Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Bulletin # 1 - Details of Flash Protest for March 3

Designated time and place of flash protest for March 3:
Any Starbucks Cafe, 6 to 7 PM

Plan of action:
1) Wear black
2) You and your friends proceed to any Starbucks Cafe near you anytime between 6 to 7 pm
3) Buy a drink. Each person should queue up at the counter, instead of just one ordering for the group.
4) After getting your drink, take a seat or just stand up outside the cafe and hang out for about 30 mins.
5) When your group decides it's time to leave, someone should give the cue and everybody should do the "thumbs down" sign
6) Disperse as peacefully as you came in

Suggested preparations:
1) Invite as many friends, or officemates, as you can
2) If you're an employer or a manager, invite all your subordinates to join you. Offer to "treat" them, if you can afford it.
3) Agree to meet in a place (not Starbucks), or if you're from the same office, arrange for carpooling
4) From the meeting place, proceed to Starbucks as a group. This will have more impact than just agreeing to meet at Starbucks individually
5) If you're staying in a city where there is no Starbucks, any other "cafe" or restaurant will do.

Invite as many friends and colleagues.

Let's paint Starbucks BLACK on Friday.

God bless,



Blogger the mad hatter said...

Hi there,
I think this is a really, really awesome idea, and I'm glad to see that someone is trying to do something about this whole thing besides complain. I just want to point out, that asking fellow protestors to shell out money for something is Starbucks, might not help your numbers. What if they can't afford Starbucks? I was just wondering.

Unfortunately, I can't be there- I'm stuck here in the States, for school. But best of luck anyway.

Thursday, March 02, 2006 1:51:00 PM  
Blogger Helga said...

Hi mad hatter - thanks, glad you like the idea. if your friends over here are students that can't afford Starbucks coffee, they really don't have to buy the product, maybe just one of them so the store owners don't feel bad at their place being used. they can also just stand outside Starbucks, most of their outlets have areas like that. The whole point is to just hang around there for about an hour.
And as to how you can help, it's easy. Just ask your friends to sign up, you'll be with us in spirit!

Thursday, March 02, 2006 2:08:00 PM  
Blogger Ederic said...

Sana Figaro na lang. Masusuportahan pa ang kapeng barako.

Friday, March 03, 2006 11:34:00 AM  
Blogger the editor said...

swerte naman ng Starbucks. kikita siya dito. pero if ito pa lang talaga ang kaya ninyo, eh di maganda na rin.

tuloy ang laban!

makibaka! wag matakot!

Friday, March 03, 2006 1:26:00 PM  

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