Category Archives: Walmart

A Tale of Two Cities: D.C. and NYC Differ In Dealing with Walmart

Listen to Walmart organizers Mike Wilson and Maritza Silva-Farrell on Voice of Russia Radio  Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is attempting to enter urban markets, having already saturated many suburban and rural areas. D.C. and New York City have dealt differently with the company’s attempts … Continue reading

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Pete Guest Hosts Capitol Correspondent Next Week

Listen to Pete and The Urban Revival‘s Kentry Kinard on Capitol Correspondent with host Carmen Russell-Sluchansky Tuesday on Voice of Russia’s Capitol Correspondent, which airs in DC (1390 AM) and New York (1430 AM), Pete discussed the differences between how … Continue reading

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If Walmart Sells Cheerleading Outfits, D.C. Officials Won’t Have To Go Far

Listen to Michael Wilson: “We don’t feel like D.C. should trust Walmart’s track record to build the future of this city,” Respect DC organizer Mike Wilson said Saturday morning. He spoke with TheFightBack in the lobby of Northwest One Public Library, just … Continue reading

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TheFightBack, Feb. 18: Lesser-Known Presidential Candidates; Public Funding for Stadiums; D.C.’s Human Rights Report Card

Listen to TheFightBack‘s Feb. 18 Show: This week on TheFightBack on We Act Radio 1480 AM WPWC, we hear from three lesser-known presidential candidates: Rocky Anderson, former Salt Lake City mayor and outspoken Bush critic, is running on the newly created … Continue reading

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Republican Primary May Get More Interesting: Meet Candidate Walmart

Listen to Candidate Walmart: As Republican presidential hopefuls vie for their party’s nomination, one last-minute entry has gone largely overlooked despite his impressive right-wing credentials. “I’m more Republican than any of the candidates,” said Candidate Walmart, the first corporate person to … Continue reading

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TheFightBack, Feb. 11: AIDS Activists Prosecuted, Occupy DC Evicted, Meet Candidate Walmart

LISTEN TO FULL SHOW FROM FEB. 11: download MP3 This week on TheFightBack we hear from occupier Jason McGaughey who spoke with TheFightBack as Occupy DC was being evicted by U.S. Park Police on Feb. 4. But first we hear … Continue reading

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With MLK Now Residing in the District, There May Not Be Room for Walmart

LISTEN TO MAYOR VINCE GRAY: download mp3 Martin Luther King Jr. was as clear a voice for justice as this country has had. Fiercely pro-union, he was killed in Memphis while assisting striking sanitation workers. 48 years ago, King’s “I … Continue reading

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Where’s Walmart?

LISTEN TO VOICES FROM THE LIVING WAGES, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES RALLY: download mp3 “The wages are pathetic. You cannot raise a family on what Walmart pays,” said Ernestine Bassett, a D.C. resident who has worked at Walmart’s Laurel, Md. store for … Continue reading

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Busboys and Poets Owner Andy Shallal Says Four Walmarts In D.C. Would Be Devastating

download mp3 “To bring one Walmart [to D.C.] would be a big assault. To bring four Walmarts would be devastating,” said Andy Shallal, owner of the Busboys and Poets restaurants and chairman of Think Local First D.C. A 2010 report … Continue reading

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Yes! Says No to Walmart

LISTEN TO GARY CHA download mp3 “Once they get their foothold in D.C. we can never go back,” said Gary Cha, owner of Yes! Organic Market, which has seven stores, all located in the District of Columbia. “Washington is a … Continue reading

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