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Wed Nov 25, 2015, 03:56 AM

Walmart Is Working with the FBI and Lockheed Martin to Spy on Striking Workers

A bombshell report has been released, documenting how Walmart, with help from Lockheed Martin and the FBI, spied on its workers and those who were organizing protests against them.

Furthermore, more than 1,000 pages of emails, reports, testimony, and other documents were collected during discovery for a National Labor Relations Board hearing into allegations of unlawful termination and retaliation against workers who were striking and organizing. The documents span from 2013 to January of 2015, when the hearing took place and testimony was given.

Below is a breakdown of the major players and takeaways from the report and lawsuit.

http://usuncut.com/news/walmart-execs-working-with-lockheed-martin-and-fbi/

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Reply Walmart Is Working with the FBI and Lockheed Martin to Spy on Striking Workers (Original post)
ellenrr Nov 2015 OP
JDPriestly Nov 2015 #1
ellenrr Nov 2015 #2
90-percent Nov 2015 #7
KG Nov 2015 #3
callous taoboy Nov 2015 #5
wolfie001 Nov 2015 #6
d_legendary1 Nov 2015 #4
Brickbat Nov 2015 #8

Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 04:34 AM

1. Does this mean that the FBI considered the Occupy movement to be a terrorist movement?

Because I understood that Occupy in the areas it controlled did not allow weapons or violence to the extent that it was able to prevent their presence.

Does the FBI watch right-wing groups like the Tea Party with the same techniques that it was apparently willing to use on Occupy?

Was the FBI involved because they anticipated violence on private property? Were they especially watching Occupy activists?

Something strikes me as questionable about the FBI's part in this, but I'm not sure yet just what it is.

What groups does the FBI watch? What groups does the FBI ignore?

What exactly was the FBI's role in this?

How are labor groups to organize and strike and reach the public when they are watched in this way and retaliated against quite possibly?

This is something we need to watch very carefully.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 04:43 AM

2. I imagine your questions are rhetorical... but yes the FBI most particularly did spy

on Occupy people.
Many documentations of that.

In its entire history the FBI has never given the same surveillance to right-wing groups, and there have been books written about this.

The FBI has never been "above politics" altho they would claim to be.
Look at how they dogged Dr King and the civil rights groups, and Malcolm, and Black nationalists.

Not sure if you want some references, or if you are raising questions --
very appropriate questions--

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 07:32 AM

7. "The Authorities" vs. Occupy

I recall back when the Occupy movement was gaining momentum during their Zuccotti Park campouts, THE AUTHORITIES really came down hard on them. Didn't a few successfully SUE the NYPD for police brutality or something?

My point is that, if us average Americans ever get our shit together and start an actual movement to restore our Democracy or fight Totalitarianism or try to check the power grab of "the Establishment", our militarized police will crush all of us like insects.

-90% Jimmy

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 05:48 AM

3. walmart is a shitbag company.

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Response to KG (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 06:47 AM

5. Not sure which is worse: Mal-Wart or Sears.

Spread the word. Sears will screw you and then screw you again with their so-called customer service. Horrible, horrible company.

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Response to callous taoboy (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 07:00 AM

6. Sears has to compete with shitbag Walmart

Customer service is the first place to suffer. It was once a decent place to work: sales incentives, benefits, etc. Of course that was 20 years ago.....

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 06:39 AM

4. Didn't they buy an analytic software company

to predict consumer behavior? Not surprising at all that they'd do this.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 08:00 AM

8. Twas ever thus.

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