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$34.4 Million Can’t Seem To Buy Prop 37 Opponents Their Own Facts
Apparently $34.4 million in pesticide and junk food money can’t buy the opponents of Proposition 37 their own set of facts. Case in point: A new L.A. Times poll shows Prop 37 winning by more than a 2-to-1 margin among registered California voters. And, according to the recent Pepperdine poll the...
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The Walmart Model for Education
Walmart, Right-Wing Media Company Hold Star-Studded Benefit Promoting Education Reform Film
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Outcry as Walmart OK's Monsanto GM Corn
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, has confirmed to the Chicago Tribune that despite protests from environment and food-safety advocates, it will not restrict sales of genetically modified corn in its stores. The corn will not be labelled and consumers will not be notified that the...
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Raise Minimum Wage to Raise America
Time flies when you're moving backward. With the federal minimum wage stuck at $7.25 an hour since July 24, 2009, workers now have less buying power than they did in 1997 at the start of the longest period in history without a raise. It took 10 years, from 1997 until 2007, to raise the minimum wage...
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Abandoned Walmart Recycled As Public Library
The news that a city will be getting a new Walmart often evokes a mixture of dread, anger, and apathy from its residents. The global giant has captured a huge portion of the discount retail market share, claiming it helps people "live better" thanks to absurdly low prices. Of course, Walmart's low...
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Walmart: 50 Years of Facilitating America’s Industrial Decline
Retail giant Walmart, the second-largest corporation on the planet, has not gotten the scrutiny it deserves for "facilitating America’s industrial decline," says a report released Monday from Demos . The report, " NOT Made in America: Top 10 Ways Walmart Destroys US Manufacturing Jobs " comes as...
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Wal-Mart: 50 Years of Gutting America's Middle Class
Walmart's explosive growth has gutted two key pillars of the American middle class: small businesses and well-paid manufacturing jobs
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Wal-Mart 18th Corporation to Dump ALEC
Wal-Mart, a member of ALEC's corporate "Private Enterprise" board and of the Public Safety and Elections Task Force that adopted Florida's "Stand Your Ground" as a "model" bill, announced yesterday that it is "suspending" its ALEC membership. "We feel that the divide between these activities and...
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Walmart: The Stench of Bentonville Spreads to Mexico -- and Back
Wal-mart has long boasted of its "Always Low Prices," but now it has confirmed that it also has "Always low morals." The bottom line has always been THE line for Wal-mart executives, and sinking to the ethical bottom to enhance that line has not only been tolerated, but legitimized as a proven path...
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Bribing Mexico: Walmart Accused of Corruption
Eduardo Castro-Wright, the former CEO of Walmart Stores USA, has been accused of leading a $24 million scheme to pay off Mexican city governments in return for permission to open supermarkets around the country. Walmart, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, runs giant discount retail stores that sell...
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