Boycott Georgia for the murder of Troy Davis – Stop the death penalty
Social activist, Author and film maker Micheal Moore, is calling for a global boycott on the US state of Georgia after the state put to death a citizen without any evidence of his crime.
Troy Anthony Davis was put to death on Wednesday night following thousands of protesters’ cries for clemency. The supreme court stepped in minutes before his scheduled killing and granted a reprieve, only to disappoint the world a couple hours later when the court allowed the State of Georgia carry out what Davis’ attorney called, “the legal lynching” of Troy Davis.
“I encourage everyone I know to never travel to Georgia, never buy anything made in Georgia, [and] to never do business in Georgia,” Moore said this week on his website.
Moore also called for his publishers to pull his new book, “Here Comes Trouble,” off every book shelf in the state of Georgia, saying that he does not want to earn one cent from that state until they “change things” (meaning ending the death penalty). The publishers were unable to comply with Moore’s request so the author/film maker opted to donate every penny earned from sales from the state of Georgia to organizations dedicated to ousting the death penalty in America saying he will “donate every dime of every royalty my book makes in Georgia to help defeat the racists and killers who run that state.”
“A man was murdered last night in our name,” Moore told Kieth Olbermann last night on Countdown.
Brian Robinson, a spokesman for Gov. Nathan Deal, made fun of Moore’s attempt to start a boycott.
“We think it’s cute that he thinks anyone in Georgia would buy his book, but if any Georgian does, I’m happy to double the royalties and buy a pack of gum for a charity of Michael Moore’s choice,” Robinson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
It is obvious that the Governor of Georgia feels that the murder of Troy Davis is nothing more than a joke. For that reason I will make sure that everything I purchase from now on is not made in the state of Georgia.