Activists belonging to the Progressive Student Association at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas are organizing a rally to demand the reform of Wal-Mart’s business policies at Wal-Mart’s annual stockholders meeting in the summer of 2004. The students say they feel an obligation to show opposition to Wal-Mart since the stockholders meeting has taken over their campus around June every year. The objective of the rally will be to point out specific offenses committed by Wal-Mart that the group believes must be corrected. Topics will include (but will not be limited to); globalization, unfair treatment of workers, unethical buying practices, unfair treatment of women and minorities, the selling of harmful products (hand gun ammunition, energy pills, etc.), and the promotion of a homogeneous culture. The students believe that this first annual protest is very important in regard to many issues, especially concerning globalization, and hope to draw national media attention to the subject.
You can get more information on the rally at http://comp.uark.edu/~scummin/psa. If you or your group is interested in getting sleeping arrangments, helping with planning, or possibly speaking, you can contact the P.S.A at [email protected]