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Maine Greens FlashMob WalMart

Maine Greens FlashMob WalMart

Maine Greens FlashMob WalMart

On Black Friday Maine Greens participated in a Flash Mob at the Scarborough location of WalMart.  The action, hosted by the Southern Maine Worker’s Center (SMWC), was in Solidarity with striking WalMart workers throughout the U.S., and to point out unfair labor practices that are commonplace within WalMart.  SMWC says:
In Maine three Walmart stores alone have received $22 million in taxpayer subsidies.
(http://www.walmartsubsidywatch.org/state_detail.html?state=ME).
A study in California showed that one 200-employee Walmart store costs taxpayers $840,000 in subsidies including: food stamps, the Earned Income Tax Credit, subsidized school lunches and subsidized housing.
(http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu/retail/walmart.pdf).
In addition WalMart has been consistently cited for low wages, lack of benefits including paid sick time and health insurance, forcing workers to under-report hours, and more.

Maine Greens were proud to participate not only in organizing and leading the Flash Mob, but also in informational leafletting and holding signs of protest on Black Friday yesterday.


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Roseanne Barr and Jill Stein debate in San Francisco

As was reported here at Green Party Watch May 12th found the San Francisco Green Party host to a presidential debate between Jill Stein and Roseanne Barr. Ann Garrison covers the debate at Fog City Journal, a widely read news website based in San Francisco.

Where Obama and Romney see a world full of terrorists requiring an ever-heightened state of military positioning with Homeland and National Security, Stein and Barr see further militarization of the police, an empire of military bases in need of dismantling and a need to redefine national priorities and security.”

The full debate can be seen at the linked article.

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Jeremy Cloward in video shot by Peace and Freedom Party at debate

The California Peace and Freedom Party posted the video below to You Tube. It includes coverage of their candidate for US Congress from the 10th district, Mary McIlroy, as well as the Green Party nominee, Jeremy Cloward. The video was shot at Los Positas Community College.