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Why We Should Question Walmart’s Latest PR Blitz
Walmart made big news this week with a press conference alongside the First Lady to announce new company commitments. Most of the mainstream media coverage of the Walmart announcement seemed to buy the company PR that it was taking valiant steps to improve the affordability and health qualities of...
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Greenwash: Walmart's "Love, Earth" Jewelry Line Doesn't Live Up to Green Promises
A few blocks from the jewelry factory's entrance in La Paz, Bolivia, Julia and Maria look over their shoulders to see if the night guards are watching. The two young Aymara Indian women shiver in the cold night air and lower their heads as they speak. "It's a horrible experience, but it's what I...
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Meet Your New Neighborhood Food Market
The $400-billion-a-year retail behemoth, with two million employees laboring in 8,500 stores spread around the globe, is putting on a "local" mask.
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White House Celebrates Wal-Mart, PhRMA, AT&T, RIAA Support for NAFTA 2.0 in Korea
Saturday the White House announced that the following noble protectors of American workers endorsed the NAFTA-style Korea Free Trade agreement: US Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue ; President of the National Association of Manufacturers John Engler ; Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit ; JP Morgan Chase...
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Surprise! The People Speak
The general public doesn't want to balance the federal budget by putting Social Security on the chopping block.
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Wal-Mart Not the Cure for What Ails Urban Food Markets
This June the City of Chicago approved Wal-Mart's bid to open up dozens of new facilities, beginning with grocery stores in the city's chronically underserved South side. Just a month earlier the company committed $2 billion dollars to fight hunger in the U.S. But behind the high profile donations...
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Walmart: The Inhuman Essence of a Corporate 'Person'
I'm curious about those five Supreme Court justices who recently decreed that a corporation is a "person" with human rights: Do you think they ever met Mr. Walmart? If they had, they'd be forced to concede that corporate personhood is a sheer fantasy, for there is nothing even remotely human about...
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Wal-Mart, the US Retailer Taking Over the World by Stealth
It hardly shrieks of billion-dollar glamour. The US nerve centre of the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, consists of a collection of low-slung prefabricated buildings along a four-lane highway in north-western Arkansas. Wal-Mart's head office is hundreds of miles from the nearest big city. It...
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Popular Kids’ Trinkets Loaded with Toxic Metal
Barred from using lead, Chinese makers using more dangerous cadmium
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Wal-Mart Price Pressure Hurts China Workers: Report
BEIJING - Wal-Mart Stores Inc's demand for rock-bottom prices from suppliers in China means some of these companies are forcing their employees to work in sweatshop-like conditions, a new report said on Wednesday. China Labor Watch said Wal-Mart, which also operates more than 250 stores in China,...
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