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Entries by Al Norman from 12/2012

Demanufacturing Wal-Mart: Profiting From Prison Labor

| Posted 12.03.2012 | Business

Every year, Wal-Mart has to dispose of millions of dollars worth of customer returns, buy-backs, over-stocks, shelf-pulls, scratch-and-dent, and excess inventories. The retailer sells this merchandise to liquidators -- and the workers used to strip these products clean are often prisoner laborers.

The Wal-Martyrs of Mexican Bribery

| Posted 12.23.2012 | Business

At the conclusion of its lengthy expose of Wal-Mart's bribery campaign in Mexico, the New York Times narrated the story of Emmanuel D'Herrera Arizcorreta, who died in prison as a result of his battles against Wal-Mart. But fellow activists charge that Wal-Mart is responsible for his death.