No Wal-Mart in Chinatown! March Against Low Wage Jobs!

JUNE 30, 2012 – 10AM – Los Angeles State Historic Park (The Cornfield)

It will be the largest Walmart protest in the history of the U.S.

Stop them. Be there.

Download the flyer here.

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5 Responses to No Wal-Mart in Chinatown! March Against Low Wage Jobs!

  1. Jois Brownstein says:

    I support stopping wall mart!

  2. Samantha Zellner says:

    Tom Morello!!!!!

  3. Jen says:

    Haven’t shopped at Walmart for years now and I don’t miss it. It’s a longer drive to my union grocery store, but the workers are more helpful, the carts are always in great shape, I never wait in line, the produce is always fresh and the store is always clean. Totally worth it.

  4. madmilker says:

    Wal*Mart puts less than 5% foreign in all their stores in China.

    Wal*Mart made a port deal in Mexico.

    Wal*Mart hired an experienced lobbyist, field organizer and media relations strategist that came from a major PR firm that faked blogs for their client Wal*Mart.

    Wal*Mart hired a Russian that is said to have had “irretrievably soured relations” with First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov and his team, and with most influential United Russia members back in 2009.

    Did you know 1975 was the last year America had a trade surplus. Did you know Sam Walton was in Seoul that year. Did you also know Jimmy Hoffa disappeared that year.

    Now, America has a 6 to 1 trade deficit with China. After reading the paragraph in quotations below…..DO THE MATH.

    ["Now let us look at Wal-Mart again; you buy a product there, 6% goes to the employees, 10-18% is profit to the company, 25% goes to other costs and 50% goes to re-stock or the cost of goods sold. Of the 50% about 20-25% goes to China, a guess, but you get the point. Now then, how long will it take at 433 Billion dollars at year for China to have all of our money, leaving no money flow for us to circulate? At a 17 Trillion dollar economy less than 40-years minus the 1/6 they buy from us. Some say that if we keep putting money into our economy, it would take forever, but if we do not then eventually all the money flow will go. If China buys our debt then eventually they own us, no need to worry about a war, they are buying America, due in part to our own mismanaged trade, so whose fault is that? Not necessarily China, as they are doing what's in the best interests, and we should make sure that trade is not only free, but fair too."]

    http://www.worldthinktank.net/pdfs/TheFlowofTrade.pdf

    Retail makes NOTHING….it only moves a countries currency….

    Just who’s side is Wal*Mart on…..? they shove foreign made down the throats of Americans and those dollars goes to foreigners and at the same time they put less than 5% foreign in all their stores in China which keeps workers working and the Chinese currency floating around China.

    STOP THINKING CHEAP IS THE ANSWER….cheaper items only breed cheaper wages.

    Currency of a country is the fuel for that country to make stuff and once all the currency leaves that country the only thing left is Retail that makes NOTHING and the Government having to make MORE AND MORE DEBT by selling bonds in order to get some of the currency back into the country.

    WAKE UP BEFORE IT’S TO LATE.

    Support what your country makes and if you can’t find what you are looking for keep your currency in your pocket book and purse cause it’s better to have it there than in the hands of a foreigner.

    It will only be a short time later you will see Corporate America making what you want in these fifty states OR they will not have any fuel(currency) to make a dang thing anyway.

    Made In America made this union great not something foreign.

    Good day and God Bless

  5. Anonymous says:

    More than the store, what bothers me is how Wal Mart operates in politics — and not even the old “left and right” issues, but that they throw their money around to change the land use practices.

    As residents we fight for things like zoning and planning so we can have some long-term assurance that development will be orderly. The problem with Wal Mart, specifically, is that they’re so large that they want to bend the rules.

    In Inglewood, they wanted to get a special status so their changes wouldn’t have to be approved by the city. In Rosemead, they ran roughshod over the city’s general plan, basically ignoring it, and using the more permissive zoning designation. What’s going on in El Monte?

    Zoning is a way of controlling business by controlling how much noise and damage they can do to the local environment. If you don’t have it, you end up with situations like tall office buildings right next to houses. Now, that happens in LA, but it doesn’t happen all over the place. When it does happen, the developer sometimes needs to cut a deal with the people, so they get money for more housing, for fixing up housing, or a park. They have to add parking spaces. Wal Mart doesn’t even want to make those deals, because they add to the cost of development.

    They also spend a lot on politics, because they have deep pockets.

    The Walmarts in LA have not fit the above pattern, precisely because they fear LA. They cannot get into Inglewood because their politics are offensive.

    The two LA walmarts are Baldwin Hills and Panorama City. Both are re-uses of existing retail space. Contrast that with the rest of the country or even SoCal, where Wal Mart wants to abandon any 10-year-old store, and open a new store nearby, in another city that will give them a tax break. They’re like the old man who dumps the old wife to get a young one, or the greedy woman who dumps her old man when he loses his job. When Walmart is done pumping a city, they want to dump it.

    Even if you want the store, you should come out and protest against the company. If you don’t, you’re going to set LA up to be screwed. Walmart isn’t just another store – it’s the biggest company in the world, and has more power than many countries. Think about that.

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