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Wal Mart Protest in Mountain view
by Charles slay (slaycslay [at] aol.com)
Monday Feb 9th, 2004 11:19 PM
Members of Raging Grannies, also known as the Women's International League For Peace And Freedom, protest Wall Mart's unfair labor practices and anti-union management policies Saturday, February 7, in Mountain View.
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At eleven am Saturday two dozen Raging Grannies gathered in fron tof the Mountain View Wall Mart to protest the chain's stance on low wages, health insurance, sex discrimination and sweatshops. The demonstration consisted of satrical songs directed at Wall Mart and the passing out of informational leaflets to the store's customers. The manager, who refused to be identified, came out after ten minuates and ordered the Grannies to leave. The singers ignored the order and the manager left. Soon the manager returned and ordered the grannies to move down the sidewalk, they were not blocking the entrance, they ignored her again. The manager then moved to the side and watched, when asked to comment she refused. The police did not arrive and the protest continued without further incident.
§Raging Grannies
by Charles slay (slaycslay [at] aol.com) Monday Feb 9th, 2004 11:19 PM
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by Fire inspector
Tuesday Feb 10th, 2004 1:50 AM
I haven't heard or read anywhere about any Wal Mart stores going up in flames. Is that because I'm poorly informed, or is the opposition to Wal Mart totally dominated by pacifoids?
by Union Worker
Wednesday Feb 11th, 2004 1:53 PM
First don’t work at Walmart because they offer shitty benefits and pay – work for unionized companies. Second don’t shop at Walmart – shop at union stores only. That extra few bucks you pay is well worth it.
by ahem
Wednesday Feb 11th, 2004 4:37 PM
You both sound like spoiled brats to me.

We really do need to practice solidarity. So I appreciate that sentiment.

Folks who work at Walmart may not have many options. Folks who shop at walmart may not have many options either.\

We need more folks to demand more from their employers, their merchants, and society in general. We need folks who will step up and take responsibility for helping to create the world that we want to live in. That means becoming active. It means talking to all the folks around you about the crazy ideas you have and finding out where they are. It means finding collaborators who will help in the project of building a movement. It means taking action to demand a better world.

Pyromaniac -- Torching a walmart may not be a good idea unless you are in it and are sure that no one else is there to get burnt. Then you could get a real good look at the fire, fire fire!!!!
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