Archive for May, 2005

No Cleveland Walmart: Agenda Items for the June 1 Meeting

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

I’ve posted a rough draft of the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting on the wiki – No Cleveland Walmart: Agenda Items for the June 1 Meeting. If you’re a registered user, you can edit the page.

Walmart Is A Big, Fat, Juicy Softball for Frank Jackson – PD Afraid to use the word “Walmart”

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

Brent Larkin tees it up nicely for Frank Jackson in today’s PD. He cites Steelyard Commons as (a) Mayor Campbell’s best piece of good news, and (b) Frank Jackson’s most inept moment as council president, in fact, the most inept moment he’s ever seen in City Council history (Jesus, Brentano…where the hell were you during […]

Figuring out what to do with us

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

A group similar to NoClevelandWalmart.org, WakeUpWalMart is featured in a Washington Post article, Logging On With A New Campaign:It’s a Thursday morning in a downtown office building on K Street. Five staffers are fielding phone calls, soliciting help, blogging and brainstorming. Handmade posters are taped to drab walls, tracking their plans and progress. White boards […]

Wal-Mart And “Community Friendly Design”

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

From NorthWestArkansasNews.com, a story on the “new” look of Wal*Mart: From now on, in communities across the country, Wal-Mart’s newest stores won’t come standard issue. “We don’t want them all to look the same,” said Keith Morris, the retailer’s director of community affairs for Colorado… For years, Wal-Mart used its building prototypes to save money […]

Job creation or destruction?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

From the Cleveland Mayoral Race blog: Why is Mayor [Campbell] hell-bent on subsidizing the Billionaires from Bentonville? She is out of control and needs to be stopped… Please print and distribute this pdf file… Subsidizing WalMart Is that what she means by job creation?

Daily Wal-Marternative: Children’s Museum

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

Instead of a Wal-Mart why not: A children’s museum along the lines of the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, but better. Expand and enhance the current Cleveland Children’s Museum. Building a holistic interactive child-centered museum with natural history, biological and chemical sciences, mathematics, physics, visual art, music and environmental foci will create a destination for classrooms and […]

BY THE SHORT AND CURLIES…

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

One of the aspects of a Wal Mart invasion that gets missed is what happens on the bloody morning after. When all other local retail has dried up and blown away and a town is left only with its Big Box, what do you do if Wal Mart threatens to leave town? You drop to […]

LabourStart: Where trade unionists start their day on the net

Monday, May 30th, 2005

No Cleveland Walmart was linked here too.

AS WE SOW, SO SHALL WE REAP…

Monday, May 30th, 2005

Let me tell you a story. As long as I have lived in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, I’ve always been the person in the household who did the grocery shopping. For many years my choice spot was Russo’s at the top of Cedar Hill. I knew that I was paying about 10 percent more there than […]

A Wal*Mart Sunset

Monday, May 30th, 2005

A WalMart Sunset Originally uploaded by ryanbooth. The sun never set on the british empire…

Where’s it made?

Monday, May 30th, 2005

183_8310 Originally uploaded by emily geoff.

More Other People’s Walmart Photos

Monday, May 30th, 2005

Imagem(15) Originally uploaded by w1 Kure.

How many jobs will Wal*Mart add?

Monday, May 30th, 2005

From Always Low Prices, an abstract of a paper by Emek Basker of the Division of Labor: This paper estimates the effect of Wal-Mart expansion on retail employment at the county level. Using an instrumental-variables approach to correct for both measurement error in entry dates and endogeneity of the timing of entry, I find that […]

AFL-CIO’s John Ryan Gearing Up

Monday, May 30th, 2005

John Ryan, Executive Secretary of the Cleveland AFL-CIO, posted this at DemocracyGuy.com… You are right, it is not over. It’s not about one Wal-Mart superstore. It is nothing personal to the developer or even the Mayor. It’s about fighting to keep middle class jobs in a great but most impovished city in the nation. Anyone […]

What are you doing on Saturday, June 4, 2005?

Monday, May 30th, 2005

The Cleveland Mayoral Race blog posts: Frank Jackson will be hosting a meeting on the 4th of June at the following locations: Saturday, June 4, 2005 11:00 am – 12:30 PM Antioch Baptist Church 8869 Cedar Avenue (Corner of E 89th St. and Cedar Ave.) Or Saturday, June 4, 2005 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM […]