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11 Miles Backward?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2014 - 2:23pm | Type: Blog

Today the grand jury in Ohio announced there will be no indictment of the officers. The Wal-Mart surveillance video is now public, and it reveals how quickly Crawford’s life was taken. ... So another black li ...

Life, Dignity, and the Tragedy in Bangladesh
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 9:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Mary Priniski What Catholic social teaching says about those who make our clothes. THE APRIL 24 collapse of a ...

Sacred Space: A Black Friday Reflection
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 5:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Stephanie Kimec Across the country, Walmart’s own workers are rising up to challenge the behemoth corporation for its poor working conditions and abysmal wages. As Danny Duncan C ...

Standing Up to Goliath
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 11:11am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The Walmart workforce has begun to publicly rattle its chains. THE MEDIA UNIVERSE has bee ...

Affordable Care Act Is a Step in the Right Direction
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Blog

I don’t talk much about the Affordable Care Act in day-to-day conversation, even with the Supreme Court’s decision last week to uphold its constitutionality. In fact, I try to avoid it. It’s just not a convers ...

QUIRK: Morabund Walmart + Ingenuity = Award-Winning Public Library
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 3:00pm | Type: Blog

From the folks at Gawker... After Walmart closed up shop in McAllen, they left 124,500 square feet of retail space behind for use by the city. Rather than bring in another big box corporation to pic ...

Who Is the One Percent?
Originally Posted: 01/04/2012 - 11:08am | Type: Blog

Most Americans have gotten used to the popular #OccupyWallStreet terminology of the 99 percent and the 1 percent, but in a movement that has remained intentionally vague many are wondering — who exactly are th ...

Black Friday: The Anti-Thanksgiving
Originally Posted: 11/29/2011 - 11:52am | Type: Blog

Even if Black Friday were not so terrible for working families, and even if it did not threaten to steamroll Thanksgiving under the weight of Christmas-season merchandising, I would still be opposed to it. Bla ...

Walmart's New Urban Strategy Comes With a Lousy Track Record
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Walmart has launched a charm offensive as part of its new urban strategy to impose smaller versions of its big box in inner cities across the country. It has proposed four stores for Washington, D.C. ...

Anonymous Generosity: Go Into the Closet and Do in Secret
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:33am | Type: Blog

I recall a discussion once with a friend about the different kinds of needs that existed within our own community. I recall a discussion once with a friend about the different kin ...

'Stand up for Christmas'?!
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

Here's a post from one of my favorite blogs titled, <em><a href="http://dritta.wordpress.com/2009/12/12/stand-up-for-christmas/" target="_blank">'Stand Up for Christma ...

Adam Smith Meets the Rich Young Ruler: Health Care and the Common Good
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_wnFEbT1wwhs/StNETZJ93SI/AAAAAAAABEU/z_JR-1l974w/s1600-h/Adam_Smith.jpg"></a>For more than sixty years American presidents have tried to reform ...

Wal-Mart's Big Green Claim
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Well color me happy (as the saying goes): Wal-Mart just released a big claim to be greening up its act. But what does their claim really mean and how do we define what corporate green looks like anywa ...

Buy Nothing Day as Advent Activism Against the Demon Mammon
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W5t_VeoxZA"></a>As per usual, on Friday, we had all sorts of Buy Nothing Day festivities (<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v ...

Black Friday and Consumerism, White Privilege and Buy Nothing Day
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

All of you who have a pulse know that the Friday after Thanksgiving is the single most crazy shopping day in the United States. All of you who have a pulse know that the Friday af ...