Boycotts are always problematic, but they can be effective. Putting our money behind our personal convictions helped to bring down South Africa’s apartheid regime. But when does joining a consumer boycott of products or services produced by a specific company or originating in a given region of the world make sense? It’s a question that […]
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I finished reading Elizabeth Warren’s A Fighting Chance yesterday and what follows are passages that grabbed my attention. In the wake of the disappointing performance of President Barack Hussein Obama, I am hesitant to get behind yet another Democrat, but I have liked and been public in my support of Warren in the past and […]
I’ve written fairly extensively on abandoned Walmarts, we have one in Cleveland Heights now, but Nancy Warner has captured a desolation and abandonment from a previous century and of a more deeply personal kind. Jordan G. Teicher writes: Wandering through the old buildings on the windy countryside was, for Warner, an almost spiritual experience. Warner, […]
I’ve devoted a great deal of time over the past few years to railing against Walmart, but in many ways Amazon is a greater problem because we never actually see the workers. PZ Myers over at Pharyngula links to a story at Salon this morning about the ongoing inhumane practices at Jeff Bezos’ company. I […]
Roldo Bartimole writes: One of the most despicable ad campaigns is being waged here by Walmart. You’ve seen the full-page ads in the Plain Dealer. One ran this week. Walmart lists a number of grocery items selected by Walmart. It is a full-page ad, hard to miss. The list gives prices on one side of […]
On Monday I had an excellent lunch with Cavana Faithwalker and his daughter at the Barroco Gill on Madison. The food was amazing (you have to try this place) but the conversation was more so. One of the topics we discussed involved a story Cav had sent me earlier involving farmers in India profiting from […]
Cavana Faithwalker writes: So we can still help this little guy keep “chugging along.” If you are not part of this you can do like Romney and retroactively hop on board… we know your heart was there from the beginning, we’ll paste you in the roll call… Often the greatest form of protest is revealed […]
From The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram: ELYRIA — A foreclosure lawsuit was filed Tuesday against the owner of the River Street Square shopping center near Midway Mall in Elyria, which contains a former Walmart. The lawsuit was filed by U.S. Bank National Association against First Interstate Elyria Limited Partnership. The suit states the partnership owes $13.3 million […]
In solidarity with the West Coast Port Blockade planned for next Monday, 12 December, Occupy Denver has called for a blockade of America’s landlocked ports: Walmart distribution centers, of which there are five in Ohio. Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6024 3880 Southwest Blvd Grove City, OH 43123 (614) 871-2333 Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6492 2150 International Pkwy. […]
This is my favorite bit: These issues are always tough campaigns where every single vote counts. For instance, Legacy Village was approved in an election in Lyndhurst–winning by 47 votes. Avon Commons was approved by only 67 votes–after losing an initial election. So every vote counts and I would appreciate your help. Yes they do […]
[Update at 1448: Take that, Mitch...] See the documentary and learn more about the despoilment for profit of South Euclid and why Mitch Schneider doesn’t want the citizens of South Euclid to vote, at the Cleveland Cinemateque Friday, 16 September at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 17 September at 9:40 p.m.
Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, writes in the afterword of the 10th anniversary edition of the book: How have the already-poor attempted to cope with their worsening economic situation? One obvious way is to cut back on health care. The New York Times reported in 2009 that […]
NEW YORKERS SPOT GIFT-BEARING GREEKS… NEW YORKERS DON’T HOLD BACK… THE CONVERSATION IS NOT IMPROVING… SEEKING TO DERAIL WALMART OFF FAST TRACK… WALMART FANS DUCKS FALLING IN LINE… WALMART IN INDONESIA: ROUND 2… WALMART, OSHA AND THE CRUSH… ARIZONA FACTORS IN JOSEPH CASIAS… DON’T MESS WITH RV’ERS…
WHEN THE OLIGARCHY GATHERS… WALMART CAN’T UNDERSTAND THIS… REMEMBER YOU READ IT HERE FIRST… HOW COME WE NEVER GET AN APOLOGY…? PAUL KRUGMAN ON THE WALMART DECADE… WAL-LUST SPEWS ACROSS SAN DIEGO… LEARN WHAT IT MEANS BEFORE YOU USE IT… OH…! NOW I UNDERSTAND…!
FIRST LADY SWAYS WALMART ON HEALTHY… UPDATE ON WAL-MART FREE D.C. FLYER… WALMART CAUSES OUTBREAK OF ODS…? CAN WALMART REALLY SELL HEALTHY FOOD…? FAST COMPANY ON WALMART V. TARGET… 2ND BATTLE OF THE WILDERNESS IN COURT… WALMART INDUCED ODS SPEADING… AS IN DETROIT, SO TOO IN WASHINGTON…