Beware the Evil Behemoth

By: Mr. Wilson on September 12, 2005
Clearly, Wal-Mart is evil:
  • On Wednesday, Wal-Mart made available its gift registry kiosks so anyone displaced by the hurricane can sign up for items they need. This allows people across the country to buy items for individuals in the same way that they’d buy a gift for someone who had registered with this Wal-Mart service for a wedding.
  • The on-line Emergency Contact Service established through in-store kiosks and on-line via and is helping the public to locate and communicate with their friends and family members. So far it has received more than 38,000 postings and nearly 1.4 million hits.
  • Any displaced associate can report for work at any U.S. Wal-Mart store. So far, these associates are working in stores as far away as Alaska, California and Nevada, but most are in states near the disaster area such as Georgia, Texas, and Florida.
  • Displaced associates are eligible for up to $1,000 from the Associate Disaster Relief Fund if their homes were flooded or destroyed. Cash assistance of nearly $4 million has already been provided to more than 6,100 associates.
  • The company has dispatched more than 2,400 trailer loads of water and emergency supplies to Wal-Mart and SAM’S CLUB locations in the affected areas.
  • Wal-Mart has donated the use of 19 vacant facilities to various relief agencies. More buildings are being evaluated for potential uses. These facilities are being provided at no cost to the agencies, and Wal-Mart is paying for utilities.
  • Wal-Mart has donated more than 150 computers to Red Cross Shelters, allowing evacuees to locate and communicate with family and friends via the Internet.
  • Wal-Mart has donated $17 million in cash to aid emergency relief efforts
And so on. Wal-Mart is bbeing sued by workers on four continents for labor and human rights violations.


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