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A group is forming, and needs support.
Anti- Wal mart protest this Friday in Cedar Mill.
A repost from Australia.
It worked in New York, it could work here.
Wal-mart is planning to open a 145,000sq ft. store in the Portland Suburb of Cedar Mill. Residents such as myself don't want it, but I can't imagine there is anyone in Portland for it.
Show your suport and come to the plan presention meeting.
Public relations, WalMart style
Somthing I noticed
Not as expected
As I said
Wal Mart is closing a store on the verge of unionization, putting profits over workers rights and dignity
Wal-Mart is trying to build a Supercenter at 182nd/Powell in Gresham. Help us stop this big box,
Wal-Mart attempts to "set the record straight" by launching a tough-talking, no nonsense ad campaign. "As one of the world's most visible companies, Wal-Mart expects attention and criticism. When the criticism is warranted, we use it as a tool to improve the way we operate.
Wal-Mart's zeal to "hold the lowest feasible [inventory] level while avoiding the risks of 'stock outs,'" its competitive advantage, is also the weak link in its anti-union empire.
Wouldn't that be awful if there was a giant (ugly) Home Depot or Target right in the middle of Portland? Folks driving by on the freeway would see it and sigh the sort of sigh that monoculture produces all over the place.
Well if we don't speak up, this vision will become a reality. They want to build a Home Depot or a Target on the east end of the Burnside Bridge, just a few blocks from locally owned Hippo Hardware.
via email, here's annoucements of two public gatherings about proposals for what could happen at the location.
For background on this story, see:
link to portland.indymedia.org
Someone said that they heard on Fox News that a Wal-Mart in Warrenton Missouri had SHUT DOWN for 5-6 hours friday (buy nothing day) - I looked for the story online, but instead I found a bunch of other stories of past bomb threats at Wal-Mart stores - which all led to an evacuation of the store.
Nov. 23, 2004 | SHANGHAI, China (AP) -- Under pressure from the Chinese
labor federation, the world's biggest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., said
Tuesday it would permit branches of the official Communist Party-controlled
union in its Chinese stores if employees requested it.
Here is a link to a very good video on Wal-Mart that you can watch for free online.
Ideas about how to impede conspicuous consumption.
Frontline splays and dissects Wal-Mart on PBS at 9pm tonight
Mon Nov 1, 2004 1:58 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Favored by shoppers but criticised by organized labor, Wal-Mart -- the world's number-one retailer -- has been a discreet participant in the US presidential election campaign.
The company, which reported sales of 256 billion dollars last year, would be the 20th largest economy in the world if it were a country -- larger than Austria or Turkey.
Wal-Mart is refusing to carry George Carlin's latest book, which is published by Hyperion Books, a subsidiary of Disney.
From the top of the Pyramid of the Sun in the ancient ruined city of Teotihuacan, Emma Ortega blows a haunting ode on her conch shell and points out a half-built Wal-Mart supermarket in the valley below.
Her blood boils at the sight. "It is an attack on our heritage," fumes Ms Ortega, a colorful figure in a small but vocal protest movement against the construction of a Bodega Aurrera superstore, a Wal-Mart Mexico subsidiary, half a mile from the monuments. "It is an attack on our cosmic equilibrium."
Vandals used on-site construction equipment late Friday night to ram into the shell of the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Swannanoa River Road, causing an estimated $900,000 in damage.
SAN FRANCISCO Aug. 2, 2004 — Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s compensation policies cost California taxpayers $86 million annually to provide health care and other public assistance to the retailer's underpaid workers, according to an analysis released Monday. The study estimated Wal-Mart employs roughly 44,000 California workers...[at]...an average of [only] $9.70 per hour 31 percent below the $14.01-per-hour average of other large retailers...
California taxpayers contribute [subsidize] an average of $1,952 per Wal-Mart worker--39 percent more than the average public assistance cost of $1,401 per worker at other large retailers ...
and "WAL-MART and the RED CHINESE SECRET POLICE" [Chinese slavery deals with Walmart gives you low prices, a police state, and slums everyday!]
It is surprising how some people look at a backward state like Arkansas, and yet do not wonder about the so-called great [economically and environmentally degradative] fortunes headquartered there. Tyson Chickens. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and all their subsidiaries, and J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.... The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA, reportedly has undercover agent reports how Tyson, in the past, has been partly financed by dope trafficking. Same for Walmart? Wal-Mart and J.B. Hunt Transport Services. Where did the funding come from in the 1980s, for them to get so big? If you think they spread out simply because they are clever, then you are a firm believer in fairy tales.
New wal-mart set to open in Vancouver area
NEW YORK -- IF, LIKE ME, you spend a lot of time bashing politicians, there comes a moment when you have to ask yourself: Is there anyone holding public office whom I actually like?
a brief glimpse into the mouth of hell