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Whose Side Are You On? Consumers Group Asks Boston Herald Readers to Not Support Empires of Collusion

Submitted by: Consumers Alliance for Global Prosperity (CAGP)

Categories: Research, Reports & Publications, Fair Trade & Supply Chain

Posted: Oct 08, 2010 – 03:55 PM EST


WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 08 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - Today, with the backdrop of the RISI North American Forest Products Conference wrapping up in Boston, the Consumers Alliance for Global Prosperity (CAGP) launched a full page ad in the Boston Herald warning readers that the "Empires of Collusion" continue to push an anti-prosperity, anti-trade agenda. Participants at the RISI conference consist of groups trying to prevent high-quality, low-cost foreign competition - the result keeps thousands in poverty in developing nations and drives up costs for consumers.

This coordinated campaign is run by radical environmentalists and others against the producers of pulp and paper from the developing world, destroying the livelihoods and aspirations of thousands of the world's poor. In the ad, CAGP highlights how radical environmentalists, unions and corporate interests have formed the "Empires of Collusion." It is time to put a stop to it and make the human choice - the moral choice - at

In a recent report, CAGP demonstrates how companies such as Staples, OfficeDepot, and OfficeMax, domestic paper companies Sappi, NewPage, and Appleton, along with Green NGOs Rainforest Action Network, Greenpeace, and WWF, as well as the US Steelworkers Union have colluded to destroy high quality, low cost competition from Indonesia and China.

"With all the scheming and wrangling taking place to cut out competition, perpetuate poverty in developing nations and raise prices, the consumer is in for a shock if these groups have it their way," said Andrew Langer, President of the US-based Institute for Liberty and spokesperson for CAGP.

Langer added, "We ask the people of Boston and around the country to visit our website and join the thousands who have already let their voices be heard on this issue."

About CAGP:

Consumers Alliance for Global Prosperity is an action-oriented advocacy group that promotes economic growth and pro-consumer policies across the world.

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