Anonymous video vows to target Walmart’s business practices


The hacker group Anonymous has decided to take on Walmart.  After being contacted personally by a representative of Anonymous I was given a first look at a new official declaration to Walmart that has not yet made the mainstream of the public.  If past actions by Anonymous are a hint towards what awaits Walmart, the corporate giant has a fight on their hands.

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It has come to the attention of the anonymous collective that the business practices of the Walmart corporation are detrimental to democracy and economic prosperity world wide. Despite recording massive profits greater than the G.D.P. of more than one hundred small countries, the walmart corporation claims to be unable to pay its workers a living wage. The starting pay for the average full-time walmart employee is only eight seventy-five an hour. To put this in perspective, a full-time walmart employee makes eighteen-thousand two-hundred dollars a year BEFORE taxes, well the U.S. department of health and human services says to support a family of one spouse and one child, a person needs nineteen-thousand five-hundred and thirty dollars of AFTER tax income. This means that walmart workers supporting a family, which is the majority of walmart workers, live below the poverty line. This is why nearly eighty percent of all walmart workers require government assistance in the form of food stamps, costing the american tax payer more than two and a half billion dollars a year. On top of this, the walmart corporation has deliberately and meliciously attempted to corrupt American democracy by lobbying in washington d.c. and various state legislatures to prevent increases in the minimum wage, so that they can avoid paying there workers a living wage. This is also why walmart workers all over the country have begun striking for a fair and living wage for all full-time workers. In the spirit of solidarity with our fellow activists and the working poor, anonymous is prepared to use the full might of the collective in defense of the working class, until walmart is willing to give its workers fair pay for fair work. We demand that the Walmart corporation change its labor practices, so that all full time workers get minimum pay of eleven dollars an hour and basic health benefits.

Walmart we are anonymous.  We are legion.  We do not forgive.  We do not forget.  Expect us.

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