have a right to boycott whatever store they like for whatever reason they like. If you agree, fine, and if you don’t that’ fine too. As for the “Ebay” guy, did you know that Ebay does not permit the sale of Nazi related items where the picture shows the swaztika? In addition, Nazi items are banned in all of Europe.

    Show me any major US company that mass-markets Hitler shirts. Disney World will not allow you to enter wearing anything related to Nazis. But they will let you come in with a Che shirt.

    My uncle was one of 15000+ political prisoners that was executed under the orders of your beloved Che. He was 23 years old. Go ahead and do a search for archival footage of the executions and then decide.


  4. Follow up post #4 added on June 02, 2005 by YoungCuban with 409 total posts

    Pobresito boo hoo hoo hoo hoo,so what my uncle was killed by Batista, and your point is?


  5. Follow up post #5 added on June 02, 2005 by publisher with 3905 total posts

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  6. Follow up post #6 added on June 02, 2005 by YoungCuban with 409 total posts

    His new user name should be HillBilly seeing as he isn’t capable of doing an ebay search! How are the hills?

    Please visit this link and tell me what you see!

    http://search.ebay.com/swastika_W0QQsofocusZbsQQsbrftogZ1QQcatrefZC6QQfromZR10QQsacatZ-1QQcatrefZC6QQsargnZ-1QQsaslcZ2QQftrtZ1QQftrvZ1QQsadisZ200QQfposZQ5AIPQ2FPostalQQfsopZ3QQfsooZ2

    Interesting,over 600 items with the description reading SWASTIKA!

    Don’t dare search under the word Nazi, you wont like what you will find!

    Go back to the hills where you came from and cry about your uncle, I bet he was a real saint who did nothing to cause his death,unlike you I can admit my uncles fate as being brought upon himself and his beleifs,I wouldnt dare stain his good name by crying over spilled milk as if he was some sort of sissy instead of a man who stood up and died for what he thought was right!

    Real men die with honor!

     

     

     


  7. Follow up post #7 added on June 02, 2005 by fanatic with 6 total posts

    I hate to burst your bubble, but here is Ebay’ policy:

    http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/offensive.html

    Items that Promote Hatred, Violence, Racial or Religious Intolerance

    eBay has always exercised judgment in allowing or disallowing certain listings consistent with the spirit of a worldwide community. Therefore, eBay will judiciously disallow listings or items that promote or glorify hatred, violence, racial or religious intolerance, or items that promote organizations (such as the KKK, Nazis, neo-Nazis and Aryan Nation) with such views. For example, eBay will generally remove items that bear the marks of such organizations, such as relics from the KKK or Nazi helmets.

    Under this policy, eBay may in its discretion, remove items when the item or description graphically portrays violence or victims of violence, and lacks substantial social, artistic or political value.

    For example, eBay may disallow sales of explicit crime scene photographs or morgue photos, while permitting military documentaries or photographs of war victims. eBay may also, in its discretion and out of respect for the families of murder victims, remove listings of items closely associated with individuals notorious for committing murderous acts within the last 100 years, such as personal belongings of such criminals, letters or artwork created by such criminals, or novelty items that bear the name or image of the criminal.

    Further, eBay will remove any listing and suspend the users involved where it appears that a person convicted of a violent felony is attempting to use eBay (directly or through another person) to benefit financially from his or her criminal notoriety.

    Racially or Ethnically Offensive Historical


  8. Follow up post #8 added on June 02, 2005 by YoungCuban with 409 total posts

    You make no sense,I said Swastika,not violence,the only bubble you have bursted is your own as you have been proven wrong and are now trying desperately to back peddle from what I said originally!

    I personally have sold many Nazi related items,including helmets,signed Hitler documents,photos of all kind inclduing death!

    Please stop while you’re ahead,your making yourself look very foolish here,FOLLOW THE LINK then go rat each seller out as you seem to be just that,a rat!


  9. Follow up post #9 added on June 02, 2005 by fanatic with 6 total posts

    Your so cute YoungCuban.


  10. Follow up post #10 added on June 02, 2005 by fanatic with 6 total posts

    items that promote organizations (such as the KKK, Nazis, neo-Nazis and Aryan Nation) with such views. For example, eBay will generally remove items that bear the marks of such organizations


  11. Follow up post #11 added on June 02, 2005 by YoungCuban with 409 total posts

    Thats what ebay may tell you,but the reality is it isn’t the case.


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