Thursday, September 20, 2012

While Americans want "Walmart" to be thrown out, we are welcoming the same "Walmart"!!

"Walmart = Poverty"

In the largest-ever protest against Walmart in U.S. history, thousands in Los Angeles demanded the world's largest private employer start respecting its workers and communities or stay out of L.A. Union workers from across the L.A. labor movement marched alongside Walmart and warehouse workers, Chinatown residents, community and civil rights groups, faith leaders, and our sisters and brothers from the San Diego, Orange, South Bay and San Francisco labor councils who came on buses to stand up to Walmart and stop the "Walmartization" of L.A. jobs.

Two Massachusetts Towns "Say No to Walmart"!!

Last month Walmart pulled out of Somerville and Watertown, two cities outside of Boston, claiming it wasn’t economically feasible for the company to open markets in these areas. Here’s what Walmart spokesperson Steven Restivo told “One of the primary deciding factors on any given site – whether it’s in an urban, suburban or rural market – is that it makes sense from a business perspective and contributes to our bottom line.”

Here in India, our government is "more-than-eager" to welcome Walmart. All political parties except Congress are opposed to FDI in retail. The "Bharat Bandh" was total all over India. But, UPA govt is hell-bent on bringing the legislation. Is there a "Foreign Hand" other than the one with remote control playing here!?

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