In response to coordinated attacks on the occupations and attacks on workers across the world:
Occupy Denver stands in solidary with our brothers and sisters who will be blocking the economic apparatus of the 1% by shutting down the ports of the world on Dec 12. Occupy Denver is calling for all land locked occupations to do the same with a coordinated shutdown of Walmart distribution centers throughout the United States on December 12th. The 1% through this greedy cooperation have destroyed communities throughout the world, disregarded workers natural rights, eliminated production jobs in the United States, lowered the standard of living for all, and disrupted the lives of the workers who create their wealth. At the same time coordinated nationwide police attacks have turned our cities into battlegrounds in an effort to disrupt our Occupy movement and neglect the very serious issues we are raising.
We call on every occupation to organize a mass mobilization to shut down its local Walmart distribution center. Our eyes are on their continued union-busting and attacks on organized labor, their unfair trade practices, the slave labor products that are defiling the world.These horrors are being forced on our communities through a coordinated effort between the 1% and the government of the United States through corporate kickbacks, tax credits, and a pattern of unaddressed and unenforced workers’ rights claims. Walmart is a business that has commoditized and enslaved our entire world for the benefit and profit of a very few.
Walmart passes on significant costs to many of the states and communities where it operates because so many of the company’s Associates and their families participate in publicly-funded health care and other public assistance programs due to a lack of affordable health care from their employer. At the same time, Walmart has affected international trade policy to move its production to sweatshops in international Free Trade Zones, moving manufacturing jobs overseas, and sending much of its revenue out of local communities, driving out local businesses, which keep more consumer dollars in the local economy. Walmart has created a new kind of blight, destroying local businesses with predatory business strategies, leaving community businesses vacant and abandoned throughout the country.
Since Walmart has decimated communities and continues to attack the workers of the world, we will now shut down their distribution center in Colorado and through out the world affecting the only thing Walmart and the 1% care about: PROFIT.