Monday, February 27, 2006

Mall-Wart

If you haven't yet seen Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price, I recommend it. If you care at all about issues surrounding corporate greed, workers rights, womens rights, globalization, and the international economy, this documentary offers an accessible window. It is not a politically partisan film, in fact it is quite patriotic. Real folks in home town settings provide the backdrop for the horrific truth uncovered about the Walmart machine. Reknowned for their appalling employee treatment, this multi-billion dollar corporation is succeeding at strangling "mom and pop" businesses across the US and Canada, while purchasing cheap merchandise from factories where human rights are grossly violated in places like China.

I hope you will take the time to educate yourself about this issue and consider the consequences of what you choose to buy and from whom. This issue is not just limited to Walmart, other "big box" corporations are guilty of the same offenses, but Walmart is by far the wealthiest.

As consumers, our voice is powerful! Let's raise ours to demand more social and economic responsibility from greedy corporations, and to choose local and Fair Trade whenever possible.

3 Comments:

Blogger tess said...

Hi, Tonya!

Thanks for this information. I saw something about the Wal-Mart issue, but I'm not sure it was this one. I will definitely look for that.

You are always inspiring and at the heart of so much that is truly important.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Tonya, thanks for visiting my site.

Thanks for spreading the word on Wal-Mart. You've probably read Nickel and Dimed...incredible book.

Looking forward to Saturday.

11:05 AM  
Blogger erica said...

Just want to tell you how much I appreciate all these nifty links and your site. I blogrolled you because of it. Thanks for sharing.

4:32 PM  

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