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

By Consumers Alliance For Global Prosperity, PRNE
Thursday, October 7, 2010

WASHINGTON, October 8, 2010 - Today, with the backdrop of the RISI North American Forest Products
Conference wrapping up in Boston, the Consumers Alliance for Global
Prosperity (CAGP) (consumerprosperity.com)launched a full page ad in
the Boston Herald
(pulpwars.com/downloads/101008_boston_herald_risi.pdf) warning readers
that the "Empires of Collusion" (pulpwars.com/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.

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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 PulpWars.com.

In a recent report (pulpwars.com/empires_of_collusion), 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

For more information or to download the report "Empires of Collusion",
visit PulpWars.com (pulpwars.com). To schedule an interview with Mr.
Langer, please contact media@consumerprosperity.com.

Consumers Alliance for Global Prosperity, media at consumerprosperity.com

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