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posted on May, 31 2005 @ 03:43 AM
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Speaking of Boycott,

Lets not forget to boycott ALL french products and items sold here in the us for supplying Suddam with weapons, planes, technology and the chemicals to make chemical weapons:

Air France The offical airline of France Web site

Air Liquide Boycott Watch is trying to verify this information. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

Airbus Airbus is a European consortium, and France is a part of it. Airbus is not a totally French company. France is, however, a major part of this European consortium established in 1970. Web site

Alcatel Website Web sitestates: Compagnie Financière Alcatel, Paris, France.

Allegra (allergy medication) Produced by the Strasbourg company Aventis Pharmaceuticals
Web Site

Aqualung (Including: Spirotechnique, Technisub, US Divers, and SeaQuest) Web site indicates that this is a California based company. We are looking into this.

AXA Advisors Based in Paris Web site

Bank Of The West Confirmed to be owned by BNP Paribas, the largest publicly traded bank in France Web site

Beneteau (boats) confirmed.
Web site

*UPDATED*
BF Goodrich Tires The Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company joined the Michelin Group in 1990. Web site (Note: BF Goodrich Tires has no relationship to Goodrich Corporation, which is an aerospace company.)

BIC (Razors, Pens & Lighters) Based in France. Web site

Biotherm (cosmetics) Boycott Watch is trying to verify this information.

Black Bush Owned by Pernod Ricard in Paris, France. This is made by the Bushmills subsidiary. Web site

Bollinger (champagne) All Champagne is made in the Champagne region of France. All other wines with bubbles are called sparkling wine.

Browning Firearms Based in Belgium, not France. Web site

Car & Driver Magazine Confirmed. Owned by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc., a subsidiary of About Hachette Filipacchi Médias - France
Magazines include: American Photo, Boating, Car and Driver, Car Stereo Review's Mobile Entertainment, Cycle World, ELLE, ELLE Decor, ELLEgirl, Flying, Home, Metropolitan Home, Popular Photography, Premiere, Road & Track, Sound & Vision, Travel Holiday, Woman's Day and Woman's Day Special Interest Publications.
Web site

*UPDATED*
Cartier Founded in France, but owned by a company based in Switzerland and Luxembourg
Web site

Chanel A.K.A. Chanel Paris
Web site

Chivas Regal Owned by Pernod Ricard in Paris, France Web site

Christian Dior Company is based in France. Web site - Click on 'contact'

Club Med (vacations) "Legal informations" button on English web sitepops up a window stating: "Incorporated with limited liability in France..."

Culligan See Boycott Watch article: USFilter and Culligan: Major US Employer Managed in the US
Culligan Web site

Dannon (Yogurt, water, etc.) - Part of the DANONE Group The yogurt sold in the US is made in the US.
Bottled water comes from US sources and is bottled in the USA
Groupe DANONE Registered Head Office: 7 rue de téhéran 75008 Paris / France Web site

DKNY *UPDATED* This one surprised us - DKNY, a.k.a. Donna Karan New York, is owned by LVMH, a.k.a. Moet Hennessy - Louis Vuitton, a French company that deals in fashion, jewelry, perfume, wines and spirits. Web site

Dom Perignon All Champagne is made in the Champagne region of France. All other wines with bubbles are called sparkling wine.

Durand Crystal Boycott Watch is trying to verify this information.

Elle Magazine Confirmed. Owned by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc., a subsidiary of About Hachette Filipacchi Médias - France
Magazines include: American Photo, Boating, Car and Driver, Car Stereo Review's Mobile Entertainment, Cycle World, ELLE, ELLE Decor, ELLEgirl, Flying, Home, Metropolitan Home, Popular Photography, Premiere, Road & Track, Sound & Vision, Travel Holiday, Woman's Day and Woman's Day Special Interest Publications.
Web site

Evian - Part of the DANONE Group Groupe DANONE Registered Head Office: 7 rue de téhéran 75008 Paris / France Web site

Fina (and Total) French owned oil retailers Web site

Firestone Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc. headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
Firestone was founded in Akron, Ohio. Bridgestone was created by Shojiro Ishibashi, a translation of his own name "Ishibashi" means "stone bridge" in Japanese. This company does business in Frane, but we can not say it is a French company based upon our research. Web site

First Hawaiian Bank Confirmed to be owned by BNP Paribas, the largest publicly traded bank in France Web site

French's Mustard Made in Rochester, NY. Web site

Freedom Fries and Freedom Toast FYI Congress is now serving 'Freedom Fries' and 'Freedom Toast' in the cafeterias until further notice. (Per our washington contacts)

George Magazine Was owned by a Kennedy, but it is believed to be defunct. Boycott Watch is trying to verify this information. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

Givenchy Based in France Web site

Glenlivet Owned by Pernod Ricard in Paris, France Web site

* * * UPDATED * * *
Grey Goose Vodka Although the label says "Distilled and bottled in France," Grey Goose Vodka is 100% owned and operated by a US company, and therefore by the Boycott Watch standard, this constitutes a US company. See letter from the company

Google Google is based in Mountain View, Califormia, but they do have a sales office in France as well as several other countries around the world. They are a US company. Web site

Guillemot Hercules Graphics and Thundermaster computer gaming equipmentWeb site

Hennessy Cognac is made in Cognac, France Web site

*UPDATED*
International Herald Tribune Now owned by the New York Times See: Washington Times article

*UPDATED*
Jacobs Creek Owned by Pernod Ricard in Paris, France Web site

Jameson (whiskey) Owned by Pernod Ricard in Paris, France Web site

Jerry Springer show Jerry Springer is produced by Universal Domestic Television, which is owned by Vivendi Universal Entertainment, which is based in France Web site

Krups Confirmed. Part of T-fal. Listed on the Paris Stock Exchange Web site

Lafarge building materials Lafarge is Based in Paris, France according to the contact page on their web site Web site. Lafarge North America appears to be the Lafarge US division, and it is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (LAF).

Lancome AKA Lancome Paris Web Site

Le Creuset (Cookware) Made in France. Web page

Lil' Champs Lil Champ Food Store are part of The Pantry (stores), Inc., based in North Carolina. It is a US company traded on NASDAQ.

L'Oreal Headquarted in France - Became a haven for ex-Nazis after WW II.(Bitter Scent by Michael Bar-Zohar ISBN 0-525-94068-5) Web site

Louis Vuitton The company origin is unknown to us at this time, but they do have an office in France. Web site

Mack Trucks Owned by AB Volvo, Sweden, not Renault Web site

Mandrakesoft.com Based in France Web Site

Marie Claire Boycott Watch is trying to verify this information. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

Martel Cognac Owned by Pernod Ricard in Paris, France Web site

Maybelline Owned by L'Oréal USA - Headquarted in France - Became a haven for ex-Nazis after WW II.(Bitter Scent by Michael Bar-Zohar ISBN 0-525-94068-5) Web site

Méphisto (shoes and clothes) 1965: MEPHISTO is established in Sarrebourg, France. Web site

Michelin (tires and auto parts) Web site lists country code '33' with the phone number, meaning France Web site

Mikasa Crystal and Glass Address: 41, Avenue du Général de Gaulle
62510 Arques, France
Phone: +33-3-21-95-46-47
Source

Moet (champagne) All Champagne is made in the Champagne region of France. All other wines with bubbles are called sparkling wine.

MP3.com See Vivendi

Motel 6 - owned by Accor Hotels. owned by Accor Hotels. Web site

Mumms (Champagne) All Champagne is made in the Champagne region of France. All other wines with bubbles are called sparkling wine.

New Hermes A US company which in 1989 became part of Gravograph, which is based in France. Web site

Nexium, a.k.a. "the purple pill" According to the web site and product information, this is a product of France. Web site

Normany Butter Boycott Watch is trying to verify this information. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

Nissan (Cars) Renault has an equity stake in Nissan Web site

Parents Magazine Boycott Watch is trying to verify this information. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

Perrier Bottled in France, but it is owned by Nestle, which is based in Switzerland, so the profits do not stay in France.

Pierre Cardin Some US designers used French names in the past to get attention. One designer was located in the city of Paris, New York so people would think it was in Paris and New York. We want to verify this one. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

Peugeot (automobiles) Cars made in France Web site

Playstation Magazine Owned by Ziff Davis Media Inc. which is based in New York City.

ProScan - Owned by Thomson Electronics, France ProScan - reported to be owned by Thomson Electronics, France. We see them as an independant company in Cincinnati,. Ohio. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

Publicis Group (Including: Saatchi & Saatchi) Confirmed Web site

Red Roof Inns owned by Accor Hotels. Web site

RCA Owned by Thomson Electronics, France Web site

Red Magazine Boycott Watch is trying to verify this information. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

Red Roof Inns owned by Accor Hotels. Web site

Renault Cars made in France

Road & Track Magazine Confirmed. Owned by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc., a subsidiary of About Hachette Filipacchi Médias - France
Magazines include: American Photo, Boating, Car and Driver, Car Stereo Review's Mobile Entertainment, Cycle World, ELLE, ELLE Decor, ELLEgirl, Flying, Home, Metropolitan Home, Popular Photography, Premiere, Road & Track, Sound & Vision, Travel Holiday, Woman's Day and Woman's Day Special Interest Publications.
Web site

Rolling Stone Magazine See Vivendi

Roquefort Cheese Confirmed Web site

* * * UPDATED * * *Rowenta (Toasters, Irons, Coffee makers, etc) Owned by Groupe SEB in France Web site

Royal Canadian Owned by Pernod Ricard in Paris, France Web site

Seagram's Owned by Pernod Ricard in Paris, France Web site

Sierra Entertinment (Software and Computer Games) See Vivendi

Smart & Final A California based grocery chain.(NYSE: SMF) Smart & Final Web site. According to an article by Hoovers, an investment research company, "French retailer Casino Guichard-Perrachon owns nearly 60% of Smart & Final." This is a US based company with primarily foreign overall ownership, so it is French by our standards.

Sofitel owned by Accor Hotels. Web site

Sparkletts (water) Web site Owned by Groupe DANONE Registered Head Office: 7 rue de téhéran 75008 Paris / France Web site

Spencer Gifts Boycott Watch is trying to verify this information. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

Sundance Channel A venture between Robert Redford, Showtime Networks Inc., and Universal Studios (Vivendi). This company has some ties to French ownership (Vivendi), but we can not say this is totally a French company. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

T-fal / Tefal (cookware) Listed on the Paris Stock Exchange Web site

Target, Marshall Field's and Mervyn's (stores) The company is based in Minneapolis and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange with the symbol TGT Web site

Taylor Made Golf Clubs Based in Germany, not France. Web site

Technicolor Owned by Thomson Electronics, France Web site

Total (and Fina) French owned oil retailers Web site

UbiSoft (ubi.com) Confirmed. Web site

Uniroyal (tires) A US subsidiary of Compagnie Générale des tablissements Michelin, based in France Source

Universal Studios See Vivendi

USFilter See Boycott Watch article: USFilter and Culligan: Major US Employer Managed in the US
USFilter Web site

Varilix Lenses (Essilor Optical) Verified Web site

Vuarnet sunglasses I found and checked 2 of their web sites, Vuarnet.com and Vuarnet.fr, that both point to the same place, vuarnet.ch. The company is isted as being based in Switzerland.

Veritas Group Note 1: Not related to VERITAS Software Corporation
Note2: As sent by a Boycott Watch reader:
Veritas Group is an investement banking group based out of Mauritius. "Mauritius is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Originally occupied by the Dutch in 1598, the French took possession in 1715, was captured by the British in 1810, and formally ceded to Britain in 1814." (Information in quotation marks paraphrased from Microsoft's Encarta Reference Library, 2002) They are not a French company and do not have offices in France, although they do operate in the United States, Luxembourg, England, and Belgium. Please see www.veritas-group.com... for more information. Their offices are listed under "Structure."

Veuve Clicquot Champagne All Champagne is made in the Champagne region of France. All other wines with bubbles are called sparkling wine.

Vittel Boycott Watch is trying to verify this information. Consider this not to be part of the boycott until proven otherwise.

Vivendi and its subsidiary Universal Studios (music, movies and amusement parks) Includes A&M Records, MP3.com, Motown, Sierra Entertainment, Canal Satellite, Rolling Stone magazine, the Sci-Fi channel and moreWeb site

Volvo Offices are in Sweden, not France, and owned by Ford. Volvo is a US company Web site

Waterman (pens) According to their web site, in 1987, Waterman became part of the Gillette group, an American company. Since Waterman is owned by a US company, this is considered a US company since their profits ultimately end up in the US, regardless of where the products is manufactured. Web site

Wild Turkey (bourbon) Owned by Pernod Ricard in Paris, France Web site

Woman's Day Magazine Confirmed. Owned by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc., a subsidiary of About Hachette Filipacchi Médias - France
Magazines include: American Photo, Boating, Car and Driver, Car Stereo Review's Mobile Entertainment, Cycle World, ELLE, ELLE Decor, ELLEgirl, Flying, Home, Metropolitan Home, Popular Photography, Premiere, Road & Track, Sound & Vision, Travel Holiday, Woman's Day and Woman's Day Special Interest Publications.
Web site

www.madeinfrance.net Web site sells foods made in France.

*UPDATED*
Yoplait yogurt Owned by Sodiaal in FranceWeb site
Franchised in the US to General Mills

Yves Rocher feminine beauty products Made in France
Web site

Yves Saint Laurent Owned by Gucci Group in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Web site (Note: Some designers used French names in the past to get attention, and that may be the case here)

*UPDATED*
Zig Zag (papers) Reported to be made in France, but their contact page list several countries, none of which are France. Per our determination standards, if the corporate offices are not in France, we cannot call Zig Zag a French company.

Zodiac Inflatable Boats Confirmed Web site

To find out more:

www.boycottwatch.org...

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posted on May, 31 2005 @ 03:53 AM
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I won't boycott and I think anyone who does is feeble minded and susceptable to propaganda.

Are you going to boycott US products too because they sold weapons to Saddam. What about the UK ?

This is purile.



posted on May, 31 2005 @ 04:06 AM
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simple, NOPE

like john bull said. will you also bycott us products for, a)helping put sadam in charge in the first place, b) provideing both standard weapons as well as wmd's back in i believe it was the 80's to help deal with iran (ironicaly yet another country that the us had supplied arms and equipement to), c) caused unstability in the region by the refusal to let iraq trade just because they would not take it in the butt from the us, thus causeing much hardship for the people.

funny thing is france has realy not done anything that the us didn't do as well. also why should france or any other country bow down and obey the us at every turn?



posted on May, 31 2005 @ 04:24 AM
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In response to the title of this thread...... NEVER!

And anyway, how could anyone even consider the boycott of Champagne (especially Veuve), mon dieu, c'est folle!!!!!!



posted on May, 31 2005 @ 05:13 AM
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I personally boycott Coca-Cola for their decades of ruthless support...but also because I hate the taste of coke.



posted on May, 31 2005 @ 05:17 AM
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Do you think you're going to hurt the politicians and CEOs by boycotting products?
I don't think so.

The one who is going to suffer is the poor underpaid worker who will lose his job, because the company had to lay off a few 1000 workers, so they can still be as rich as they were before. He had nothing to do with politics, wars, Saddam, corruption, yet he will be the one to pay the price.

Bah.

I ain't boycotting anything.

Fight the system!!
And not the victims of it.



posted on May, 31 2005 @ 06:03 AM
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Originally posted by John bull 1
I won't boycott and I think anyone who does is feeble minded and susceptable to propaganda.

Are you going to boycott US products too because they sold weapons to Saddam. What about the UK ?

This is purile.


agreed with John bull 1 on this,

Russia have sold gear to Saddam (i think), you going to boycott them as well?



posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 01:51 AM
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No boycot here (part french, but don't hold that against me). This boycot wouldn't come close to affecting the politicians.

How about boycotting Wal-mart for importing 4 billion tons of goods from China.



posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 12:30 PM
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Culligan International Company is a U.S. based company. It was sold off from Veolia and U.S. Filter a while back. Please change your list to reflect this, or you will be sent a Cease & Desist letter. Thank you. --IP Paralegal, Culligan International Company.



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