No Longer Shop at Wal*Mart
Some of us have already done this. For those of us in cities, this shouldn't even be too hard. If the prices are just too good to pass up, shop at Target instead (on average, Target is only 1% more expensive than Wal*Mart).
If you live in a rural area and you do not have an alternative, make an even smaller change. No longer purchase groceries at Wal*Mart. Stop filling prescriptions at Wal*Mart. Don't use a shopping cart when you go to Wal*Mart (part of their marketing strategy is that people are proven to buy more when they have a shopping cart - ever wonder why Wal*Mart's shopping carts are HUGE?). Buy used. Buy online. Any change that is acceptable in your lifestyle and will decrease Wal*Mart's profits is a step in the right direction.
- See the Report. According to Rep. Miller (D-CA), the labor practices of Wal*Mart cost every state a quantifiable amount in tax dollars to pay for welfare, Medicaid, subsidized housing, etc, for Wal*Mart employees because Wal*Mart will not pay them a living wage, will not allow them to unionize, and even forces them to work without pay sometimes.
- Check Buy Blue to see how much they donate to Republicans.
- Explore the Wal*Mart Fact Checker
- Look on Responsible Shopper to get the rest of the dirt (and anything good they've done...if anything at all)
- Wal*Mart Watch - Yet another Wal*Mart watchdog site
- PurpleOcean.org - The labor site against Wal*Mart
- Wake Up Wal-Mart - Yet another site against Wal*Mart
- WAL-MART: The High Cost of Low Prices - The Wal*Mart movie
- The Writing on the Wal - Anti-Wal*Mart blog
- Walmartopia - Wal*Mart, the musical
- "I Hate Wal-Mart" - The song, by Dave Lippman