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With assembly plant shut-downs and a massive layoff of 5,000 workers, GM has seen better days. Those include the 1950s, when GM was in trouble with the Senate for being too powerful, and accused of artificially raising prices and creating a monopoly in Detroit.

Long before oil dominated geopolitics, rum was the original global
commodity, tying Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Caribbean in a
complex web of trade and credit. And Bacardi was the original
multinational.

What motivated director Robert Greenwald to spend a year on a
documentary detailing Wal-Mart's impact on American life, culture and
commerce?

A hard-hitting documentary, an embarrassing leaked memo on healthcare
and abandonment by customers who don't like its politics. It's
getting harder these days for Wal-Mart to put on a happy public face.

As the nation's wealthiest family, the Waltons could be
a force for social good. But when they choose to spend their fortune
lobbying for pet projects, tax cuts and charter schools instead of
providing a living wage for their workers, they are dangerous (and
costly) to the nation.

For once, Wal-Mart is acting like a hero, with speedy
delivery of water and supplies to Hurricane Katrina victims. If it
could only act that way every day.

Sounds like an episode of The Simpsons, but this
is for real: The retail giant wants even more of your money.

Like oil and water, Chinese capitalism and US politics just don't mix.

Last year, labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein organized an academic
conference on Wal-Mart at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Experts held forth on the Wal-Mart phenomenon, and

Wal-Mart is no real friend of civil rights.

Blogs

Shareholders are suing the federal government for rescuing their company from collapse. The ever-grateful corporate board could join them.

January 8, 2013

Protestors in Argentina hope international pressure can end Walmart's union-busting in the US.

December 21, 2012

After the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, some companies are distancing themselves from guns.

December 20, 2012

Walmart hasn’t stopped the sale of a single gun in the wake of Sandy Hook, even though many other stores have. 

December 18, 2012

Did a Walmart vice president just reveal illegal union-busting?

December 17, 2012

Is Obama’s preferred deal one that cuts benefits for millions of Americans while sparing corporate America?

December 12, 2012

A “right to work” law isn’t about economic development or “freedom.” It’s about increasing the power of corporations. 

December 12, 2012

It's a key argument made by CEOs pushing for a deal on the fiscal cliff, but it's wrong.

December 11, 2012

The OUR Walmart approach doesn't rely on majority membership at one store, but a coalition of workers across the country. 

December 11, 2012

How will women dominate the economy if we’ve hit a plateau at the top?

December 11, 2012