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  • In Theory: What's our responsibility toward sweatshops?

    More than a thousand workers were killed in Bangladesh when a building used as a garment factory collapsed. It's alleged that a factory in China making products for Apple has nets installed to stop people leaping to their deaths after 18 suicides there. And in Pakistan, 300 people burned to death when a factory caught fire. As Westerners demand cheaper goods, the use of so-called "sweatshops" abroad has rocketed. But the goods are cheaper because "[t]he global proliferation of sweatshops has driven the income and working conditions of garment, electronics and other factory workers to the absolute rock bottom," according to an article on TruthOut.org. After the Bangladesh disaster, retail giant Walmart severed its relationship with the supplier who used the factory. Other corporations have got together to fund inspections of buildings or to monitor workers' conditions. But some argue that it's too little, too late.
  • Battle against Walmart begins

    After more than a year of delays, opening arguments finally began Tuesday in a trial where three Burbank residents are waging a legal battle to block Walmart from opening adjacent to the Empire Center. Attorney Gideon Kracov, who is representing...

    Injunction against future Burbank Walmart lifted

    This story has been corrected. See details below. An injunction that had prevented Walmart from starting work on a new store adjacent to the Empire Center has been lifted, but the outcome of a lawsuit filed by three residents to force a number of street...

    How to keep Walmart out

    A recent pepper spraying incident at a Walmart store in Porter Ranch where an angry female shopper injured 20 people, with the shooting of two people in the parking lot of a Walmart store in San Leandro, should be proof enough that Burbank does not need...

    Crime isn't any worse at Walmarts

    I'm writing in rebuttal to the Dec. 11 letter “How to keep Walmart out” in the News-Press & Leader. First, the writer forgot to mention the lady at Walmart in Tulsa who was arrested for allegedly mixing meth in the store. That being said,...