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Walmart Got $150 Million in Government Subsidies

Nonpartisan watchdog Good Jobs First just released a study showing that federal, state and local officials have awarded $63 billion in subsidies to Fortune 500 companies alone.

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Smile, Work and Die

The 300-plus people killed in the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh this week were not lost to an accident, but are among the many unnecessary victims of predatory, globalized capitalism, argues Trinity College professor Vijay Prashad.

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A Black Friday Video Roundup

Did you stay home for what has become an American commercial tradition? Armed with cellphone cameras, a few fascinated spectators caught riots and stampedes on Black Friday at shopping centers across the country.

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 READ MORE



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Why You Shouldn’t Shop at Walmart on Black Friday

America’s largest employer is Walmart, whose average employee earns $8.81 an hour. A third of Walmart’s employees work less than 28 hours per week and don’t qualify for benefits.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 READ MORE


Wal-Mart Retail Workers Hit the Bricks

Wal-Mart workers at 28 stores across 12 states have launched the first retail worker strike in the company’s 50-year history, protesting against the chain’s attempts to “silence and retaliate against workers for speaking out for improvements on the job.”

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Wal-Mart Heirs: The Rich Get Way Richer

The six members of the Walton family featured on Forbes’ list of the 400 wealthiest Americans have a combined net worth today of $102.7 billion—more than the bottom 40 percent of American families combined.

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Protesters Set Their Sights on Wal-Mart

A member of Occupy Seattle is coordinating a statewide protest against Wal-Mart slated for Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year. (more)

Posted on Oct 26, 2011 READ MORE



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Take the U.S. Inequality Quiz

Think you have the dirt on inequality in America? Jeffrey Rudolph, a college accounting professor in Montreal, has crafted an extensive quiz stocked full of hard facts and figures from a range of authoritative sources that cuts through the myth and lies thrown up by America’s leading misinformers. (more)

Posted on Jun 28, 2011 READ MORE



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Wal-Mart 1, Women 0

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unanimously against a group that sued Wal-Mart over alleged sex discrimination in matters of pay and promotion in the name of up to 1.5 million women who worked there and at Sam’s Club since 1998. Monday’s decision reversed a California U.S. Court of Appeals decision. (more)

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 READ MORE


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