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Protesters storm Wal-Mart in Mexico City **Code Pink Alert**
Associated Press ^ | KATHLEEN MILLER

Posted on 11/14/2006 8:45:04 PM PST by Kitten Festival

MEXICO CITY - Demonstrators stormed a Wal-Mart on the outskirts of Mexico City on Tuesday, accusing the U.S.-based retailer of selling low-cost goods at the expense of workers, farmers and public markets.

About 250 protesters chanted "Out! Out!" in front of Wal-Mart's corporate headquarters before entering the adjacent store, where they blocked aisles for about 30 minutes before leaving. There were no immediate reports of arrests, injuries or damage.

Ruben Garcia, a Mexican citizen who works with San Francisco-based activist group Global Exchange, said the discount chain's low prices take business away from the country's traditional public markets and depress wages for workers and farmers.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Mexico
KEYWORDS: codepinko; globalexchange; goawayalready; hags; medusa; mexico; sanfrancisco; treason; walmart
Global Exchange is a professional treason group that's in the pocket of Hugo Chavez and every terrorist group known to man. Its founder, Medea Benjamin, is also the founder of Code Pink. Now they are targetting Walmart in Mexico, whose "Walmart Mexicans" voter group elected President Calderon.
1 posted on 11/14/2006 8:45:08 PM PST by Kitten Festival
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To: Kitten Festival

What nobody sees is Wal-Mart's supporters. That's because they're inside the store shopping, instead of protesting. Perhaps the AP would care to take a gander in Wal-Mart stores and see how brisk the business is.


2 posted on 11/14/2006 8:47:41 PM PST by billybudd
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To: Kitten Festival
" ...accusing the U.S.-based retailer of selling low-cost goods at the expense of workers, farmers and public markets."

Hmm. Well, then Walmart should raise all prices 500%. Will the goods then be expensive enough so as not to exploit the workers?

3 posted on 11/14/2006 8:49:13 PM PST by StormEye
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To: StormEye

---Demonstrators stormed a Wal-Mart on the outskirts of Mexico City on Tuesday, accusing the U.S.-based retailer of selling low-cost goods at the expense of workers, farmers and public markets.---

Has the entire flippin' world gone mad?


4 posted on 11/14/2006 8:50:39 PM PST by claudiustg (Iran delenda est.)
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To: Kitten Festival

Ahh so incredible. Whats sad is this is coming to us courtsey of all the politicans that aggressively courting the anti walmart groups in the USA.

I was in Laredo once and it was something to see. There seemed to be a continious line form the border to Wlamart and back. That one Wal Mart prob increased the spending power of the Mexicans in the adjacent town more than anything.

I suspect "they" are terrified that Wal Mart would be a success down there which it is destined to be.


5 posted on 11/14/2006 8:51:14 PM PST by catholicfreeper (Geaux Tigers SEC FOOTBALL ROCKS)
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To: claudiustg
Has the entire flippin' world gone mad?

Just following the socialist/Islamist agendas. Not mad at all, they know exactly what they are doing.

6 posted on 11/14/2006 8:53:18 PM PST by KJC1
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To: Kitten Festival

Stupid, stupid morons.


7 posted on 11/14/2006 8:54:00 PM PST by TXBlair (Conversate is not a word.)
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To: billybudd

"What nobody sees is Wal-Mart's supporters."

I've just had an idea based on the fact that I've had it with these morons! Let's do a support rally for Walmart! Anyone onboard?


8 posted on 11/14/2006 8:55:18 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support Rangle's draft, send a Lefty to Iraq!)
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To: StormEye
WalMart is one of the big reasons Mexicans emigrate to the U.S. Mexico, a democracy (not perfect, but what democracy is) and a relatively friendly neighbor, and a member of the same trading bloc as the U.S. can also manufacture cheap clothing, electronics, household appliances, etc. (and does). But, to save a few cents on the dollar, we give "Most Favored Nation" status to the repressive communist dictatorship of the Peoples' Republic of China, where workers have no rights... except to shut up and not be shot.

SO... where are we buying our goods, and where are there out of work, or underpaid, workers. Right next door.

9 posted on 11/14/2006 8:55:30 PM PST by rpgdfmx
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To: Kitten Festival

For people that scream "freedom of choice", these idiots don't want anyone to have it! If they want to go to the plaza...go ahead! But don't try to stop anyone from having the choice of shopping at Walmart!


10 posted on 11/14/2006 8:57:48 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support Rangle's draft, send a Lefty to Iraq!)
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To: kristinn; tgslTakoma; Doctor Raoul
Ruben Garcia, a Mexican citizen who works with San Francisco-based activist group Global Exchange,
11 posted on 11/14/2006 8:59:03 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Kitten Festival

Protestors? I thought they'd all have illegally come here by now!


12 posted on 11/14/2006 8:59:15 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republicans are worthless. They'll be back in the minority for another 40 years!)
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To: Kitten Festival
Code Pink's Medea Benjamin is a Zapatista Groupie too. She's a nymphomarxist. Really, any armed Marxist will do. If it's got a Red Star and a gun, she's gotta have it.

She's inteviewed "Delegate Zero" a/k/a "Subcommandante Marcos" of the ELZN a/k/a the Zapatistas. From a paper "Zapatistas: The Wait for Justice" here's a quote about our little Gomez's revolutionary

The indigenous people cried to prevent the passage of NAFTA, but without a voice went unheard and after NAFTA was passed the EZLN had to mobilize and proclaim to the world the injustice of NAFTA. In an interview with Medea Benjamin, El Subcommandante Marcos states, “NAFTA is a death sentence for the indigenous people. NAFTA sets up competition among farmers, but how can our campesinos – who are mostly illiterate – compete with the U.S. and Canadian farmers?”
Stand by for Code Pink to play a bigger role in this conflict. At least one of Code Pink's leaders was responsible for funneling large amounts of aid that made it possible for the FLMN to kill people.

13 posted on 11/14/2006 8:59:41 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic is that the Free Clinic knows how to stop a leak.)
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To: Kitten Festival
Medea Benjamin

is a freedom-hating communist, and that's the nicest thing I can say about her.

14 posted on 11/14/2006 8:59:44 PM PST by Just Lori (Blessed are the peacemakers: ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, COAST GUARD!!!!)
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To: Kitten Festival
Oh, I LIVED this kind of doo-doo... long time ago... yes, the leftist demonstrators, there were 'yuts' back then too.

Where I am from, they managed to drive OUT all US businesses that lifted the economy.

Now (and I just visited after 30 years!!!), the place has the same pot holes it had in 1970, just deeper and larger. There is no work. There is more corruption. People don't smile. Local industry is pick-pocketing.

Got to love it, but we know why they export their criminals, they got too many!
15 posted on 11/14/2006 8:59:50 PM PST by elpinta (No tagline today)
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To: Just Lori
Mrs Gomez spent 5 years in Cuba, was married to the National Basketball Team coach and worked for one of Castro's state run newspapers.

Until she got "Too Commie for Castro" in an article and Fidel exiled her.

16 posted on 11/14/2006 9:05:44 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic is that the Free Clinic knows how to stop a leak.)
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To: rpgdfmx

There is always unemployment everywhere, but that isn't the reason Mexicans come here. Nor is it because they are "underpaid". If they would get skills they would make more money. Workers have the choice of taking a job for what is being offered, or not. One of the biggest myths is that there aren't enough jobs in Mexico. It is the quality of life that drives these people north. They can have things here like great cars that they can't back home. And once here, they are unlikely to return, because they would lose that standard of living. They are also romanticizing the home country. I was born in Maryland, but have no fondness for it. And if American had treated me as poorly as Mexico has its citizens, I wouldn't be such an ardent supporter.


17 posted on 11/14/2006 9:07:06 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (This isn't Atzlan! It's the USA so love it or leave it! Adios!)
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To: Kitten Festival

I'm sure the Mexican Embassy will be glad to hear about their citizen's ties to the ELZN.


18 posted on 11/14/2006 9:08:58 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic is that the Free Clinic knows how to stop a leak.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

"El Subcommandante Marcos states, “NAFTA is a death sentence for the indigenous people. NAFTA sets up competition among farmers, but how can our campesinos – who are mostly illiterate – compete with the U.S. and Canadian farmers?”"

How about getting an education instead of being victicrats?


19 posted on 11/14/2006 9:09:47 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (This isn't Atzlan! It's the USA so love it or leave it! Adios!)
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To: catholicfreeper
Oh isn't this precious. Well, they're just doing the protesting in Mexico as practice for when they storm across the border protesting the lousy conditions of doing the protesting jobs that Americans won't do ....

/sarc off

20 posted on 11/14/2006 9:10:29 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: oneamericanvoice

There's a "rally" at Wal-Mart every day - people shopping for low low prices. But the media doesn't count this as a "protest" - it's not as sexy.


21 posted on 11/14/2006 9:12:18 PM PST by billybudd
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To: Kitten Festival

Walmart is the largest private employer in Mexico.


22 posted on 11/14/2006 9:13:24 PM PST by BurbankKarl (We clean your toilets)
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To: billybudd

That's right! Add to that the number of jobs that people stand in line to get!

Let's start a rally for Walmart and invite the media!


23 posted on 11/14/2006 9:18:57 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support Rangle's draft, send a Lefty to Iraq!)
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To: oneamericanvoice

I know I've been conditioned to care about what happens to a Walmart in Meximelt but..I really dont.


24 posted on 11/14/2006 9:27:19 PM PST by samadams2000 (Somebody important make....THE CALL!)
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To: samadams2000

You should because it's coming to your neighborhood. The virus is already here. There are Subcommander Marcos supporters in my office! Even Maine is having problems!


25 posted on 11/14/2006 9:38:11 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support Rangle's draft, send a Lefty to Iraq!)
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To: oneamericanvoice

Believe me I know the problem. I live in San Jose Kalifornia.


26 posted on 11/14/2006 9:42:27 PM PST by samadams2000 (Somebody important make....THE CALL!)
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To: billybudd
What nobody sees is Wal-Mart's supporters. That's because they're inside the store shopping, instead of protesting.

If people genuinely had a problem with Wal Mart, it wouldn't exist since nobody would shop there. For all of these socialists, who love to help the poor, why they would want WalMart closed down is beyond me. Where are their customers supposed shop, Tiffany's?
27 posted on 11/14/2006 10:34:23 PM PST by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: Gabz

Wal*Mart ping. Ya been busy!


28 posted on 11/14/2006 11:26:31 PM PST by upchuck (Republicans didn`t lose this time around because they were conservative, but because they WEREN`T!)
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