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Activists associated with "Wake Up Wal Mart" hit the bricks in front of the Wal-Mart on I-30 and Samuel on Halloween afternoon. There were similar activities in 30 cities across the nation, according to organizer Steve Boscardin. A number of local newspersons were attracted to the event, because Wal-Mart has become something of a symbol of all that's wrong with America.
The first sign displayed said "Stop Corporate Greed -- Jobs with Justice," but soon there were many more saying, "Wal-Mart and China -- the Ultimate Joint Venture." Activists handed out color fliers enforcing the idea that Wal-Mart, which formerly advertised that their goods were all American made, now gets 70% of its products from China. It says, "Wal-Mart is China's sixth largest trading partner -- ahead of even Germany and Britain."