The Significance Of Wal-Mart's Defeat In Inglewood
"This month a coalition of grassroots organizations in the city of Inglewood scored a historic victory against Wal-Mart, thwarting plans by the retail giant to build a giant Supercenter the size of seventeen football fields in the west of Los Angeles County. Construction of the Supercenter would have represented Wal-Marts first foray into the supermarket business in Los Angeles.
... Had the voters of Inglewood approved the referendum, they would have essentially granted Wal-Mart a retail village of sorts, exempt from the citys zoning, environmental, and planning requirements. Sixty percent of Inglewood residents voted against the measure, despite a more than one million dollar public relations effort by Wal-Mart." Amy Goodman interviews an organizer of one of the community groups that successfully mounted a campaign against a Wal-Mart Supercenter."
Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan