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Philip Mattera, et al 10.06.2004 09:56
Wal-Mart - Over $1,000,000,000 in government subsidies
In this extensively researched study, we show that the giant retailer has received more than $1 billion in economic development subsidies from state and local governments across the country. Taxpayers have helped finance not only Wal-Mart stores, but also the company's huge network of distribution centers, more than 90% of which have gotten subsidies. The report also includes policy proposals, including a prohibition on subsidies to big-box retailers except in distressed areas that are underserved by retail outlets (and in those cases the recipient of the subsidy should be required to pay a living wage.)

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Teddy Ruxpin (the lousy typist) 20.05.2004 19:11
Notes from PDC/Home Depot meeting
Portland is considering letting Home Depot move in to the east base of the Burnside Bridge. Today they held a public meeting asking for input on the pros and cons.

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pix 03.05.2004 12:17
BURNSIDE HOME DEPOT REDEVELOPMENT MEETING RESCHEDULED
At the meeting, PDC will commence the Public Outreach process for a conceptual large scale mixed use project at the northwest corner of E Burnside and NE Martin Luther King Jr.

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pix 27.04.2004 18:55
Home Depot Proposal Burnside & MLK
The following is information from the development department on the next public meeting to solicit comments on the proposed development. Enjoy!

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sonking 20.04.2004 09:30
FUCK WAL MART
Rally up at Wal Mart in Eugene. Protest the proposal to expand over 200,000 sq. ft. Wal Mart aims to open up a grocery center. This means it will offer low low prices until it squeezes out local businesses, and then raise the prices again.

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jbk 08.04.2004 09:29
Wal-Mart 0 - Washington County 1
HILLSBORO - A state land use board Wednesday denied an appeal by Wal-Mart to build Washington County's first Wal-Mart (a 210,155-square-foot Supercenter), delivering a victory to the city in a controversy that has played out for 18 months.

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boycot wal-mart! 07.04.2004 07:45
Voters in California Reject Wal-Mart
we need to do this whenever another one of those hideous, monopolizing warts pops up - squash it!

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Dire Wolf 06.04.2004 12:44
800,000 Cards Overcharged at Wal-Marts
DENVER (AP) - A computer hardware problem caused more than 800,000 credit and debit card transactions to be double- or triple-billed last week at Wal-Mart stores nationwide, according to officials at First Data Corp. (FDC), which handled the electronic payments.

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The Usual Suspect 05.04.2004 18:29
Randy Leonard invites Home Depot to Portland
In a recent blog interview, Randy Leonard describes his trip to a retailer's convention, where he urged "major anchor chains" to move into Portland. It's easy to connect the dots and see why PDC is now negotiating with Home Depot to locate at Burnside and M.L.King Boulevard.

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Seth Jayson 05.04.2004 15:26
The Republic of Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart is now trying to become its own government.

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--- 31.03.2004 12:05
Send Email to PDC re: Home Depot
see email address link below

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jbk 31.03.2004 10:49
Your Tax Dollars to Help Home Depot Build on Burnside?
According to an Article in the Oregonian, the Portland Development Commission wants to use your tax dollars to help Home Depot locate on the east end of the Burnside Bridge.

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BA 29.03.2004 15:44
HELP! Give me some quick links/info about the evils of Wal Mart!
I was lurking around the Fender Forum and ran across a discussion about Wal Mart. There are some ignorant fucks out there you think Wal Mart is God's gift to humanity or something. Does anyone have any link to a good summary of why Wal Mart is bad? I'd like something based in reason, not emotion. Hard statistics are always a good weapon. Studies by the government or by right-of-center think tanks are always good too because then people can't say, "well, they're just expressing the left-wing bias."

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Anonymous 26.03.2004 09:59
Home Depot in the Inner Eastside??
From Tuesday's Tribune...The Portland Development Commission is making plans for a 125,000-square-foot Home Depot at the corner of Burnside and MLK. ... Asked for a comment, PDC spokeswoman Martha Richmond allowed as to how the commission is developing something called a "Lower Burnside Plan," to include a mix of retail and housing. "That's all I can say at this point."

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Harry Haller 11.03.2004 19:16
The cost of "Savings" at Wal-Mart
Families believe they save at Wal Mart but how are our gas prices and hows the environment doing

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Mark Baard 27.02.2004 14:05
Lawmakers to stop Wal-Mart from using RFIDs to spy on consumers
Lawmakers in several states this week are preparing rules to prevent Wal-Mart and other companies from using radio-frequency identification tags to spy on their customers.

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The Black Commentator, AlterNet 20.02.2004 23:30
Remaking America in Wal-Mart's Image
Corporate grocery chains screw workers to make more money.

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bht 13.02.2004 16:56
Wal$Mart, or: The Super-Scourge
In just the last six months, the Portland Metro Area has witnessed an on-going worker strike at Powell's book store and on-going solidarity pickets of Safeway stores. These are over worker benefits, immigrant rights, and working conditions. There is an underlying force to these actions, the super-conglomerate-corporate-monster Wal$Mart.

Wal$Mart has been rapidly expanding its market reach and potential all across the board. This is especially prevalent with the "wal$mart super stores" that also have grocery outlets housed inside. Wal$Mart is the largest employer in the US, and the number one corporation ont he Fortune 500 list. Because a super corporation is taking these leaps in the market, it is stressing smaller corporations, independant businesses, and especially workers unions.

Currently, there are rumours that Wal$Mart is moving into an old Albertsons store on McCloughlin Blvd. There are ongoing a class action lawsuit against walmart on behalf of womyn employees, a Planned Parenthood boycott, and a generral boycott call from "Boycott International". There is even an animal rights against Wal$Mart.

Walmart Watch | WalMartyrs | UFCW

OTHER STORIES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10


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how did this happen? 13.02.2004 13:59
$30 Million worth of cocaine on a Walmart Truck in Arkansas
those who think Walmart is "good down home folk" had better read this one.

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WM Warrior 13.02.2004 12:00
Wal-Mart Alarm in Milwaukie - moving into old Albertson's site on McLoughlin
Good people of Milwaulie, unite and be vigilant.

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Teresa F. Lindeman 11.02.2004 13:31
Wal-Mart meets Raging Grannies
Raging Grannies (from left) Mimi Yahn, of West Mifflin; Carol Rosenberger, of Gl It has been a rough several months for the planet's largest retailer. In October, federal officials raided 60 stores and charged people working as janitors for subcontractors with being illegal immigrants.

The company is fighting numerous cases claiming sex discrimination and wage violations, and recently won dismissal of a complaint in Las Vegas.

As businesses such as Levi Strauss & Co. close North American plants, some blame Wal-Mart's insistence on its vendors cutting prices for the shutdowns.

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Leslie "Buzz" Davis 10.02.2004 07:29
Wal-Mart is the American worker's worst nightmare
Wal-Mart is the bellwether of America's future. Over 1.4 million people now work for Wal-Mart. If American workers do not change how Wal-Mart operates, working Americans are in deep trouble.

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Nancy Cleeland 10.02.2004 07:04
Wal-Mart - Evil Destroyer of American Manufacturing
We've been forced out of business because of the likes of Wal-Mart

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UFCW 07.02.2004 16:16
Wal-Mart: An Equal Opportunity Exploiter
Wal-Mart had profits last year of $8 billion and the CEO received $18 million in total compensation, while low wages combined with unaffordable benefits pushes nearly 50 percent of its workers onto their spouses' health care plan or taxpayer subsidized public assistance.

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Nancy Cleeland and Abigail Goldman 06.02.2004 07:45
Wal-Mart - Invasion of the Living Wage Killer Monster Grocery Stores
Labor is fighting the expected onslaught, but the big retailer rarely concedes defeat.

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Nancy Cleeland, Evelyn Iritani and Tyler Marshall 04.02.2004 08:02
Wal-Mart - The Anti-American Corporation from Hell
Wal-Mart, once a believer in buying American, extracts ever lower prices from 10,000 suppliers worldwide. As late as 1995, Wal-Mart said imports accounted for no more than 6% of its products. Today 50% to 60% of the merchandise in the company's U.S. stores is imported.

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Abigail Goldman and Nancy Cleeland 03.02.2004 12:19
Wal-Mart - The Evil Empire
Wal-Mart is so powerful that it moves the economies of entire countries, bringing profit and pain. The prices can't be beat, but the wages can.

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Mark D. Hamill 02.02.2004 13:25
Scrooge is alive: Wal-Mart is evil
Scrooge lives folks, but he is now incorporated and he runs Wal-Mart. This Scrooge is not immoral; he is amoral. He simply doesn't care if his actions put Americans out of work, or results in depressed wages across the country. Republicanism apparently has turned us into an amoral nation. We simply don't give a damn about Wal-Mart workers and all the companies like Wal-Mart.

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James O. Goldsborough 27.01.2004 01:10
Wal-Mart vs. America's Middle Class
Wal-Mart working to destroy the middle class.

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David J. Sirota, AlterNet 08.01.2004 02:34
Will We Follow Bush to Wal-Mart America?
As down the drain we go. Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?

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Charles Fishman 27.12.2003 14:29
The Wal-Mart You Don't Know (pass this on to all your Walmart shopping family and friends)
The giant retailer's low prices often come with a high cost. Wal-Mart's relentless pressure can crush the companies it does business with and force them to send jobs overseas. Are we shopping our way straight to the unemployment line?

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julia 23.12.2003 10:52
BOYCOTT HOME DEPOT
Home Depot: America's Do-It-Yourself Bush Fundraising Store? An article from Public Citizen.

Perhaps you are unwilling to make your hardware and related purchases at a chain that is helping to undermine democracy - pumping money into an Administration that puts contributors' profits ahead of the public interest and then looking for paybacks at taxpayer expense.

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sad 29.11.2003 07:48
Woman Knocked Unconscious By Wal-Mart Shoppers
This sums up the state of American culture nicely...insane consumerism...don't get in its way or else!

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Michael Schwartz 15.11.2003 02:22
The Wal-Mart Distraction and the California Grocery Workers Strike
Think about it, multi-billion dollar corporations who are supposed to be in "competition" with each other have joined together to try and crush their employees. They would rather lose tens of millions of dollars a week in the short term in the hopes of stealing hundreds of millions from their employees in the long term. This is not someone else's fight; we all have a stake in it.

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Salon.com 10.11.2003 00:44
Your jobs have been Walmarted, baybee
White collar jobs getting "outsourced"

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James Vicini 23.10.2003 23:12
Feds Arrest 300 Wal-Mart Workers on Immigration Charges
U.S. investigators believe Wal-Mart has shown a "reckless disregard" for U.S. immigration laws, exploiting workers, and has continued to hire some contractors who were already convicted of felony violations.

Wal-Mart already faces dozens of lawsuits alleging discrimination and violations of wage-and-hour rules, and labor groups say the company has an anti-union stance.

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Janet Adamy 19.10.2003 11:28
Wal-Mart's benefits come under fire
Sally Lieber, D-San Jose, points to Wal-Mart employee hand-outs about social services like Medicaid, food stamps and temporary assistance as proof that the retailer uses state and federal tax dollars to supplement "poverty" level wages and benefits.

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Jed Stonewall 17.10.2003 22:50
Activists in Cascadia protest at Office Depot in support of Canadian forests
Activists flanked the front doors to flyer people. Store management was chill. Today, Friday, Oct. 17, activists in Cascadia stood up to defend the forests of Canada. Meeting at the Office Depot on MLK near Stark, they brought banners and flyers to educate the public and Office Depot customers about how the store's paper procurement policies don't go far enough to protect ancient forests.

Although two driving passers-by had the usual blather -- "Go home!" (I am home, I thought to myself, here in Cascadia, trying to defend the forests!) and "Hippies!" -- other people honked and waved, and at least two customers told Office Depot they would be taking their business elsewhere. The first of the two was staff from one of the Community Colleges, and the second was a city employee who purchases supplies for a whole division, so these two customers represented significant business for the store. The woman from the city had not heard about Office Depot's policies before, but was quickly convinced on the spot, and went inside to tell them she was terminating the relationship. Yay!


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Duncan Campbell 24.09.2003 23:05
Wal-Mart Faces Army of 1.5 Million Women in Class Action Suit
The largest private employer in the US has been accused of discriminating against women in what may become the biggest class action case in legal history. Up to one-and-a-half million women could join the action against the Wal-Mart chain in a suit being heard in San Francisco this week.

Wal-Mart Stores, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, employs over a million people nation-wide and only the government is a bigger employer.

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AP Story 31.08.2003 14:42
Walmart tries to rally support
Walmart tries to rally support in S. Oregon

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katu 06.08.2003 09:31
walmart! stay away!
Wal-Mart's promise of falling prices has failed to win over everyone in Hillsboro.

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Wage Slave 01.08.2003 14:46
Hillary "walmart" Clinton is Coming! Protest Tuesday!
Hillary Clinton has a current history of human rights abuses left out of her autobiography. Portland has been called onto address them for her.

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prole cat 10.06.2003 11:22
Reminder: Tuesday, June 10th is action day against Wal-Mart!
This evening, June 10th, members of Katuah Earth First, in coordination with neighborhood activists, will be confronting the Chattanooga City council and demanding that plans to build a Wal-Mart on some of the town's last green space and wet lands be scrapped.

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prole cat 05.06.2003 09:26
Earth First! Call to Action against Wal-Mart
The Tennessee Valley faction of Katuah Earth First is asking you to support their campaign to prevent the building of yet another Wal-Mart.

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Karen Gullo 28.04.2003 21:22
Wal-Mart: 'God made Adam first so women would always be second to men.'
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. female employees said in a lawsuit seeking lost pay and damages on behalf of as many as 1.6 million female workers that they had to visit strip clubs while on business and were called "little Janie Qs" by male managers.

And there is this attributed to a male Wal-Mart manager in South Carolina. "God made Adam first so women would always be second to men."

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Son of Sam Walton 01.04.2003 09:18
Wal-Mart to build store on SE Hawthorne
Gentrification will come full circle to Hawthorne Blvd, as Wal Mart announces plans to build a supercenter in the heart of the Hawthorne district.

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New York Times via Indymedia Main 20.12.2002 22:49
Wal-Mart is found Guilty of Forced Labor
A federal jury in Portland, Ore., found Wal-Mart Stores, the world's largest retailer, guilty yesterday of forcing its employees to work unpaid overtime in the first of 40 such lawsuits to go to trial.

 http://www.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=224320&group=webcast

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repost- KCTV5 ,Salina, Kansas 15.12.2002 20:44
Why would anyone buy at Walmart?
A woman who has been shopping at the Walmart in Salina, KS "one or two times a week" for the past two years was questioned by police when she took photos of her topless three-year-old daughter and unclothed one-year-old in to be developed. Do you think she'll stop shopping there NOW?

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GEORGETTE BRAUN 07.12.2002 17:37
Wal-Mart calls off Web duel
ROSCOE — Mighty Wal-Mart Stores, with more than a million workers, has backed away from a court fight with a tiny Roscoe-based bargain-hunting Web site that employs six people.

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repost-Liza Featherstone 03.12.2002 19:41
Walmart---Lady's choice
Four out of ten American women "shop" at Walmart at least weekly, and the trendy go there for fashion bargains. Are they aware that the average Walmart "associate" is a woman who makes $7.50 an hour with no medical insurance benefits? Do they care?

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repost 22.11.2002 13:56
Unions Rally at Wal-Mart Stores
Walmart Union story from AP Wire - heaadline on Yahoo news.

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andrea uehara 22.11.2002 03:26
pictures of ufcw demo at pdx walmart
pictures of ufcw demo at pdx walmart 4 pictures taken at the ufcw demonstration at the 82nd avenue WalMart in Portland on November 21, 2002.

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Jim Lockhart 21.11.2002 23:26
AUDIO FILE: National Wal-Mart Day Of Action
November 21, 2002, at S.E. 82nd and Holgate, in Portland Oregon, at least 100 people gathered to protest the predatory labor practices of WalMart, the world largest corporation.

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Wes 21.11.2002 22:44
Report Back: Wal*Mart Action In Talent, Oregon
Working families are standing up to Wal-Mart, demanding the mega-company pay workers a living wage, provide affordable health care for workers, stop illegal interference with workers' freedom to form a union, respect communities, respect workers, end discrimination and respect the environment.

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Emily P. 20.11.2002 12:11
National Wal-Mart Day of Action, November 21st!
Wal-Mart is waging war on workers -- and the first casualty is the American standard of living. We urge you to join the United Food and Commercial Workers and the AFL-CIO in launching the Peoples Campaign-Justice @ Wal-Mart. Participate in the National Day of Action on November 21, as a first step in building the grassroots movement that will transform Wal-Mart into a responsible employer and corporate citizen.

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wes 17.11.2002 11:54
November 21 Wal*Mart Day of Action
Labor and Community Activists in Southern Oregon will be participating in
the November 21 Wal*Mart Day of Action

There's an action in Portland, too. We're gonna surround 'em from both ends of the state!

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Jim Hightower 03.11.2002 14:02
If Wal-Mart comes to your town, kill it
Wal-Mart does not want the U.S. buying public to know that its famous low prices are the product of human misery, so while it loudly proclaims that its global suppliers must comply with a corporate "code of conduct" to treat workers decently, it strictly prohibits the disclosure of any factory names and addresses, hoping to keep independent sources from witnessing the "code" in operation.

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wes, the reposter 21.10.2002 12:48
WAL*MART: Always Low Wages, Always
10-22-02 Worker Voice Radio to Analyze Judge's Verdict in Las Vegas
Wal-Mart Trial, and The Program is Streamed on the Web

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Tina Empol 28.09.2002 01:51
Oregon NOW rallys against Wal-mart in Eugene
Oregon's chapter of the National Organization for Women names Wal-mart Merchant of Shame. We rally Sept 28, to call attention to the numerious abuses by Wal-mart. Protest located at 4550 W. 11th Street, Eugene Oregon. We start at noon.

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anon 29.11.2001 12:44
Nov 30 Home Depot protest in Eugene
Home Depot protest Eugene Nov 30 2-5 PM

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