The Syrian people's new weapon against Assad: Boycotts

Author: Zvi Bar'el, Haaretz [Israel], Published on: 11 August 2011

Syrian protesters are calling on citizens to boycott products made or imported by friends of the regime, and are hoping foreign governments freeze investment in the country...Dozens of companies and businesses were named last week by the movement...the car company controlled by Assad's cousin Rami Makhlouf, [Lebanese newspaper] Al Balad...The organizers of the boycott say sanctions imposed by the United States and Europe have not had an effect on the regime and unless the citizens of Syria themselves begin a comprehensive consumer boycott against those with ties to Assad, the regime will be able to continue to pay for the acts of murder...[also refers Qatari Diar].

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