Wal-Mart: Life, Liberty, The Pursuit of Freedom to Allow Mobs to Trample Your Employees to Death

Wal-Mart: Life, Liberty, The Pursuit of Freedom to Allow Mobs to Trample Your Employees to Death

by
Abby Zimet

The scene outside Wal-Mart after the death of Jdimytai Damour

The no doubt illustrious lawyers for Wal-Mart are in court this week
to continue their battle against OSHA telling them what they
can and cannot do - including allowing frenzied shoppers to stampede
their employees to death - having already spent a year and two million
dollars fighting a $7,000 fine on the issue. Jdimytai Damour was
trampled to death by a 2,000-strong post-Thanksgiving, bargain-hunting
mob in 2008. Wal-Mart says it shouldn't be held accountable for safety
standards - like not having workers stampeded to death - that would cut
into sales promotions of the latest plastic gimcracks made in sweatshops
in China. These guys are truly princes of industry.

 "The government is improperly trying to define ‘crowd trampling'
as an occupational hazard that
retailers must take action to prevent." - Wal-Mart.

THE LAST FIREWALL AGAINST THE LIES

Independent media has become the last firewall against government and corporate lies.   Yet, with frightening regularity, independent media sources are losing funding, closing down or being blacked out by Google and Facebook.  Never before has independent media been more endangered.  If you believe in Common Dreams, if you believe in people-powered independent media, please support our critical Winter campaign now and help us fight—with truths—against the lies that would smother our democracy. Please help keep Common Dreams alive and growing.

Support Common DreamsSupport Common Dreams

Share This Article

More in: