we are the 99%, walmart #occupysd


[Audio: English (& PA system 😉 ) ; Transcript: below]

Partial one here, but better view of the people: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjdimuzMPkY. Also, this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEQKH94jWQg&feature=youtu.be

This was done via mic check, so each phrase is repeated after being called out. And yes, I was there (you can spot me in both clips if you know who I am). At some point in the middle of this (at “for every low priced product,” for about two-three sentences), they tried to play seasonal music loudly over the PA system (or something, not completely sure), but it went away pretty quickly. There were about 20-30 of us, but someone said later about 75 people left afterwards.

MIC CHECK! (Mic Check!)
Citizens of Walmart!!
Greetings, and welcome back from the food-coma!!
In the spirit of holiday giving, we believe a discussion is in order about the meaning of value and low cost.
For every low-priced product purchased at Walmart, your communities pay the difference.
Every price drip reprents mistreated workers who STILL can’t feed their families, STILL can’t afford their homes, and STILL can’t pay off their tuitions.
Every sweet deal can be attributed to our jobs being outsourced from American communities.
Each item on sale helps bankrupt small businesses.
YOU, YOUR COMMUNITIES, AND YOUR WORKERS ARE BEING ABUSED!!
Walmart intentionally underemploys, forgoing REAL benefits for social services, costing Californa taxpayers $86 million annually.
Walmart employees are overworked, underpaid, and left under-insured in poor and unsafe conditions.
Walmart could fire its employees for the mere mention of forming a workers union; with is the best tool American workers have to protect their rights.
Corporate bests such as this one bleed our communities dry by putting hte local business owners, who actually have a personal stake in your communities, at a disadvantage against these gluttonous juggernauts.
Yet they have the nerve to tell you it’s for your benefit.
WE DO NOT HAVE TO BUY THE SCAM!!
WE DO NOT HAVE TO BUY DOLLAR-COLLARS FOR OUR FAMILIES!!
WE DO NOT HAVE TO BUY ANY OF THIS!!
SELF-MADE GIFTS HAVE MORE POWER ANYWAY!!
So this holiday season, give yourselves, your families, and your communities the gift of empowerment!!
ACT LOCALLY!!
SHOP SMALL BUSINESS!!
BUY AMERICAN!!
Thank you, Exit safely, and remember to smile…

As we left, we chanted WE ARE THE 99% repeatedly. The cops were outside, but just watching. Thank goodness, as at other Walmarts around the country, people got shot, peppersprayed, slammed unconscious to the floor, trampled, and tasered… !!

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One Response to we are the 99%, walmart #occupysd

  1. Laura says:

    Very wonderful. Very, very wonderful.

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