Saturday, April 15, 2006

Stop the Walocaust!

Wal-Mart's mega-corporate wrath came down like the Luftwaffe on Charles Smith earlier this week. Smith is the creator of the websites Walocaust and Wal-Qaeda, which seek to enlighten Americans about the evil of Wal-Mart through some very funny artwork. Their motto is "The World is Our Labor Camp".

The corporate blitzkrieg began in February when Wal-Mart lawyers sent Smith a letter threatening legal action, which culminated into a cease and desist order this week citing copyright infringement. Ralph Nader's Public Citizen and the American Civil Liberties Union have taken up the case and filed a series of counter suits defending Smith's right to free expression. If you're so inclined, head over to Walocaust and lend him your support by buying a t-shirt or dropping him a letter. And remind Wal-Mart that a few lawsuits can't stop a revolution!