This is a reproduction of a July 12, 1996 letter from John Gregory Lambros
to Starbucks Coffee regarding boycott of Brazilian products.

July 12, 1996

John Gregory Lambros
Reg. No. 00436-124
USP Leavenworth
P.O. Box 1000
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048-1000
Web site:

Orin Smith, President
Starbucks Corporation
P.O. Box 34067
Seattle, WA 98124
Tel. (206) 447-1575
U.S. Certified Mail No. P-076-329-112


Dear Orin Smith:

As a leading roaster of high-quality whole bean coffees and fresh brewed coffees which include Italian-style espresso beverages, primarily through your 840 stores, I am requesting your participation in the current boycott against Brazilian coffee and Proctor & Gamble products which includes their flagship product FOLGERS.

My cause is concern about the out-of-control use of torture in Brazil, largely by the Government there, and bringing pressure on that Government to stop this practice. As time passes, I believe that the extensive use of official torture in Brazil will lead to a dictatorship worse than the one there now, and institutionalized genocide. I believe this may become a public issue in this country and generate public concern, which speaks to STARBUCKS public image, since you would not want to appear to be supporting a nation perceived as a prime violator of human rights.

As a U.S. citizen from Minnesota that was tortured in Brazil for thirteen (13) months on a daily basis, I am requesting you and your staff to review and investigate my story and the following attached documents:

Letters to Edwin L. Artzt, Chief Executive Officer of Proctor & Gamble from John G. Lambros and the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter No. 75, USP Leavenworth:

1. November 21, 1995, 2 pages.

2. December 18, 1995, l page.

3. January 8, 1996, l page.

4. February 1, 1996, 2 pages.

5. March 13, 1996, 1 page.

6. April 19, 1996, 1 page.

The above letters do not include attachments.

Letters to David Glass, CEO of WAL-MART COMPANY from John C. Lambros:

1. March 24, 1996, 3 pages.

2. June 25, 1996, 1 page.

The above letters do not include attachments.

Letter to CHUBB & SONS and CHUBB LIFE INSURANCE CO. OF AMERICA from John G. Lambros:

l. June 22, 1996, 2 pages.

The letter does not include attachments.

Letter to the representatives of a consortia of U.S. Colleges that specialize in Foreign Exchange Student Programs:

1. June 13, 1996, Lambros letter to Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), Institute of International Education (IIE), NAFSA (Association of International Educators) and American Field Service. 3 pages. (without exhibits)

I am also attaching copy of the August 1995, PHOENIX LETTER by Editor Antony C. Sutton, formerly Hoover Institute of War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University and UCLA.

You may also receive copy of the October 1995, PHOENIX LETTER in which Dr. Sutton offers more information regarding my case and other support material from my Web site:

and receive further documentation via E-Mail request:

In my unprofessional opinion, STARBUCKS has valid options in supplementing Brazilian coffee with other countries coffee without doing injury to you high-quality coffee image in the United States.

Thanking you in advance for your thoughts and consideration in boycotting Brazilian Coffee in your 840 stores and continued aggressive expansion of stores through company-owned units and licensed airport stores. It is also my understanding that your brand name will become prevalent throughout retail outlets and supermarket chains via the introduction of new products, such as iced coffee drinks and ice cream. Please feel free to contact me when you have a moment to do so, so I may clarify any unsettled questions.



Gregory Lambros

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For more information write (snail mail) JOHN GREGORY LAMBROS directly at:

Prisoner No. 00436-124
U. S. Penitentiary Leavenworth
PO Box 1000
Leavenworth, KS 66048-1000