One of New York City’s largest retail developers, Related, is reportedly in talks to help Walmart build its first of many stores in NYC. Despite vocal opposition from residents of the East New York section of Brooklyn (in which the store would be built), Related has declined repeated invitations to participate in public forums to discuss its plans.
If Related won’t come meet with the people, then we’ll head on over to Related!
Today, over a hundred NYC residents and small business owners, led by ALIGN-NY, and including organizations such as New York Communities for Change, will march to the offices of Related CEO Steven Ross to demand that he call off reported negotiations with Walmart.
Why can’t we afford a Walmart in Brooklyn? Click here to listen to the stories of a few local small business owners.
While New Yorkers are demanding answers from Related, you too can help us in this fight. First, send an email to Related CEO Steven Ross to let him know why a Walmart is bad for Brooklyn.
Then, join ALIGN and NYCC at Noon ET today for a Virtual Rally – help us send tweets and facebook messages to Related (And Mayor Bloomberg) demanding that any reported meetings with Walmart end immediately.
If we all work together, we can keep NYC Walmart-free. So Join Us!
"The world is a rigged game"
Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone: “Word has leaked out that the London-based firm ICAP, the world’s largest broker of interest-rate swaps, is being investigated by American authorities for behavior that sounds eerily reminiscent of the Libor mess. Regulators are looking into whether or not a small group of brokers at ICAP may have worked with up to 15 of the world’s largest banks to manipulate ISDAfix, a benchmark number used around the world to calculate the prices of interest-rate swaps.”
On winning and values
So, right-wingers, you want a society where families are stable, where everybody looks like you and shares your Christian faith, and where the government pretty much stays out of your business? It’s not in some Randian fantasy, it’s right here in the USA.
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