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Walmart Employees Go Hungry Working for the Richest Family in America

The Walton family control $145 billion in personal wealth, an amount equivalent to the bottom 42 percent of all Americans. Their employees, meanwhile, depend on food banks and taxpayer-funded welfare programs to survive.

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What to Do About American Plutocracy

All is not lost. Change has happened in the past, against severe resistance, three times since the Civil War.

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Bee-Killing Pesticides in 51 Percent of ‘Bee-Friendly’ Plants Sold in U.S. and Canada

Garden plants advertised at Home Depot, Lowe’s and Walmart as harmless to bees have been shown to kill them, a study released by the environmental advocacy group Friends of the Earth and allies reports.

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Portland, Oregon Drops Investments in Walmart

As part of an attempt to invest responsibly, officials have announced that the city will let its bonds with the retail giant and documented labor abuser die when a final holding expires in April 2016.

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The Real Job Killers

House Speaker John Boehner says raising the minimum wage is “bad policy” because it will cause job losses. 

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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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College Athletes Hope to Find Power in a Union

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Student athletes want more than scholarships for their billion dollar labor, Dr. Jill Stein and Aura Bogado respond to the State of the Union, why the Costco model beats the Walmart model, and arguably the most powerful progressive in the House retires.

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College Athletes Look for Power in a Union

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Student athletes want more than scholarships for their billion dollar labor, Dr. Jill Stein and Aura Bogado respond to the State of the Union, why the Costco model beats the Walmart model, and arguably the most powerful progressive in the House retires.

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After 20 Years, NAFTA Leaves Mexico’s Economy in Ruins

Twenty years ago, on Jan. 1, 1994, a trade deal championed by Democratic President Bill Clinton went into effect. The North American Free Trade Agreement was meant to integrate the economies of the United States, Canada and Mexico by breaking down trade barriers among them, creating jobs and closing the wage gap between the U.S. and Mexico.

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Walmart’s Cashing In on the Occupy Movement

For $52 you can own a poster of the Occupy Wall Street encampment, courtesy of Walmart; police officers in Texas can get search warrants based on a future crime they somehow foresee; meanwhile, a group of editors is trying to correct varied translations on Wikipedia. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 19, 2013 READ MORE


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Making Walmart Look Good? Goodwill’s Below-Minimum Wage

Goodwill apparently pays workers a painfully low $2.75 an hour, despite preaching charity; 9-5 schedules are counterproductive for creative workers; meanwhile, President Vladimir Putin stands up for Russia’s right to be homophobic. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 14, 2013 READ MORE


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Wal-Mart employees: How may you help me?
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Santa Claus Arrested for Protesting Walmart

He came to California to drop a lump of rhetorical coal on Walmart’s doorstep, and he went away in handcuffs.

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Black Friday Protests Against Wal-Mart Begin

Thousands of Wal-Mart workers and their union supporters are staging protests across the United States against the company’s practice of keeping its employees poor.

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Corporations Enlist Ex-U.S. Spies to Surveil Nonprofits

A new report reveals how corporations use ex-U.S. intelligence agents to spy on environmental, anti-war, consumer safety and other kinds of nonprofit groups they regard as potential threats.

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Wal-Mart Woes

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Walmart Welfare Queens

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Wal-Mart’s Bangladeshi Garment Factories Are Failing Inspections

Safety reviews, ordered by Wal-Mart in the wake of the tragic Rana Plaza collapse in the spring, have proven that at least 10 of the company’s 75 garment factories audited so far in the country were not fit for employees to work in. The retail giant uses about 200 factories in Bangladesh, cashing in on the nation’s cheap labor and dismal working conditions.

Posted on Nov 18, 2013 READ MORE



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Wal-Mart Asks Employees to Feed One Another

Known for its poor treatment of workers and low wages, the retail giant is under fire in Canton, Ohio, where its store apparently set up a food drive for needy employees.

Posted on Nov 18, 2013 READ MORE


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More Than 50 Arrested in Wal-Mart Civil Disobedience

If you’re wondering why Wal-Mart is advertising about how well it treats its worker bees, it may be because demonstrators have launched an ambitious campaign to draw attention to the retail giant’s exploitation and alleged abuse of employees.

Posted on Nov 8, 2013 READ MORE



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Striking California Wal-Mart Workers Aim to Embarrass Company

After 50-odd years without coordinated strikes in U.S. Wal-Marts, the chain has seen a series of employee protests organized by the nonunion workers’ group OUR Wal-Mart. Wednesday the wave of demonstrations reached Southern California in a surprise strike riding on the coattails of a successful walk-off in Hialeah, Fla.

Posted on Nov 6, 2013 READ MORE


Adam and Eve at Wal-Mart

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Pennies at the Register, Dollars in the Paycheck

Is it really true that higher wages would be devastating for individual consumers? The answer, it seems, depends on your definition of “devastating.”

Posted on Aug 2, 2013 READ MORE



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Walmart Apparently Doesn’t Want to Pay Workers a ‘Livable Wage’

The corporate retail giant is threatening to pull out of plans to open several stores in Washington, D.C., if the city passes a higher minimum wage law that would boost the hourly income of lowly paid Walmart workers by nearly $5.

Posted on Jul 10, 2013 READ MORE



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Walmart Accepted Clothing From Banned Bangladesh Factories

Since the Rana Plaza building collapse killed more than 1,100 people in April, Walmart has released a list of more than 200 factories it said it had barred from producing its merchandise because of serious or repeated safety problems. But at least two of the factories on the list have continued to send massive shipments to Walmart stores in recent months.

Posted on Jun 16, 2013 READ MORE



Warren Shows Up McConnell, California Fights Back Against Wal-Mart, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including former RNC Chairman Michael Steele weighs a political comeback and Rep. Darrell Issa gets some pushback from his own party after calling the White House’s spokesman a “paid liar.”

Posted on Jun 3, 2013 READ MORE



This Week’s Walmart Special: Striking Workers

Employees begin prolonged picketing for the first time against the retail giant; driverless cars will be zipping through our streets in the not-so-distant future; and ant-sized computers that can run the Internet on everything and anything are also underway. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on May 29, 2013 READ MORE



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Walmart Bosses: Time for a Decision

Walmart is feeling some heat with the rising demand for increasing the stagnant federal minimum wage finally coming from Washington, backed by over 70 percent of the people in polls.

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 READ MORE



School ‘Reform’ the Walmart Way

The Walton family, better known as the Walmart heirs, have invested millions in trying to privatize Los Angeles public schools; perhaps the true culprit of the sequester is President Obama; meanwhile, the former pope’s resignation can be seen as a sound surrender rather than a cowardly abdication. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 READ MORE



The Sequester Impact, Ted Cruz Calls Out ‘Communists,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including one lawmaker’s efforts to ensure corporations can vote and Michelle Obama teams up with Jimmy Fallon for the “Evolution of Mom’s Dancing.”

Posted on Feb 24, 2013 READ MORE



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An Open Letter to Walmart CEO Mark Duke

You need to do something authentic that people can relate to—70 percent of the people in polls support an inflation-adjusted minimum wage. So did Rick Santorum and even Mitt Romney, until he waffled during the primaries.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 READ MORE



Where Are the Tears for Pakistani Children?

President Obama should be crying over kids killed by drones in Pakistan, not just those slain on American soil; apparently some believe that the Sandy Hook massacre was God’s reckoning for our support of abortion and gay marriage; meanwhile, the open Internet comes to an end as the United Nations give governments power to cut off parts of it. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 READ MORE



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Inside Walmart’s Manager Training

An assistant store manager for Walmart tells in mid-2011 how during an eight-week training course “managers were trained to put ... fear into hourly workers’ heads” and spot employees the company deemed likely to organize.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 READ MORE



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Walmart Wants Taxpayers to Pick Up Health Care Costs

A policy set to be enacted by the nation’s largest private employer would deny health insurance to new employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week, effectively shifting costs from the company to you.

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 READ MORE



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Organizing Walmart: Why Austerity Economics Hurts Low-Wage Workers the Most

What does the drama in Washington over the “fiscal cliff” have to do with strikes and work stoppages among America’s lowest-paid workers at Walmart, McDonald’s, Burger King and Domino’s Pizza? Everything.

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 READ MORE


‘The Daily Show’: Jon Stewart Takes on Walmart, Black Friday

Jon Stewart was highly critical of the media outlets that have vilified the big box retailer’s employees for wanting to unionize, and for speaking out for better pay and benefits.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 READ MORE


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.

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Walmart’s Black Friday

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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



Republicans, Racism and Romney

Romney’s campaign is benefiting from racism among voters; Catalonia’s cry for independence is inspiring violent threats from Spanish institutions; meanwhile, “Fifty Shades of Grey’s” immense popularity reflects the modern sexual condition. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Walmart Bribes

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Would You Like Sugar and Fat With That?

Tracie McMillan, author of “The American Way of Eating,” goes undercover in grocery stores, restaurants and the country’s agricultural fields to find out why it’s so hard for us to eat healthy food.

Posted on Mar 22, 2012 READ MORE



Homosexuality May Become a Felony in Liberia

Liberia is considering two proposals that would make consensual same-sex acts punishable with jail time; NATO refuses to get involved in the crisis in Syria; and a Jewish journalist killed by terrorists was baptized posthumously by the Mormon Church. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Mar 3, 2012 READ MORE



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Black Friday: The Pepper Spray Holiday

Following the good example set by recent police activity in our great nation, a particularly determined shopper whipped out the pepper spray Thursday night in a bid to fend off competition for an Xbox at a Los Angeles Walmart. That set the tone for a Black Friday alive with holiday spirit.

Posted on Nov 25, 2011 READ MORE



Hanks Falls Flat in Languid ‘Larry Crowne’

“Larry Crowne” is a wan and predictable romantic comedy, much more the former than the latter. It is, for me at least, a major disappointment.

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Wal-Mart and Trial Lawyers

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