I've posted this general idea several times before, with no response, as a comment on other articles.
A campaign without a strategy is doomed from the get-go.
What is the pressure point that would stop Starbucks from opening its new shop in southeast?
There have been calls out to call city council and the mayor. Unless they are seeking a special exception or variance to zoning rules, this is a waste of time. I have yet to see or hear that anything like this is required of them to open. In which case, the city couldn't stop them if they wanted to. Does anyone know if there is such a process underway? If so, please share with the rest of us.
Do we think Starbucks really cares if a few dozen people sign petitions or picket on the street corner? I don't.
If this campaign is going to go anywhere, somebody needs to come up with a real, viable strategy. So far, faithful Indymedia readers have seen no evidence that such a strategy exists.