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Walmart’s Death Grip in USA

Walmart’s Death Grip on Groceries Is Making Life Worse for Millions of People (Hard Times USA) Stacy Mitchell , ALTERNET Walmart’s growing control of our food system has been to intensify the rural and urban poverty that drives unhealthy food… Continue Reading →

Deadly savings US corporations risk foreign workers’ lives — then evade blame

  By Priyanka Borpujari |  GLOBE CORRESPONDENT  JANUARY 02, 2013 AFP/GETTY IMAGES A Bangladeshi Army soldier walked through rows of burnt sewing machines after a November factory fire killed 112 workers. AT 4:45 p.m. on March 25, 2011, hundreds of bells… Continue Reading →

Walmart spent spent $25 million ’as its lobbying fee to enter #India

India’s blind fists of fury The rage in Parliament is off target. Walmart’s disclosure of its lobbying fee in the US Senate should trigger a different debate in India, says Shaili Chopra December 13, 2012, Issue 51 Volume 9 Illustration:… Continue Reading →

#India- How FDI in retail affects the “Mango Man”

  MATHEW THOMAS | 07/12/2012 02:29 PM , MOneylife.com FDI in retail is an example of deregulation, devoid of any safety net for its after-effects. Would the government consider the Parliament Committee report or treat Parliament with disdain?  Here is a simplified explanation, sans economic jargon,… Continue Reading →

EXCLUSIVE – How Wal-Mart got a foot in the door of India’s retail market

Wed, Dec 05 By Nandita Bose MUMBAI (Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) prepared its entry into India‘s supermarket sector in 2010 with a $100 million investment into a consultancy with no employees, no profits and a scant $14,000 in… Continue Reading →

India–Caste control & FDI

November 26, 2012, Deccan chronicle. Kancha Ilaiah The opening of the retail market for foreign entrepreneurs has invited sharp reactions from several quarters. The main argument against it is that the livelihood of millions of small shop owners would be… Continue Reading →

India’s clothing workers: ‘They slap us and call us dogs and donkeys’

Gethin Chamberlain in Bengaluru The Observer, Sunday 25 November 2012 Human rights tribunal hears allegations of abuse and low pay against clothing companies that supply high street stores Suma, of the Karnataka Garment Workers Union, gave evidence on human rights abuses. Photograph:… Continue Reading →

Walmart Black Friday Strike Being Organized Online For Stores Across U.S

[email protected] Walmart Black Friday Strike Being Organized Online For Stores Across U.S. ( [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caV-m1wq6Vc&feature=player_embedded] Follow: Video, Wal-Mart , Black Friday Protest 2012, Black Friday Strike 2012, Walmart Comes To Los Angeles, LA Walmart Strike, Labor Unions, Walmart Black Friday, Walmart… Continue Reading →

Won’t allow Wal-Mart in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she would not allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retailin the state.”They (union government) allowed FDI in retail, capped subsidised cooking gas and now they will invest pension money in… Continue Reading →

Radiating Death: How #Walmart Displaces Nearby Small Businesses

    NATE BERG SEP 14, 2012   Reuters In 2006, months before a Walmart store was opened in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago’s West side, researchers counted 306 businesses in the surrounding area. Two years after the Walmart opened,… Continue Reading →

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