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By Al Norman
The message of the Occupy movement has moved from Wall Street to Main Street, as all 1% corporations are scrutinized for their irresponsible behavior. And the "Mother of all 1% corporations," according to author Al Norman, is none other than the mightiest retailer of them all, Walmart.
Norman, the chief anti-Walmart activist for 20 years, argues that Walmart is the perfect target for effecting change in the unfair global economy. Walmart, "the most ubiquitous symbol of what has gone awry in corporate America today," is in our neighborhoods. As the 99% become less tolerant of the 1% who make billions by exploiting workers, taxpayers, and shoppers, they long to bring back local citizen control to our hometowns. In such places as Athens, Georgia and Mira Loma, California, groups have begun actions against Walmart and its distribution centers.
Occupy Walmart is a compilation of essays Norman has published in the Huffington Post, along with updates of the issues and additional commentary. In the book’s foreword, Robert Greenwald, founder of Brave New Films and producer of the 2005 documentary about Walmart, The High Cost of Low Price, says, "these essays create an uncomfortable film about the greed, profiteering, and cheating that make up the Walmart business model."
A grassroots activist who has helped countless groups organize efforts to fight the spread of Walmarts in their hometowns, Al Norman has been on 60 Minutes and quoted in publications from Fortune to the Wall Street Journal to the New York Times. He posts frequently on his blog, Sprawl-Busters.com, and continues to contribute essays to the Huffington Post.
About the Author
Al Norman is the foremost anti-Walmart activist in the U.S. For almost 20 years, Norman has helped countless people organize through grassroots efforts to fight the establishment or spread of Walmart and other big-box stores in their hometowns.
Dubbed by 60 MinutesMorley Safer, "The guru of the anti-Walmart movement," Norman is committed to helping citizens have control over their own neighborhoods and cities. Through his website, Sprawl-Busters.com, and his frequent articles on the Huffington Post, Norman helps people understand the issues and mobilize for action.
Norman first attracted national attention in 1993 when he successfully stopped Walmart from locating in his hometown of Greenfield, Massachusetts. He was featured in the PBS documentary Store Wars, in the film Wal-Mart Nation, and served as consultant for the film The High Cost of Low Price.
He has written two previous books on the subject: Slam-Dunking Wal-Mart! How You Can Stop Superstore Sprawl in Your Hometown (1999) and The Case Against Wal-Mart (2004). Norman has appeared on the NewsHour, NBC Nightly News, Nightline, the Wall Street Journal Report, CNBC Steals & Deals, Marketplace, the Al Franken Show, Talk of the Nation, NPR’s Here & Now, NPR’s Morning Edition, the Osgood File, and has been covered in Forbes, Time, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and hundreds of daily newspapers.
Says Norman, “You can’t buy quality of small-town life on a shelf at Walmart. But once they take it away from you, they can’t sell it back to you at any price.”
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